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Post 2021-08-25

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South Africa
Independent Media Pty Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
experience the wonders of saffron during pregnancy

health Pregnancy is one of the most cherished times in a woman’s life. When you find out that you are pregnant, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the overall health of you and your unborn child. Saffron spice is beneficial during pregnancy. It is painstakingly derived from the flowers of the Crocus sativus. Ayush Aggarwal, the founder and chief executive of Rasayanam, an Ayurveda start-up in India, shares the benefits of saffron during pregnancy. Tackles your mood swings: Mood swings have always been the most common issue faced by women during pregnancy. It is due to many factors such as the rapid hormonal changes or the physical discomforts. Saffron produces serotonin, which modulates the mood by amplifying the blood flow. This helps you cope with emotional ups…

3 min
your stars

Duff is a psychic medium, soul coach, spiritual mentor, healer and animal communicator. She has been connecting with spirit for over 20 years and runs her business, Quantum Soul, from Waterfall in KwaZulu-Natal. Listen to her on Lotus FM, live at 1.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as she connects with loved ones in spirit, and on GlowTV on Sundays after 8pm. Contact her at 072 986 5514 or email sharron@quantsoul.com Sharron Duff ARIES (March 21 – April 19) The end of a difficult cycle is coming to a close and there is light at the end of the tunnel. Trust that you are being guided. You may be receiving help from a friend. Accept this, even though it may not feel like help at the time. Lucky colour: purple.…

1 min
chicken and corn soup

2 skinless chicken breasts, shredded 1 cup sweetcorn 1 tbs butter ½ cup cream, optional ½ finely-chopped onion 2 cups water or chicken stock 2 large garlic cloves, minced sprig of fresh thyme ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground black pepper Fry the onion in butter until transparent. Add the shredded chicken and toss for a minute. Add the garlic, thyme, corn, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the water or stock. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes, until the liquid is reduced. Switch the stove off, pour in the cream and stir. Garnish and serve with a warm roll.…

1 min
prawns in a spicy tomato gravy

600g cleaned prawns 1 tbs oil 1 onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped curry leaves star anise cinnamon stick 1 tsp cumin/jeera, powder or whole seeds 1 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp masala/curry powder dhania to garnish Heat the oil on medium heat. Fry the onions until soft. Add the curry leaves, chillies and the spices. Add the masala/curry power and let it fry. Add the tomatoes. Add 1 cup of water if the mixture is too dry. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes until the mixture has cooked down. Place the prawns gently on top of the chutney so they don’t break. Turn the heat off and let it sit for 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve with roti.…

1 min
lamb kebab chutney

500g lamb kebabs 1 large onion, finely chopped 6 tomatoes, puréed or grated 2 green chillies 1 tsp crushed garlic 2 sprigs curry leaf 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp masala 1 bay leaf 2 tbs olive oil or butter salt In a pan, fry the kebabs and set aside. In the same pan, add a little more oil or butter. Add the onion, bay leaf and chilli. Cook until the onion is lightly golden. Add the curry leaf and garlic and fry for a minute. Add the chilli powder and masala. Fry for a minute. Add the tomatoes and cook on medium heat until they are cooked. Add the kebabs and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve with roti.…

1 min
lamb kebabs with mint and coriander

500g lamb mince 1 large white onion 2 large green chillies 2 tsp crushed ginger and garlic paste 1 tbs chilli powder 2 tsp ground cumin powder 1 tsp garam masala ½ teaspoon turmeric chopped mint handful of coriander leaves 1 large egg salt to taste Blitz together the onion, green chillies, ginger and garlic paste, chilli powder, cumin, turmeric, garam masala, salt, mint and coriander leaves. Add the paste to the mince and egg. Roll into kebabs. In a pan, heat the oil and fry the kebabs for 5 minutes until seared evenly. Remove from the pan and finish in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes. Serve with a cucumber, coriander and mint raita.…