This months issue:
- Easy Seasonal Recipes: Two Top Oatcake Toppers
- Article: Dog Blog – What is Dog-friendly Fitness Anyway?
- And Finally… [Run] Like the Wind
Easy Seasonal Recipes: Two Top Oatcakes Toppers
1. Ricotta Dip
Ricotta is a light and creamy Italian soft whey cheese; a good source of protein, lowish in fat and an ideal oatcake spread. Buy it fresh in a tub from a deli or supermarket cheese section – it’s a bit like traditional Scottish crowdie.It’s fairly bland on its own, but if you mix it up with some freshly chopped herbs and flavourings, it makes a fast and healthy topping. I like mine mixed with pink peppercorns, finely chopped preserved lemon and fresh parsley.
2. Rocket Pesto
Are you forever throwing out (or composting) half bags of salad leaves? I zizzed an old bag of rocket leaves into a very respectable pesto with some raw cashews and garlic-flavoured rapeseed oil. Excellent on oatcakes with some plain ricotta.
Dog Blog: What is Dog-friendly Fitness Anyway?
Exercising with you dog can be fun and rewarding. Dogs love to be outdoors, and can be a central point of your fitness programme, but how? There are three ways that Griffen Fitness does dog-friendly fitness. The first is that all Personal Training clients are welcome to bring their pooches into fitness sessions. We usually set up a comfy bed in the corner of the studio with toys and chews to keep your canine entertained whilst you get in shape. Just let us know in advance.
Secondly, if you don’t have your own dog, and would like the company of Coco the fitness pug (see photo) in your session, she is happy to sit in the corner whilst you exercise and give you a pug hug at the end of a good workout.Finally, if you’re a dog owner who prefers PT sessions without your dog, I can show you workouts that you can do with your furry friend to maximise your regular walks.
If you’re not an animal lover, the studio can be kept clear and fur-free for you. We aim to please!
And Finally… [Run] Like the Wind
If you love to run, you’ll love this new publication. To quote the Like the Wind website, “Like the Wind magazine is a collection of stories about running, from the track, trail and road. There are personal anecdotes, inspirational tales and wonderful pictures, all designed to inspire and delight.”
I’m proud that I’ll have a story in #6, available online sometime soon.
Have a happy and healthy May,