Run­ner’s Kitchen

For­ward-look­ing food trends and recipes for run­ners

Canadian Running - - CONTENTS - By Kim Do­erk­sen

Fu­ture Foods

RECIPES Car­rot-ap­ple Muffins, Golden Milk, Cauliflower Shawarma

At the start of ev­ery cal­en­dar year, food en­thu­si­asts around the world pre­dict what the com­ing year’s food trends will be. From the rise of su­per­foods, to In­sta­grammable eats, it’s in­ter­est­ing to track the lat­est trends. Lead­ing into 2018, food pre­dic­tions in­cluded ac­ti­vated char­coal, cake for break­fast (ap­par­ently giv­ing your­self the day to di­gest it makes it to­tally rea­son­able to in­dulge), meat-like prod­ucts (veg­gie burg­ers that bleed!?) and sev­eral oth­ers.

As run­ners, there are a few food trends that 2018 brought which pro­vide great com­mon­sen­si­cal al­ter­na­tives for healthy ways to fuel. Root-to-stem prac­tices, where ev­ery part of a fruit or veg­etable is used in a dish, spicy and ex­otic flavours of the Mid­dle East and plant­based di­ets were all items that graced the 2018 trend lists. While they have all come to light in pre­vi­ous years, these foods are a gen­tle re­minder that the fu­ture of food is here – cook­ing from home, re­duc­ing food waste, us­ing de­li­cious spices for a flavour punch and aim­ing for plant­based al­ter­na­tives more of­ten than not.

These recipes en­com­pass such ideals. Golden milk is in­fused with turmeric, an anti-in­flam­ma­tory spice that con­trib­utes to healthy di­ges­tion. Car­rot-ap­ple muffins use the de­li­cious fall pro­duce for an en­ergy-packed snack. Cauliflower shawarma (which can eas­ily be made with chicken if one de­sires) falls in line with the fer­mented food craze and make-at-home meals with pick­led cab­bage and from-scratch flat­bread and fill­ings. If noth­ing else, healthy op­tions like these can make a per­son’s cook­ing reper­toire that much more ro­bust.

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