Eggplant and beef hotpot

Eggplant and beef hotpot

Ingredients (6 servings) 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 1 (about 450g) eggplant, cut into 3cm pieces 800g beef chuck steak, cut into 3cm pieces 2 brown onions, coarsely chopped 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground allspice 70g (¼ cup) tomato paste 3 ripe tomatoes, coarsely…

All-in-one beef soup

All-in-one beef soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 500g lean beef chuck, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 500ml (2 cups) Chicken stock 500ml (2 cups) water 80g (1/3 cup) pearl barley, rinsed 2 dried…

Avoid menopausal Bone Loss and Disease

Avoid menopausal Bone Loss and Disease

Unfortunately, conventional medicine has not come very far when looking at how it can help women who are at risk of menopausal complications such as bone loss and other related diseases.  Some of these complications can include an excessive loss of hormones which can lead to a loss of energy, muscle mass, bone strength, cognitive…

Chicken cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 chicken thigh cutlets, skin removed, trimmed 4 chicken legs 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup Chicken stock 400g can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon caster sugar 1/2 cup pitted black olives, halved 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf…

Lentil & tomato soup

Lentil & tomato soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, coarsely chopped 1 x 400g pkt vegetable Mix 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, rinsed, drained 1 x 400g can Diced Tomatoes 500ml (2 cups) Vegetable stock 500ml (2 cups) boiling water ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley Freshly ground black pepper Method Heat the…

Teen Stress Symptoms

Teen Stress Symptoms

Teen-years can feel like one of the most stressful times of your life with school, exams, sports, dating, and pressure from everybody in your life about these situations. Stress can easily become a lot to handle and when this happens it could result in issues at school or home, and can lead to serious issues…

Greek Yogurt for Weight Loss

Greek Yogurt for Weight Loss

Whilst Greek yogurt itself does not burn fat or have any magical weight loss power, it might be used to great affect when added to your diet. Since Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier than regular yogurt, and it is an excellent source of satiating protein, it can be used together with many different meal–ideas.…

Slow-cooked beef & barley soup

Slow-cooked beef & barley soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tsp olive oil 500g beef steak, trimmed, chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, trimmed, chopped 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves 500ml (2 cups) beef stock 375ml (1½ cups) water 400g can diced tomatoes 75g (1/3 cup) pearl barley,…