Warm balsamic vegetable salad

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 large red onion, cut into thick wedges 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), thickly sliced 1 large zucchini (baby marrow), sliced diagonally 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 medium tomatoes, quartered ½ cup fresh basil leaves, torn 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Method Preheat a chargrill over medium-high heat. Place onion, capsicum, zucchini…

Cheat’s moussaka

Ingredients (6 Servings) 1 large eggplant, thinly sliced Olive oil cooking spray 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 800g beef mince 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground allspice 2 x 400g cans crushed tomatoes 200g tub plain Greek-style yoghurt 1 cup grated tasty cheese Ground cinnamon,…

Broccoli, beans and almonds with lemon ricotta

Ingredients (4 servings) 300g broccoli, cut into small florets 200g green beans, trimmed ¼ cup reduced-fat fresh ricotta 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon toasted flaked almonds Method Place broccoli and beans in a metal steamer. Place steamer over a large saucepan of simmering water. Cook, covered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.…

Braised chicken with olives & capers

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1.6kg whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces 8 French shallots, peeled 250ml (1 cup) dry sherry (optional) 250ml (1 cup) chicken stock 175g (1 cup) kalamata olives 2 tablespoons drained capers, chopped 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1 teaspoon…

What Is Lactose Intolerance?

If you have lactose intolerance, you may love milk, but your body doesn’t – and will tell you that you had much. You might have symptoms like cramps after a bowl of cereal or gas after an ice cream treat. Lactose is the main sugar in milk and other dairy products. If you have lactose…

What Is Your Gut Telling You?

Scientists have long studied the link between our genes and our health. Now, in a growing area of scientific research, they’re studying the link between the bacteria in our intestines and virtually every disease that ails us. Bacteria – along with viruses and fungi – are microbes, and we’re filled with them. For each one…

Ratatouille with poached egg

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large red onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), halved, seeded, cut into 1cm pieces 1 yellow capsicum (bell pepper), halved, seeded, cut into 1cm pieces 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1cm pieces 2 medium zucchini…

Baked fish on vegetables

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 zucchinis (baby marrows), cut into wedges 2 red onions, cut into wedges 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges ¼ cup pitted black olives ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 4 x 180g thick skinless white fish fillets (such as hake) 1 small garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard…