Super-easy chicken cacciatore

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1.5kg mixed chicken pieces, trimmed 1 brown onion, roughly chopped 1 red capsicum, chopped 200g cup mushrooms, sliced 575g jar Napolitano pasta sauce ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved ½ cup small fresh basil leaves Method Heat oil in a large, non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken…

Paprika tomato & onion salad

The addition of sugar and spice brings out the natural sweetness of these truss tomatoes, transforming them into a glorious summer side. Ingredients (serves 8) 1 x 500g pkt tomatoes 1 red onion, halved, thinly sliced 1 tbs caster sugar 2 tsp sea salt 3 tsp mild paprika 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil 125ml (1/2…

Foods that can Improve Blood Circulation

Healthy blood flow carries oxygen, nutrients and disease-fighting immune cells throughout your body. Poor circulation due to fatty plaques and blood clots can slow healing and raise your risk of heart disease and stroke. Adding foods such as garlic and whole grains to your diet can help keep your blood vessels healthy and improve circulation.…

Watermelon salad with tomatoes, feta cheese and mint

This colorful salad makes a great addition to any summer cookout. Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 to 3 cups watermelon in bite-sized chunks, seeds removed 2 small ripe tomatoes, quartered 50 to 80 grams Feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons prepared balsamic vinaigrette dressing 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint Method On a large platter or…

Red wine and garlic slow-cooked lamb shanks

Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 2 tbs plain flour Salt & freshly ground pepper 4 lamb shanks, trimmed 1 brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2/3 cup (160ml) red wine 700ml bottle Italian cooking sauce 250g green beans 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 lemon, rind finely grated 1 garlic clove, extra, crushed Method…

Top Causes of Severe Hearing Loss

How You Hear – Anatomy of the Ear Sound waves enter the outer ear and travel through the ear canal. This causes the eardrum and tiny bones, called the hammer and anvil, in the middle ear to vibrate. Then vibrations travel to the fluid in the cochlea where microscopic hairs send nerve signals to the…

Male menopause: Myth or reality?

Aging-related hormone changes in men — sometimes called male menopause — are different from those in women. Understand signs, symptoms and treatment options. Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually. Here’s what to…