Crunchy fish cakes with oats

  Fish cake recipes usually use potatoes or sweet potatoes, which I was getting bored with. One of my trials to come up with a different and better recipe turned out to be a huge success. So I’m here, introducing my brand new fish cake recipe that uses one of my favourite healthy ingredients –…

The art of caregiving – part I

“There will come a time when your loved one will be gone, and you will find comfort in the fact that you were their caregiver” – Karen Coetzer Caregiving may help to strengthen connections to a loved one. Some people even find joy and fulfillment in looking after others. But for many of us, the…

Minty chicken drumsticks

“Focussing on perfect health is something we can all do within ourselves, despite what may be happening on the outside.”- Dr.John Demartini. This recipe is another of my flavourful chicken recipes with a lot of goodness from its main ingredients, mint and yoghurt. In addition to imparting great taste to the dish, they provide a…

How to be a good hospital visitor

“The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm”- Florence Nightingale. Dear readers, the moment we hear someone is hospitalized we rush to visit them without really giving a second thought. Nothing wrong. It is part of human nature to be compassionate. But there is some etiquette that can…

Sauteed pumpkin with coconut- easy recipe for a flat belly

  This Halloween season you might be preparing yourself for carving those pumpkins or baking a pumpkin pie or cooking a creamy pumpkin soup. Why not cook something different with the pumpkin, that is equally tasty and nutritious? This pumpkin dish is a healthy and easy recipe which, in addition to providing nutrition, has all…

Get healthy beautiful hair naturally at home

“For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day” – Audrey Hepburn. We all have our dreams of bouncy, shiny, healthy and beautiful hair. How we wish every day is a good hair day! I have put together a few tips from a beautician friend, some advice from…

Baby corn pulao with brown basmathi rice

This baby corn pulao recipe is a high fiber, low GI recipe which makes it heart-healthy in addition to being nutritious. Both baby corn and basmati rice (I’ve used the brown variety which is even better) are well known for their low GI (Glycemic Index which rates carbohydrates on how fast they increase blood sugar levels)….

Beyond weight loss- 6 Things nobody tells you

Being healthy is a journey, not a destination  You’ve decided on your weight loss plan with a healthy diet, exercise, lots of motivation and excitement. Or, you’ve already embarked on the journey towards a healthy lifestyle. Before you move on, there are a few things you can do to fully enjoy the fruits of your…

Baked salmon kebabs

This salmon kebab recipe is yet another of my quick, easy and healthy recipes. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare this dish. A highly nutritious recipe, this is also a versatile dish- it can be had as a starter or you can make it a wholesome meal by cooking some flavored rice to go…

When the Doctor is arrogant….

I’m a terrible patient, and I find that doctors can be very condescending.  At some point in our lives, most of us would have encountered doctors who act quite rude and egoistic. They seem to be oblivious to the patient’s suffering, act as if they did not hear your questions and give you a feeling…

Garlic prawns with bell peppers

  Prawns! The small pockets of delicious nutritiousness which are a favourite among most sea food lovers. (See my earlier post Restaurant-style breaded prawns for the health benefits of prawns). Combine prawns with peppers and you get a colourful dish with a variety of nutrients.

Do you really want to depend on the health-care system?

Health is not valued till sickness comes – Thomas Fuller Are you prepared for the various uncertainties and challenges that life could throw at you? Have you planned to financially protect you and your family against the huge hospital bills you will incur when you meet with an accident or diagnosed with an illness? Of…