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December 3, 2018

Make your own chocolate for your sweetie

Shake up your gifting options this Valentine’s Day with a personalised present. Express your love with a twist, by gifting your loved one different types of feel-good, hormone-boosting homemade chocolates. Dark chocolate 100g coconut oil ½ cup raw cacao powder ½ cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch salt Method Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat, add the cacao and stir well. Add the syrup, vanilla and salt, and stir continuously for two minutes. Pour the chocolate mixture into a silicon chocolate mould or onto a tray lined with baking paper. Place in the…
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October 22, 2018

3 easy Christmas treat recipes

What’s Christmas without a tasty treat… or three? But wait; before you go overboard at the buffet, we have a few healthy alternatives. Sugar-free raspberry sorbet Ingredients 6 cups frozen raspberries 3 overripe bananas, cut into 1cm pieces, frozen 60g fresh raspberries, roughly crushed Method In 3 batches, blend the frozen raspberries and bananas until smooth. Transfer each batch into one large bowl, then stir through the crushed raspberries. Spoon into a 1.25L container. Serve immediately. Gluten-free Christmas cake Ingredients 100g margarine 1 large ripe banana 2 large lemons, finely grated (rind and juice only) 100g soft prunes, stoned and…
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October 8, 2018

Quick recipes for radiant skin

Your skin is an important organ that needs to be nourished with good sources of nutrients. Good news: you can whip up your skin radiance boosters right there in your kitchen. Skin smoothies for the win! Fruit and veggie smoothie This carrot-spinach combo boasts a good amount of beta-carotene (an antioxidant that converts into Vitamin A). We need Vitamin A for healthy skin, mucus membranes, the immune system, and for the health of our eyes. The avo is a good source of healthy fats for soft, supple glowing skin, and kale, which contains chlorophyll, helps remove toxins from the body…
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October 8, 2018

Delicious salads from around the world

Bring the world to your kitchen, with these fresh and tasty salads from across the globe. American classic Cobb salad Dressing: ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tsps salt 1 tsp lemon juice 1 small garlic clove, minced ¾ tsp ground pepper ¾ tsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp sugar ¼ tsp ground mustard ¾ cup canola oil ¼ cup olive oil Salad: 3 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 bunch watercress 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped 3 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped ½ cup crumbled blue cheese 6 bacon…
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October 8, 2018

Tasty low-carb meals in 20 minutes

When you’re hungry and strapped for time, a sandwich or some pasta may seem like the easy choice, but those choices are loaded with carbs. Step away from your usual unhealthy meals and try these quick, nutritious low-carb meals. These are delicious, filling and will keep the kilos at bay too. Low-carb tikka cauliflower rice Cauliflower is a versatile and nutritious vegetable when it comes to cooking. It’s packed with fibre, antioxidants, and is a low-carb alternative to grains and legumes. Swap your usual steamed cauliflower for a flavourful, spicy meal instead. Ingredients: 1tbsp oil 1onion, sliced or diced 120ggreen beans, cut…
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September 17, 2018

Healthy(ish) desserts!

A clean healthy diet is important, but satisfying your sweet tooth every now and then doesn’t hurt. Let’s healthify your desserts! Raspberry coconut chia jam slice Ingredients Filling ⅓ cup honey. 4 tbsps chia seeds. Coconut base. 1 cup rolled oats. 1 cup desiccated coconut. 1 cup flaked almonds. 1 cup unsalted butter, chopped and melted. 10 fresh dates, pitted. ¼ cup cocoa powder. ¼ cup water. Topping 200g 70% dark chocolate, chopped. 2 tsps melted coconut oil.  Method Preheat the oven to 160 ºC. Line a 20x30cm cake tin. To make the chia jam, mix the raspberries and honey…
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September 10, 2018

3 delicious salads to add to your braai

We're celebrating our heritage again this month, with National Braai Day coming up on the 24th of September. Although you may spend most of your energy on getting the best quality meat for your braai, it just won't be the same without all the extras. Yes, we're talking about the salad. Here are some delicious, healthy salad recipes to perk your braai right up! Creamy, No-Mayo coleslaw Ingredients Slaw 200g (1 baby) red cabbage. 200g (1 baby) green cabbage. 2 large carrots. ½ red pepper, seeds removed. ½ green pepper, seeds removed. 1 can kernel corn, drained. Dressing 2 tablespoons…
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August 10, 2018

5 mouth-watering biltong recipes

If you’re looking for a chewy and flavourful snack on the go, search no further than a South African favourite: biltong. Besides being delicious, biltong is lower in calories, and higher in nutritional value than other snacks like chips or chocolates. It has protein, is low in carbohydrates and fat, and is naturally gluten-free. It also has a reasonable amount of Vitamin B-12, which helps with healthy nerve cells and blood. What’s more; it can easily be taken to work or school as a snack. But don't limit yourself to snacking on this meaty treat: its rich taste makes biltong…
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July 9, 2018

3 Proudly South African soup recipes

Soup is the go-to meal for those cold nights to keep you warm and cosy. How about adding a South African spin for wholesome goodness? Biltong soup You will need 1 tbsp of low-sodium beef stock powder. ½ cup of unsalted butter. 1 tsp of crushed garlic. ½ tsp of ground nutmeg. ½ tsp of ground coriander. 2 cups of milk. ¼ cup of boiling water. ¼ cup of cream. Black pepper. ¾ cup of finely grated biltong, plus extra slices to garnish. ¾ cup crumbled blue cheese. ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese. Method Dissolve the stock in a little…
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June 13, 2018

Recipes – How to make delicious, healthy junk food

There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a juicy burger, munching on a slice of cheesy pizza, or diving into a big packet of chips. Yum! But this indulgence comes at a cost. Foods like burgers and pizza taste good but are packed with unsaturated fat, sodium and hidden sugars. If giving up your favourite junk food is stopping you from eating healthy, don’t worry. With a few simple swaps, you can still enjoy the taste, without all the consequences. Here are a few recipes to get you started: Healthy chocolate and raspberry ice-cream Curling up with a bowl of…
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