Monthly Archives: March 2013

Grilled Courgette Salad with Chilli and Feta

Grilled Courgette Salad with Chilli and FetaIngredients
4 courgettes
2 baby gems, cut into ribbons
1-2 red chillies, finely chopped
60g pine nuts
60g currants
a  handful mint leaves,  chopped
140g feta cheese
80ml extra virgin olive oil
juice of half a lemon
Cut the courgettes into long thin slices, down their length. Drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper and cook on a griddle pan or under a hot grill on both sides until and cooked through.
Meanwhile heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and add the currants and pine nuts. Fry until the currants have puffed up and the pine nuts are a pale golden colour. Put the lettuce, mint and courgette strips on a plate, scatter with the pine nuts, chilli and raisins, crumble over the feta and season with a good pinch of pepper. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and the lemon juice.
Enjoy.Recipe from Tomasina Miers, who, inspired by her love of Mexican cookery Thomasina set up Wahaca restaurant in London.Visit http://www.thomasinamiers.com/ to find out more.
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Vital Tips

Vital Tips to boost your system

Rather than a full on detox, you could implement a few changes to your daily routine.
Try no food until midday, just juice or herbal teas. This gives all your organs and systems a rest and helps to detox in a very simple way!

Be Mindful about everything you eat. Cut back on sugar, & fats. Make lots of soups, juices and eat lots of dark leafy vegetables.

Bath in dead sea salts  – a great cleanse for the skin, the largest organ in our bodies!

Visualise all the new ideas you have this year, don’t make a list and drive yourself mad if you don’t keep to it, that’s set you up for being a failure if you don’t achieve them.

Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness workshop

How healthy is your company?

Many companies are now striving to ensure that their staff are happy and healthy in the workplace and invite us to come into the office to run a series of workshops designed to teach relaxation and mindfulness.

Relaxation workshops teach simple but powerful ways to encourage a sense of calm and how to become more focused. This workshop teaches the art of unwinding and letting go, with simple physical exercises designed to calm and soothe our stressed central nervous system. It begins with diaphragmatic breathing, then follows this beautiful rhythm with some simple sequences that will leave you feeling calm, contented and rooted in the present. Finally, you’ll learn the ’61 points’ exercise, travelling mentally through the body whilst in a relaxed state, and focusing on vital, nerve-rich areas to encourage a deep release of muscular tension.

Mindfulness workshops are extremely popular at the moment and found by some to be more accessible than meditation.  This workshop teaches you to bring your complete attention to the present on a moment-to-moment basis. With very beneficial results: you’ll feel more grounded and secure, and your mind will become more focused and clear.Please note that in order to ensure standard of attention that each person received, these workshops are designed for a maximum of 12 participants.Read more about mindfulness with this article from Judith Woods in the National Press. 

Contact me Suzi on 07976 263691 or email us at enquires@thevitaltouch.com to have a chat and find out more.