The Star: June 22, 2017




5 avocados

400g peas + extra for garnish

3 jalapeno chillies

3 cloves garlic

2 eshallots


Don’t think peas belong in guacamole?

Try this fantastic recipe from SYDNEY’s Papi Chulo restaurant!

25g toasted sunflower seeds

Dash of fish sauce

Juice of half a lime


Coriander for garnish

Good quality corn chips


1. Take the flesh from each avocado and gently mush them up in a bowl while still keeping

them chunky.

2. Please peas into a blender and pulse. Add to avocados.

3. Finely chop garlic and jalapeno, and add three quarters to avocados (may have to add

more to taste later on.

4. Slice eshallots finely and add to avocados.

5. Finally, mix everything together and season with salt, lime juice and fish scause. There

should be a balance of tangy, spicy (may need to add more jalapeno and garlic mix), and


6. To serve, place in serving bowl and sprinkle garnish with extra peas, sunflower seeds

and coriander.

7. Enjoy with corn chips!


Ask your Doctor about Canterbury’s Falls Prevention Service, Steady as you go, exercise

classes and green prescription exercise classes.

FALLS are not a normal part of ageing and many falls can be prevented.

FALLS are the most common injury in older people.

Falls by older people are usually due to poor balance and weakened leg muscles.

* Women are one and half times more likely to fall than men.

* ½ of all people over 80 years fall each year & 1/3 aged over 65 years will fall.

* Many falls and subsequent broken bones can be prevented.

* Many of these broken bones have life changing and life threatening results.

Ask your Doctor about Canterbury’s Falls Prevention Service, Steady as you go, exercise

classes and green prescription exercise classes. These are all designed to build up your muscle

strength and improve your balance. Walking and all other exercise that you do on your feet is

good for muscle strength. Half an hour at least three times a week is beneficial.

If you are over 50 years and have broken a bone as a result of a bump or minor fall talk to

your Doctor about osteoporosis or contact your local Osteoporosis Society for more

information, Trish at

The Osteoporosis Society of Canterbury Inc. have their AGM on Wednesday July 12th at the

YMCA Hereford Street at 2-30pm. There will be falls prevention specialists to give advice and


All Welcome

mulled wine

mulled wine is one of the seasonal sTAPLES we can’t get enough of. The key to its success is

using some quality ingredients (stay away from the casked wine!)


1 bottle of full-bodied wine (Shiraz, Merlot

or Malbec work well)

1 vanilla pod

1 large orange

1 large lemon

1 teaspoon cloves

4 star anise

5 cracked cardamom pods

2 cinnamon quills broken in halves

1 teaspoon whole green or black peppercorns

10g grated ginger

1 bay leaf

¼ of a whole nutmeg, grated

Brown sugar, to taste

100ml water





1. Combine all spices in a pot. Heat on high until small wisps of smoke rise and the aroma

floats up into your nose.

2. Add the water and continue to heat until the mixture begins to look like tea.

3. Turn the heat down, add wine, and give a quick stir.

4. Squeeze the juice of the orange and lemon into mixture, adding the remainder the fruit

as well. Heat until hot, but not boiling.

5. Add sugar. Be sure to taste so you don’t sweeten too much. Once you’ve reached your

desired sweetness, leave to infuse on a low heat for 10-15 minutes.

6. Strain solids, and then add back to pot to keep warm.

7. Decant wine into preferred vessel and enjoy!

Join the Canterbury

Osteoporosis Society


• Support & understanding

• Information

• Regular Newsletters

• Exercise & Dietary Information

• Public Meetings

Contact Trish (03) 960-5143

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