Savoury mince eggplant bake

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large eggplant, thickly sliced ½ quantity (3 cups) Savoury mince (see related recipe) 200g mozzarella cheese, grated mixed salad leaves, to serve Method Heat oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add eggplant. Cook for 5 minutes each side or until tender and golden. Preheat oven…

Lemon chicken with olives

Ingredients ( 8 servings) 1.2kg chicken thigh fillets, trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, halved, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, sliced 400g can diced tomatoes 1 small lemon, sliced 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 teaspoons fresh oregano leaves 1 cup (180g) pitted kalamata olives Method Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil…

12 Tasty Low-Carb Snacks

More Options Than You Think Sometimes, the whole world of snacking seems to be based on the one thing you’re supposed to limit: refined carbs. Even the “healthier” packaged items, like granola bars, smoothies, and crackers, are full of them. If you look past the vending machine, though, you’ll find plenty of other tasty options,…

Ways to Stop Overeating After Your Workout

You must have sweated off hundreds of calories during that Spin class, so it’s totally okay to indulge in a bowl of ice cream when you get home—right? Not so fast. Research shows that people tend to reward themselves with rich foods and large portions after exercising, and that they often eat back all of…

Grilled Lime Chicken with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

Grilled Chicken Ingredients: Juice of 4-5 limes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup+ (more to taste) chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1 tsp dried oregano leaves 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 red onion, halved then sliced into 1/4” strips Black Bean…

Summer tomato salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 6 tomatoes, cored and cut into wedges ¼ small red onion, very thinly sliced 3 tbsp olive oil Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 80-100g feta, crumbled 20 mint or basil leaves, torn Method Place tomatoes and onion in a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper…

How to Deal with Menopause

Menopause can be a confusing, uncomfortable time for a woman, especially with all the body changes and mood swings. While for some women the transition is quite smooth, others find the symptoms too hard to deal with. You don’t have to suffer through this transitional phase in your life. Here are tips to get through…

Is your diet alkaline or acidic?

Find out more about alkaline- and acid-producing foods and how they affect your health. Naturopathy expert Mim Beim explains all. (Q)     I have heard it is better for your health to be more alkaline than acidic. What exactly does this mean and how do you go about becoming more alkaline? (A)     For decades, natural…