13 03, 2015

March Nutrition Blog

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This month’s blog features a few delicious and healthy recipes for your enjoyment! The WCA Nutrition Blog is “Under Construction”. We’re cooking up a delicious surprise for our readers…Look for a new Nutrition Development soon! Happy Cooking!

 

To add variety to your breakfast!  Here is an easy and quick meal – just add your protein of choice to round this out.  Perfectly enjoyed as leftovers the next day, simple to pack for commute to work, or take with you to enjoy during a long day at training camp.…

Energizing Cold Fruit and Rice Salad

Mix together until well blended:
1-1.5 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoons olive oil
½ Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½-1 Tablespoon brown rice syrup
½ teaspoon mustard powder
Salt

Pour over:
2 cups white + brown rice – cooked and cooled completely
1 orange – peeled and quartered
1/4 cup raisins
Fresh cilantro – minced

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.
*Optional – top with chopped peanuts
Makes ~1-2 servings

 

Super Quick and Ultra-Delicious Gluten-free Coconut Stew

Boil together with water until soft:
¼ teaspoon salt
½ small sweet potato- chopped small
½ cup butternut squash- chopped small
½ cup cauliflower- chopped small

Add and mix until blended:
1 teaspoon dry Thai chili paste (Trader Joes – small jar on shelf)
½ can lite coconut milk

Add:
1 chicken breast- (pre-cooked.  Or boil with the vegetables to cook through)
1 cup cooked rice

Warm until all ingredients are mixed and cooked though.
Makes/serves: 1

Ingredients

1 large onion, chopped
1-2 Tablespoons olive or coconut oil
2 carrots, sliced or diced
2-4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 pound lean ground turkey (preferably all-natural)
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

5 03, 2015

March Featured Rider – Marion Clignet

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The Women’s Cycling Association showcases inspiring riders from the women’s cycling community. This week we’re excited to feature 1996 Olympic Silver Medalist,World Champion and French Road and Track Champion, Marion Clignet.

WCA: How long have you been riding?
Marion: I raced for 5 years in the US-the last 2 years were 1989 and 1990 riding for the US team in the Tour of Molenike in Holland as well as the Post Giro in Norway. After winning several medals at US road nationals in 1990 I opted to race in France ( I have dual nationality) where I continued racing up until 2000 at the elite level and with the men locally until a few years ago.

WCA: What has been your most memorable experience in the sport?
Marion: One of my funnest road trips was with Inga Thompson-we set off to race the Chico stage race with the men and her ’57 Mercedes died on us and we hitched a ride with our gear and all to the race. We made up characters-Mavis and Weaser and played our parts all the way to Chico!

As per an actual race my fondest memory was an elite men’s race in Brittany. 150 of us on the start line, I got in a break of 6, we stayed away till mid race-were caught by a group of 7 and with a few laps to go I was away with 2 guys who duking it out for the gpm competition. I took off on the last lap and rode that bike like I stole it to win! I got yelled at by the guy who got seconds dad but his son stepped in and from that day on his father would always [...]

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