Thursday, 26 November 2015
These chicken wings can be cooked on the braai or in the oven so put them on the menu the next time you have friends and family over.
12 chicken wings
For the marinade:
2 tbsp clear honey
3cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tsp soy sauce
3 tbsp orange marmalade
½ tsp orange zest, grated
1 tbsp sesame oil
1. Mix together all of the marinade ingredients and pour over the chicken wings. Leave to marinate for two hours, or overnight if you can.
2. Once it has marinated, place the chicken on the braai over medium-hot coals and cook for about 20 minutes, brushing with any marinade left in the dish as it cooks. Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through. We used kebab sticks which we soaked in water (to stop them from burning) which makes it easy to turn them.
In the oven:
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Put the chicken wings into a roasting tray with a couple of spoonfuls of marinade. Place in the oven for about 50 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with the marinade until thoroughly sticky and golden, adding extra marinade to the tray if necessary.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
The summer issue of Club is out so be sure to collect your copy in store. On the Club News pages we introduce you to one of our bursary winners who is now able to study for a Diploma in Business Management. To stand a chance to win a study bursary as well as other amazing benefits such as furniture vouchers, account clearance, a car and more, become a Family Club Member today.
Tumi Morake is the beautiful face on the cover of our summer issue which is packed with great features for you to read. Find out how to banish negative thinking, keep your skin safe in the sun and what you should know before you start studying. There are also some delicious summer recipes for you to try out.
And as always here are our latest winners:
Family Club benefit winners
Thursday, 19 November 2015
This is the perfect meal for a lazy Saturday afternoon at home with the kids.
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper
250g shrimp – buy frozen and defrost overnight in the fridge before using
2 radishes, chopped
6 hot dog rolls
1 small bag of ready chopped coleslaw mix
¼ cup sliced chives (optional)
1 bag potato chips (optional)
1. In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, lemon juice, half a teaspoon of salt and a quarter teaspoon pepper.
2. Fold in the shrimp, radish and coleslaw mix.
3. Fill the rolls with the shrimp mixture. Serve with the potato chips.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
We work hard and play hard filling nearly every moment with activity, but here are some suggestions to simplify your life, so that you have time to enjoy it.
• Don't let any material thing come into your home unless you absolutely love it and want to keep it until it is beyond repair. Too much stuff suffocates you.
• Create a cosy home environment that fits your family. You will find this is much more satisifying than living in a museum designed to impress your friends.
• Limit your children's extracurricular activities to one to three a week, depending on age. Otherwise you will exhaust yourself and your children will grow up addicted to constant stimulation.
• Spend an hour a week away from crowds, traffic and buildings. Three to four hours of "nature time" each week is even better. There is nothing more basic, more simple, than the natural world.
• Practice saying no to those things that don't bring you inner peace and fulfilment. Be vigilant with your time and energy; if you say yes to one thing (like a job promotion), recognise that you are saying no to something else (perhaps more time with family).
Thursday, 12 November 2015
This pasta is quick and easy to make, healthy and light for summer and it's meat-free.
400g mixed veg of your choice, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
150 ml knorrox vegetable stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the pasta according to packet directions.
2. Heat the onion and garlic in a little oil and fry until soft. Add vegetables and cook for a couple of minutes.
3. Add the stock, bring to the boil and reduce by about half.
4. Add the cream and heat through.
5. Add the pasta and stir well. Add a little of the water that the pasta was cooked in to thicken if required.
6. Add the herbs, season and stir well before serving.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
People spend hundreds and thousands on miracle cures and treatments trying to get their skin to look healthy, but sometimes we forget the easy solutions. Check out these do's and don'ts for healthy skin and a healthier you:
Don't drink too much alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates your skin and slows circulation so the skin doesn't receive the moisture and nutrients it needs. This can lead to broken capillaries over the nose and cheeks and results in the loss of a healthy complexion.
Do exercise. Regular exercise will help you to lengthen your life, improve your appearance and delay ageing. It also benefits the skin by aiding circulation and helping you to sleep better.
Don't smoke. The carbon monoxide and nicotine in cigarettes deprives the skin of oxygen and essential nutrients, which results in a depleted, lifeless complexion.
Do eat properly. Your skin relies on you eating a balanced diet of proteins, whole-grains and natural foods. So cut out some of the fat, carbohydrates and chemicals in your diet.
Do rest. A lot of people are constantly on the go and are not always aware of how it affects their body. But without enough sleep your skin will lose its healthy glow and energy.
Do drink lots of water. Water is essential for keeping your skin moist, soft, supple and clear. The lack of moisture in the skin is one of the main causes of wrinkles. In addition to being very important for your skin, water also rids your body of waste materials and is a natural appetite suppressant.
Thursday, 5 November 2015
We all love a fresh loaf of white bread, but it's not so great for the waistline. Try this tasty health loaf instead.
230g Nutty Wheat
130g crushed wheat
100g cake flour
5ml bicarbonate of soda
60g sunflower seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
2. Mix all the ingredients together, except 30g sunflower seeds and pour mixture into a well-greased loaf tin.
3. Smooth and sprinkle over the remaining sunflower seeds.
4. Bake for 45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped underneath.