Lamb with estragon and spinach sauce
Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 30min
Serves 4 persons

4 lamb steaks
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp ashberry jam
1 finely chopped garlic clove
1 tbsp flour
150ml soured cream
2 tbsp chopped taragon
50g chopped spinach
150ml vegetable stock
pinch of ground nutmeg

Ribs with spicy sauce
Preparation time: 10min+marinating
Cooking time: 45-60min
Serves 4 persons

1kg pork ribs
4 tbsp oil
2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp mustard
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp orange marmalade
1 finely chopped garlic clove
salt and pepper to taste

Roasted lamb
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 3 hours 15 min
Serves 6 persons

450g French beans
25g butter
1 chopped onion
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 leg of lamb (2.3kg)
20 small rosemary twigs
3 thinly sliced garlic cloves
1 glass semidry red wine
450g string beans (heads and tails removed)

Chinese style ribs
Preparation time: 20min+marinating
Cooking time: 17-23min
Serves 4-6 persons

700g pork ribs
1tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground Sichuan pepper
2 tsp starch
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine or cognac
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 crushed garlic cloves
3 chopped spring onion leaves
2 tbsp yellow French beans paste
300ml hot chicken stock
1 green bell pepper

Ragout in white sauce
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 1 hour 10 min
5-6 persons

900g lamb
1 lemon slice
1 garni bouquet
Salt and pepper to taste
2 carrots slices in long wide strips
2 onion sliced in rings
1 tsp starch
1 egg yolk
150g double cream
8 triangular toasts (made of 2 crustless bread slices) and chopped parsley for decoration

Baked pork with spices
Preparation time: 10-15min
Cooking time: 2 hours
For 6 persons

50g flour
1tsp curry
Salt and black pepper to taste
900g sliced pork
50g butter
1 chopped onion
2 chopped leeks
100g chopped mushrooms
400g tinned tomatoes
150g stock
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1. Re–introduce activity: After months of using the “it's cold out” excuse for not getting your 45 minutes a day, it is time to get back into the swing of things. Using your lunch break in the middle of the day to enjoy a brisk walk is a great way to get moving again.


Enhance your health with freshly grown herbs
(NC)—Did you know that one tablespoon of fresh oregano contains the same amount of antioxidants as a medium sized apple?
We know that antioxidants in our bodies are essential to good health. Many fruits and vegetables provide them, but research shows that fresh oregano is at the top of the list in antioxidant activity. Adding fresh herbs to your diet is an easy way to include significant amounts of antioxidants and increase the health value of a meal without adding extra calories–and you can easily grow them right in your own backyard garden or in containers on your patio or balcony.


Pare down your portions to trim down your waistline
(NC)—We live in a world where “mega, super and grande” sizes have become the norm. Many people use these plus–sized portions to validate their binge–eating habits. Some use over–consumption as a way to comfort emotional distress, others take the “see food” diet approach and always finish what's on their plate.
Here are a few tips I like to follow to ensure I am eating the proper portions.