Richmond Libby Hill KOM

My fastest time up Zwift Richmond’s ‘Libby Hill Climb’…

Nice to show what i can do when i’m not doing my normal training workout rides.   This was done on the Tron bike while on the ‘Vegan Zwift Team’ Friday ride.   Inside the top 17% — sweeet!   Growing younger every day thanks to whole plant food.

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Richmond 23rd Street KOM

My fastest time up Zwift Richmond’s ’23rd Street Climb’…

Nice to show what i can do when i’m not doing my normal training workout rides.   This was done on the Tron bike while on the ‘Vegan Zwift Team’ Friday ride.   Inside the top 19%, which this old 54 year old is quite happy with.

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Richmond World’s Route

My fastest forward lap time on Zwift’s ‘Richmond World’s Route’…

Nice to show what i can do when i’m not doing my normal training workout rides.   This was done on the Tron bike while on the ‘Vegan Zwift Team’ Friday ride.   Inside the top 24%, which ain’t bad for a 54 year old.   And i feel super great afterwards too.

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Ninja Foodi – Ketchup Prep

Following on from my ‘Ninja Foodi – Air Fried Chips’ recipe, it’s time to make preparations for the ketchup.

Normally ketchup uses vinegar for its tart, acid taste, but as this is a wholefood, raw ketchup we’ll be using whole lemon — rind and all — as the rind contains a lot of healthy benefits as long as its organic.   If you can’t get the lemons, or if you prefer, you can substitute your preferred vinegar for the lemon.

To begin, go and buy some organic, unwaxed lemons.   This step is important as in the ketchup recipe we’ll be using the whole lemon including the rind, and as non-organic lemons have pesticides, herbicides, and who knows what else impregnated into their rind, it’s best to avoid.

If you’re lucky you may be able to buy these lemons single, but i can only buy them in a pack of three.   Either way, you only need 1/8th for the ketchup recipe and there’s no point in wasting the rest so here’s what to do with your lemons.

Step 1.   Top and tail the lemons…

Step 2.   Cut in half across the grain…

Step 3.   Cut halves into quarters to make eighths…

Step 4.   Place them in a Tupperware and put in the freezer…

As an added bonus, you now have a load of organic, unwaxed, super healthy, frozen lemons to add to sauces and smoothies whenever you feel like.   Experiment with other recipes you may have and see what the addition of 1/8th of a lemon brings to it — you may be pleasantly surprised.

Next time we’ll get around to making the ketchup for your ‘Ninja Foodi Air Fried Chips’.

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40km TT (Innsbruckring)

My fastest 40km on Zwift’s ‘Innsbruckring’ route…

This was done on the Diamondback Andean with 858’s and in workout mode, so no power ups or draughting help and a rather heavy bike.   So i could defininitely do much better, as this also included the warm up for the 2 hour workout i was on.

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Ninja Foodi – Air Fried Chips (Fat Free)

So here’s my recipe for air fried chips cooked in my new Ninja Foodi.   Yes, you can make very nice chips without any fat, oils, salt or vinegar.

These are so much healthier in every way than chips with added fat and salt.

Step 1.   Cut up your prefered chip potato to approx half inch and place in the Foodi air fryer pan.   I like Maris Piper and that works well with this recipe.   There’s no need to rinse or wash them after you’ve cut them up…

Step 2.   Cook on Air Crisp setting at 160C for 15 minutes…

Step 3.   Give the basket a good shake up to redistribute the chips and then cook on Air Crisp setting at 200C for 15 minutes…

Step 4.   Place in your favourite bowl…

Step 5.   Grab a pot of home made, wholefood, high carb, raw tomato ketchup to dunk your yummy chips in…

No salt or vinegar is needed with this yummy delicious sauce — i’ll add the recipe for that in my next post.

Enjoy and be healthy.

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Ninja Foodi

So for the last couple of years — since i remodelled my small kitchen and threw out the cooker to save space — i’ve been wandering between a fully raw and a high raw, wholefood, high carb, vegan diet, and been totally loving it.   But then, last year, i came across the Ninja Foodi.

I’ve been using Ninja blenders/food processors as a raw foody for quite a while now and i’m very impressed by their products.   So when they sent me an email with their latest product, the Foodi, i was certainly intrigued to say the least.

I’d encountered other auto pressure cookers, like the Instant Pot, a few years ago.   I thought the Instant Pot was a really good looking bit of kitchen kit for someone without a cooker or a lot of space in a kitchen.   I noticed the following video on High Carb Hannah’s Youtube channel, in which Hannah gives a tour of her tiny house kitchen — which is pretty much the same size as my kitchen give or take an inch or two — and she shows her cooking gadgets as an Instant Pot, a rice cooker, an air fryer and a pop corn maker…

Now what if you could put all four of those devices into one, and add a few other options?   Well that’s what the Foodi does.

But, back to my raw/high raw diet.   As with most things in my life, the raw/high raw diet was an experiment, and i have to say, a very successful one.   As a life long food fanatic, grower, creator, maker, nutritionist, chef, baker, and wearer of many other kitchen hats besides, i ended up learning a great deal more about food pursuing a raw/high raw diet and i’m certainly extremely glad i did it.   But at the moment, the Ninja Foodi is crying out for this food lover’s experimentation and was just too much to resist once they decided to offer it in 4 monthly interest free payments.

So i shall be exploring what the Foodi can do for a wholefood, high carb, vegan diet over the coming months and publishing my findings here on Growing Young.   I’m sure it’s gonna be delicious fun, i may even get a little fat, but i fully intend to have some nice, easy, wholefood, high carb, vegan meals to share for anyone with a Ninja Foodi.

And when the Foodi eventually dies from all the abuse i intend to give it, i’ll go back to my raw diet.   I definitely intend to test this to destruction, so you’ll also get to see just how long one of these things lasts.

You can find out about Ninja products on their website.

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Zwift Level 42

On Monday i reached Level 42 on Zwift and received the La Z Claire outfit to wear while i ride my nice bike.   So yesterday i bought a set of Zipp 858 wheels and repainted the Diamondback to red to make a nice little combo.

I quite like it…

Zwift screen grab of my new level 42 kit on my red Diamondback bike.

Zwift screen grab of my new level 42 kit on my red Diamondback bike.

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Zwift Level 41

Last week i reached Level 41 on Zwift and received the ‘Rock Star Glasses’.

Not sure when i’ll get around to wearing these in game, but kinda nice to have in the wardrobe for a future silly day out on Zwift.

Zwift screen grab of my avatar's head with the Rock Star Glasses.

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Zwift Level 40

Yesterday i reached Level 40 on Zwift and received this snazzy new outfit to wear while i ride my nice bike.

I do like pink…

Zwift screen grab of my new pink trimmed level 40 kit on my pink Diamondback bike.

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