Lamb, sweet potato and feta salad

Ingredients (serve 4) 250g sweet potato, peeled and sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and cracked black pepper 4 tomatoes, halved 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 12 slices cooked lamb, warmed 100g baby rocket ±80g feta, roughly crumbled Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the sweet potato on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking…

16 Health Benefits of Lemons

The Alkalizing Powerfood Lemons are acidic to the taste, but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact they are one of the most alkaline-forming foods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Lemons are a favorite all over the world and an essential food in kitchens everywhere. “We are…

Tiredness and Diabetes

Many people with diabetes will describe themselves as feeling tired, lethargic or fatigued at times. It could be a result of stress, hard work or a lack of a decent night’s sleep but it could also be related to having too high or too low blood glucose levels. Tiredness as a symptom of diabetes Regular…

Zucchini and ricotta frittata

Ingredients (serve 4) 6 eggs, lightly beaten 250g ricotta cheese, crumbled 2 large zucchini (baby marrow), grated 4 green onions, thinly sliced ¼ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves Method Whisk eggs and ricotta together in a large bowl. Add zucchini, onion, tomato and basil. Stir to combine. Season with…

Healthy osso bucco

Ingredients (serve 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 (650g) beef or veal shanks (osso bucco) (Shank discs) 2 large carrots, peeled, roughly chopped 410g can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shanks. Cook for 1 to 2…

Benefits of Increased Blood Circulation

Blood circulation is an important part of your body’s overall function and health. Your heart pumps blood through blood vessels within your circulatory system. Red blood cells have specific tasks of carrying oxygen to your body’s vital organs, providing vitality and energy. When your vital organs and circulatory system work in unison, you have an adequate…

Signs of Candida Overgrowth

  You might be wondering, What on earth is candida? Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, and a very small amount of it lives in your mouth and intestines. Its job is to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption but, when overproduced, candida breaks down the wall of the intestine and…

Tuscan chicken

Ingredients (serve 4) 2 punnet grape tomatoes 1 red capsicum, seeded, sliced ¾ cup olives ½ lemon, juiced 4 small chicken breast fillets 2 tablespoons olive oil Method Preheat oven to moderate, 180C. In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, capsicum, olives, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a…