Cream of cauliflower soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes 750g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water ¼ cup cream or crème fraiche Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium…

Barbecue marinated chicken fillets

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 small chicken fillets ½ cup barbecue sauce 500g Sweet potatoes, cut into 2cm pieces 3 corn cobs, peeled, washed 2 zucchini (baby marrows), trimmed, sliced lengthways into strips 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves ½ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped 125g punnet cherry tomatoes Method Cut each chicken fillet in…

16 Secrets Guys Wish Women Knew

1.  Men Will Talk About Feelings Was your guy raised as a traditional, stoic, man’s man? If so, let WebMD walk you through 18 relationship secrets, gathered from psychologists who study gender roles. Secret No. 1: It may be easier for your man to talk about feelings indirectly. Ask what he’d do during a romantic…

Study: Caffeine harms glucose metabolism in type-2 diabetics

Although some studies have shown that coffee drinking may actually help prevent or regulate diabetes, the evidence seems to suggest that caffeine actually worsens diabetic symptoms. In fact, caffeine appears to outweigh all the benefits that coffee would otherwise provide. Researchers from Duke University have conducted several studies into the effects of caffeine on people…

Menopause: What to Expect

Menopause isn’t a one-size-fits-all event. It affects every woman differently. Some women reach natural menopause with little or no trouble; others experience severe symptoms that drastically hamper their lives. And when menopause starts suddenly as a result of surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, the adjustment can be tough. The following are menopausal symptoms that many women experience, though…

Broccoli with garlic and chilli

Ingredients (serves 6) 800g broccoli, cut into small florets 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes Method Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add broccoli. Cook for 3 minutes or until bright green and just tender (see shortcut). Drain well. Meanwhile, heat…

Braised chicken with spinach and lentils

Ingredients (serves 4) 1½ tablespoons olive oil 4 x 170g chicken breast fillets, cut into 3cm cubes 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 celery stalk, finely chopped, plus 1 tablespoon chopped celery leaves 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 teaspoons chopped thyme leaves 1 cup (250ml) salt-reduced chicken stock 120g baby spinach leaves 2 x…

Why Fiber?

Fiber is something the body needs but never actually digests — in fact, it remains more or less the same from plate to toilet. It comes in two varieties, soluble and insoluble, and most plant-based foods contain a mixture of the two. Soluble fiber turns to gel in the stomach and slows digestion, which helps…

Health is directly linked to the gut: Eleven things that destroy the beneficial probiotic bacteria living inside us

More and more data is piling up all the time about the importance of maintaining probiotic “good” bacteria in our bodies as we strive for vibrant, holistic health. Friendly bacteria provide incredible benefits to the entire body, not only in the arena of digestive health. Probiotic bacteria have the ability to keep harmful pathogenic, disease-causing…

5 Facts to help you reduce the risk of cancer

Cancer can be an incredibly deceptive disease. It strikes when a person least expects it, and in many cases, offers absolutely no warning whatsoever.  A person can take preventative measures to avoid getting cancer, but the truth is, there are several factors that contribute to their risk and not all of them can be controlled.…