Beef & vegetable casserole

Long, slow cooking means the vegetables almost dissolve into this casserole, making it richer. Tastes even better if made the day before. Ingredients (serves 4) olive oil 1 onion , diced 1 carrot , diced 1 leek , diced 2 celery sticks, diced 2 garlic cloves , crushed 75g mushrooms , sliced 500g beef steaks…

Why do I get sleepy after meals?

Sleepy after meals? A healthy meal should leave you feeling energized and ready to accomplish your daily activities. However, if you feel sleepy after a meal or find yourself taking a nap on the couch after eating, it may be because you are pre-diabetic or diabetic. You will need to do a bit of experimentation…

Tuscan Scrambled Eggs

“The trick is to simmer the tomato and onion sauce for at least a half an hour before adding the eggs.” Ingredients (serves 3) 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped ±600g ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped or 1 X 400g can of diced tomatoes 6 eggs Salt and…

Feeling numb in certain parts of the body especially the extremities

Feeling numb in certain parts of the body especially the extremities. (extremities: the end part of a limb, as a hand or foot) Did You Know? Bad circulation is infamous for being a ‘silent killer’, and is known to affect more than 10 million people across the globe. Bad circulation predominantly targets the middle-aged and elderly folks, especially those with medical conditions like hypertension, diabetes, atherosclerosis,…

15 Weight Loss Myths

Myth: Skipping a meal is a good way to diet and lose weight. Truth: Skipping a meal slows your body’s metabolism. This is to preserve the stored calories through slowing the need for them. If you skip a meal you are likely to eat more at the next one. Eat three regular meals a day, and…

Balsamic vinegar chicken

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 small (about 1kg each) chickens 1 bunch coriander 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 to 2 long green chillies, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar Green salad and lime wedges, to serve Method Cut chickens in half lengthways. Remove and discard back bones (you can ask a butcher to…