Steak with piquant Italian salsa Verde

Serves 4 to 6 This bold green sauce comes together in a flash in the food processor. Garlic, capers and anchovy add complexity to a lively puree of parsley and basil. You’ll have some salsa Verde left over, so enjoy it on chicken, fish or vegetables as well as the beef in this recipe. This…

Chicken, spinach and soft-boiled egg salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 650g chicken breasts, thickly sliced (see note) 1 lemon, halved 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked 1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced 2 tbs wholegrain mustard 1 tsp honey 4 eggs, at room temperature 250g baby spinach Method To marinate the chicken, place in a large…

The Biggest Mistake Emotional Eaters Make

Believe it or not, the biggest mistake emotional eaters make has nothing to do with food — but it flavors everything.  The No. 1 mistake people make when they are trying to gain control of emotional eating and overeating is that they get mad at themselves and beat themselves up emotionally when things don’t go…

Believe it or not: Low-Carb diets work!

What’s the best way to eat if you’re trying to lose weight? For years, doctors and dietitians have encouraged us to eat less dietary fat. But growing evidence suggests that obesity comes not from eating too much fat but too many carbs. One key study conducted recently by Dr. Lydia Bazzano, an associate professor of…

Summer salad

Packed with antioxidants, a super healthy and colorful salad. Ingredients (serves 6) 3 carrots bunch radishes 2 medium baby marrows half a small red onion small handful mint leaves, roughly torn For the dressing 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp mayonnaise 2 tbsp olive oil Method Grate the carrots into…

Tomato & chicken paella

Heart friendly and low fat, this version of a paella is so easy to make it will become a firm favorite in no time! Preparation Time (15 minutes)     Cooking Time (45 minutes)  Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tsp olive oil 6 (about 600g) chicken breasts, halved 1 large red onion, halved, cut into thin wedges 1…

Don’t Like to Work out? Try a Different Approach

By now you have heard that an inactive lifestyle contributes not only to weight gain, but also to elevated blood fats, cardiovascular disease, several kinds of cancer and reduced blood sugar regulation. Lack of physical activity/movement also increases depression, memory loss, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and a host of other emotional and physical problems. Having heard…

Fiber is crucial for Weight Loss

  What is Fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is present in plant cells. Your body can’t digest fiber, thus it slows the absorption of other types of carbohydrates, such as sugar and starch, helping to stabilize your blood sugar. It also adds bulk without increasing caloric intake, a very useful weight loss tool. There are two types of fiber…

Chicken Basque

  Savour the rich flavors of Spanish chicken with chili and paprika. Ingredients (serves 4) 1½ tbs olive oil 8 skinless chicken thigh cutlets 1 onion, halved, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper (capsicum), seeded, thinly sliced 2 long fresh green chilies, seeded, thinly sliced diagonally 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tsp paprika 400g…