Chicken stock

Ingredients (make 2 L) Large (1.6kg) whole chicken, rinsed 1 large onion, quartered 1 leek (white part only), chopped 3 celery stalks, quartered 2 garlic cloves, bruised with side of a knife 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns Method Put ingredients in a stockpot with 1 tablespoon sea salt and cover with water.…

Paprika chicken and chickpea soup

Ingredients (serve 6) 20g butter 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked or normal ground paprika ½ teaspoon chilli powder 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), diced 1 large zucchini (baby marrow), diced 400g can crushed tomatoes 1 quantity chicken stock with chopped chicken (see related…

Poor Circulation can harm the Entire Body

At the outset, we need to remember that poor circulation is an outcome of certain lifestyle choices we make which are detrimental to our health. Coupled with these are factors such as imbalanced diet and lack of physical exercise. All these factors lead to fatty deposits on the arterial walls, which when hardened are called plaques.…

Menopause and Belly fat

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