Joanne Reid Rodrigues

Joan Reid Rodrigues, Slimming TogetherIT was a great pleasure for Phyllis Joyce and myself to welcome Joanne Reid Rodrigues on to the Talk To Phil & Dave Show as our special guest. She talked engagingly about her work in Life Management through weight management, breathing new life into this well-trodden subject to help us all make better choices for our bodies and better choices for a positive life. We are delighted to announce that Joanne will be a regular guest on the show, sharing her down-to-earth, practical, common sense approach to losing weight and taking charge of your life.

Over the past twelve years, Joanne has worked and trained with some remarkable people including Patrick HolfordDan MillmanMichael BeckwithYasuhiko Genku Kimura and the Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee. Joanne practises an approach to life she calls respectful living, and her simple yet powerful approach is grounded in common sense.

Joanne has helped many to release guilt, shame and pain that exist at the core of eating disorders and other self-defeating behaviour patterns. She teaches practical ways to develop inner-strength, greater confidence and self-worth.

After Scottish-born Joanne won the hard-fought battle with food addiction, she had a strong desire to light the way for others. She founded her Slimming Together programme in October 1986. Since then, she has personally mentored tens of thousands of people in the UK and Southern California in transforming their lives, and has reached over a million more as a regular columnist for The Sunday Post Magazine.

 

©WordMediaCo Ltd. If you wish to reproduce or translate this article, you may do so, provided you add the following credit: This article was written by David Boyes. He is a media consultant and trainer who empowers businesses to use social media more strategically. For more information visit: http://www.wordmedia.co

Pasta twists with chicken and broccoli

pasta twists (fusilli)HERE’S a pasta recipe that ticks a couple of important boxes for me – 1) it’s a hearty Italian meal that’s full of flavour and vibrant colours and 2) it’s a healthy, home-made plateful that will not load you with calories and fat.

I have suggested pasta twists (fusilli) for this recipe but, in all honesty, you can use any pasta you like. But pasta twists with chicken and broccoli gets the thumbs-up every time it is served in the Boyes household.

This recipe will comfortably serve four. If for two, just halve the quantities.

INGREDIENTS

3 large chicken breasts, sliced

2 tablespoons of olive oil

3  garlic cloves crushed

8-12 florets of broccoli, stems removed (two or three for each diner)

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped finely

About 200mls of chicken stock

6 fresh basil leaves

400grams pasta twists (fusilli)

Freshly grated parmesan cheese

METHOD

Put the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water and cook according to instructions. It should take about 10 minutes. While it is bubbling away, you’ll have time to cook the other part of this meal (assuming you have prepared all the ingredients).

Add half the olive oil to a sauté or frying pan and fry the slices of chicken until thoroughly cooked (about 5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper, then remove.

Pour the remainder of the oil to the pan along with the pepper flakes and garlic. Cook gently for 3-4 minutes, then add the broccoli and cook for a further 3-4minutes.

Pour in the chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and chicken and cook for another 4 minutes or until broccoli is done to your preference. Add the basil leaves.

Now drain your pasta and return it to the pot. Pour the chicken and broccoli sauce over the pasta, mix together and top it all off with a sizeable grating of parmesan cheese. Serve sprinkled with freshly ground black pepper in pre-heated bowls or plates.

Buon appetito!

©WordMediaCo Ltd. If you wish to reproduce or translate this article, you may do so, provided you add the following credit: This article was written by David Boyes. He is a media consultant and trainer who empowers businesses to use social media more strategically. For more information visit: http://www.wordmedia.co

Mailing List

Mailing List

If you'd like to connect with WordMediaCo, please enter your details in the form below. You will receive periodical e-newsletters and information about training programmes and special events. To ensure you receive our emails, add david@wordmedia.co to your address book please. Fields marked * must be filled in, thank you.
©WordMediaCo Ltd. If you wish to reproduce or translate this article, you may do so, provided you add the following credit: This article was written by David Boyes. He is a media consultant and trainer who empowers businesses to use social media more strategically. For more information visit: http://www.wordmedia.co

Seven Twitter tips for business

Man with megaphone standing on chair in street shouting. Twitter. Social media. Business. Blog.

Big noise: Twitter can amplify the impact of blog posts better than Facebook or LinkedIn

By DAVID BOYES

TWITTER has the power to supercharge corporate message delivery in ways that other social media platforms just cannot match.

Yet many businesses use it only sparingly or not at all – a behavioural trait I put down to three factors: prejudice, a preoccupation with the over-hyped pulling power of its “big brother” Facebook and a desire to “lean into” LinkedIn’s “credibility” limelight.

Anti-Twitter sentiment frequently runs deeper than just the widespread dislike of the 140-character restriction on message size. Twitter is regularly criticised for being “boring”, “irrelevant”, “banal” or “not for business”.

Granted, Facebook is the “big beast” of social media, with more than a billion [Read more...]

©WordMediaCo Ltd. If you wish to reproduce or translate this article, you may do so, provided you add the following credit: This article was written by David Boyes. He is a media consultant and trainer who empowers businesses to use social media more strategically. For more information visit: http://www.wordmedia.co