Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients
1 kg beef sirloincut in thin strips
4 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar vinegar
2 tablespoons ginger minced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 teaspoons chili paste optional
2 teaspoons sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
Zucchini Noodles to serve with

Instructions
  1. Pre-heat a large wok or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper to taste on each side. Spray pan with cooking spray and place beef in pan to sear. Cook until golden brown on both sides, turning once after about 2-3 minutes. Remove beef from pan, set aside.

  2. While the beef is cooking, whisk together the sauce: chicken broth through sesame oil).

  3. Add the broccoli to the hot pan and sprinkle with a pinch more of salt and pepper to taste. Pour in the sauce and bring mixture to a boil. Cover pan and reduce heat to low to steam the broccoli until bright green, about 5-6 minutes.

  4. Remove lid and add in reserved beef and any juices that have formed. Heat for another 2 minutes before serving as is or over Zucchini noodles


    Enjoy!!!

Natural Antibiotic Recipe

 Medicine has a lot of unnatural ingredients therefore it is always best to try some of the natural remedies especially to prevent cold and flu . I just love this natural antibiotic recipe . NB THIS RECIPE IS NOT MEANT TO CURE ANY DISEASE PLEASE SEEK DOCTORS ADVICE FIRST.

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ground chili peppers
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 Lemons fresh lemon juice

Add the crushed garlic, ginger powder, chill powder and cinnamon to the lemon juice. Now, mix all ingredients together and add the honey in the end. Let it rest for 3 hours on room temperature. Keep it in a glass container and store it in the fridge.

Every morning, before you eat, take 1 tsp of the syrup. If you already have a cold, take 1 tsp of the syrup, but three times a day, also before eating. You will notice the difference very soon.

Natural Cough Medicine

The following recipe will help you fight a cough. You can choose to use freshly squeezed pineapple juice or you also use already made juice with high amounts of pineapples. ( try to avoid store bought pineapple juice with sugar)

Ingredients:

  • 250 ml of fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • A piece of ginger root (about 7 inches long, grated)
  • 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper

How to make it:

Mix all ingredients together.

Then, take a quarter cup of it 2 to 3 times per day, just until your cough stops.

11 Uses of lemon

                                                                            

 

 

 

 

Crisp Lettuce
Don’t throw out lettuce that has gotten a bit limp and soggy.  With a little help from lemon juice, you will be able to use it in a salad instead! Add the juice of half a lemon to a bowl of very cold water. Put the lettuce in the water and refrigerate for one hour. Dry the lettuce a bit with a paper towel and you are good to go!

Freshen the Fridge
Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours to absorb odors. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell and improve the effectiveness of the lemon juice.

High Blood Pressure
Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water and drink three to four times per day to lower your blood pressure. For best results, you can squeeze the lemon into a warm cup of water and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Drinking the lemon water can reduce the effect of nausea and dizziness.

Prevent Cauliflower From Turning Brown
Cauliflower tends to turn brown with even the slightest cooking. You can make sure the white vegetables stay white by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice on them before heating.

Respiratory Problems
Lemon water can reduce phlegm; and can also help you breathe properly and aids a person suffering with asthma. The vitamin C in lemons can also help with long-term respiratory disorders

Treating Arthritis and Rheumatism
Lemon is a diuretic, meaning it assists in the production of urine and helps to reduce inflammation by flushing out toxins and bacteria while also giving you relief from arthritis and rheumatism.

Fruit and Vegetable Wash
You never know what kind of pesticides or dirt may be lurking on the skin of your favorite fruits and vegetables. Slice your lemon and squeeze out 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice into spray bottle. The lemon juice is a natural disinfectant and will leave your fruits and vegetables smelling nice too.

Keep Guacamole Green
You’ve been making guacamole all day long for the big party, and you don’t want it to turn brown on top before the guests arrive. The solution: Sprinkle a liberal amount of fresh lemon juice over it and it will stay fresh and green. The flavor of the lemon juice is a natural complement to the avocados in the guacamole. Make the fruit salad hours in advance too. Just squeeze some lemon juice onto the apple slices, and they’ll stay snowy white.

Headaches 
Lemon juice with a few teaspoons of hot tea added is the treatment of a sophisticated New York bartender, for those who suffer with hangover headaches–and from headaches due to many other causes. He converts his customers to this regimen, and weans them away from drug remedies completely.

Stomach Health
Digestive problems are the most common ailments but warm water and lemon juice is the solution to most digestive problems. Lemon juice helps to purify the blood, reduces your chances of indigestion, constipation, eliminates toxins from the body, adds digestion and reduces phlegm.

