No matter if you love or hate the Olympics – now is the time to do a fab Olympic workout at Frame and then head out for a picnic in the sun! All you need is a blanket and some good food. Here are some great picnic and post-workout approved ideas:
1-2 litres of cool water
1 sliced peach
Juice of 1 lemon
Add sliced peach, lemon juice and ice cubes to water – serve in individual mason jars. Keep cool in cooler. If you prefer it sweeter add some stevia.
Five Bean Picnic Salad
3/4 pound green beans, trimmed and halved
3/4 pound yellow wax beans, trimmed and halved
One 14-ounce can dark-red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
One 14-ounce can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
One 14-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch scallions, white and light-green parts, thinly sliced
1 red (or orange or yellow) bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, for garnish
2 tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram or oregano leaves (optional)
your vinaigrette of choice
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a generous sprinkling of salt and the fresh beans, and cook until the beans are just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain the beans in a colander, and shock in ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain again and set aside.
Place the fresh and canned beans, scallions, bell pepper, parsley, marjoram, and Champagne Vinaigrette in a large bowl, and toss to combine. Season the salad to taste with salt, pepper, and hot sauce.
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large English hothouse cucumber or 2 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/4″ pieces
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
2 scallions, thinly sliced
Bring quinoa, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
Spread out quinoa on a large rimmed baking sheet; let cool. Transfer to a large bowl; mix in 1/4 cup dressing. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover remaining dressing and quinoa separately; chill.
Add cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, and scallions to bowl with quinoa; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle remaining dressing over.
Almond, Plum and Peach Pie
2 All-Purpose Crusts, Almond Variation (one rolled out in a pie pan, one still a dough round)
4 cups (7 medium) sliced peaches, thawed if frozen, peeled if desired
2 cups (3 medium) unpeeled, sliced plums
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons raw sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, toss peaches and plums with granulated sugar, cornstarch, juice, cinnamon and salt; add to pie pan with crust; dot with butter. Roll out round of dough; cut into 3/4-inch-wide strips. Carefully weave strips over filling, forming a lattice. Trim overhanging dough to 1 inch; roll overhang back on itself, pinching at 1/2-inch intervals, to form a crimped edge. Sprinkle raw sugar over pie. Bake until fruit bubbles and crust is golden, 65 minutes. Let cool.