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December 14, 2014

Banting Christmas lunch

If this is your first holiday as a banter, or you’re having LCHF guests over for Christmas lunch, you might be wondering where to begin. Here are some suggestions on how to make it a fabulous and stress-free day. (more…)
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July 23, 2014

Coconut water: Why all the hype?

If you’re lactose intolerant, following a LCHF (low carb high fat) eating plan, or simply enjoy the flavours of foods from South East Asia, then you probably use coconut cream or milk fairly regularly in your cooking. It’s the latest “must have” ingredient, and with good reason: it’s versatile and ticks all of the boxes if you’re eating LCHF. (more…)
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July 19, 2014

Bulletproof coffee?! You heard right!

It’s the new POWER drink that everyone’s raving about – especially people following the LCHF (low-carb high-fat) eating plan. But what is it? Bulletproof coffee is based on the concept of Tibetan yak-butter tea – a rich and creamy concoction that’s popular in the high altitude region. (more…)
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July 15, 2014

Does fat make you fat?

The LCHF/banting trend that’s taken hold makes some people nervous - after all, so much fat just can’t be good for you, right? But where did we get the idea that fat was bad for people in the first place, and is it true? Let’s take a look. It started decades ago when a Dr Key examined heart risk based on how people live and what they ate. He found that in the countries where people ate more saturated fat there were more cases of heart disease, and he concluded that the fat was the cause. But the study didn’t…
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July 10, 2014

Banting on less than R150 a week?

A blogger (who’s also a medical doctor*) decided to give Professor Tim Noakes’ “banting” eating style a try, to challenge her own ideas about food and weight. Most importantly, she wanted to see whether cash-strapped South Africans could actually afford to eat this way, or whether it’s only possible for the small percentage of people living on a fillet steak and Norwegian salmon budget. In short, here’s what she found out about the effects of banting: Her cravings for sweet things disappeared, she no longer had dips in energy after eating, and she managed to lose 1.7kg! (more…)
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June 12, 2014

Keep your World Cup snacks healthy!

It’s KICK-OFF today for the Soccer World Cup in Brazil! For many fans it’s going to mean a lot of TV-time. Whether you’re counting calories or trying on the LCHF lifestyle for size, there’s every reason to give your soccer snacks some thought. Here are some ideas: (more…)
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Recipes
June 7, 2014

Cherry tomatoes with bocconcini

This is a dish you can throw together when you have leftover cheese from the salad the night before. Apart from being a delicious breakfast, the dish is a good pizza substitute when you don’t have a carb-free base. (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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