Reduce Asthma Symptoms
In addition to a general detoxifying diet, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before each meal, and before retiring can reduce asthma symptoms.

Crumbed baked fish

Made this lovely crumbed baked hake for hubby and he loved it so much i just had to share the recipe with all of you! Give it a go and tell me what you think.


Ingredients

4 pieces hake fish
Kellogg corn flakes bread crumbs
2 eggs
125 ml oat flour
salt and pepper
15 ml olive oil or coconut oil


Method

  1. in a plate add the flour and mix with salt and pepper
  2. in another medium bowl add the 2 eggs and whisk lightly
  3. in a large bowl add the Kellogg corn flakes bread crumbs
  4. start by dipping the fish into the flour, then the eggs, then cover in bread crumbs
  5. repeat step 4 until all the fish is covered in bread crumbs
  6. rub an oven pan in olive oil and lay the fish in the pan
  7. bake until crispy

serve with lemon wedges,  fat free cottage cheese and some mixed veggies.

ENJOY

Serves 4

Juicy Stuffed Chicken breast

Out of healthy ideas for dinner? Try this Yummy juicy stuffed chicken breast recipe . so quick and easy and the family will love it too!!!


Ingredients

4 chicken breasts
2 cups spinach (fresh or frozen)
1/2 an onion chopped
1 teaspoon garlic
125 ml mushrooms chopped
100 ml fat free cottage cheese
5 ml parsley
5 ml Origanum
5 ml lemon and herb spice
30 ml tomato paste
pinch salt and pepper
20 ml olive oil/ coconut oil


Method

  1.  in a pan (on medium heat) add the olive oil and fry onions until soft
  2. add garlic, mushrooms, parsley, origanum , salt and pepper, fry until mushrooms are cooked
  3. add the cooked spinach and cottage cheese, mix well and take off heat
  4. turn oven on 180°C
  5. cut the chicken breasts in half
  6. scoop some of the spinach stuffing into the chicken and secure with a toothpick
  7. mix the 5 ml oil , tomato paste and lemon and herb spice
  8. cover the stuffed chicken breast in the tomato paste combo
  9. lay the chicken breast in a oven pan
  10. cover the pan in foil
  11. put in oven for 25 min or until cooked
  12. OPTIONAL _ add some cheese on top and melt.
  13. Serve with a fresh salad

Bon Appetit!!

serves 4

please look for 99% tomato paste, not tomato sauce as it contains loads of sugar.

Benefits of breastfeeding

Breastmilk provides just the right proportion of essential nutrients, vitamins, proteins, fats and antibodies to help your baby’s body and brain develop.

What’s amazing is that it also can adapt its composition to meet your baby’s needs as they get older or become sick. Breastfed babies have a greater sense of taste and smell because breast milk changes flavor based on the mother’s diet. Just as importantly, your baby thrives emotionally because skin-to-skin contact with mom creates a strong bond and sense of security.

Breastfed Babies Benefits-

  1. Get sick less and have a lower risk of allergies
  2. Have a lower risk of obesity and Types 1 and 2 diabetes
  3. Have a lower incidence of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  4. Have a reduced risk for ear infections and gastroenteritis
  5. Are on a path to optimal brain development
  6. Get nutrients that help strengthen and develop their immature immune system in a way no other substance can
  7. Respond better to immunizations against Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Haemophilus influenza
  8. Have optimal oral development because of their jaw movements and nutrients in breastmilk decrease the risk of tooth decay
  9. Are protected against respiratory infections including those caused by rotaviruses
  10. Are less likely to be hospitalized with pneumonia or bronchiolitis, and have a decreased risk of lower respiratory tract infections
  11. Have been associated with a slightly enhanced performance on cognitive development tests

Breastfeeding provides health benefits for mothers beyond emotional satisfaction.

  • Mothers who breastfeed recover from childbirth more quickly and easily. The hormone oxytocin, released during breastfeeding, acts to return the uterus to its regular size more quickly and can reduce postpartum bleeding.
  • Studies show that women who have breastfed experience reduced rates of breast and ovarian cancer later in life.
  • Some studies have found that breastfeeding may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
  • Exclusive breastfeeding delays the return of the mother’s menstrual period, which can help extend the time between pregnancies. Exclusive breastfeeding can provide a natural form of contraception if the mother’s menses have not returned, the baby is breastfeeding day and night, and the baby is less than    sixmonths old