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Healthy Apricot Chicken for Two

13 Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 300g skinless chicken thigh fillets, fat trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 small onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1 stick celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) Massel salt reduced chicken style liquid stock
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) apricot nectar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 x 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
  • Steamed snow peas, to serve
  • Broccolini, to serve
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September 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

There’s a tough conversation facing parents who truly care about what their children are learning from them. It’s easily dodged and rationalized as something better addressed at another time, and too easily hidden beneath a surface appearance of propriety and health. It’s the antithesis of what our parents often said to us – do as I say, not as I do – which today has been exposed as a Clintonesque deflection of responsibility stemming from ignorance and, perhaps, an unencumbered selfishness. Nobody expects parents to be perfect. In fact, the way parents address their own imperfections can effectively model desired behavior and values for children. But when parents stick to their faulty guns with the stubborn resolve of an addict, or worse, if they fail to recognize the insidious little ways their own choices are poisoning the perceptions of their children, they are coming up short on their report card of parental effectiveness. These parents need a wakeup call, because the window of opportunity to make lasting impressions on our children is short and closing fast, and the bad impressions are every bit as enduring as the good ones.

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Valli Little’s Cajun Ocean Trout with Pineapple Salad

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp each ground cumin, coriander, sweet smoked paprika (pimenton) and fennel seeds
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 x 150g ocean trout fillets, skin removed, pin-boned
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
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August 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Have you ever heard the adage that you are what you eat? Well, it may be more appropriate to say that you are what you drink. And whether you realize it or not, water is the main ingredient of everything, including your body.

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Comprehensive Wellness

One way to stay healthy is to keep your blood work up to date. By using those results, doctors can catch conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many others before they become evident to you. They also can tell doctors the function of your body and performance of your organs.

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July 2021 Newsletter

Now more than ever, personal hygiene affects many aspects of one’s life. Things that everyone should have been doing all along have become more enforced in pubic and in the workplace. Your hygiene is reflected in your self-esteem and confidence, sex appeal, social and professional acceptance, as a role model and most importantly, disease prevention. Maintaining good hygiene is not only important for your health, but a way to prevent the development and spreading of infections, viruses, and bad odors.

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June 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Ones opinion of oneself is incredibly important to living a successful and happy life. Self-confidence is not only for days that you are preparing for an interview, going out on a first date or giving a presentation. It is a part of our lives on a daily basis. Being a self-confident person will help you enhance your relationship(s) at home and at work, your decision making, and lend a hand to living a better life! Self-confidence makes you accept yourself such that you feel secure about your individuality and can help you achieve just about anything!

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Salsa Verde Shrimp with Cilantro Rice

INGREDIENTS

1 c. white rice

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp. diced shallot

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. salsa verde

1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro, divided

Lime wedges, for serving

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