This delicious has become an instant favourite in our home. Delicious flavours and textures combine to make a pleasing on the eye, sumptuous on the pallet meal for 2, (4 as a starter)
2 Corn cobs
1 1/2 tsp Extra Virgin olive oil
2 Handfuls of Salad leaves
2 tbsp Goji Berries
250g Ricotta Cheese
2 tbsp Sunflower seeds - lightly toasted in a dry pan
1 ½ tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp Runny Honey
2 tsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Soy sauce, or use half a tsp. flaky salt
1. First grill the corn and asparagus. Put a heavy-based pan on a medium–high heat until smoking hot. Brush the cobs with ½ teaspoon of the olive oil and cook them, turning them as they become golden brown. Once they’re coloured all over, or near enough, remove from the pan and leave to cool on a plate.
2. When cool enough to handle, cut into slices 1cm thick. (Trying to cut it with the tip end will be impossible, so sit the heel of the knife against the corn and press firmly down to cut through the core of the cob).
3. Toss the asparagus with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and cook in the pan until coloured, turning the spears as they cook. A finger-thickness spear will take about 90 seconds to cook over a high heat. Once done, remove from the pan and leave to cool.
4. Place the goji berries in a small pan, add enough water to just cover them and bring to a simmer. Cook until the water evaporates (this rehydrates them), then leave to cool.
5. Put all the dressing ingredients into a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake vigorously. Taste for seasoning and add more soy or lemon juice if necessary.
6. To serve, put the salad leaves on a platter. Sit the asparagus and corn on top. Spoon small dollops of ricotta onto the salad. Sprinkle on the sunflower seeds and goji berries. Shake the dressing again and drizzle it over. Using a fine grater, grate ½ teaspoon of zest from the orange directly on to the salad and squeeze the juice from half of the orange over the salad. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Exercising in a community can bring a whole host of intertwined benefits that include enhancing consistency, duration, motivation, conversation and inspiration
Studies have shown that those who started a weight-loss program with friends are far more likely to complete the program, compared to those for those who try to tackle the program alone.
Group workouts can also have huge mental advantages over working out alone. While the releases of endorphins from exercise is well known, exercising in a group setting can lead to the release of endorphins outside of just physical exertion! Having fun, laughing and smiling has been shown to increase endorphin levels in studies. So when you’re in a great class with a great group of people that kind of conviviality can really make you feel fantastic!
Charlotte has made a series of exercise videos for golfers, but these are also hugely beneficial for those of you who spend hours at a desk or behind the wheel! See the video above!
We are truly blessed, not only do we live in a beautiful corner of the world, but The Cotswolds, Five Valleys, Nailsworth ,surrounding villages and hamlets are all perfect examples of communities that pull together, work together and support one another.
We are proud of the ‘sub community’ that has grown around Personal Best and last week, several of the PB team and the PB community shared a fantastic few hours together, raising a bit of money for Best4Ben.
On a hot Saturday afternoon, with England playing Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup, 24 ‘runners’ descended upon the Black Horse Amberley. From there, they ran across the common to the Lodge, drank a pint and ran back to the Black Horse. More drinks and a BBQ followed and great fun was had by all, plus over £100 was raised for the Best4Ben cause.
More social events are planned, including a Bike Ride for Maggie's on September 16th and a Speed Golf competition at Minchinhampton Golf Club on August 19th, further details to follow.
The recent weeks have seen a real lift in the nations mood, despite all the mayhem that revolves around Governments, Presidents and the Hokey Cokey Brexit deal. The summer sun continues to shine, bringing a smile to everyone’s face and with unexpected, unfamiliar the guarantee of good weather, families, friends and communities have shared many more moments together in the last few weeks, than they have over the last few months!
The power of community is well known, but never fully recognised until Dr Stewart Wolf ands team investigated a small US town called Roseto, which in the 1960’s was an anomaly in America. Whilst the rest of North America were suffering from modern world illness and disease, no one in Rosetto under the age of 55 had died of a heart attack or showed any signs of heart disease. The local death rate for men of 65 was half that of the two neighbouring towns.
This unexplained phenonomen drew a team of researchers led by Dr Stewart Wolf to investigate whether these amazing statistics were due to their diet, family history, exercise regimes or geographical location. Surprisingly, they found nothing different from the rest of America. In fact, the town was made up of Italian immigrants who worked in factories, smoked unfiltered cigars, and had dinner tables filled with rich Italian food and wine.
What Dr Wolf and his team did discover was that the inhabitants of Roseto continued to hold on to their traditional ways. The majority of households had three generations living under one roof. Eighty percent of men were members of at least one community group and there were 22 separate civic organisations in a town of less than 2000 people! Townsfolk would gather in each other’s kitchens, play cards and simply talk. When problems arose, there was no secrecy and friends and family rallied. The corner stone of Roseto life was family.
Over the next decade the Rosetan lifestyle became more westernised. The generational homes broke up, and by 1971, when lavish houses, expensive cars and swimming pools appeared, the first person under the age of 55 died of a heart attack. By the 1980s, the rate of fatal heart attacks in Roseto was the same as the rest of the country.
When Roseto’s traditional close-knit, mutually supportive social structure began to crumble, the town’s immunity to death from heart attacks gradually came to an end. Social Support Promotes Good Health!
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