Basil and asparagus frittata

Ingredients (4 servings) 8 eggs ½ cup (120g) light sour cream ½ cup (40g) finely grated parmesan 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn Salt & freshly ground pepper 25g butter 1 bunch (250g) asparagus, trimmed, halved lengthways 100g pkt smoked salmon Salad, to serve Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine eggs, sour cream,…

Asparagus Frittata

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup diced onions 1/2 teaspoon salt 500g asparagus, tough ends snapped off, spears cut diagonally into 25mm lengths 6 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Method Heat butter into a 10-inch oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until…

Grilled snoek with green salsa

  Ingredients Green salsa 1 clove granulated garlic 3 large sweet and sour gherkins, roughly chopped 180 ml flat-leaf parsley 1 lemon peel, grated 1 tsp Dijon mustard, (optional) 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 dash milled pepper Snoek 1 Medium Size Snoek 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 60 ml lemon juice Method Roughly chop…

Menopause Night Sweats

  What causes heavy night sweats? Heavy night sweats (nocturnal hyperhydrosis) during menopause, which often seem to go hand in hand with daytime hot flashes, are caused, quite simply, by fluctuating estrogen levels that lead the body to think that its temperature is much higher than it truly is. During menopause, estrogen levels oscillate, causing…

Signs of Poor Blood Circulation

Low blood circulation can occur due to several different underlying conditions, the most common of which are atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries”; and peripheral artery disease, or PAD. You’ll likely experience certain typical signs and symptoms associated with poor blood circulation, which usually occur in your arms, legs, hands and feet. If you experience…

Slow-cooked beef ribs with cinnamon & sweet potato

Ingredients (6 servings) 75g (½ cup) plain flour 2kg beef spare ribs 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 brown onions, halved, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 long fresh red chilli, seeded, finely chopped 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon ground paprika 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon 500ml (2 cups) Beef stock 400g…

Carrot, cauliflower, broccoli and mustard gratin

Ingredients (4 servings) 500g frozen carrot, cauliflower and broccoli 20g butter 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon plain flour 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 tablespoons wholewheat breadcrumbs Method Preheat the grill on high. Cook vegetables following packet directions. Drain. Transfer to a 5 cup-capacity…

Fruits that Blocks the Storage of Body Fat

  Stop Fat Storing The best way to lose fat and stay in shape is through a diet that properly balances the calories consumed with the energy expended. Creating a well-rounded diet based on sound nutritional principles is the best way to do this. Fruits are an important part of any healthy diet plan, and…

Why You Crave Sweets after Eating a Meal

  Sugar cravings often strike after a meal, despite feelings of fullness. Habits, brain chemistry and your diet’s makeup cause you to crave sweets. You can learn to fight the cravings, but only after you understand why they occur. Significance Adam Drewnowski and Allen S. Levine write in the “Journal of Nutrition” in March 2003…