Chicken fajita lettuce wraps

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tbs olive oil 400g chicken breast fillets, trimmed, cut into thin strips 1 red onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 tbs chipotle chillies in adobo sauce or chilli jam (see note) ½ tsp ground cumin ½ tsp brown sugar Juice of 1 lime, plus…

Blackened lime Hake with white bean tabbouleh

Ingredients 400g canned cannellini beans, rinsed, drained 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves roughly chopped ½ bunch mint, leaves roughly chopped 3 tomatoes, chopped 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced 2 tbs olive oil ½cup (125ml) lime juice (from 2-3 limes) 2 tsp ground coriander 4 x 180g skinless hake fillets Method To make the white…

9 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

The Elusive Metabolism Boost Boosting metabolism is the holy grail of weight watchers everywhere, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some people inherit a speedy metabolism. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even while resting. And for most people, metabolism slows steadily after age 40. Although you can’t…

Can Diabetics Eat Watermelon?

If you are a diabetic, not only are watermelons safe to eat, but you are encouraged to enjoy them as part of a healthy, balanced diet. While they have quite a few carbohydrates and natural sugar per serving, they are also low in calories and loaded with nutrients packed in juicy morsels. As long as…

10 Ways to Deal with Menopause

Coping with menopause can be tough, so a little bit of menopause relief can go a long way towards making this problematic phase of a woman’s life a little more manageable. 1.    Hot Flash Cooldown Keep a diary to track what sets off your hot flashes. Caffeine? Alcohol? A hot room?  Stress? All are common…

Watermelon, sweet melon and goat’s cheese salad

Ingredients 1/4 seedless watermelon 1/2 sweet melon 2 avocados Juice of 1 lemon 2 oranges 2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled, seeds removed, chopped 1 long green chili, seeds removed, thinly sliced Pinch of castor sugar 150g soft goat’s cheese, crumbled Handful of mint leaves Method Using a small melon baller, cut as many balls from the…

Chicken and mushroom frittata

Chicken cubes are a quick and easy way to add flavor to this one-pot frittata. Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 500g chicken breast (cubed) 200g button mushrooms, quartered 2 green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced 8 eggs, lightly beaten 150g grape tomatoes, halved 100g feta, crumbled Method Heat oil in a 2.5cm-deep, 20cm x 26cm (10…

What not to eat or drink with Type 2 Diabetes

The goal of a healthy diet for type 2 diabetes is to focus on foods that will support normal blood sugars, a healthy weight, overall health and avoidance of diabetic complications. According to the American Diabetes Association, people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) can enjoy a variety of foods. Although diabetics can eat any…