Basic tomato sauce

Ingredients 1kg tomatoes ¼ cup olive oil 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 strip lemon rind 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 bouquet garni (A bouquet garni is a bunch of herbs used to flavour soups and sauces. Look for them in the spice aisle of your supermarket, or you can…

Italian-style chicken drumsticks

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 sticks celery, thinly sliced 100g pancetta or bacon, chopped (optional) 2½ cups cooked tomato sauce (see related recipe) ½ cup chicken stock 12 chicken drumsticks 1 lemon, cut into wedges ¾ cup black or green olives 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped Method Preheat oven to…

Best and Worst Drinks for Weight

Drink kilograms Away Many of us watch what we eat but not what we drink when on a diet. Choosing the right drinks can tweak your metabolism, curb your appetite, and help cut calories. Which drinks are spoilers and which are helpers on the path to weight loss? Spoiler: soft drinks Every time you chug…