Slow-cooked lamb and chunky vegetable stew

Ingredients (8 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 (200g each) lamb forequarter chops, trimmed 2 large brown onions, halved, cut into thin wedges 2 large carrots, peeled, halved lengthways, sliced 2 (720g) sweet potato, peeled, chopped 850g butternut pumpkin, peeled, chopped 1/3 cup cornflour 2 beef stock cubes, crumbled 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce 6 sprigs…

Spicy bean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 medium red capsicum (bell pepper), chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes 2 medium zucchini (baby marrow), roughly chopped 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths (optional) 400g can crushed or diced tomatoes 3 cups Vegetable stock 410g…

Menopause: Mood Swings and Intense Hunger

Mood swings accompanied by intense hunger are a symptom of menopause that will affect almost every woman at some stage during her life. Some women can feel overwhelmed and even depressed as mood swings and intense hunger disrupt day to day life. The changes in mood can be unpredictable and frustrating for the sufferer and…