Hearty lentil and vegie soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, cut into 1cm dice 1 large carrot, peeled, cut into 2cm dice 1 celery stalk, cut into 2cm slices 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can lentils, drained, rinsed 400g can diced tomatoes 2 cups vegetable stock 450g savoy cabbage, thickly…

Grilled basil chicken, fennel and rocket salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 500g chicken breast, pounded slightly 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup fresh basil, leaves only 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ medium fennel, core removed, thinly sliced 150g cherry tomatoes, halved 100g rocket 2 teaspoons olive oil 20g parmesan cheese, shaved with vegetable peeler Method In medium mixing…

Avoid the Menopausal middle

Weight gain, specifically a thickening in your middle, is another sign of changing hormones. While a number of books and doctors claim that menopause has nothing to do with weight gain, that weight gain occurs in menopausal women because they’re older and their metabolism is slowing down, other studies indicate that hormone levels are tied…

Foodaholics – a Plan to reverse the problem

Dealing with an addiction is never easy, but when you’re addicted to something you can’t live without – food – your plight may seem virtually impossible to overcome. Since you can’t abstain from all food forever, the foodaholics – or food addict – diet is designed to keep you away from foods that may trigger…