Beef mince and pea curry

Beef mince and pea curry

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons madras curry paste 650g beef mince 400g can diced tomatoes 1 cup frozen peas Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft.…

Menopause and Blood Sugar Levels

3 Blood Sugar Problems During Menopause

Controlling your blood sugar level is vital… even more so during menopause. Menopause is tough to deal with at best of times. It can be a real pain with uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and sleeplessness. But what does blood sugar have to do with menopause? Now, to top it all…

Chicken and corn soup

Chicken and corn soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 20g butter 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 5 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and sliced 1 liter Chicken stock 2 x 420g cans creamed corn 2 x 125g cans corn kernels, drained 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/4 cup sour cream salt and cracked black pepper 1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves Method Melt the…

Beef and carrot casserole

Beef and carrot casserole

Ingredients (4 servings) 1½ tablespoons Olive Oil 750g beef steak, trimmed and cubed ¼ cup flour 1 leek, trimmed, washed and sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 cups salt-reduced beef stock 6 carrots (medium size), cut into wedges 400g diced tomatoes ½ cup pitted green olives ¼…

How Carbohydrates Affect Cholesterol Levels

How Carbohydrates Affect Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels are easily influenced by what you put in your mouth. Not all carbs affect cholesterol in the same way. Some may cause your cholesterol to go up severely, while others may actually help control it. Carbs that cause cholesterol levels to rise are usually refined carbs. When we consider these, we can look…

5 Reasons You Are Gaining Weight

5 Redes Waarom Jy Gewig Optel

Ekstra kalorieë is nie die enigste rede vir gewigstoename nie. Te min Slaap Wanneer jy nie snags goed slaap nie, beleef jou liggaam spanning, en dit veroorsaak dat jou liggaamselle meer vet stoor. Waarskuwingstekens van te min slaap sluit moegheid in, asook konstante verlies aan energie, ‘n gevoel van irritasie en dat jy bedags maklik…

Chicken saganaki

Chicken saganaki

Ingredients ( 4-6 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, halved 1 brown onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, sliced 150g cup mushrooms, halved 2 zucchini, thickly sliced diagonally 400g can crush tomatoes 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock ½ cup (80g) pitted Kalamata olives 50g fetta, crumbled Oregano leaves, to garnish Method Heat…

Hearty bean soup

Hearty bean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, trimmed, halved, washed, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 400g can diced tomatoes 4 cups Chicken Stock 400g can borlotti beans, drained, rinsed 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 80g baby spinach Method Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add…