Spanish chargrilled capsicum salad recipe

Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
3 large green capsicums
3 large red capsicums
2 shallots, very finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, crushed
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Small handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt flakes
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 ½ tablespoons sherry vinegar
80 ml extra-virgin olive oil
Method
1. Heat a chargrill pan over high heat, add the whole …read more

Tomato and herb quinoa salad recipe

Ingredients
1 cup raw quinoa
1 ½ cups water
4 tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, peeled and finely diced
1 long red chilli, halved, de-seeded, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
2 large handfuls of coriander, washed and chopped
1 handful of parsley, washed and chopped
60 ml extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced for …read more

Cucumber, lime and mint agua fresca recipe

Serves: 8
Ingredients
4 large cucumbers, coarsely chopped
2 large handfuls of mint leaves
6 limes (juiced for 1 cup lime juice)
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
Method
1. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.
2. Put all of the ingredients into the blender.
3. Add enough water to fill three-quarters …read more

5 tips for choosing the right pet for you

Bringing a new furry family member into your life is an exciting decision. No doubt you’re already imagining all the cuddles, walks and playtime you’re going to have with your very cute companion. But before you commit to being a pet owner, it’s important to think it through carefully.
Choosing …read more

Medibank Australian Open Survey: Terms & Conditions

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How …read more

John Dory with nectarine and lychee salsa recipe

Serves: 4
Cook time: 8 mins
Prep time: 10 mins
Ingredients
3 ripe nectarines, stone removed and cut into 1 cm cubes
8 lychees, stone removed and roughly chopped, juices reserved
1 small red chili, deseeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons mint, finely shredded
1 tablespoon fish sauce
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
½ cup macadamia nuts …read more

Fresh guacamole recipe

Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
3 avocados
½ red onion, finely chopped
Small handful mint, chopped, plus extra leaves for garnish
Small handful coriander, chopped
1 teaspoon salt flakes
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Juice of 1 lime
1-2 teaspoons of your favourite hot sauce (we prefer to use a green hot sauce)
Pepitas, for garnish
Olive oil, for drizzling
Tortilla chips, to …read more

5 outdoor adventures you have to try

With the weather heating up, now is the perfect time to take your workout from the gym to the great outdoors. We asked the team at Australian travel and adventure specialists Mountain Designs to share their recommended fitness activities for summer.
“Australia is home to the world’s best natural adventure …read more

How often should you poo?

Some people are like clockwork and others struggle. How often we go to the toilet to use our bowels varies greatly and so does what is considered normal and healthy.
Normal pooing frequency can be anything from three times a day to once every few days. You are not necessarily …read more

Apricot chia bliss balls recipe

Makes: 25
Prep time: 15 mins
Ingredients
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons coconut water
250 g whole raw almonds
18 fresh dates, stones removed
4 large fresh apricots, halved and stones removed
½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon cinnamon
⅓ cup desiccated coconut
½ cup desiccated coconut for rolling
Method
1. Place chia seeds and coconut water …read more

The best way to prevent hearing loss

Noise is like radiation or ultraviolet light. A little might not hurt, but over time damage accumulates, and that’s what’s damaging our ears.
It is estimated that 1 in 6 Australians currently have hearing loss, and 7 out of 10 people over 70 years of age experience severe hearing loss.
Symptoms …read more

How often should you poo?

Some people are like clockwork and others struggle. How often we go to the toilet to use our bowels varies greatly and so does what is considered normal and healthy.
Normal pooing frequency can be anything from three times a day to once every few da… …read more

The 7 best Australian beaches

Summer in Australia is all about the beach. Whether you’re holidaying at coastal caravan parks, settling into a summer rental or heading off on a daytripping adventure, one thing abounds – sublime surf.
Zipping from coast to coast, here are so… …read more

Medicross 2016 Christmas Party

The 2016 Medicross Medical Christmas gala evening was held at Ramada Hotel Hope Harbour.  Various awards were presented to staff members during this prestigious event. The award winners are (from left to right): K Reid (Practice Manager of the Year), C Casey (Rising Star Award), A Queen (Outstanding Performance Award), S Petersen (Rising Star Award) and [...]

The history of the condom

The popular use of condoms has risen and fallen throughout history, depending on the political and cultural attitudes of the time. Our understanding of disease and infection has played a big role, as has developments in materials and construction. An… …read more

7 apps to make you happier

1. Gratitude Journal
$4.49 – iOS
Take five minutes out to jot down what you’re grateful for today. This app makes it easy to build a daily gratitude habit, unleashing good feelings and helping you reframe your outlook on life.
2. The 7-m… …read more

Cadel Evans on The Art of Cycling

Cycling legend and Medibank ambassador Cadel Evans had plenty to reflect on when it came to writing his autobiography. Over a 20-year career, he rode in 750 professional races, racking up success after success.
The Art of Cycling by Cadel Evans delv… …read more

The Wellbeing @ Work Index

Wellbeing in the workplace has been repeatedly shown to drive employee effectiveness and engagement, boost business performance and help to attract and retain top talent.
However, while workplace wellbeing is commonly talked about in Australia, it i… …read more

Easy asparagus pesto recipe

Ingredients
2 bunches of asparagus, woody ends snapped off
100 g parmesan cheese, grated
2 large handfuls of spinach leaves
1 large handful of mixed soft herbs (such as basil, parsley, chervil)
4 garlic cloves
80 g pine nuts (or substitute with… …read more

Pina colada popsicles recipe

Makes: 10-12
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: 8 hours
Ingredients
3 cups fresh pineapple chunks
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 (270 ml) can coconut cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Coconut oil shell
&frac14… …read more

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