Spicy roast tomato salsa

Spicy roast tomato salsa

Ingredients (6 servings) 3 x 250g punnets grape tomatoes, halved ½ small red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon chopped fresh red chilli Pinch of caster sugar Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Place the tomato, cut-side up, in a single layer, on the lined tray. Bake in…

Diabetes and Dementia

Diabetes and Dementia

During diabetes, the body’s blood sugar levels are unstable, ranging from skyrocketing high levels, right through to down-and-out low levels. This constant rollercoaster of effects on the blood sugar levels can also lead to many, serious, health issues in the body. An interesting one that has recently been found by studies suggests that type 2…

Managing ADHD the Natural Way

Managing ADHD the Natural Way

Check Your Day Planner at Least 3 Times a Day: Whether it is an app on your phone, or an old-school day planner; make sure that you know what’s happening today. It helps a lot, especially on busy days! Make a Daily “To Do” List: This is a great add-on to your day planner, as…

Reducing Sugar Intake for Weight Loss?

Reducing Sugar Intake for Weight Loss?

Weight loss is something that countless people all over the world are trying to achieve on various different levels. People try vastly different techniques in order to try shake off the extra kg’s which range from crash-diets to eating nothing but soup for 3 months. There is no diet that is a sure-fire way of…

Sweet potato chips & red onion wedges

Sweet potato chips & red onion wedges

Ingredients (4 Servings) 1 (about 600g) orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm batons 2 red onions, halved, cut into wedges 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Fresh continental parsley leaves, to garnish Method Preheat oven to 230°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place the sweet potato on 1 tray and the onion on…

Night Sweats in Men

Night Sweats in Men?

When we hear “night sweats” we immediately think of women and menopause. The truth is that when men go through their version of menopause called “andropause” they might also come across such unpleasant symptoms. There are various factors that can cause these night sweats, and these factors include: Respiratory Infections Respiratory infections are often overlooked…

Menopause: You’re Hot, Then You’re Cold!

Night sweats are one of the most common symptoms of menopause, and can be very uncomfortable. What Causes Night Sweats and Chills? The cause of most menopausal symptoms is fluctuating hormones, specifically estrogen. When estrogen levels start fluctuating, it affects the hypothalamus which regulates body temperature, causing it to misread the actual temperature and leads…

Ham, cheese and tomato omelette

Ham, cheese and tomato omelette

Ingredients (1 serving) 2 eggs 1 smallish tomato 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon butter 1 tablespoon parmesan, grated 1 tablespoon chives or parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon cheddar, grated 2 thin slices good ham (chicken or turkey) Method Cut the tomato in half, de-seed and finely dice. Lightly beat the eggs with milk, sea salt…

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…