Balsamic-glazed onions

Balsamic-glazed onions

Ingredients (6 servings) 6 (350g) brown pickling onions, unpeeled 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons caster sugar ¼ cup Vegetable stock 5 sprigs fresh thyme leaves 2 green onions, thinly sliced Method Cut pickling onions in half lengthways. Remove skin. Trim ends, leaving base intact. Heat oil in a frying pan…

Beef and eggplant stew

Beef and eggplant stew

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 600g beef chuck steak, trimmed, cut into 4cm pieces 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 800g tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 long red chilli, halved lengthways 4 (300g) baby eggplant, chopped…

When will you reach menopause?

When will you reach menopause?

There are numerous factors linked to the answer of this question, but we will simply look at the 5 most important ones to help give you an idea of when you should be expecting the “Big Change”. When did Your Mother Reach Menopause: The biggest indicator of when you are likely to reach menopause is…

Super Steps to Boost Digestive Health

Super Steps to Boost Digestive Health

Fight Constipation with fibre This one goes without saying, but fibre keeps you regular. Make sure to eat enough whole grains, apples, grapes, cherries, nuts and bell peppers. You should eat at least 20 grams of fibre each day. Chew Gum to Avoid Heartburn When you chew gum it helps stimulate the production of saliva,…

Mini tuna, corn & sweet potato frittatas

Mini tuna, corn & sweet potato frittatas

Ingredients (4 servings) 250g sweet potato (kumara), peeled, cut into 1cm pieces Olive oil spray 5 eggs, lightly whisked 125ml (½ cup) milk 1 x 425g can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked 2 x 125g cans corn kernels, drained ¼ cup chopped fresh chives 75g Lemnos Full Cream Fetta, crumbled 40g (½ cup) finely grated…

Sweet potato & feta frittata

Sweet potato & feta frittata

Ingredients (8 servings) 1kg sweet potato 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 200g Fetta, cut into 1.5cm cubes 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary Freshly ground black pepper 8 eggs, lightly beaten Method Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut sweet potato into 2-3cm pieces. Spread on a tray and toss with 1…

What Actually Causes High Cholesterol?

What Actually Causes High Cholesterol?

It has long been believed that cholesterol is caused by eating fat. This has reached such an extent that people believe that food like butter, red meat, eggs, nuts, and good oils are bad for your cholesterol and weight. However, there are no conclusive scientific or medical studies to actually prove this. Healthy fats and…

Exercise Myths: BUSTED!

Exercise Myths: BUSTED!

There are many people who have opinions and preconceived ideas about working out, and many of these may very well be true. On the other hand, some of them might be a load of utter nonsense! Here are some of the most popular myths about exercise, and the truth behind them: 1. The more you…

Improving Insulin Sensitivity During PCOS With a Low GI Diet

Improving Insulin Sensitivity During PCOS With a Low GI Diet

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) a common hormonal disorder that affects many pre-menopausal women. It is also known to be one of the leading causes of infertility amongst women. Symptoms of PCOS include Irregular or non-existing periods Reduced fertility or complete infertility Hirsutism: excess hair growth on the face, chest and tummy Alopecia: Hair loss on…

Garlicky green beans

Garlicky green beans

Garlicky green beans

Ingredients (8 servings)

600g green beans, trimmed

25g butter, chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

Method

Cook beans in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for 6 minutes or until just tender. Drain.

Return beans to pan. Add butter and garlic. Toss over low heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until coated. Serve.