Portuguese piri-piri chicken

Portuguese piri-piri chicken

Ingredients (6 servings) 1.3kg whole small fresh chicken 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground paprika 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes Lemon wedges, to serve Method Place the chicken, breast-side…

Pesto bean salad

Pesto bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings) 420g can green beans, drained, rinsed 2 x 125g cans four bean mix, drained, rinsed 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, sliced 1/3 cup kalamata olives, halved Finely sliced fresh basil leaves, to serve Garlic pesto dressing 2 tablespoons basil pesto 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon olive oil Method…

How to Use Ginger for Menopausal Symptoms

How to Use Ginger for Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause is officially diagnosed 12 months after your last period. This indicates the end of menstruation and fertility for women. Menopause can be very difficult to deal with, and often causes much emotional and physical pain. However, there might be a silver lining as researchers have found that ginger can help relieve some menopause symptoms.…

Berry omelette

Berry omelette

A one-egg omelette makes a high protein breakfast. If the brain-boosting berries aren’t sweet enough, add 1 tsp honey. Ingredients (1 serving) 1 large egg 1 tbsp skimmed milk 3 pinches of cinnamon ½ tsp rapeseed oil 100g cottage cheese 175g chopped strawberries, blueberries and raspberries Method Beat egg with milk and cinnamon. Heat oil…

Italian-style beef stew

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 300g beef stir-fry strips, or use beef steak, thinly sliced 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced 400g can chopped tomatoes sprig rosemary, chopped handful pitted olives Method In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in olive oil for 5…

Marinated red cabbage slaw

Marinated red cabbage slaw

A zesty coleslaw made with red cabbage. Allow 3 hours marinating time for the flavours to mature. Ingredients (6 servings) ½ small red cabbage, thinly sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup (75g) raisins 1 tablespoon caster sugar (optional) ¼ cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup (35g)…

Slow-cooked lemon-paprika beef

Slow-cooked lemon-paprika beef

Ingredients (8 servings) ±1.4kg beef topside roast 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 2 teaspoons coriander seeds 2 dried bay leaves 1 tablespoon sweet paprika Chilli sauce 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes…

How Menopause Can Be a Positive Thing

How Menopause Can Be a Positive Thing

Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and more. How could Menopause ever be a positive thing? Whilst most women see menopause as a negative event in their lives, it can actually be the perfect opportunity to re-assess your lifestyle and turn it around for the better. But why should I be more healthy? When you…

Lamb shanks with star anise & sweet potato

Lamb Shanks with Star Anise & Sweet Potato

Slow cooked lamb shanks are paired with fragrant star anise and sweet potato providing a wholesome and satisfying winter meal. Ingredients (4 to 6 servings) 4 trimmed lamb shanks 2 red onions, halved, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tbs finely grated fresh ginger 3 whole star anise 1 cinnamon stick 1 tbs…