Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter Style Chicken)

Ingredients (serves 4-6) One 1,5kg chicken, cut into pieces 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 cup thinly sliced onions 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup white wine 2 cups peeled and chopped, firm ripe tomatoes (or canned plum tomatoes in their juice) Method Rinse chicken and pat dry.…

Surprising things might be draining your energy

Sure, we all get draggy from time to time. A sleepless night here and there, a stressful day at the office, but when you’re constantly feeling drained, it might be time to look at what’s bringing you down. Check out these energy zappers and see how many apply to you.  Sugar Sugar provides quick energy,…

What is IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome)

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects mostly women. Causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. IBS treatments include diet and lifestyle changes and medications / supplements. Overview Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the intestines. It causes belly pain, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. IBS is a…

Crunchy Waldorf salad with blue cheese

Ingredients (serves 4) 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon low fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon sour cream 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 small pink lady apples, cut into 2.5cm cubes 2 celery stalks, halved lengthways, chopped 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1/2 lettuce, leaves separated, torn 50g blue cheese, finely crumbled Method Place buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream…

Chicken Provencale

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 red bell pepper (capsicum), quartered, deseeded, 1 yellow bell pepper (capsicum), quartered, deseeded 1 tbs olive oil 1.5kg chicken thigh pieces, excess fat trimmed 2 brown onions, halved, cut into wedges 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 125ml (½ cup) white wine 1 x 660ml btl passata (tomato pasta sauce) 250ml (1…

Famous Weight Loss Myths

Dieting is a national obsession which has led to many fads and myths. We sift through the most common misconceptions. Myth: The more water you drink, the more weight you’ll lose. Drinking copious amounts of water, at temperatures ranging from icy to boiling, will speed up weight loss. Fact: Having a reasonable liquid intake of…

Alkaline Diet for Weight Loss?

Health practitioners have long promoted a balanced diet that includes fruit, leafy green vegetables and a minimal intake of sugar – but followers of the alkaline diet have taken this one a step further. The diet, which is followed by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston, advocates the exclusion of acid-forming foods like dairy,…

Mushroom salad

  Ingredients (serves 6) 60ml hazelnuts 1 garlic clove 500g mixed mushrooms 20ml white wine vinegar 2ml sea salt 80mlolive oil black pepper selection of lettuce leaves Method Toast the nuts in a 200°C oven and rub off the skins. Cool the nuts and chop roughly. Rub the sides of the salad bowl with the…

Carne Asada

Carne asada is the thinly sliced, grilled beef served so often in tacos and burritos. It is also commonly served as is, with beans on the side. Although almost any cut of beef can be butterflied into thin sheets for the carne asada, typically it is made from flank steak or skirt steak. It can be grilled…