Oven-roasted ratatouille

Ingredients (6 servings) 60ml (¼ cup) extra virgin olive oil 1 (about 400g) eggplant, cut into 4cm pieces 2 zucchini (baby marrow), trimmed, halved lengthways, coarsely chopped 2 red onions, halved, cut into wedges 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), halved, seeded, cut into 4cm pieces 1 yellow capsicum (bell pepper), halved, seeded, cut into 4cm…

Cajun fish with yoghurt dressing

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning 400g firm white fish fillets 1 tablespoon olive oil 150g sugar snap peas, trimmed 100g packet baby salad leaves 2 med. cucumbers, peeled, halved, sliced 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves Yoghurt dressing 200g plain yoghurt 2 tablespoons lime juice Method Place seasoning on a plate. Pat fish dry…

The Best High Fiber Shake for Weight Loss

The array of available diet shake products can seem bewildering: You can choose from high-carb, low-fat shakes; low-carb, high-protein shakes; and fiber drink shakes. However, it is recommended that you get 20 to 30 g of fiber in your diet each day, a shake product containing lots of fiber should represent a good choice for…

Tuna, rocket & tomato salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 x 425g can tuna in water, drained 1 x 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained 2 ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 red onion, halved, thinly sliced 60g drained pitted kalamata olives, halved lengthways Salt & freshly ground black pepper 1½ tablespoons olive oil 2 bunches rocket, trimmed, washed, dried 12 fresh…

Lentil and cauliflower pilaf (low-fat)

Ingredients (6 servings) 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 small onion, finely chopped ½ (about 450g) cauliflower, cut into florets 1¼ cups (250g) Basmati Rice 2 tablespoons mild Indian curry paste (such as korma) 3 cups (750ml) Vegetable Stock 2 bay leaves 1 cinnamon quill (stick) 400g can lentils, drained, rinsed 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander…

The Health Benefits of Increased Blood Flow

Good blood circulation through the body is vital to your health and overall body function. The heart is responsible for pumping blood through vessels in the circulatory system. Oxygen provides energy and vitality to the tissues by red blood cells. For adequate blood flow, all your vital organs must work in unison with the circulatory…

What Causes Menopausal Hair Loss?

Loss of hair during menopause is normally a direct result of fluctuating levels of hormones in the body. Testosterone and estrogen are the two major hormones responsible for hair growth. The most common type of hair loss in menopausal women is known as estrogenic alopecia. It is caused by a drop in the levels of…

Why Double Diabetes Is Double Trouble

Double diabetes is also known as type 3 diabetes, or hybrid diabetes. It is a combination of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and can develop in patients suffering from either the type 1 or type 2 forms of diabetes. Incidences of type 3 diabetes are on the rise globally. Double diabetics experience symptoms of…

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…