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August 2010

Laksa

by Michael

Ingredients 125g dry rice vermicelli noodles or soba noodles 4tbsp red curry paste (or make your own with chilies and olive oil) 300g firm tofu, sliced 2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms 3 cups boiling water 1 cup coconut milk 2 x 10g vegetable stock (try massel brand or make your own) 3 baby bok choy, [...]

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Fennel Soup

by Michael

Ingredients Serves 2-4 3/4 fennel bulbs 1.5 litres vegetable stock (bouillon is best) 250g ricotta cheese (you can use low fat if preferred) Extra virgin olive oil Parmesan (optional) Organic sour dough bread Method Trim the fennel (keep the leaves to 1 side) and remove the tough outer layer.  With the base of the fennel on [...]

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Fennel

by Michael

Fennel is a roundish, bulbous vegetable, with a mild licorice smell and taste. Their large swollen base consists of several overlapping broad stems, forming a white to very pale green-white, firm, crisp bulb. When they are cut you can see the layers of their overlapping stems.  They are a member of the parsley family.  You [...]

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Soft drinks, as we know are highly processed foods.  Our bodies try and cope with these foreign ingredients the best way they can, but they do it under duress causing many unwanted consequences.  As we digest these drinks, our teeth are the first ones to feel the pain.  The phosphoric acid, citric, malic and tartaric [...]

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It is a matter of preference, actually. Some people do not have much time to devote to styling their hair, or want to achieve the maximum styling they can get for their hair, so they opt for blow-drying it. On the other hand, there are some people who think that blow-drying is a waste of [...]

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Post-natal Depression The birth of a new baby is usually a happy event, but can also be a stressful time during which many adjustments need to be made. Mood changes are common after childbirth and range from mild to severe. There are three recognised mood disorders in the postpartum period: -          “baby blues” – affects [...]

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Over the years we’ve seen a steady shift in our workforce patterns from one of predominately working in the fields and factories to one of sitting in an office toiling away on our computers and talking on our phones. That’s the reality of the 21st century, and unfortunately along with that we’ve also seen an [...]

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Anxiety Part 1

by Michael

Anxiety is a normal part of life. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. However, for many people anxiety  becomes a real problem due to it occurring too frequently, is out of proportion to the circumstances, or it interferes with their work, family and social life. Anxiety is a problem that can be overcome. Why [...]

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Hamstring Injuries

by Michael

An injury to the hamstring is the most common injury in A.F.L and of all injuries in A.F.L it results in the most days lost. Research into the professional teams in Australia also reveals that 30% of all the players who sustained an injury to their hamstring reinjured their hamstring within the season. Because of [...]

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When we get sick or experience various aches and pains, it’s tempting to look for causes outside ourselves. The most convenient culprits: Bad luck. Accidents often fall into this category—being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Germs. Blaming a cold or the flu on germs overlooks one critical ingredient—being a hospitable host! Genetics. [...]

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