Bean and tomato soup

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek (white part only), rinsed, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon tomato paste 410g canned crushed tomatoes 1.25L (5 cups) chicken stock 800g canned borlotti beans, drained, rinsed 16 cherry tomatoes, roasted Method Heat the oil in a…

Ratatouille

Ingredients (make 8 cups) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 (about 500g) zucchini (baby marrow), halved lengthways, cut crossways into 2cm-thick slices 2 red capsicums (bell pepper), halved, deseeded, cut into 2cm pieces 1 large (about 500g) eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces 1 brown onion, halved, coarsely chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 x 800g can…

Five great weight loss foods

While diets can’t be perfect, it is still possible to lose weight by eating the right kinds of foods. A combination of good foods can actually be the key to losing stubborn excess weight quickly and naturally. It would be wise to consider incorporating the following foods into a weight loss diet regimen. 1. Pistachios…