Hearty beef casserole

Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1.5kg diced beef chuck or blade steak 2 large onions, cut into thin wedges 2 leeks, white part only, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 sticks celery, trimmed, sliced 2 large carrots, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces 2 x 425g cans diced tomatoes 1 cup beef stock Method…

Cabbage slaw with apples and pecan nuts

    Serves 4 to 6 A colorful, simple and absolutely delicious slaw for any season. Ingredients 2 cups shredded green cabbage 2 cups shredded red cabbage 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 apples, cored and very thinly sliced 1/2 cup Pecan nuts, chopped Method…

Menopause and Hair Loss

Traditionally, hair loss is a condition associated with men, however it is a reality for an astonishing number of women as well. Particularly, during menopause when hormones are thrown out of balance in the body, hair loss is an unfortunately common reality. Oftentimes, this is one of the first symptoms of menopause that a woman…

Poor Blood Circulation and High Blood Pressure

Inadequate flow of blood in the body is called poor circulation. The symptoms for this is numbness or cramps in hands and leg. In time, however, symptoms change to coldness in the limbs, extreme tiredness in the legs or even all over, pain in the limbs, redness and swelling, water retention, headache, sleep interruption, skin ulcers, loss…

From Junk Foods to Wholesome Food

1. Forget Soft Drinks (±27.5g sugar per cup) Soft drinks and flavored sodas. There are hundreds of soft drink varieties all over the world and they all have one thing in common. At full strength of say regular cola, or lemonade, they contain 27.5g of sugar per cup. That’s almost 7 teaspoons in a serving. Now…

Beef, barley and bean stew

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 cup (200g) dried kidney beans 1 tbs olive oil 600g gravy beef, cut into 3cm pieces 1 large brown onion, coarsely chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tbs sweet paprika 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground turmeric 4 cups (1 litre)…

How to improve your Digestion to Lose Weight

Digestion is an important part of weight loss. If your body’s digestion is sluggish, it won’t be able to optimally process, utilize and dispose of food you feed it. The result can be less-efficient metabolism, stored calories and, ultimately, weight gain. Poor digestion can also result in fatigue, headaches, depression and lack of energy, which…

Cajun mushrooms

These spicy mushrooms are a delicious side dish to go with grilled chicken or lamb. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 500g cup mushrooms, quartered ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons dried oregano pinch ground turmeric Method Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add mushroom.…

PH Balance-Weight Loss Secret

People who change their diets to maintain pH balance for arthritis or gout purposes, will notice a welcome side effect: weight loss. A pH balance diet is so effective for weight loss that there are several well-known pH balance weight loss programs in existence. All of these programs offer the same basic advice regarding the…