Surprising things might be draining your energy

Sure, we all get draggy from time to time. A sleepless night here and there, a stressful day at the office, but when you’re constantly feeling drained, it might be time to look at what’s bringing you down. Check out these energy zappers and see how many apply to you.  Sugar Sugar provides quick energy,…

What is IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome)

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects mostly women. Causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. IBS treatments include diet and lifestyle changes and medications / supplements. Overview Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the intestines. It causes belly pain, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. IBS is a…

Crunchy Waldorf salad with blue cheese

Ingredients (serves 4) 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon low fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 small pink lady apples, cut into 2.5cm cubes 2 celery stalks, halved lengthways, chopped 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1/2 lettuce, leaves separated, torn 50g blue cheese, finely crumbled Method Place buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream…

Chicken Provencale

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 red bell pepper (capsicum), quartered, deseeded, 1 yellow bell pepper (capsicum), quartered, deseeded 1 tbs olive oil 1.5kg chicken thigh pieces, excess fat trimmed 2 brown onions, halved, cut into wedges 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 125ml (½ cup) white wine 1 x 660ml btl passata (tomato pasta sauce) 250ml (1…