Balsamic garlic beans

Balsamic garlic beans

Ingredients (8 servings) 500g green beans, trimmed 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil Method Cook beans in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place garlic, parsley, vinegar and oil in a screw-top jar. Secure…

Herb and lime marinated chicken

Herb and lime marinated chicken

Ingredients (6 servings) 12 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed 6 limes, plus extra wedges to serve 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 green chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped, plus extra to serve Handful mint leaves, finely chopped Handful coriander leaves, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to serve Method Finely grate the zest of 2 limes into a…

How Sugar Causes Cholesterol Problems

How Sugar Causes Cholesterol Problems

It has long been believed that fat in our food causes cholesterol, but that has been found to be not-so-true. The real culprit in high cholesterol levels is sugar, which is found in more and more foods every day. When your cholesterol is tested, it shows the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol as well…

Corn Salsa

Corn Salsa

Ingredients 2 ears fresh corn on the cob ½ cup minced red onion 1 jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and minced ¼ teaspoon ground cumin 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, including tender stems 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dry) 1 teaspoon Coarse Salt 2 Tbsp lime juice Method 1 Husk the corn, cut or…

Cheesy meatballs

Cheesy meatballs

Ingredients (makes 10 to 20 meatballs) 500g extra lean beef mince 1 brown onion, coarsely grated 1 medium carrot, peeled, coarsely grated 1 small zucchini (baby marrow), ends trimmed, coarsely grated ¼ cup (60ml) reduced-salt tomato sauce 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce 1 cup (80g) coarsely grated light cheddar ¼ cup (40g) plain flour ¾ cup…

Balanseer Jou Bloedsuiker, Hou die Gewig af

Bloedsuiker en Gewigsverlies

Deur te leer hoe om jou bloedsuiker te stabiliseer sal jou help gewig verloor en dit af hou! Een van die grootste geheime van gewigsverlies is om te leer hoe om jou bloedsuiker natuurlik te reguleer. Wanneer ons eet, skakel ons liggaam koolhidrate om na glukose, wat ons hoofbron van energie is. Glukose in die…

Chicken with mustard & lentils

Chicken with Mustard & Lentils

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 chicken thighs and 4 chicken drumsticks 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 250g lentils 750ml hot chicken stock 2 tbsp crème fraîche zest and juice 1 lemon 1 tbsp Dijon mustard small bunch parsley, chopped green vegetables, to serve (optional) Method Heat the oil…

Exercise

12 Awesome Rewards of Exercise

Exercise has a whole range of benefits. From mind to body to overall mood and well being, we look at some of the most rewarding. Better Mood When you exercise your brain releases endorphins, which are “feel-good hormones”. So if you are feeling down, get moving! More Energy Many people think that exercise will drain…