Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas special: Roast Turkey Breast with Gravy


Cooking time: 35 mins Serves 6 Ingredients: One 6-pound fresh turkey breast, on the bone, rinsed and patted dry 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 stalk celery, cut into 2 inch pieces 1 small carrot, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 2 small onions, peeled and quartered 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 3 cups ...

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Christmas Special: Pork Tenderloin “Rosa di Parma”


Ready in 55 min Recipe:  2 teaspoons fresh sage, finely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 pork tenderloins, ( 1 – 1 1/4 pounds each), trimmed 4 thin slices Italian Parma ham, (Prosciutti di Parma), divided 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano- Reggianio cheese, divided ...

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Christmas Special: Asian Dumplings with Pickled Ginger Drizzle


The recipe below yields 28 to 30 dumplings Prep time: 50 mins Cook: 6 mins per batch Ingredients for the Asian Dumplings: 2 cups chopped Napa cabbage 1-teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons rice wine 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1 small Serrano chilepepper, seeded and finely chopped ...

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Christmas special: Glazed Meatballs


Ingredients: Spicy meatballs: 1egg ¼ cup milk 2 slices white or whole-wheat bread, torn 1 pound 85% lean ground beef 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4-teaspoon salt ¼ tablespoon cayenne pepper 1-tablespoon vegetable oil   Apple Glaze: 1-cup apple juice or pear nectar ¼ reduced sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 ½ ...

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Christmas Special: Honey Glazed Pork Roast


Ingredients: 2-3 Teaspoons smoked paprika or paprika 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt 1 three pound bone in pork – roast, ribs removed and tied back on Fresh Oregano sprigs 3 Small red and/ or yellow sweet peppers, stemmed, seeded, and quartered 1 small green pepper, stemmed, seeded and quartered 1-tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper 1/3-cup honey ¼ cup lime ...

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What to wear Christmas Edition!


With Christmas looming, we have composed the best and most stylish pieces that will lighten your outfit for the Christmas Holiday!   Sparkly and Pleaded skirts are one of the biggest trends this year! So what better way to end the year, than by wearing a trendy style which can work for any occasion! Tip! For a formal occasion, pair with ...

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Green Envy


Have you ever seen someone on Instagram or another form of social media, and thought, “Wow! I wish I could look like that” or “This person’s life looks so much better than mine…” When we see how other people live or look, we tend to compare ourselves to them and we look down on ourselves. And if we do not ...

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A recipe to success


One key factor that contributes to a person’s success, is organisation. Organising is defined as “arranging several elements into purposeful sequential or spatial (or both) order or structure”. It’s a way of planning how you are going to achieve something. If we are not organised, it can seem as though we are just doing things aimlessly without any real result, ...

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Just a thought…


In such a fast-paced world where things are constantly changing, it’s difficult to stop and think. Unfortunately, young people are the biggest victims of this issue and many face consequences in their lives due to poorly thought-out decisions. By definition, thinking is the ‘process of considering or reasoning about something’. Therefore, thinking means going through the pros and cons of ...

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The myth of metabolism


“You’re so lucky, you can eat whatever you want and not put weight on!” This is one of the many comments I receive about my weight and my ability to eat more than expected. Yes, I do have a fast metabolism. Yes, I can eat whatever I want and not worry too much about how it may affect my body. ...

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