Cheat's slow-roasted tomatoes

Cheat’s slow-roasted tomatoes

Ingredients (makes 2 cups) 6 x 400g cans whole peeled tomatoes 6 garlic cloves, peeled, halved 8 sprigs fresh oregano 8 sprigs fresh thyme 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper Olive oil, to store Method Preheat oven to 140C/120C fan-forced. Drain tomatoes. Cut each tomato in…

Cauliflower, garlic and melted cheese breadsticks

Cauliflower, garlic and melted cheese breadsticks

Equipment Food processor Ingredients (6 servings) ±275g cauliflower florets 2 eggs 150g mozzarella, grated 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1½ tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley Method Process the cauliflower in batches into rice size pieces. Place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave, covered, on high (100%) for 7 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly. Preheat oven…

10 Signs of Candida Overgrowth

10 Signs of Candida Overgrowth

What is 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 there is too much of it, it “leaks” through the intestinal wall, and enters the blood stream. Here it releases…

Brittle Nails during Menopause

Brittle Nails during Menopause

During menopause, women usually suffer a number of cosmetic changes. One of these is when their nails become brittle nails due to aging and hormonal changes. Symptoms of brittle nails Brittle nails can be recognized when nails that have always been strong and healthy start developing these signs: Dryness Nails break, split, or chip more…

Why Phyto-Estrogens for Menopause?

Why Phyto-Estrogens for Menopause?

Hormone therapy has been the leading method of dealing with menopause for the past few years. However, the safety of these treatments has often been in question. Currently the only natural solution to menopausal symptoms that is supported by trustworthy scientific evidence is the use of phyto-estrogens, which are plant estrogens. The three main types…

Diet Shakes: The Simplest Way to Diet

Diet Shakes: The Simplest Way to Diet

With today’s fast pace life, we rarely have the time or energy to make a healthy dinner after a long day’s work. However, healthy diet shakes offer more benefits than simply being quick to make. For instance; when you always find yourself stopping for a convenient, unhealthy snack on the way to work because you…

Broccoli frittata

Broccoli frittata

Equipment 20cm (base measurement) oven proof frying pan Ingredients ±300g sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm cubes ±300g broccoli, florets removed and halved lengthways, stem cut into 1cm pieces Olive oil spray 8 Eggs, lightly beaten 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60g roasted red capsicum strips ¼ cup (60ml) milk 1/3 cup (40g) parmesan, grated Salt…

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…