Feta and olive roast tomatoes

These stuffed tomatoes make a great starter, but you could also serve them as an accompaniment to meat dishes. Ingredients (serves 4) 4 medium tomatoes 60g feta, crumbled ½ cup (80g) olives, pitted, chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon olive oil Method Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with foil. Cut…

Mexican bean and capsicum soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2½ cups chicken stock 400g can tomato pieces 2 tablespoons tomato paste 420g can Red Kidney Beans, drained 1 small red capsicum (bell pepper), chopped 1 small green capsicum (bell pepper), chopped 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning (or any chili seasoning of…

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol Levels

Not all carbohydrates are equal – especially when it comes to their effect on cholesterol. Some carbohydrates raise cholesterol levels, while others lower it. You find carbohydrates in breads, cereals, grains, milk, yogurt, fruits, vegetables, and foods that contain added sugars. All carbs are converted into glucose – which is also known as blood sugar…