Sports & Health

Six ways to be healthy on a student budget


1.Cook your food  A great way to save money is to cook your own meals. Not only will they be more filling, but it is also proven that cooking your own food is healthier than eating out. 2. Plan ahead Plan what you are going to eat during the week and make a list of groceries you will need to ...

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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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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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You are the product of what you eat


I’ve heard this saying on many occasions, “You are what you eat”, and you may have heard it too.  It may have been said by a fitness expert, sports nutritionist or even advice from your parents. Often, we base this saying on the consumption of food and not with our everyday lives. Take a minute to reflect on yourself – ...

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Fizzy drinks killer


Too much fizzy could be your worst nightmare. Have you ever had a really bad stomachache after drinking too much fizzy? Well, if you haven’t, count yourself lucky! Here’s one way of getting over the crouching feeling in your stomach. I woke up with a pinching feeling in my stomach one morning. I thought it could be that I needed ...

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I am not drunk, why do you think that?


Everything is blurry and out of focus.  You blink and try to concentrate on your friend’s face to process what she is saying but your brain cannot make out the words which are coming out of her mouth. You’re really trying to focus but the room is spinning as if to distract you.  Then, you see something pretty.  It’s a ...

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