Losing weight may delay kidney problems in diabetics

Healthy eating, staying active and losing weight are already recommended for people with type 2 diabetes, and new research suggests these steps may also delay or prevent chronic kidney disease. About 35 percent of U.S. adults with diabetes have some degree of kidney disease, and diabetes is the major cause of kidney failure and dialysis,…

Warm red cabbage coleslaw

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion, halved, sliced crossways ½ cup flame raisins ½ red cabbage, shredded 1 tablespoon caster sugar 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar Method Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until tender. Add raisins and…

Cabbage rolls

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 1 small carrot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g beef mince ¼ cup red wine (optional) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 100g chargrilled red capsicum, finely chopped 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves 12 large cabbage leaves,…

Ten of the Worst Eating Habits

We all have to eat to live. Ironically, what you eat could destroy your quality of life or even kill you. That is the extent to which our commercialized world is abusing even an essential commodity like food for the pure motive of profit.  Here are ten guidelines to show you how you, too, can…

Steak, corn & red bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 500g piece lean sirloin steak, trimmed of excess fat 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup frozen corn kernels 800g canned red kidney beans, rinsed, drained Juice of 1 lemon 2 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal Method Place the steak in a bowl and…

Pan-seared chicken livers on lentil & rocket salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 3 large spring onions, peeled, thinly sliced 2 cups rocket leaves 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained 1 red capsicum, finely chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1½ tablespoons olive oil 500g chicken livers, trimmed of sinew, halved Method Toss spring onions, rocket, lentils, capsicum and vinegar with 1 tablespoon oil. Season to…

Cauliflower broccoli fritters

Ingredients (make 18 fritters) ½ cup flour or rice flour ¼ tsp baking soda 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp turmeric ½ tsp chopped fennel seeds 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 eggs ¼ cup milk or water ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 300g cauliflower or broccoli or a mixture of both…