Roast vegetable pie

Ingredients (6 servings) 1 large red onion, roughly chopped 2 large red capsicums (bell peppers), roughly chopped 2 medium zucchinis (baby marrows), halved lengthways, then thickly sliced 1 small eggplant, cut into 2cm cubes 400g sweet potato cut into 2cm cubes Olive oil spray 1¼ cups brown rice 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground…

Tomato and bean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 long red chilli, half finely chopped, half thinly sliced (optional) 2 x 400g cans Diced Tomatoes 1 cup Vegetable stock 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed, and drained ±40g Cheddar, grated 1 avocado, diced 1 ripe tomato,…

Menopause can affect memory

Menopause and memory loss Memory loss affects most people in one way or another. More often than not, it is a momentary memory lapse; nothing to worry about – it happens to the best of us. However, when memory lapses become a regular occurrence, it is wise to dig a little deeper and seek medical…

How to Increase Testosterone Levels

Do you want to know how to increase testosterone levels? Keeping your testosterone levels in top shape is an on-going struggle, so knowing how to increase testosterone levels could come handy at any time. When it comes to “playing” with testosterone, some people may start thinking along the lines of illegal steroids, pro-hormones, testosterone creams,…

Healthy Gut – Faster Weight Loss

While gut flora has tremendous benefits to various aspects of health, we’re going to focus in on its metabolic and immune properties since they help determine what you see in the mirror. When you have trouble losing weight, you also more than likely have a gut health issue commonly known as ‘leaky gut.’ Your gut…

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 continental parsley Freshly ground black pepper Method Heat…

Beef & prune tagine

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 500g Diced Beef 1 brown onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground turmeric ½ teaspoon ground ginger 400g can diced tomatoes 1 cup (250ml) beef stock ¾ cup (125g) seeded prunes, coarsely chopped 150g pkt Baby Spinach…

Weight Loss & Leptin Resistance

The link between Leptin and weight gain. Leptin is a hormone that communicates with the brain that we’ve eaten enough and causes us to feel “full”. It also helps the body to utilize fat as an energy source. When leptin is working properly in the body it helps to control how much is consumed at…

Menopause & Sleep difficulties

You may toss and turn restlessly as you try to sleep or wake up regularly in the middle of the night. Insomnia (sleep disorder), is a symptom of perimenopause and menopause and it is caused by a decline in estrogen and progesterone levels.  How a decline in estrogen affects sleep Slows down the intake and…