Satay Chicken Skewers

Satay Chicken Skewers

serves 4  Ingredients: 4 medium sized chicken breast (600g) 8 wooden skewers   2 tablespoons light soy sauce 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground coriander  Satay Dipping Sauce 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 clove garlic crushed 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter 1 teaspoon …

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fat free low fat

Beware of the fat-free promise

Written by Vicki Foord (Accredited Practising Dietitian) Do you feel overwhelmed by the enormous amounts of low-fat or no-fat products in the supermarket? What does it actually mean when a product is labelled as “low-fat” or “fat-free”. Some manufacturers make claims that are designed to attract your attention and make you choose their product over …

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

serves 16  Ingredients:  3 – 4 ripe bananas (mashed) 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil  2 eggs  ½ cup brown sugar  1 teaspoon bicarb soda 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder  2 teaspoons cinnamon  1/3 cup plain natural yoghurt  1 1/2 cups plain wholemeal flour  1/3 cup self-raising flour Method:  …

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chocolate chip almond cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies

serves 20 Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 150g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), coarsely chopped Method: Preheat oven …

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Fat burning foods

Do Fat Burning Foods Really Exist?

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) I know, sounds too good to be true right? But there are certain foods that could potentially help speed up your metabolism and accelerate weight loss. Green tea, coffee, chilli, nuts and dairy products have all been touted as “fat-burning” foods. Do these really work? …

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Turmeric coconut chicken curry

Chicken and Vegetable Curry

serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 600g skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite-size pieces 2 red chilli’s finally sliced 2 tablespoons mild curry paste 400ml light coconut milk 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 cup sugar snap peas 1 large carrot, …

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