Chargrilled tomato & bean salad with spicy dressing

Ingredients (serves 10) 60ml (¼ cup) extra virgin olive oil 1 tbs red wine vinegar ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp paprika 250g cocktail tomatoes, halved olive oil spray 1 large red onion, cut into wedges 500g green beans, trimmed, halved diagonally 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained 2 tbs chopped fresh parsley  Method…

Chilli beef with beans

Make enough of this spicy mince favorite to serve half now with rice and freeze the rest. Ingredients (serves 8) 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil 1.4kg lean beef mince 4 brown onions, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 red capsicums (bell pepper), halved, deseeded, cut into 1cm pieces 2 tsp chili powder 2…

Advice for high blood pressure

In addition to the changes outlined here it is also important that you reduce the amount of salt in your diet. Potassium and calcium to combat high blood pressure The Manna diet recommends increasing your dietary intake of potassium and calcium. Potassium can be found in all the food groups – fruit and vegetable sources include oranges,…

High blood sugar in combination with high insulin levels causes fatty deposits in the heart

The impaired substrate metabolism of diabetes patients is often expressed in an increase in fatty deposits in the cells of the heart muscle. Until now, the exact cause of this was unknown. Now, researchers at the MedUni Vienna in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of MedUni Vienna in cooperation with the MR Centre of Excellence Vienna have shown that high…

20 Ways to Lose Belly Fat Fast

This fantastic list of 20 Best Ways to Lose Stomach Fat Fast includes all the tips you need to lose that belly fat that has been bugging you for months or even years. Most of today’s adult population are not happy with their abdominal muscle tone and they would gladly have a flatter stomach or lose that stomach fat altogether.  Not…

Chunky vegetable frittata

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 cups (250g) frozen chunk-style vegetables 125g cherry tomatoes, halved 6 eggs 1 cup pure cream ½ cup grated tasty cheese 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves Method Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 20cm (base) round cake pan. Line base with baking paper. Arrange vegetables and tomato in…

Giving up Sugar Counteracts the Aging process

Skip the cake if you want a flawless skin For the first time, a direct link has been established between the amount of sugar circulating in the blood and how old a person looks. Scientists from the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and Unilever in the UK, measured the blood sugar levels of…

Tuscan vegetable and bean soup

Get 2 and a half serves of veggies per serve with our Tuscan vegetable and bean soup.  Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 400g packet fresh vegetable mix (see note) 4 cups chicken stock 400g can diced tomatoes 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat oil in…