Sweet potato chips & red onion wedges

Sweet potato chips & red onion wedges

Ingredients (4 Servings) 1 (about 600g) orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm batons 2 red onions, halved, cut into wedges 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Fresh continental parsley leaves, to garnish Method Preheat oven to 230°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place the sweet potato on 1 tray and the onion on…

Night Sweats in Men

Night Sweats in Men?

When we hear “night sweats” we immediately think of women and menopause. The truth is that when men go through their version of menopause called “andropause” they might also come across such unpleasant symptoms. There are various factors that can cause these night sweats, and these factors include: Respiratory Infections Respiratory infections are often overlooked…

Menopause: You’re Hot, Then You’re Cold!

Night sweats are one of the most common symptoms of menopause, and can be very uncomfortable. What Causes Night Sweats and Chills? The cause of most menopausal symptoms is fluctuating hormones, specifically estrogen. When estrogen levels start fluctuating, it affects the hypothalamus which regulates body temperature, causing it to misread the actual temperature and leads…

Ham, cheese and tomato omelette

Ham, cheese and tomato omelette

Ingredients (1 serving) 2 eggs 1 smallish tomato 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon butter 1 tablespoon parmesan, grated 1 tablespoon chives or parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon cheddar, grated 2 thin slices good ham (chicken or turkey) Method Cut the tomato in half, de-seed and finely dice. Lightly beat the eggs with milk, sea salt…

All-in-one beef soup

All-in-one beef soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 500g lean beef chuck, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 500ml (2 cups) Chicken stock 500ml (2 cups) water 80g (1/3 cup) pearl barley, rinsed 2 dried…

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most widespread health concerns. Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those are large groups of people, and it appears there is a lot of overlap between the two. A recent study found that…

Fasting for Weight Loss?

Fasting for Weight Loss?

When it comes to weight loss, the idea of fasting is usually shot down immediately. This is because it causes your metabolism to slow down, and your cells to store more fat. However, fasting for a short period of 1 to 3 days may actually help you kick-start healthy eating habits by getting you to…

Chicken and corn frittata

Chicken and corn frittata

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 3 green onions, finely chopped 2 medium zucchini, grated 2 x 125g cans corn kernels, drained 6 eggs ½ cup pure cream 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 garlic cloves, crushed Method Heat oil in a 26cm (top) frying pan over medium heat.…

Chicken and lentil soup

Chicken and lentil soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 cup green lentils, rinsed, drained 2 cups chicken stock 4 cups water 2 Chicken Breast Fillets 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, leaves intact, chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 bay leaf ½ cup grated parmesan, to serve ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Method Place the lentils…