Chargrilled vegetables

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 eggplants, thinly sliced length-ways 2 green bell pepper, cut into strips 2 red bell pepper, cut into strips 3 zucchini (baby marrow), thinly sliced length-ways olive oil cooking spray 1/3 cup herb and garlic salad dressing Method Preheat a char-grill or barbecue plate on medium-high. Spray vegetables with oil. Season with…

Pumpkin, zucchini & feta frittata

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 500g butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded, cut into 1cm cubes 2 green zucchini (baby marrow), coarsely chopped 6 eggs, lightly whisked 125ml (3/4 cup) thickened cream 200g feta, crumbled 1/4 cup finely shredded fresh basil leaves Salt & freshly ground black pepper Mixed salad leaves, to serve Method Preheat…

Spinach, lentil and feta bruschetta

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons currants 1 tablespoon red vinegar 300g cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried oregano 200g baby spinach leaves, thinly sliced 400g can brown lentils, rinsed, drained Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 150g feta, crumbled Toasted flaked almonds, to serve Method Preheat…

Insulin Resistance

Signs and Symptoms: High blood sugar levels, High Insulin Levels, or type 2-diabetes Normally, food is absorbed into the bloodstream in the form of sugars such as glucose and other basic substances. The increase in sugar in the bloodstream signals the pancreas (an organ located behind the stomach) to increase the secretion of a hormone…

Mint and lime iced tea

  Ingredients (Serves 4) 3 English tea bags 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 bunch fresh mint 1 litre boiling water 2 cups ice cubes 2 limes, quartered Method Combine tea bags, sugar, 2 mint sprigs and boiling water in a heatproof jug. Set aside for 20 minutes for flavours to develop. Remove and discard tea…

Full-of-greens frittata

Ingredients (serves 4) 250g baby spinach leaves 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 250g zucchini (baby marrow), coarsely grated 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 4 eggs 4 egg whites 100g reduced-fat feta cheese 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan ¼ cup chopped fresh chives 100g roasted red capsicum(bell pepper), finely chopped Method Preheat…

Night Sweats, Chills, and other Menopausal Symptoms

Night sweats are a troublesome and, unfortunately a very common symptom of menopause. Many women claim to suffer from night sweats with as many as 75% of menopausal women experiencing these episodes at some point during this transitional period. Considering the common occurrence of night sweats, it is a good idea to understand the causes…