Bolognese-stuffed eggplants

Bolognese-stuffed eggplants

Ingredients (8 servings) Bolognese 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium brown onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, finely chopped 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 750g lean beef mince 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes ¾ cup Beef stock 2 tablespoons tomato paste Eggplant…

Menopausal Bloating

Menopausal Bloating

Menopausal bloating can be real pain-in-the-intestines! This is because it is due to intestinal gas and fluid retention, which is cause by hormone imbalances. However, bloating is nothing new for most women, as it is a symptom often experienced during PMS as well. Causes of Bloating – While there are many reasons for bloating, the…

Why is Belly Fat the Last to Go?

Why is Belly Fat the Last to Go?

There are many different reasons why you struggle to lose belly fat, and these reasons can differ from person to person. It can be due to anything from genetics to gender and everything in between! Spot-Reducing Fat via Exercise This is one of the greatest myths in the weight loss world. It has been believed…

Diet for Improved Blood Flow

Food for Improved Blood Circulation

Good blood circulation in the body is vital. When you there issues that prevent proper blood flow through your body, it opens the door for many health problems to the likes of heart disease and strokes. Fortunately, this can be prevented a great deal by adjusting your diet: Basics If you have already been diagnosed…

Losing Weight with Thyroid Disorder

Losing Weight with Thyroid Disorder

Chances are that somewhere along the line you’ve heard somebody saying that they can’t lose weight due to their thyroid gland. You probably thought to yourself: “that’s just a term for eating too much”. Well, thyroid gland issues and weight gain is actually a thing, but what exactly is a thyroid gland? It is a…

Healthy Summer Breakfast

Healthy Summer Breakfast

Ingredients (4 servings) NOTE: Use whatever fruit is in season ¾ cup toasted muesli 200g mixed nuts & seeds with cranberries 2 tablespoons honey 4 slices watermelon 1 cup strawberries 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup plain yoghurt ½ melon, peeled, sliced 2 mangoes, halved and peeled 2 oranges, peeled, sliced 2 kiwifruit,…

Classic omelette

Classic omelette

Ingredients (Serves 1) 3 eggs 1 tablespoon chopped chives 20g unsalted butter Method Lightly beat eggs with a small whisk or fork to just combine. Season. Stir in chives. Heat butter in a 20cm non-stick frypan over medium-high heat. When it starts to foam, add egg and shake pan to distribute, gently stirring with the…

Six Simple Steps for Dealing with Exam Stress

Six Simple Steps for Dealing with Exam Stress

Exams are coming up soon – whether yours or that of your children – and tension might be running a bit high. Exam stress is something we’ve all experienced at some point in our life. The pressure of getting through all of the prescribed work, then having to actually remember it all, and on top…

Cajun fish with yoghurt dressing

Cajun fish with yoghurt dressing

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 400g firm white fish fillets (Hake) 1 tablespoon olive oil 150g sugar snap peas, trimmed 100g packet salad leaves 2 cucumbers, peeled, halved, sliced 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves Yogurt dressing 200g plain yogurt 2 tablespoons lime juice Method Place seasoning on a plate. Pat fish dry with…

Reversing Type-2 Diabetes

Reversing Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes is usually caused by a few factors such as an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, which in turn can lead to a slow metabolism and poor sleeping patterns. However, type-2 diabetes does not have to be a life-long ailment; but only if you are willing to put some effort in. In order…