Spiced lentil stuffed capsicums

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 medium red capsicums [Bell or Green Pepper] (see note) 10g butter 1 stick celery, trimmed, thinly sliced 1 leek, trimmed, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 400g can brown lentils, drained, rinsed 400g can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder 1/3 cup…

Yoghurt-rubbed chicken with tomato lentils

Tender chicken thighs are given an Asian inspired twist in this succulent yoghurt-rubbed chicken with tomato lentils recipe. Ingredients (serves 4) olive oil cooking spray 1 brown onion, chopped 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons turmeric ½ cup dried red lentils, rinsed 400g can crushed tomatoes 1 bunch coriander, washed, dried…

9 Prescriptions for Optimal Health and Weight Loss

Regardless of your current weight and state of health, know that there are certain basic tenets of optimal health and healthy weight that have always remained permanent truths. The following guidelines form the foundation of a long and healthy life, and as a side-effect, will automatically help you achieve your ideal weight, whatever that may be.…

Chicken in balsamic vinegar

Ingredients (serves 6) 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts salt and freshly ground black pepper 200ml white wine 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar 200ml olive oil 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil or tarragon zest of 1 lemon 4 tbsp raisins, soaked in boiling water for 10 mins and drained rocket, to serve watercress, to serve 1 lemon,…

Candida and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, chances are good you will also have problems with bacteria known as Candida, because every living human has Candida in his or her system. Usually the “friendly bacteria” keep the non-friendly Candida at bay, but certain factors can allow the Candida to flourish — factors that are often brought on by…

Brown lentil and vegetable soup

Super-healthy vegetables bathe in a bowl of low-fat lentil soup in this easy winter warmer. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 carrots, peeled, diced 2 zucchini (baby marrow), diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 brown onion, finely chopped 400g can diced tomatoes 2 cups salt-reduced vegetable stock 400g can brown lentils, rinsed, drained…

Vegetarian fried brown rice

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 large head broccoli, florets removed 1 large carrot, halved, thinly sliced 150g green beans, roughly chopped 2 cups brown or brown basmati rice, cooked 2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce Method Beat eggs…