Grilled Flank Steak with Mushrooms

Ingredients (serves 4) 1kg Flank or sirloin steak Salt Olive oil Black pepper 1kg Mixed mushrooms (if you can, make sure the assortment includes some shiitake mushrooms, they’re especially flavourful), cleaned, rough chop 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup minced shallots (or onions) 1 cup red wine (or beef broth) 1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary  Method…

Cauliflower and feta fritters

Ingredients (serves 4) ½ cup self-raising flour ½ cup buttermilk 1 egg 1 tablespoon chopped mint 250g cauliflower florets, blanched 200g  feta, grated 2 tablespoon canola oil 100g baby rocket 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 cup tomato relish, to serve (optional) Lemon wedges, to serve Method Combine flour, buttermilk, egg and mint in a…

Menopause and Allergies

Hormones and the immune system are inextricably linked, so hormonal changes during menopause can lead to an increase in allergies among menopausal women. Many women experience increased sensitivity to allergies, while others may suddenly become allergic to something that never bothered them before. This is particularly the case with hay fever, asthma, and dermatitis. Allergies…

Spinach Frittata

Ingredients 500g spinach leaves (about 2 bunches), cleaned, chopped 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large clove garlic, minced 9 large eggs 2 Tbsp milk 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese Sun-dried tomatoes, about 2 Tbsp chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste ± 80gram Feta Method Preheat oven…

Grilled vegetables and Hake

Ingredients (4 servings) 3 medium zucchinis (baby marrows) 2 eggplants 3 tomatoes 1 red onion 1 red capsicum (bell pepper) 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 8 sprigs thyme 4 Hake fillets 80g pitted olives 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar ¼ bunch basil Method Preheat a barbecue to medium–high. Cut zucchinis, eggplants and tomatoes in half…

8 Reasons why you might struggle to lose weight

Lack of Sleep May Prevent the Loss of Fat  If your diet isn’t going as well as you had hoped, the problem may not be your food choices or exercise habits. It may be your sleeping habits. Sleep loss may hamper even your best attempts to lose weight. Overweight adults lost 55% less fat when they got 5.5 hours of sleep per night,…

Roast capsicum with oregano & anchovies

Ingredients (8 servings) 5 red capsicums (bell peppers), quartered, deseeded 5 yellow capsicums (bell peppers), quartered, deseeded 125ml (½ cup) extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup loosely packed fresh oregano leaves 4 anchovies fillets, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon capers, drained, roughly chopped Method Preheat a grill on high. Place the…

Ratatouille with peppered steak

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed ¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 large red capsicum, cut into 2cm pieces 1 large eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces 2 medium zucchini (baby marrow), cut into 2cm pieces 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 400g can finely chopped tomatoes 1 teaspoon…

Foods That Can Cause Heartburn

  Will Eating This Give Me Heartburn? Good question – and the answer might not be what you expect. First, here are a few basic facts about heartburn, which has nothing to do with the heart. Heartburn is a burning discomfort from the chest area up to the throat. It can happen when stomach acid…