Stir-fried lemon broccoli

Ingredients (4 servings) 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil 1/3 cup slivered almonds 500g broccoli, trimmed, cut into florets 1 tablespoon water 1 lemon, rind thinly sliced, juiced Method Heat a wok over medium heat until hot. Add 2 teaspoons of oil and nuts. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until golden. Set aside. Increase heat to high.…

Could Your Baby’s Crying Be Colic?

Parenting a baby who’s always cranky is a huge challenge for a new mom or dad. What do you do when your infant is crying at 3 a.m. and nothing soothes him for more than a few minutes? Friends may say your baby is “colicky.” You don’t care what it’s called, as long as there’s…

Baby Diaper Rash

No matter how careful you are, your little one will probably get diaper rash at some point. Most babies do. So, plan ahead.  Learn how to treat diaper rash and prevent flare-ups. Your baby’s little bottom will thank you! Causes of Diaper Rash Leaving a wet or dirty diaper on too long Rubbing or chafing…

Paprika-meatball and bean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 250g beef mince 1 tablespoon paprika 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1 zucchini, trimmed, finely chopped 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 4 cups (1 litre) chicken stock 1 x 400g can beans of…

Cherry Tomato Bites

Ingredients 2 Punnets Large Cherry Tomatoes washed 125 g Fat Free Smooth Cottage Cheese 125 g Creamed Sweetcorn 5 ml dry Paprika 5 ml dry Mixed Herbs Fresh Coriander sprigs for garnish Method Cut a thin slice off the top of each cherry tomato and carefully remove or scoop out the seeds. Drain upside down…

How Do I Treat Bloating Associated with Menopause?

Most menopausal women are all too familiar with bloating. The symptom, with its cramps, feelings of fullness, and acute discomfort is a key mark of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), affecting women throughout their adult lives. Unfortunately, bloating can continue with a vengeance into menopause. But with the right knowledge, it can be treated. If you’re experiencing bloating…

What foods to eat to improve your blood circulation

Your circulatory system includes your blood vessels and arteries that transport blood and oxygen to your organs. It also removes toxic substances and other waste products out of your body. There have not been any research studies to definitively conclude that particular foods increase circulation, however, some foods may reinforce good blood flow if consumed…

What is low back pain?

Low back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. It is possible to hurt your back when you lift, reach, or twist. In fact, almost everyone has low back pain at one time or another. What causes low back pain? Overuse, strain, or injury. Aging. Herniated disc. Arthritis. Compression fractures. Illness.…