The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes by Biju K. Thomas

The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes

byBiju K. Thomas, Allen Lim

Hardcover | November 1, 2011

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The Feed Zone Cookbookoffers 150 athlete-friendly recipes that are simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found a peloton weary of food. For years the sport's elite athletes had been underperforming on bland fare and processed bars and gels. Science held few easy answers for nutrition in the real world, where hungry athletes must buy ingredients; make meals; and enjoy eating before, during, and after each workout, day after day.

So Lim set out to make eating delicious and practical. His journey began with his mom, took him inside the kitchens of the Tour de France, and delivered him to a dinner party where he met celebrated chef Biju Thomas.

Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the world's best endurance athletes during the world's most demanding races.InThe Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes, Thomas and Lim share their energy-packed, nutritious recipes to make meals easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and better for performance.

The Feed Zone Cookbookprovides 150 delicious recipes that even the busiest athletes can prepare in less time than it takes to warm up for a workout. Allen and Lim offer breakfasts and pre-workout meals from oatmeal to egg dishes, portable foods that taste great during exercise including rice cakes and muffins, after-workout recovery meals and snacks that recharge your muscles quickly, dessert drinks and treats, simple sauces and dressings, and delicious dinners including chef Biju's favorite pastas, soups and salads, empanadas, pizzas and burgers, seafood, Indian cuisine, grilled dishes, poultry, pork, and beef. With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Biju and Allen show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go. You will love how many recipes fromThe Feed Zone Cookbookmake it into your regular rotation of favorite meals.

The Feed Zone Cookbookincludes

• 150 delicious recipes illustrated with full-color photographs

• Breakfasts, lunches, recovery meals, dinners, snacks, desserts

• Portable real food snacks, including Lim's famous rice cakes

• Dr. Allen Lim's approach to the practice of food for athletes

• Dozens of quick-prep meals for before and after workouts

• Shortcuts, substitutions, and techniques to save time in the kitchen

• Over 100 gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives to favorite dishes

The Feed Zone Cookbookoffers a simple, fresh way for athletes to enjoy cooking and dramatically improve their workout nutrition.Lim and Thomas strike the perfect balance between the science of nutrition and the practice of eating. You'll taste the difference. You'll feel the difference. And you may begin thinking differently how food can make sports better.

For even more portable recipes from the Feed Zone, don't missFeed Zone Portables. And for dinners that will delight your friends and family, see the newFeed Zone Table.

About The Author

Chef Biju Thomasis a professional chef known for light, simple dishes bursting with bold flavors. He has designed the menus of many successful restaurants in Denver and Boulder, Colorado and has launched his own restaurant, Biju's Little Curry Shop, in Denver's up-and-coming RiNo neighborhood.In 2009, Chef Biju teamed up with sports ph...

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Title:The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for AthletesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.21 × 6.77 × 1.21 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934030767

ISBN - 13:9781934030769

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Levi Leipheimer
Foreword by Timmy Duggan

Introduction by Allen Lim

Breakfast
Portables
Apres
Dinner
Desserts
Basics

Appendixes
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Credits

Editorial Reviews

“The Feed Zone Cookbook features unique, simple recipes for quick meals that will help fuel your workouts and speed recovery.” — Men’s Journal “The beauty of The Feed Zone Cookbook is that it is practical and based on real-life experience—not just theory...Let The Feed Zone Cookbook help you find your way into the kitchen with enthusiasm.” — Active.com “[The Feed Zone Cookbook is] packed with recipes that will not only offer healthy alternatives, but actually taste good as well.” — NBCSports.com “The chapter on homemade energy bars, which are made from rice and eggs and other savories, is probably the single most unique feature. However, there's also tons of straightforward meal recipes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) that are both quick and easy to prepare.” — Outside magazine “The foods described are intentionally simple to prepare, impressively flavorful, easy to digest…Just honest to goodness recipes made with real food.” — BikeRadar “The Feed Zone Cookbook is allowing us to have our cake and eat it too…Packed with tasty recipes.” — Paved magazine “The Feed Zone Cookbook is the ultimate guide for triathletes who want to support their training with delicious, wholesome food.” — Triathlete magazine “Dr. Lim’s experience is just the kind of thing us serious athletes look for in a cookbook author….For the athlete on your list who trains hard and appreciates fresh, wholesome food and creative fusions of flavors, The Feed Zone Cookbook won’t disappoint.” — LAVA magazine “[A cookbook] geared towards athletes that actually has recipes that make you excited to hit the kitchen…Creative, beautiful, and inspiring…straightforward, yummy, and yes, actually good for us athletes.” — 3/GO magazine “Biju and Allen actually got me into the kitchen, cooking these recipes.” — Levi Leipheimer, professional cyclist for Omega Pharma-Quickstep, from his foreword to The Feed Zone Cookbook “Biju makes cooking high-quality, nourishing food easy. His recipes are mind-blowingly simple, but their flavors and quality are as high as a five-star restaurant. Biju will inspire you to want to cook.” — Matthew Busche, professional cyclist for Team RadioShack Nissan Trek and U.S. national road cycling champion “Allen Lim has helped me fill my gas tank for many years: everything from breakfast burritos in Georgia to rice cakes and scrambled eggs in the Alps. Some of Lim’s foods are scientific and others just feel good, but one ingredient was always present: passion from the Asian Equation.” — Christian Vande Velde, professional cyclist for Team Garmin-Sharp