Macadamia-crumbed fish fillets

Ingredients (serves 4) 145g (1 cup) whole unsalted macadamia nuts 1 tablespoon plain flour ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup loosely packed fresh continental parsley leaves 2 egg whites 4 (about 175g each) white fish fillets (such as Hake) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Sweet potato chips & red onion wedges, to serve Method Place the macadamia…

Reduce Acidity to Lose Weight

Too much acid in your body can cause weight gain, fatigue, pain, and a host of other health problems.  However, it’s easy to balance your body chemistry to get your weight and health back on track. The pH scale which measures the level of acid or alkalinity.  Don’t worry you don’t need to be a…

Men’s Menopause (Andropause) Symptoms

Menopause is a term that historically has been used to describe the time in a woman’s life when there are dramatic changes in hormone levels and she loses her fertility. “Male menopause” (Andropause) is generally used to describe the lowering of hormone levels in a man, even though the man does not lose his fertility.…

Moroccan Grated Carrot and Beet Salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 cups of grated carrots (from about 3 carrots) 1 cup of grated fresh beets (from about 1 medium sized peeled beet) ½ cup golden raisins ½ teaspoon paprika (sweet, not hot) ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Small pinch of salt Small pinch of cayenne 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2…

Mayo Clinic study explains Menopausal Belly Fat

Scientists have long known that lower estrogen levels after menopause can cause fat storage to shift from the hips and thighs to the abdomen. Now, a ground breaking study, co-authored by the Mayo Clinic, has determined why: Proteins, revved up by the estrogen drop, cause fat cells to store more fat. And it gets worse:…

Ratatouille with poached egg

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 eggplant, chopped 2 zucchini (baby marrow), chopped 1 red capsicum, seeds removed, chopped 400g canned chopped tomatoes 4 poached eggs, to serve Parsley leaves, to garnish Method Heat oil in a large pan, add onion and cook for 2-3…

Barbecued steak and vegetables

Ingredients (serves 4)   olive oil cooking spray 2 red capsicum (bell pepper), quartered lengthways 3 zucchini (baby marrow), quartered lengthways 400g orange sweet potato, peeled, thinly sliced 2 (200g each) porterhouse, sirloin or rump steaks, trimmed 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 teaspoons olive oil 1/3 cup basil leaves, shredded   Method Preheat a barbecue grill…

Barbecued fish with warm tomato salad

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 (±800g in total) hake fillets 2 punnets cherry tomatoes, halved 1 red onion, thinly sliced Olive oil cooking spray 1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Mixed salad leaves, to serve Lemon wedges, to serve Method Spray fish, tomatoes and onion with oil. Season with salt and pepper.…