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The Symptoms of ADHD

The Symptoms of ADHD

Children and teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often seem restless, have trouble concentrating, and may act very impulsively. The number of children diagnosed with ADHD is growing by the day, and it can leave the parents and teachers with their hands in their hair. The symptoms of ADHD can become less prominent with age,…

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Difference between Meal Replacement and Protein Shakes

Difference between Meal Replacement and Protein Shakes

Meal Replacements and Protein Shakes Meal replacements and protein shakes can both support your body composition and athletic performance goals, although they do have significant differences in nutritional profile and benefits. While exact nutritional specifications differ between brands, many products share the same general characteristics, so choosing whether a protein shake or a meal replacement…

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Menopous?! Eina!

Menopous?! Eina!

Hier is ‘n paar Menopous probleme en oplossings. 1. Warm Gloede,  Koue Gloede  Warm gloede, is die liggaam se reaksie op ‘n afname in die hormoon estrogeen, wat natuurlik voorkom as vroue se  menopous begin loer. Nie alle Evas ervaar warm gloede nie, maar meer as die helfde doen wel. By sommige dames, daal die…

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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…

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Bean chilli

Bean chilli

Ingredients (4 servings): 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), chopped 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 1 small fresh red chilli, chopped 400g can 4 Bean Mix 420g can Mexican chilli beans 400g can Diced Tomatoes 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1/4 cup natural yoghurt…

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Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

Ingredients (Makes 4½ Cups): 1.5kg green cabbage, cored, finely shredded, plus 1 extra large green leaf 1 tablespoons fine salt 1 teaspoon caraway seeds   Method: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Using hands, rub cabbage until cabbage wilts and renders juices (this will take about 5 minutes). Place in a 2L large mason…

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Peperonata

Peperonata

Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil 2 red bell peppers, seeded, sliced into long strips 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded, sliced into long strips 2 orange or green bell peppers, seeded, sliced into long strips 1 large onion, sliced into half-moons 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon sugar 4-5 tomatoes, seeded…

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Roast vegetables

Roast vegetables

Ingredients (serve 4): 1 large red capsicum (belle pepper), quartered, deseeded 1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled 1 large red onion, peeled, root intact 6 yellow patty pan squash, quartered 3 tomatoes, quartered lengthways 2 tablespoons olive oil   Method: Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut capsicum and pumpkin into 4cm pieces. Cut onion into 8 wedges. Place in…

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ingredients (make 8 cups): 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 (about 500g) zucchini (baby marrow), halved lengthways, cut crossways into 2cm-thick slices 2 red capsicums (bell pepper), halved, deseeded, cut into 2cm pieces 1 large (about 500g) eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces 1 brown onion, halved, coarsely chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 x 800g can…

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Curry Vegetables

Curry Vegetables

Ingredients (serves 4): 1 Cup Water 1 cube vegetable stock 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 teaspoons mild curry ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon crushed coriander ¼ teaspoon white pepper 4 Baby marrows (pumpkins) 1 small Brinjal (egg-fruit) 2 Potatoes (peeled and diced) 2 Carrots (cleaned and sliced) 1 small Onion (finely chopped) 400g can of whole peeled…

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Greek veggie bake

Greek veggie bake

Ingredients (4 servings): 160ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil 1 (about 380g) eggplant, halved lengthways, thickly sliced 1 brown onion, cut into wedges 1 red capsicum, deseeded, thickly sliced 3 garlic cloves, sliced 4 zucchini (baby marrow), trimmed, sliced 160ml (1/3 cup) water 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves 250g baby roma truss tomatoes 200g…

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Mushroom Paella

Mushroom Paella

Ingredients (4 servings): 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 small red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed Seasoning of choice 500g cup mushrooms, thickly sliced 2 small tomatoes, finely chopped Small fresh coriander leaves, to serve   Method: Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3…

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Carrot, cauliflower, broccoli and mustard gratin

Carrot, cauliflower, broccoli and mustard gratin

Ingredients (4 servings): 500g frozen carrot, cauliflower and broccoli 20g butter 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon plain flour 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 tablespoons wholewheat breadcrumbs   Method: Preheat the grill on high. Cook vegetables following packet directions. Drain. Transfer to a 5…

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Vegetarian tagine

Vegetarian tagine

Ingredients (serves 4): 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons Moroccan seasoning 1 cinnamon stick 3cm piece fresh ginger, grated 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 medium carrot, halved, thickly sliced 650g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 3cm cubes 1½ cups vegetable stock 400g can crushed tomatoes ½ (500g) small cauliflower,…

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Tabouli

Tabouli

Let your belly dance to the fresh flavors of the Middle East for an easy and nutritious dinner party at home.   Ingredients (serves 8): 1/3 cup (cracked wheat) 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped 1/4 cup lemon juice 4 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (see note) 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (see note)…

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Baked cabbage

Baked cabbage

Ingredients (6 servings): 400g red cabbage, cut into wedges 400g green cabbage, cut into wedges 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed, drained 1 tablespoon chopped fresh continental parsley   Method: Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper.…

