Spicy beef salad

Ingredients 600g beef scotch fillet steaks 2 tsp olive oil 1 x 100g pkt baby Asian greens 1 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 1 English cucumber, halved, thinly sliced diagonally 55g (1 cup) trimmed bean sprouts ½ cup fresh coriander leaves 4 slices wholegrain bread, to serve Dressing 1 long fresh red chilli, deseeded,…

Paprika chicken

Ingredients (serves 6) 2 (about 1.3kg each) whole fresh chickens, each cut into 4 or 6 pieces 1 tbs olive oil 2 brown onions, halved, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tbs sweet paprika 2 tsp fennel seeds 4 medium tomatoes, chopped 435ml (1¾ cups) chicken stock 90g (1/3 cup) light sour cream…

Chicken and Zucchini Stew

This recipe is one of those classic meals perfect for a quiet family dinner. Ingredients 500g Tomatoes, whole, peeled, canned 1 cup chicken broth (chicken stock) 1 cup chopped green bell pepper , coarsely chopped 2 medium garlic cloves , minced 2 medium zucchini , coarsely chopped (or 6 marrow squash, sliced) 1 pinch black…

Shake the Fat Off

With so Many Shakes on the Market, what does the Ideal Shake look like? Do Shakes really Work? Shakes do work, if you take a well balanced formula. A balanced shake must compare to an average meal, consisting of at least 15% protein, enough fiber, minerals, vitamins and nutrients to supply your body with the…

How Blood Sugar Levels Affect Weight Loss

When we eat, our body converts digestible carbohydrates into blood sugar (glucose), our main source of energy. Our blood sugar level can affect how hungry and how energetic we feel, both important factors when we are watching how we eat and exercise. It also determines whether we burn fat or store it. Our pancreas creates…

Stop Sabotaging Your Weight

Portion Control for successful Weight Loss and Diabetes Control    Overeating will increase your blood sugars and weight. This is not good for weight loss or diabetes. But portion control isn’t easy. Cutting back your portions affects you physically and emotionally. Our lifestyles revolve around the food we eat – like going out for dinner with…

Chicken and Mushrooms

Ingredients (2 servings) 2 chicken breast halves, boneless, skin-on  salt and ground black pepper to taste  2 tablespoons olive oil  220g fresh mushrooms, sliced ± 6mm thick  1 pinch salt  ½ cup water  1 tablespoon butter  salt and ground black pepper to taste Method Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Season chicken…

Menopause/Osteoporosis – Calcium & Vitamin D

Natural Treatments for Osteoporosis Osteoporosis literally means “thinning of bones” and this implies that bones become thin, brittle, and easily broken due to the disorder. Symptoms of the disease often go unnoticed, and sometimes left untreated, until the bone breaks. This condition is known to occur in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. It is important to…

Morning light can help with weight loss

Morning light can be a key to weight loss, according to new research. A small study found that people who were exposed to sun earlier in the day were generally leaner. A total of 54 adults were included in the study. Of the 54 participants, 26 were male and the average age was 31. A…