Beef mince and pea curry

Beef mince and pea curry

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons madras curry paste 650g beef mince 400g can diced tomatoes 1 cup frozen peas Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft.…

Beef and barley soup

Beef and barley soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 600g beef chuck, trimmed, cut into ±3cm pieces 1 large brown onion, halved 2 thyme sprigs 2 celery sticks, thickly sliced 2 carrots, chopped 1 bay leaf 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 cups (1.25L) beef stock ¾ cup (150g) pearl barley, rinsed 100g green…

Why Fiber Is Crucial to the Body

Why Fiber Is Crucial to the Body

Dietary fiber is the structural framework of plants. It can be split into two main types of fiber, namely: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in liquid and forms a gel in the body that promotes a feeling of fullness, whilst insoluble fiber does not do this. Instead, it passes through the intestines…

9 Foods That May Be Packed With Hidden Sugar

9 Foods That May Be Packed With Hidden Sugar

When we think of “sugar” we immediately think of something sweet. The unfortunate truth is that many foods that aren’t even sweet can be packed with fattening, unhealthy sugar. Some of the top foods that we often overlook are: 1. Pasta Sauces They may taste savory instead of sweet, but many pasta sauces contain between…

5 Things to Eat on a Wheat Free Diet

5 Things to Eat on a Wheat Free Diet

Whilst a wheat free diet is not the same thing as a gluten free diet, they are relatively similar when it comes to what you should not eat. When it comes to these type of diets, everybody is quick to tell you what you should not eat, but nobody tells you what you should eat…

Baked chicken and sweet potato with chickpeas

Baked chicken and sweet potato with chickpeas

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 red onions, halved, cut into thick wedges 600g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces 4 tomatoes, halved 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 (about 620g) chicken thigh fillets 240g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained ¼ cup chopped fresh continental parsley Method Preheat oven to 220ºC. Combine the…

Lifesaving lentil soup

Lifesaving lentil soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle 1 leek (pale part only), thinly sliced 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 cup (200g) green or brown lentils, rinsed, drained 2L (8 cups) Vegetable stock 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g can cannellini beans,…

Eggplant and beef hotpot

Eggplant and beef hotpot

Ingredients (6 servings) 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 1 (about 450g) eggplant, cut into 3cm pieces 800g beef chuck steak, cut into 3cm pieces 2 brown onions, coarsely chopped 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground allspice 70g (¼ cup) tomato paste 3 ripe tomatoes, coarsely…

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…