Tomato and onion baked fish

Tomato and onion baked fish

Ingredients (4 servings) 1/3 cup olive oil 1kg brown onions, halved, thickly sliced 700g bottle tomato passata (see passata recipe) 1 tablespoon caster sugar 4 x 150g skinless firm white fish fillets (Hake) Steamed Basmati or Brown rice, green beans and small fresh basil leaves, to serve Method Heat ¼ cup oil in a large…

Passata Recipe

Passata Recipe

Ingredients (makes about 1ltr.) 15 Fully ripened medium to large tomatoes, halved. 1 Large, finely chopped red onion. 2 tbls Olive oil 4 Pealed and chopped cloves of garlic. 1 tbls Finely chopped basil 1 Desert sp Sundried tomato paste 1 Desert sp Tomato puree. 1 tsp Course ground black pepper Salt to taste Method…

Butterbean soup

Butterbean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped 3 stalks celery (including leaves), chopped 400g can butterbeans, drained, rinsed 3 cups Chicken stock (substitute with vegetarian stock for a vegetarian soup) 3 teaspoons rosemary leaves, chopped 100g green beans, trimmed, thinly sliced ½ cup…

Gestational Diabetes and Its Side Effects

Gestational Diabetes and Its Side Effects

Gestational diabetes is a specific form of diabetes which can develop during pregnancy. It can cause the blood sugar levels to shoot up extremely high, which puts both the mother and the baby in danger. Whilst gestational diabetes usually clears up after the baby has been delivered, but it might cause some severe side effects…

The Role of Testosterone Levels in Depression

The Role of Testosterone Levels in Depression

Changes in hormones, especially the sex hormones, can have devastating physical and emotional effects on both men and women. We take the example of menopause in women, where fluctuating hormone levels can cause severe mood swings, emotional breakdowns, and even depression. The common misconception is that this only happens to women, while the truth is…

Can Peanut Butter Help You lose Weight?

Can Peanut Butter Help You lose Weight?

Most people regard peanut butter as a tasty treat that’s should be avoided when you are trying to shake off some weight. But is this actually true? Research suggests that peanut butter may actually help along your weight loss efforts if used correctly, since a small portion can easily make you feel full. The key,…