Beef and white bean stew

Hearty comfort meets healthy eating in this delicious beef stew, which is full of vegetables for extra nutrition. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 cup dried white beans 2 tablespoons olive oil 800g beef chuck steak, cut into 3cm pieces 1 brown onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 200g button mushrooms, halved ¾ cup dry red wine…

Mushroom Paella

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 small red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed seasoning of choice 500g cup mushrooms, thickly sliced 2 small tomatoes, finely chopped small fresh coriander leaves, to serve Method Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3…

Boost your metabolism to lose weight

 To lose weight, you need to expend more energy than you consume and that means a high Basal Metabolic Rate to burn calories. “My friend can eat anything and she doesn’t gain weight, while I eat one extra peanut and it goes straight to my hips!!” was a tearful complaint I heard from a young…

High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Memory Loss

Many people now associate elevated blood sugar levels with diabetes or even pre-diabetes, but new research has highlighted a little-known adverse effect of higher blood sugar levels that can impair your brain – even if your levels are technically still within a ‘normal’ range. The study – an extremely important one considering the epidemic of…