Fish with ratatouille

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 white fish fillets (Hake) 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 green capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced 1 red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 onion, sliced 1½ tablespoons torn basil 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar Method To make ratatouille heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium…

Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is seen alongside diabetes in as many as 65% of people who suffer from diabetes. Studies on the matter suggest that it is because the condition causes the heart to work much harder than usual, and it can leave you at risk of developing other serious health issues like heard disease, stroke,…

Rich beef goulash

Rich beef goulash

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 750g gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 200g button mushrooms, quartered 2 large red capsicums, cut into 2cm pieces 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons sweet paprika 2 dried bay leaves 2 cups Beef stock 400g can…

Baked fish with tomatoes, olives and capers

Baked fish with tomatoes, olives and capers

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 x ±175g hake fillets (or any other firm skinless white fish), skin removed 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 100g pitted black olives 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained 4 thyme sprigs 2 tablespoons olive oil 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 cups mixed salad leaves, to serve Method Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place…

Digestive Problems Due to Stress

Digestive Problems Due to Stress

Digestive problems can be caused or triggered due to the presence of stress. As the stress response lingers, the immune system remains in “lockdown” and does not work as it should. Stress levels can mean that the digestive tract is an ideal environment for infection, disease and inflammation. Peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome…

Adult ADD and Anxiety

Adult ADD and Anxiety

According to studies, almost 50% of adults with ADD or ADHD also suffer from anxiety. Since these disorders so often come together, they may make life very difficult at times. Luckily, with the right treatment, it is possible to learn to manage these conditions better, and have a healthier life. Development of Anxiety In most…

Tomato and onion baked fish

Tomato and onion baked fish

Ingredients (4 servings) 1/3 cup olive oil 1kg brown onions, halved, thickly sliced 700g bottle tomato passata (see passata recipe) 1 tablespoon caster sugar 4 x 150g skinless firm white fish fillets (Hake) Steamed Basmati or Brown rice, green beans and small fresh basil leaves, to serve Method Heat ¼ cup oil in a large…

Passata Recipe

Passata Recipe

Ingredients (makes about 1ltr.) 15 Fully ripened medium to large tomatoes, halved. 1 Large, finely chopped red onion. 2 tbls Olive oil 4 Pealed and chopped cloves of garlic. 1 tbls Finely chopped basil 1 Desert sp Sundried tomato paste 1 Desert sp Tomato puree. 1 tsp Course ground black pepper Salt to taste Method…