Fennel-roasted beetroot and cabbage

Fennel-roasted beetroot and cabbage

Ingredients (6 servings) 6 medium beetroot, trimmed 1 mini red cabbage, cut into 8 wedges 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled 3 fresh bay leaves 5 sprigs fresh thyme 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Method Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Wash and scrub beetroot. Pat dry with paper towel. Wrap each…

Tomato and olive lamb casserole

Tomato and olive lamb casserole

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons plain flour 8 (1kg) lamb neck chops 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, halved, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup Chicken stock 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves (optional) ½ cup pitted…

4 Keys for Killing Carb Cravings

4 Keys for Killing Carb Cravings

Nothing gets in the way of a good diet like a craving for something sweet, baked, or deep-fried.     While you are minding your own business, making sure that you burn more calories than what you are consuming, the sneaky little monster called “cravings” can sneak in and ruin all of your progress. According…

No-fuss chicken goulash

No-fuss chicken goulash

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 chicken fillets, chopped 1 brown onion, halved, thickly sliced 250g button mushrooms, halved 1 red capsicum, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tablespoon paprika 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can cherry tomatoes in juice 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional) Method Heat 2…

Lentil & tomato soup

Lentil & tomato soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, coarsely chopped 1 x 400g pkt vegetable Mix 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, rinsed, drained 1 x 400g can diced tomatoes 500ml (2 cups) Vegetable stock 500ml (2 cups) boiling water ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley Freshly ground black pepper Method Heat the…

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Cortisol Fat

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Cortisol Fat

Cortisol can either be your best friend, or your worst enemy. This steroid hormone is produced by the adrenal glands, and it forms a big part of the fight-or-flight response system. The production of cortisol is triggered by situations that the body perceives as threatening, and in today’s life this includes one of the most…

Pear Bake Smoothie

Pear Bake Smoothie

Raw honey is a super food, believed to be the best natural sweetener. Packed full of iron, zinc, calcium and lots more. Use raw honey in tea or in backing instead of sugar. Just don’t over do it, as it still counts as a sugar, even if it is natural. Ingredients 2 small Pears, Fresh…

Strawberry Cinnamon Swirl Smoothie

Strawberry Cinnamon Swirl Smoothie

Loaded with antioxidants that reduce free radical damage, Cinnamon is also well-known for its blood sugar lowering effects. Add a few spoons to your diet daily for these and other healthy benefits. Ingredients 6 Large Strawberries, fresh 2 tsp Cinnamon 100 ml Greek Yogurt 1 Cup Milk, preferably Full Fat 1 Heaped Scoop Manna Strawberry…

Lentil & cannellini bean soup

Lentil & cannellini bean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1L (4 cups) Vegetable stock 2 x 400g can diced tomatoes 1 x 400g can brown lentils, rinsed, drained 1 x 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained Shaved parmesan, to serve Method Heat…