Colouring in for grown ups

Who remembers colouring in as a child? Those absorbing hours spent concentrating on nothing but the image you were slowly bringing to life in front of you. While much more elaborate in their outlines, the growing range of adult colouring books aims t… …read more

Mussel and prawn pilafi recipe

A favourite family meal of my friend Helen Karikas, created by her mother Vasiliki Patsakos. Vasiliki is married to a fisherman Yiannis who regularly brings home fresh mussels and calamari.
Serves: 6-8
2 kg mussels
1⁄4 cup (60 m… …read more

The ageing eye

As we get older, many of our body parts start to show wear and tear. Our blood vessels and arteries become stiffer so our body has to work harder to pump blood, which can lead to high blood pressure. Our bones become thinner. Our skin becomes less el… …read more

How to make salads exciting

Salads don’t have to be a chore. With a little creativity, you can create zesty, flavorsome bowls full of healthy ingredients that leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Courtney Roulston, best known as a finalist in 2010’s MasterChef and… …read more

4 on-the-go superfood ideas

On those days when you’re in a rush, eating well can be a challenge. Vending machines, convenience store snacks and the pastry counter at the coffee shop are just too convenient -and often leave you feeling tired, bloated and lacking in nutrien… …read more

Jeans for Genes Day

On the first Friday in August each year, workplaces and schools across Australia become distinctly more denim in a nation-wide show of support for genetic research.
Jeans for Genes Day raises much-needed funds for research into birth defects and dis… …read more

How can hearing loss be treated?

If you are experiencing hearing loss, you may feel like people are mumbling or talking too quickly. You may find that people comment you have the TV volume up loud. It may be particularly difficult to clearly hear female voices or children, as their … …read more

Homemade chai latte recipe

2 teaspoons black tea leaves
2 cardamom pods, bruised
1/4 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon honey
1. Combine all the spices … …read more

10 hidden sources of gluten

1. Cornflour. The name itself lulls you into a false sense of security, unfortunately some contain wheat.
2. Roast chicken. Seasonings and stuffing may contain gluten, so the only sure way to keep it gluten free is to roast it yourself.
3… …read more