Paillard of chicken

Paillard of chicken with lemon & herbs

Pounding meat until thin and flat is a great technique for barbecued chicken breast, as it ensures it won’t dry out. Try this version with lemon and herbs. Ingredients (6 servings) 6 skinless chicken breasts 2 tbsp olive oil ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar 140g bag rocket 25g Parmesan lemon wedges For the marinade 2 garlic…

4-causes-of-menopausal-hair-loss

4 Causes of Menopausal Hair Loss

  Menopausal hair loss can be an embarrassing experience at the best of times! The best way to take care of it is to get to the bottom of what causes it. Menopausal hair loss can be due to various reasons such as medical conditions, psychological causes, lifestyle triggers, and of course – hormones! Here…

Tomato and butter bean salad

Tomato and butter bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 150g green beans, trimmed, cut into 4cm lengths 2 x 400g cans butter beans, drained, rinsed 400g packet tomato medley, halved ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 80g baby rocket 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn Red wine dressing 2 teaspoons dijon mustard ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive…

12 Diet Dangers and How to Avoid Them

12 Diet Dangers and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to dieting, it is crucial to know what helps and what hurts your weight loss. Despite your best efforts, you just can’t seem to shake of that extra weight. Well, here are 12 of the most common dieting mistakes that everybody makes and how you can overcome them. Following Crash Diets One…

Balsamic garlic beans

Balsamic garlic beans

Ingredients (8 servings) 500g green beans, trimmed 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil Method Cook beans in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place garlic, parsley, vinegar and oil in a screw-top jar. Secure…

Herb and lime marinated chicken

Herb and lime marinated chicken

Ingredients (6 servings) 12 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed 6 limes, plus extra wedges to serve 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 green chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped, plus extra to serve Handful mint leaves, finely chopped Handful coriander leaves, finely chopped, plus extra leaves to serve Method Finely grate the zest of 2 limes into a…

How Sugar Causes Cholesterol Problems

How Sugar Causes Cholesterol Problems

It has long been believed that fat in our food causes cholesterol, but that has been found to be not-so-true. The real culprit in high cholesterol levels is sugar, which is found in more and more foods every day. When your cholesterol is tested, it shows the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol as well…

Corn Salsa

Corn Salsa

Ingredients 2 ears fresh corn on the cob ½ cup minced red onion 1 jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and minced ¼ teaspoon ground cumin 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, including tender stems 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dry) 1 teaspoon Coarse Salt 2 Tbsp lime juice Method 1 Husk the corn, cut or…