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This Runner Eats the World

Not long ago, someone asked the Ninja Turtle what a runner’s diet looked like. Well… it’s not all energy gels, protein bars and shakes, you know. GodzillaPin is a man who loves to eat, and the Turtle is a runner with an appetite to match his. They don’t like eating out ‘cos it’s expensive, and here in Metz, it’s hard to find good not-French-cuisine food. Plus, the portions are tiny.

So here’s what they fix up at home instead.

A scallops and greens pasta (although the pasta was buried beneath the mound of yumminess).

A scallops and greens pasta (although the pasta was buried beneath the mound of yumminess).

Ginger and garlic cod en papillote. Mother Turtle cooked a lot of steamed fish back in Singapore, and this was the closest approximation the Ninja Turtle could get. Served with stir-fried beansprouts and purple rice, cos... carbs,

Ginger and garlic cod en papillote. Mother Turtle cooked a lot of steamed fish back in Singapore, and this was the closest approximation the Ninja Turtle could get. Served with stir-fried beansprouts and purple rice, cos… carbs,

Seasonal foods taste the best. Here's a salad of endives, apple, walnuts, dressed with a walnut  and white wine vinaigrette.

Seasonal foods taste the best. Here’s a salad of endives, apple, walnuts, dressed with a walnut and white wine vinaigrette.

Vegetarian for the night: a chickpea and aubergine curry, made with some freshly grated ginger cos they were feeling fancy.

Vegetarian for the night: a chickpea and aubergine curry, made with some freshly grated ginger cos they were feeling fancy.

Finally, a 十全大補汤 which translates to All-Inclusive Great Tonifying Decoction. The Ninja Turtle slow-boiled this chicken and mushroom soup for 3.5 friggin' hours.

Finally, a 十全大補汤 which translates to All-Inclusive Great Tonifying Decoction. The Ninja Turtle slow-boiled this chicken and mushroom soup for 3.5 friggin’ hours.

They also had a Basque pork, vegetable and lentil stew, as well as a minced beef tortillas dinner, but those were gobbled up before the photos were taken. The whole point is this: runners eat a lot, and they TRY to eat healthy when they’re not living off Gatorade and granola bars, but healthy eating is far from boring. In fact, it can take you around the world.

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4 thoughts on “This Runner Eats the World

    • Thanks! The photos aren’t fantastic cos it’s just the phone camera, but you’ll have to take our word on the food being tasty. That or we’re just two greedy vacuum cleaners that eat anything that passes for food. =D

  1. Oh my goodness! What an amazing display of food! I’m really hankering for that chicken and mushroom soup now. I bet your home smells incredible while that’s slow cooking 😃

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