Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

3 Portobello mushrooms ¼ cup olive oil 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ¼ tsp Italian seasoning pinch salt and pepper Directions Clean mushrooms and remove stems, reserve for other use. Place caps on a plate with the gills up. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, vinegar, Italian seasoning and salt and…

Sugar Cause High Cholesterol

Types of Carbohydrates Three types of lipids comprise your cholesterol profile: low-density lipoprotein, high-density lipoprotein and triglycerides. Sugar can elevate triglycerides, a type of fat that, like LDL cholesterol, tends to clog your arteries. Some types of carbohydrates, such as fiber, can help lower cholesterol. Sugar and refined carbohydrates may lead to weight gain, which…

Do you know what is really making you fat?

Fat does not make you fat, but starchy food and sugar, because… Any food which causes your pancreas to release insulin can make you fat, because insulin is the fat storing hormone. While insulin itself cannot make you gain weight, it does play a very important role in your metabolism, and if insulin production is…

Roasted Baby Carrots Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4) ±750g of ±125mm long baby carrots, carefully washed, patted dry, greens cropped to 1 inch above top of carrot 1 medium red onion, peeled, cut lengthwise (root to top) into 8-12 wedges 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary, or 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary Garlic powder Salt Freshly ground…

Chicken Curry Salad Recipe

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 Tbsp olive oil ±750g skinless chicken breast, cut into ±25mm cubes Salt 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped 2 heaping Tbsp yellow curry powder 1 cup raisins 1 apple (tart or sweet, your preference), peeled, cored, and diced ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (just lightly packed) 2 green onions, sliced 1 Tbsp mayonnaise optional…

Why Carbohydrates Make You Fat!

The popular adage “you are what you eat” many not be true when it comes to weight gain and fat storage. Dietary fat is not necessarily stored as body fat, while carbohydrates are easily stored as body fat. Carbohydrates are found in many of the foods typically consumed today’s diet. High-carb breakfast foods include breakfast…

Peppercorn Steak Recipe

What kind of steak? Any good quality cut of steak will work, for example top sirloin, ribeye, filet mignon, porterhouse, T-bone, or New York strip. (Avoid chuck, that’s best left for pot roasts.) We used 25mm thick steaks, but you could go as thin as 12mm or as thick as 50mm. Ingredients 4 good-sized steaks…

4 Steps to suppress your Appetite and Lose Weight

Suppress your Appetite and Lose Weight Your food choices, beginning with breakfast, affect your appetite throughout the day. A calorie-restricted diet with low-glycemic carbohydrates resulted in greater weight loss in obese families, according to a September 2010 study published in the “Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.”  The glycemic index or glycemic load of a food…