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Moussaka rolls

Moussaka rolls

Ingredients (4 servings): 1 large (800g) eggplant, cut lengthways into 5mm-thick slices Olive oil cooking spray 2 teaspoons lemon juice 350g fresh ricotta cheese 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed ¼ cup parsley leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1½ cups tomato passata (see passata recipe) ¾…

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Tropical slaw

Tropical slaw

Ingredients (serves 10): 80ml (1/3 cup) lime juice 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp caster sugar 3 cups finely shredded red cabbage 3 cups finely shredded green cabbage 110g pkt macadamia halves, toasted, coarsely chopped 1 cup fresh coriander leaves 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 4 shallots, trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally 2…

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Rainbow salad

Rainbow salad

Ingredients (serves 6): 2 small carrots, peeled 2 cucumbers 50g noodles 2½ cups shredded red cabbage 2 green onions, thinly sliced Lettuce leaves 2 tablespoons grape seed or olive oil 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 2cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated   Method: Using a vegetable peeler, cut thin ribbons from carrots…

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Green leaf salad with lime and macadamia dressing

Green leaf salad with lime and macadamia dressing

Ingredients (8 servings): 1 teaspoon finely grated lime rind 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/3 cup (80ml) oil of choice (macadamia, olive, avocado, grape seed) ½ teaspoon caster sugar 250g Mixed salad leaves 1/3 cup (45g) toasted macadamias, coarsely chopped   Method: Combine the lime rind and juice, oil and sugar in a small jug. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Place…

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Pesto bean salad

Pesto bean salad

Ingredients (4 servings): 420g can green beans, drained, rinsed 2 x 125g cans four bean mix, drained, rinsed 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, sliced 1/3 cup kalamata olives, halved Finely sliced fresh basil leaves, to serve For the pesto dressing: 2 tablespoons basil pesto (Get recipe here) 1 tablespoon olive oil  …

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Tomato & chickpea salad

Tomato & chickpea salad

Ingredients: 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 400g can chickpeas, drained 100g kalamata olives, pitted 2 teaspoons capers (optional) 1 red onion, finely sliced Parsley, for garnish Dressing Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ juice of lemon Pinch of sugar Salt and pepper   Method: Make dressing. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Combine cherry tomatoes,…

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Greek chopped salad

Greek chopped salad

Ingredients (6 servings): 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 baby lettuce ¼ small red onion, thinly sliced 2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 Lebanese cucumber, quartered lengthways, chopped ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, roughly chopped 60g feta cheese, cubed ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves   Method: Place oil and…

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Summer salad

Summer salad

Packed with antioxidants, a super healthy and colorful salad.   Ingredients (serves 6): 3 carrots Bunch radishes 2 medium baby marrows Half a small red onion Small handful mint leaves, roughly torn For the dressing: 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp mayonnaise 2 tbsp olive oil   Method: Grate the carrots…

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Mixed tomato salad

Mixed tomato salad

Ingredients: 2 x 250g punnets cherry tomatoes, halved 2 x 250g punnets golden grape tomatoes, halved 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges ½ cup fresh basil leaves 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (see note) 1 teaspoon raw sugar (brown sugar)   Method: Place combined tomato…

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Brown lentil salad

Brown lentil salad

Ingredients (4 servings): 400g can lentils, drained, rinsed ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium tomato, chopped 1 green onion, thinly sliced ½ small red capsicum (bell pepper), chopped 1 birds eye chilli, deseeded, finely chopped (optional) 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoons fish sauce 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves   Method: Place lentils,…

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Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Ingredients (serves 4): 1 seedless cucumber, sliced ½ small onion, thinly sliced 2 cups small, tomatoes, cut into quarters ¼ cup olive oil-and-vinegar dressing ½ teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste   Preparation: Stir together cucumber, onion, and tomatoes. Add oil-and-vinegar dressing, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt and pepper…

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Antipasto salad

Antipasto salad

Ingredients: 330g (18 slices) marinated chargrilled eggplant 150g marinated mixed chargrilled capsicum, torn into strips 120g semi-dried tomatoes 180g Fetta chease 2 tbs balsamic glaze 70g baby rocket leaves   Method: Arrange the eggplant, capsicum and tomato on a large serving platter. Carefully drain the feta, reserving the oil. Whisk the reserved oil and balsamic…

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Low-GI lamb curry

Low-GI lamb curry

Looking for interesting, healthy ways to increase your veggie intake? Do it Indian style with this bright and spicy meal. Fresh veggies and assorted spices give this low-GI curry loads of flavor.   Ingredients (serves 4): 2 teaspoons olive oil 500g lamb leg steaks, cubed 1 brown onion, cut into thin wedges ¼ cup curry paste…

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Healthy Fish Cakes

Healthy Fish Cakes

Ingredients (serves 4): 800g firm, white-fleshed fish fillets (hake) 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 small chilli, seeded, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped coriander 2 tablespoons vegetable oil   Method: Process fish in a food processor until a coarse paste forms. Transfer to a large bowl. Add garlic, 1 chopped chilli and chopped coriander, then season to…

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