Cauliflower smash with caramelised leeks

Cauliflower smash with caramelised leeks

Ingredients (4 servings) 600g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 30g butter 2 medium leeks, trimmed, halved, washed, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons pure cream Method Rinse cauliflower. Place, with water clinging, in a microwave-safe dish. Cover. Microwave on high (100%) for 4 minutes or until tender. Drain.…

Symptoms of Male “Menopause”

Symptoms of Male “Menopause”

“Menopause” might seem a bit odd in this sense, as it is usually something that only happens to women, right? Well the truth is; men go through a similar dilemma at some point in their life. Does the term “midlife crisis” ring a bell? What happens here is that the testosterone levels begin to drop,…

The Hot and Cold of Menopause

The Hot and Cold of Menopause

Probably the most common symptom of menopause is a bugger called hot flashes – and it has some friends that often tag along! Some of these “friends” are things like cold feet and sudden chills across your body. When hot flashes occur you are often left feeling that you want to rip of your clothes…

Roast chicken with cauliflower and tahini

Roast chicken with cauliflower and tahini

Ingredients (4 servings) 500g cauliflower, cut into small florets ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 1 tablespoon each chopped flat-leaf parsley and mint, plus whole mint leaves to serve 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice 4 x ±170g chicken breast fillets 1 tablespoon tahini 1/3 cup (95g) Greek-style yoghurt 1 teaspoon paprika 2…

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

Carbohydrates and Cholesterol

It has been long believed that cholesterol is caused by fat, and not by carbs. However, recent research seems to prove otherwise. Carbohydrates seem to follow a certain sequence of steps which cause higher levels of cholesterol: Step 1: Carbohydrates can increase triglycerides which cause very low-density lipoprotein particles (VLDL) to be produced in the…

Menopausal Belly Fat

Menopausal Belly Fat

While it has been obvious that menopause causes weight gain around the tummy area, it has never been quite clear exactly why this happens – until now. Recent studies have revealed that due to the large estrogen decrease during menopause, fat cells start to retain and even store more fat than usual. This also means…

Balance Your pH Levels to Lose Weight

Balance Your pH Levels to Lose Weight

When your body’s pH level leans strongly towards acidic, it can cause many issues like weight gain, pain, fatigue, and many other problems. The big problem is that most of what we eat causes our body to turn acidic. Everything from red meat, dairy, sugar, and carbs can cause us to tip the scale away…

Soy, honey and ginger roast chicken

Soy, honey and ginger roast chicken

Ingredients (4 servings) 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup honey 3cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 4 large quarter chicken pieces Method Combine soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic and sesame seeds in a glass or ceramic dish. Add chicken. Toss to coat. Cover. Refrigerate for 2…

Menopause – Are You Hot or Cold?

Menopause – Are You Hot or Cold?

When you are going through menopause your hormones can be all over the place, often leaving you breaking out in a sweat just to be shortly followed by feeling cold! Night sweats are extremely common – in fact, almost all women experience them sometime during menopause. In order to better control these and other menopausal…