Roast lemon chicken

Roast lemon chicken

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 4 chicken quarters 3 zucchini, halved lengthwise, quartered 2 large parsnips, peeled, quartered 1 large red capsicum, deseeded, sliced 2 red onions, peeled, cut into wedges Method Preheat oven to 210°C. Combine lemon…

Tuscan vegetable and bean soup

Tuscan vegetable and bean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 400g packet fresh vegetable mix 4 cups Chicken stock 400g can diced tomatoes 400g can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed Method Heat oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion…

Foods That Help Fight Candida

Foods That Help Fight Candida

Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast. It is found in small amounts in the mouth and intestines. Candida helps with digestion and the absorption of nutrients, but when candida levels get out of control, it can lead to very uncomfortable yeast infections known as candida overgrowths. It is important to know…

Insulin Resistance and Belly Fat

Insulin Resistance and Belly Fat

When the insulin levels in your body are too high, they might very well prevent you from losing weight. One of the most common problem areas here is the weight carried around the abdominal area. To understand exactly why high insulin levels can cause weight gain, we have to break it down: To start, what…

Four-bean soup with barley

Four-bean soup with barley

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves, sliced 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped 1 carrot, roughly chopped 3 thyme sprigs ½ cup (105g) pearl barley 2 cups (500ml) Vegetable stock 2 x 400g cans four-bean mix, rinsed, drained 400g can chopped tomatoes ½ cup finely sliced flat-leaf parsley…

Tuna bean salad

Tuna bean salad

Ingredients (6 servings) 100g green beans, halved 2 free-range eggs 400g tin mixed beans, drained and rinsed 100g cherry tomatoes, halved 4 spring onions, thinly sliced 160g tin tuna in water, drained For the dressing 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard freshly ground black pepper Method…

Healthy Hair Growth in Women after Menopause

Healthy Hair Growth in Women after Menopause

As women age, ovaries stop producing eggs and the menstrual cycle ceases. Menopause can cause some unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, a decline in bone mass, reduced estrogen levels, depression, brittle nails and hair loss. Improved nutrition provides a woman with the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. Transporting…