Daily Archives: February 14, 2015

  • Recipe: Lemon Olive Oil Cake

    INGREDIENDS
    4 eggs, separated
    250ml castor sugar
    grated rind of 1 large lemon
    250ml olive oil
    5ml vanilla essence
    45ml lemon juice
    750ml flour
    15ml baking powder
    250ml milk
    45ml extra castor sugar

    ICING

    250ml icing sugar
    lemon juice to mix

    DIRECTIONS
    – Beat egg yolks and castor sugar until thick and pale.
    – Beat in the lemon rind, olive oil, vanilla and lemon juice.
    – Sift the flour and baking powder and add to the creamed mixture with the milk.
    – Beat the egg whites until stiff, then beat in the extra castor sugar.
    – Fold this into the creamed mixture.
    – Pour the mixture into a well-greased 22cm ring pan.
    – Bake at 160ºC for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    – Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out.
    – Remove and when cold drizzle with lemon icing.

    ICING: Sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Add enough lemon juice to form a thick icing.

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    INGREDIENDS 4 eggs, separated 250ml castor sugar grated rind of 1 large lemon 250ml olive oil 5ml vanilla essence 45ml lemon juice 750ml flour 15ml baking powder 250ml milk 45ml extra castor sugar ICING 250ml icing sugar lemon juice to mix DIRECTIONS – Beat egg yolks and... 
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  • Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Stroke Risk, So Break Out The Olive Oil

    The Mediterranean diet has become increasingly popular for weight loss, but new research suggests it could also reduce one’s risk of suffering a stroke.

    The findings show people who closely followed the diet were significantly less likely to experience an ischemic stroke (caused by a blood clot) compared with those who had the lowest adherence to the diet, HealthDay reported.

    The diet includes fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes and nuts, whole grains, fish, lean poultry and plenty of olive oil. It limits the consumption of red meats, dairy, sugar and saturated fats.

    “Overall, there is strong evidence, based on this study, that strict adherence to a Mediterranean diet significantly reduces stroke risk,” Dr. Paul Wright, chair of neurology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. told HealthDay. The researcher noted the study was not able to identify a solid cause-and-effect relationship between the diet and a reduced stroke risk.

    To make their findings the researchers looked at data from more than 104,000 teachers in California, with an average age of 52 years. These participants were split into five groups based on how closely they followed the Mediterranean diet.

    “[The study accounted for] other factors that would reduce stroke risks, such as exercise, total caloric intake,body mass index, smoking and menopausal/hormonal status,” Wright said.

    The findings were to be presented Thursday at the American Stroke Association’s annual meeting in Nashville. The study was led by Dr. Ayesha Sherzai, a neurologist at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. The researchers noted there was no observed link between following a Mediterranean diet and a reduced risk of a bleeding (hemorrhagic) stroke.

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    The Mediterranean diet has become increasingly popular for weight loss, but new research suggests it could also reduce one’s risk of suffering a stroke. The findings show people who closely followed the diet were significantly less likely to experience an ischemic stroke... 
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