Leek, spinach and feta omelettes

Ingredients (serve 2) 50g butter 2 leeks, trimmed, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 100g baby spinach, plus extra, to serve 6 eggs 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil, plus extra, to drizzle 50g (1/4 cup) feta, crumbled Method Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium…

Cosmopolitan’s 10 Best Weight-Loss Tips

  Losing kilograms doesn’t have to be torture. Adopt at least three of these behaviors — they’re simple to integrate into your day-to-day routine, and all are enthusiastically backed by nutritionists — and you’ll be thinner and healthier in days. (Plus, the weight will stay off.) 1.  SNACK, BUT SMARTLY Grazing between meals used to…

Type 2 Diabetes and Fatigue

Living with diabetes can be tiring, not just from actual diabetes symptoms but also from managing the condition in general. These simple steps can help fight fatigue from diabetes and boost energy. No, it’s not your imagination: Taking care of yourself when you have type 2 diabetes can be exhausting. Diabetes-related fatigue is common, and…

Tomato and balsamic beef casserole

Ingredients (serve 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 800g beef chuck steak, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 3 medium carrots, peeled, chopped 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 420g can tomato soup 2 cups beef stock 1 cup dried lentils Method Heat oil in a large, heavy-based casserole dish over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 5…

Italian beef rissoles with fresh tomato salsa

Ingredients (4 servings) 750g beef mince 55g (¾ cup) fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread) 150g bought chargrilled capsicum (bell pepper), drained, thinly sliced 40g (¼ cup) pitted olives, thinly sliced ¼ cup finely shredded fresh basil 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 egg, lightly whisked 1 red onion, halved, finely chopped Salt & freshly ground…

Male menopause: Myth or reality?

Aging-related hormone changes in men — sometimes called male menopause — are different from those in women.  Understand signs, symptoms and treatment options. Hormone changes are a natural part of aging. Unlike the more dramatic reproductive hormone plunge that occurs in women during menopause, however, sex hormone changes in men occur gradually. Here’s what to…

Cauliflower steaks with olive and herb salsa

Ingredients (serve 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large (about 1.2kg) cauliflower, cut crossways into four 1.5cm-thick pieces 50g (¼ cup) pimento-stuffed green olives, finely chopped 60ml (¼ cup) extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon baby capers 1 tablespoon chopped fresh continental parsley 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano ¼ teaspoon caster…