If our recipe has whetted your appetite and you fancy cooking something new, here is the perfect solution. North East London’s favourite neighbourhood curry house SpiceBox is sharing their spicy flavours with the nation with family curry night recipe boxes with a nationwide delivery service.
A curry night box filled with all of the ingredients needed to make a delicious Tikka Masala or Cashew and Coconut Korma family feast (both 100% plant-based), plus a recipe card will be delivered to doorsteps up and down the country on Thursday and Fridays, encouraging isolating households and families to indulge in the beloved British
tradition of ‘Friday night curry’ - a small but vital pleasure in these difficult times.
Whether you opt for a creamy, Cashew and Coconut Korma packed with seasonal veg or curry house favourite Tikka Masala with creamy tomato sauce, and crunchy green peppers, your curry night is sure to pack a spicy flavour punch and bring the whole household together in a fun evening of cooking and feasting.
To give you an extra helping hand, SpiceBox's founder Grace has created accompanying YouTube recipe videos which will be live on SpiceBox's YouTube channel, SpiceBox TV.
Each box generously feeds 4 people, and is priced at £45 per box. £2.50 from all boxes sold is given straight to SpiceBox's charity partner, The Woodland Trust.
The Dishoom take on the legendary Irani Café special, with cranberries. This chicken biryani is a delicious, fragrant rice dish packed with spiced, well-marinated chicken pieces and cranberries.
Prep time: 30 minutes, plus 3-hour marinating time
Cooking time: 1 hour
1. Fry the sliced onions in hot oil until they turn a deep russet brown. Drain on kitchen paper and leave to cool.
2.Combine three-quarters of the onions with the garlic, ginger, chilli (or paprika), cumin, garam masala, lime juice, yogurt, 50g barberries (or cranberries), six tablespoons of chopped coriander, six tablespoons of mint and the green chilli. Add the chicken thighs, mix well, then cover with clingfilm and leave to marinate for at least two hours.
3. Soak the rice in cold water for 10 minutes. Drain, then add the grains to a large pan of boiling water and cook until the rice is half-cooked – about 5-6 minutes.
4. Preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3. Heat the cream on the hob in a pan, stir in the saffron, and leave on one side for 10 minutes.
5. Warm the chicken on the hob with all its spiced marinade, and simmer with the lid on for about 3-4 minutes.
6. Put half the hot chicken and its masala at the bottom of a heavy casserole and cover with half the hot rice. Repeat with another layer of remaining chicken and rice. Drizzle over the saffron cream, then seal the pan with foil and cover with a tight-fitting lid.
7. Transfer the biryani to the oven for about 45-50 minutes, after which the chicken should be tender and the rice fully cooked.
8. Remove the lid and scatter with the remaining mint, coriander, fried onions, and berries.
We had been hopeful that the studio would be open for 1-1 Personal Training from the 4th July. However, no news yet from Boris and his team, so we wait with bated breath and continue with our Zoom classes. Rest assured, as soon as we hear, we will let you know, and training will resume pronto!
In case this slipped by you, during the early weeks of Lock down, we created our very own membership site. This is added to weekly and improvements from your suggestions are being made. At present, we have over 100 exercise videos, 100 recipes, multiple health, and motivation guides plus a 21 Day challenge, for you to access from your mobile or laptop. If you have not had a look:
It's rather like seasoning, too little or too much spoils the dish, apply the right amount and et voila!
It is vital that you prepare your musculoskeletal system for the task you expect it to do. For golfers this will mean loosening up tight shoulders and hips and doing core exercises prior to a game so to minimise the risk of injury and switching on the activity of the spinal stabilisers. For lifting and bending activities, running and sitting - don’t forget that your intervertebral discs (your spinal shock absorbers) are most vulnerable the first hour after you get up. The internal pressure is higher as they are more “plumped up” - so ease into the day, wait a little until you start loading these tissues up.
The concept of rest breaks can be used for across the board; if you are sat down most of the day your “rest break” should be movement, walking, standing - moving away from the static loading of tissues you have built up whilst sat down. For gardening enthusiast who spend a lot of time bent forward, you need to add the opposite movement in your rest break, such as the cobra position or hook lying position. If your main exercise is sitting as in cycling - you would need your rest break to be something different, for example standing stretches or floor work.
The point is that whatever position you spend a lot of time in should probably not be the same position as you exercise in. So, for those who spend the whole day sitting down - rowing or cycling are probably not the best options - this way you almost “concrete in” the postural issues built up from desk work.
Movement is your medicine, massage and chiropractic treatment will help speed up recovery or prepare you for the next step up in activity levels. Our sports therapist and chiropractors are experts in tailoring exercises and care to compliment your hobbies and passion.
This recipe was made all the better because of the delicious fish supplied by The Fine Fish Company https://www.thefinefishcompany.co.uk/ based in Woodchester, they deliver fish boxes for the weekend or you can visit their stall at Jolly Nice! If you order a fish box, or a bespoke selection from their range in June and receive a free bottle of Woodchester Wine. (minimum order £40 and delivery within 20 miles of Stroud).
Fish Curry with Lime and Coconut Rice from Gordon Ramsay, Cooking For Friends
Since reopening, our chiropractors have seen several patients who have presented with back pain following the reintroduction of golf to their weekly routine. Golf is dynamic, explosive, and repetitive and players should be warmed up and mobilised before playing. The reality is that no warmup or pre swing drills are performed, leading to poor scores and aches and pains. Preparing your body for action doesn’t have to take long, try this pre golf warm up before you play next.
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Here is our latest stretch class for you to do in your own time at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b0U69zdz5E
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Our 30-minute stretch class takes your muscles and joints through the ranges of movements they should perform daily, making you feel and move better. Now is the time to start investing in your health and well-being.
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Administration, technical and logistical hurdles have been straddled and tested my flexibility to the full. Our plan is to start charging for classes as of 22nd June, but with so many variables and so many balls up in the air, there may be a few teething problems to overcome. Please bear with us through this initial phase!
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