Tian of provencal vegetables

Ingredients (serves 4) 3 cloves garlic, crushed 125ml (½ cup) extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley ¼ cup roughly chopped basil 1 large (600g) eggplant, cut into 5mm-thick slices 1 large potato, peeled, thinly sliced width wise 1 large (350g) zucchini (baby marrow), thinly sliced into rounds 4 ripe tomatoes, thinly…

Sticky orange and mustard chicken

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 (1.6kg) whole fresh chicken, cut into quarters 1 tablespoon olive oil 500ml (2 cups) hot water Baby rocket leaves, to serve Lemon wedges, to serve Orange mustard glaze 185ml (¾ cup) orange juice 170g (½ cup) orange marmalade 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard 2 tablespoons rosemary sprigs 1…

How Does Diabetes Cause Kidney Disease?

When our bodies digest the protein we eat, the process creates waste products. In the kidneys, millions of tiny blood vessels (capillaries) with even tinier holes in them act as filters. As blood flows through the blood vessels, small molecules such as waste products squeeze through the holes. These waste products become part of the…

Why Phyto-Estrogens for Menopause?

Estrogen and estrogen-progestin combinations are the traditional medical management options for patients who seek treatment for menopause symptoms. These treatment modalities are the most effective options for managing the symptoms that occur during and after menopause. Since the results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) were made public in 2002, concerns about the safety of…

Low GI Diet revised for effective Weight Loss

The glycemic index was designed to help people with diabetes control their blood sugar levels. Whatever hepls to control blood sugar, the theory goes, should help you shed extra weight. However, the glycemic index diet focuses on carbs. It gets a little complicated, but here’s the basic idea: Some foods – white bread, cookies, and…

Mexican beef meatballs

Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g lean beef mince 2 x 125g cans red kidney beans, drained, rinsed 1 small red onion, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 3/4 cup chunky mild tomato salsa 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium avocado, halved, peeled 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream Salad, to serve Method Process mince, beans, onion,…

Peri peri chicken salad

Ingredients (serves 6) 3 (about 750g) chicken breast fillets 125ml (½ cup) peri peri sauce 2 x 240g pkts cherry tomatoes 100g baby rocket leaves 1 avocado, cut into thin wedges ½ red onion, thinly sliced Peri peri sauce, extra, to serve Method Combine the chicken and peri peri sauce in a large glass or…

Hot Flashes and Cold Sensations

Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. They are often accompanied by a range of other troublesome symptoms including chills and cold feet. Such unpleasant menopausal side effects can be difficult to manage on a daily basis and often require treatment. The information below is designed to explain why you experience…

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

Dr. William Davis Health Pro April 07, 2010 What do carbohydrates have to do with cholesterol? Most people believe that carbohydrates and cholesterol are completely unrelated. After all, don’t fats as saturated fat increase cholesterol levels? What do carbohydrates have to do with it? There’s actually a powerful relationship between carbohydrates and cholesterol. First of…