Articles tagged with: healthy heart

My Vegetable Fried Rice

My Vegetable Fried Rice

Here is a great way to use up any extra vegetables hanging around in your refrigerator and make fried rice healthier. It’s a mix-and-match recipe so feel free to substitute any vegetables you have on hand or what your family likes. I find you can add almost anything from capsicum to cabbage. For meat eaters, it’s nice to throw in a cup of diced, cooked chicken pieces with the peas at the end to create a complete one-dish dinner. My trick: cook the rice ahead and allow it to cool (or use...

16 August 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

 Tzatziki dip and sauce

Tzatziki dip and sauce

Here’s my idea of a quick ‘sauce’ that can be dolloped over slow-cooked lamb or barbecued lamb cutlets. It also really lifts...

14 December 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

My 5 best foodie experiences in Corsica

My 5 best foodie experiences in Corsica

I spent a few nights in Corsica when travelling on one of Maeve O’Meara’s Gourmet Safari tours in 2014. As you can imagine, it...

17 September 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

 Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

Q. What fish are oily and what is the best way to cook them to preserve their nutrients?

A. Eating oily fish twice a week is recommended for your overall good health, especially for your heart and blood. Oily fish...

3 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Is grapeseed oil good for lowering cholesterol, or should I stick to olive and macadamia nut oil?

Q. Is grapeseed oil good for lowering cholesterol, or should I stick to olive and macadamia nut oil?

A. All nut and seed oils give us the healthy fats important for keeping cholesterol in check. Grapeseed oil is a good oil, rich in...

30 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. How much cholesterol do eggs contain? And how many can I eat?

Q. How much cholesterol do eggs contain? And how many can I eat?

A.  Eggs have long suffered under a cloud since the era of the 1970's. Yet they are a nutritious food, the only problem being...

14 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby