Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potato

Ingredients (serves 4) 6 sweet potatoes, cut into 6 or 8 cubes each 2 eggs, whisked 1 splash orange juice 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 pinch salt 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded chili – to taste Method 1. Preheat your oven to 190ºC and turn on your convection fan if you have one. 2. Steam, bake,…

Drink more water to lose weight

Water The problem with dehydration is that we sometimes experience hunger while we are in fact thirsty. Always drink water first when you feel hungry, just to be on the safe side regarding calorie intake. Did you know that the body requires 2 grams of water for every gram of carbohydrate? Thus, when you eat…

Menopause Digestive Problems

Digestive discomfort Hormonal imbalance during peri-menopause is one of the primary causes of digestive problems for women between the ages of 45 and 55. Luckily there are treatments that can bring a woman’s hormones back in balance and relieve her digestive problems and other menopausal symptoms. There are different symptoms of digestive problems that can…

Easy Italian chicken bake

Ingredients ½ bunch fresh oregano 1½ tablespoons olive oil 6 chicken thigh cutlets, skin on 4 roma tomatoes, halved 4 garlic cloves, peeled ½ cup pitted Sicilian olives 125g tub large bocconcini, torn Method Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Finely chop half the oregano. Break remaining oregano into small sprigs. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in…

Coffee, Cortisol and Weight

(NaturalNews) Conventional wisdom about weight loss suggests coffee may be a good addition to a diet plan since it has minimal calories and no fat. While this seems logical, a more holistic view evaluates coffee from the perspective of its influence on the body’s ability to metabolize the other food we eat. Recent studies suggest…

Roast pumpkin with red onion

Ingredients (serves 6)Roast pumpkin with red onion 1.5 kg pumpkin, unpeeled, deseeded, cut into wedges 4 red onions, unpeeled, quartered 2 tbs olive oil 1 tbs chopped fresh rosemary Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Arrange the pumpkin and onion, in a single layer, in a large roasting pan. Drizzle over the oil and toss to…

Concentration problems during menopause

Common Characteristics of Difficulty Concentrating • Lost train of thought • Disorientation • Fuzzy thinking • Forgetfulness • Inability to concentrate for long periods of time • Inability to focus on complex tasks Causes While a number of factors may play a role in the incidence of difficulty concentrating, for women undergoing the menopausal transition…

14 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight

Are you eating well and exercising, but your weight just won’t budge? Or it’s going up? Desperate attempts to lose weight can be so frustrating and create a real stress in our lives. It’s a vicious cycle of trying to control what we eat, feeling like a failure because the scale doesn’t move, punishing ourselves…

Mustard chicken with cumin sweet potato

Ingredients (serves 4) Olive oil cooking spray 600g orange sweet potato, cut into 1cm-thick rounds 2 medium red onions, cut into wedges 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard 2 teaspoons lemon juice 3 (500g) chicken breast fillets, trimmed 60g baby spinach Lemon wedges, to serve Method Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Place sweet…