Beating the Menopausal Muffin Top

Get Rid Of Your Menopausal Muffin Top

It is obvious that menopause causes weight gain. Usually we notice this in the tummy area. It has never been quite clear exactly why this happens – until now. Recent studies have revealed that due to the large estrogen decrease during menopause, fat cells start to retain and even store more fat than usual. This…

Does Sugar Intake Raise Cholesterol Levels

How Sugar Raises Cholesterol Levels

I thought fat causes cholesterol? Although this is true to some extent, it is not the whole truth. Sugar is a much bigger culprit. When your cholesterol is tested, it shows the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol. But it also shows high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol. It also indicates your level of triglycerides,…

Greek salad omelette

Greek salad omelette

Ingredients (4 to 6 servings) 10 eggs handful of parsley leaves, chopped (optional) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large red onion, cut into wedges 3 tomatoes, chopped into large chunks large handful black olives, (pitted are easier to eat) 100g feta cheese, crumbled Method Heat the grill to high. Whisk the eggs in a large…

Beef chilli hot pot

Beef chilli hot pot

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 600g diced beef 1 brown onion, finely chopped 35g packet chilli seasoning 410g can chopped tomatoes 420g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat 1½ tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer…

Vegetable tray-bake with roasted garlic dressing

Vegetable tray-bake with roasted garlic dressing

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 medium zucchini, thickly sliced diagonally 400g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces 1 medium red capsicum, cut into 4cm pieces 1 medium yellow capsicum, cut into 4cm pieces 1 large red onion, halved, cut into thin wedges 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 250g punnet cherry tomatoes 6 garlic cloves,…

Spicy piri piri chicken

Spicy piri-piri chicken

Ingredients (4 servings) ±1.6kg whole chicken 6 garlic cloves, thickly sliced 3 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ teaspoons dried oregano 4 red birdseye chillies, finely chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice Sliced tomato salad and lemon halves, to serve Method Rinse chicken (including cavity) under…

Getting Rid Of Dangerous Belly Fat

How to Lose Dangerous Belly Fat

Losing belly fat is hard, but it is definitely worth the effort. Losing weight is more than just working on your beach body. Belly fat can be dangerous to your health. Up until recently, it was thought that fat is a relatively passive substance. It was regarded as nothing more than stored energy. However, recent…

Garlicky lamb chops with barbecued green beans

Garlicky lamb chops with barbecued green beans

Ingredients 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, coarsely chopped 8 lamb loin chops (about 120g each) 400g green beans, trimmed 250g vine ripened cherry tomatoes, halved Lemon wedges, for serving Method Prepare a barbecue for medium-high heat. In a medium bowl, whisk ¼ cup of the…