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December 7, 2014

Having fussy eaters over on Christmas Day?

For most of us, memories of childhood Christmas celebrations are simple and straightforward – either your family had the full hot meal including various roasts and veggies, followed by trifle and Christmas pudding, or they went the cold route with salads, meats and various desserts. But, all of that has changed. More knowledge about how diet affects our health has brought everything from meat-free to banting - Christmas meals may never be the same again! (more…)
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June 7, 2014

Baby marrow and garlic gratin

This is real comfort food! The dish takes very little time to prepare and stays in the oven for quite a while, so you can throw it together and forget about it. (more…)
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June 6, 2014

Spiced pumpkin salad

Roast pumpkin and any cheese is a match made in heaven. You can combine pumpkin with stronger-flavoured cheeses such as chevin and blue cheese, or hard cheeses such as pecorino and Parmesan. Spices don’t go well with pecorino or blue cheese, so this recipe uses chevin. (more…)
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June 3, 2014

Gluten-free chocolate cake

Just because you’re following a gluten-free diet, or you’re gluten intolerant, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy decadent desserts anymore. This is a delicious gluten-free recipe, and most people won’t be able to tell the difference! Perfect for birthday parties, dinner parties or a special weekend lunch. (more…)
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March 24, 2014

The ultimate breakfast

Breakfast remains the most important meal of the day. Yes, you’ve heard that saying many times, but is there any truth to it? Without a doubt! Not only does a healthy breakfast kick-start your metabolism, it also gives you energy for the day and recharges your brain and body. Breakfast also sets the stage for smart choices for the rest of the day. Breakfast skippers tend to overeat later in the day and often battle with weight gain – despite the fact that people believe they will lose weight if they skip breakfast. A good breakfast is great to help…
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January 5, 2014

Salt-free lemon chicken kebabs

Too much salt in your daily diet can be bad for you, but how do we still enjoy tasty meals if we’re trying to cut down on the amount of salt we eat? Our top tips for this are: Start by eating less prepared and processed foods Use more fresh food, and cook from scratch as much as possible Choose cooking methods that add flavour – like sautéing onion and garlic for sauces, soups and stews, and roasting or grilling rather than frying your food Season with fresh herbs, salt-free spices and ingredients like garlic, ginger and lemon Make your…
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December 15, 2013

Chopped kale salad with spiced almonds and red peppers

This kale salad recipe isn't just a tasty low-fat dish, it’s also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. (more…)
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December 12, 2013

Red kidney bean and corn salad

Red kidney beans, which are part of the legume family, are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They’re very low in fat, cholesterol-free and they’re a good source of protein. This is especially good news for vegetarians, but it doesn’t mean meat-eaters can’t enjoy them too! Take a look at Heleen Meyer’s red kidney bean salad. It’s perfect as lunch for work, as a side dish at a braai, or with roasted chicken. Plus, the combination of fibre and protein in the beans keeps you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal.  (more…)
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