You see I believe that in order to live a full and happy life your primary focus should be enjoyment, especially shared enjoyment, such as the simple, time-honoured enjoyment of sitting around the table for a home-cooked family meal. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life and although proper exercise, diet and nutrition are all extremely important, there’s a lot more to life than just jogging every morning and eating salads.
Don’t forget too much of something, even something healthy, can be bad for you. So, the idea behind this particular section is to share a range of different recipe types, with plenty of healthy options, ideal for those looking to loose weight, as well some of those classic and traditional home-cooking favourites. In other words, not just healthy meals but hearty ones as well.
If you’ve got a great recipe you’re proud of why not contact us and we can share it with the world!
Steve Buchanan from Steve’s Personal Training takes a look at a What a Paleo Diet is, and what a Paleo Diet Food Plan can do for you.
Anyone that follows my site, Stevespersonaltraining.com, knows I love a Paleo diet. My facebook page is plastered with recipes and photos of what I, my partner and my kids have cooked. When it comes to eating a Paleo diet, I would estimate that as a family of 7 we are on it about 90% of the time. more »
As I wrote in my last post The truth about DETOXING and CLEANSING DIETS, This is a great DETOX recipe. its a great way to CLEANSE and DETOX your body whilst loosing weight quickly. I have tried it a couple of times now over a few years, this time around I lost 4 kgs in 1 week. Mind you I was sick of soup afterwards, but Its a great way to jump start your body again more »
The whole theme of this site, is Self Help, Now that can mean many different things to many different people. My own biggest problem is trying to find utilise my time in each day, to achieve the most I possibly can. We all know I love outsourcing, I also love Short cuts.
I recently purchased a pressure cooker, it cooks food quicky and locks in the flavour, 3 times faster then conventional cooking method. Utilising a pressure cooked can drasticaly save time in the kitchen, which means spending more time with family and friends, or doing things you love.
Prices range from $80 – $200 ish, depending on where you get one. Also with Christmas around the corner , they make great presents,
Try it, I guarentee you will love it.
Many thanks Tanya Jackson, for sending this through.
To the Self help team, I really enjoyed trying your meat pie, with my sons, so I decided to send you through this recipe, I make for them. Many thanks,
Citrus Syrup Cake - Makes 1 Cake By Tanya Jackson
Preparation time: 45 minutes
125g butter or margarine
½ cup castor sugar
Grated rind and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon or lime (1/2 cup)
1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
½ cup ground almonds
¼ cup buttermilk or milk
1 cup orange juice
½ cup castor sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in rind.
2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix together flours and almonds.
3. Blend flour mixture into creamed mixture alternatively with combined juices and buttermilk. more »
500 grams mince
1 onion finely chopped
1 glove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon oil
1 beef stock cube
salt and pepper
1/4 cup red wine (optional)
2 hard boiled eggs sliced
1 tomato sliced
2 rashes bacon cut into small pieces more »