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Eat to beat diarrhoea

Eat to beat diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is one of the most common problems for people living with HIV. It affects as many as four out of every five HIV-positive people and can have profound effects on lifestyle. In this article we look at what causes diarrhoea and how it affects the body, and give some practical tips and recipes for how to control diarrhoea.

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Healthy Eating - Harissa chicken with black & white rice Serves 4

Harissa is a North African hot red sauce or paste made from chili peppers (often smoked or dried) and garlic, often with coriander and caraway or cumin and served with olive oil.

Healthy Eating - Aubergine Gratin

Aubergine Gratin Serves 4

Other ideas for using turmeric are; in rice dishes (pictured) or as a seasoning for mashed potatoes, and sauté potatoes. Using turmeric as a salad dressing is also a great idea – try using half a teaspoon of turmeric and a generous grind of black pepper mixed with a teaspoon of honey in 5 tablespoons of olive oil and a drizzle of vinegar, shaken or whisked together.

Ingredients Amount

Aubergine (medium size) 2
Egg (beaten) 1
Garlic 2 cloves
Tomatoes (chopped) 1 can
Cheese (grated) 200g
Red Pepper (chopped) 1
Bread crumbs or Oats 250g
Parsley (chopped) 5g
New Potatoes 500g
Rocket 30g
Turmeric or Curcumin
Sesame or Olive Oil 5ml
Cream 150ml
Onion medium size (diced) 1

Wash the vegetables first. Steam the new potatoes until cooked and drain well and cut them into halves.

Then cut the aubergines lengthways into long thick slices (approximately 2cm.) Sprinkle a pinch of salt on each slice to remove the bitterness. Finely chop the onion, pepper, parsley, and garlic. In a bowl mix together the beaten egg, half of the chopped parsley and half of the garlic and soak the aubergine slices for 10 minutes.

Then cover each slice with breadcrumbs or oats and clean the edges. Place the aubergines on an oily baking tray, making sure that both sides of the aubergines are covered in oil, and bake for 10 minutes at 200ºc. In a pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and sweat off the remaining garlic, onion and pepper until they become soft. Add the chopped tomatoes and parsley and simmer for 5 minutes until reduced. Add a small teaspoon of honey to neutralize the acidity.

Then cover each slice of aubergine with a layer of the sauce and generously top with grated cheese. Bake for a further 7 minutes until the cheese is melted and reaches a golden brown colour.

Then in a sauté pan, heat a drizzle of oil and toss the new potatoes in the oil until lightly golden. Add some chopped garlic, half a teaspoon of turmeric and 150ml of cream, a generous grind of black pepper and pinch of salt and gently simmer for 3 minutes until you reach a creamy consistency. You could also use this recipe idea for a turmeric mash potato, sweet potato or turmeric rice.

Serve with rocket or fresh leaves and garnish with chopped chives.


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