Going Organic: Shopping List

Buying organic is pricey, but the good news is that you can prioritize: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found that even after you wash certain fruits and vegetables, they still contain much higher levels of pesticide residue than others. Enter the “Dirty Dozen”: Must-buy organic foods: Apples Cherries Grapes Chillies Nectarines Peaches Pears Raspberries […]

Snackcess: Paw Paw Salad Bowl

  Ingredients 1 Paw paw, halved with pips popped out.. filled with: I banana, sliced Yoghurt of choice (mixed with Herbalife Formula 1 to make it a MEAL) Super seeds: sesame, flax, sunflower and pumpkin Drizzle with honey Eat the insides, eat the bowl, eat both at once, Related Posts: Papaya Smoothie Orange You Delicious […]

Healthy Braai Kit: Happy Heritage Day!

Braais are an essential component of South African life, and they need not be a calorie catastrophe. Here are some tips to healthify this South African pastime 1. Skip the chips: Instead, bring along some popcorn, pretzels, or rice crackers with hummus or another healthy dip. 2.  Make sure that you trim all fat from […]

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Meal: Raw, Sugar Free, Vegan, etc etc etc!

Easy, healthy, creamy, chocolately… what more could one ask for? Secret ingredient…. Ingredients: 2 Scoops Herbalife Formula 1 (preferably chocolate flavour) 1 avocado 2 tablespoons of cacao Sweetener of choice (taste first to see if/how much you need): Honey, maple syrup, stevia, or xylitol Simply blend all of the above, taste, adjust, blend again, (You […]

Going Organic: The Debate

  Luscious as my lovely lettuce looks, the jury is still out when it comes to organic produce. Organic is Nutritious: Organic food is safe: pesticides are intended to kills other living organisms, do we really want them in our bodies? Pesticides and chemicals have also been linked to infertility problems in males and females. An organic […]

Summer Pine Slush Sublime

Summer is on the horizon…   And with it, the craving for all that is cool, sweet, and fruity (thank goodness, after a winter of rusk rationing!)       Ingredients 1 cup frozen pineapple 1/2 banana Squeeze or two or three of lemon juice Mint to serve Blend the above and serve! Tip: Leave […]

Bananabutterbread Snack-cess

So easy, so satisfying, so anytime snackish: Did I mention foolproof? 1. Toast bread (seedy for sure) 2. Spread sugar-free PB 3. Mush banana 4. Sprinkle cinnamon 5. (Make tea somewhere in between) Related Posts: The superflous series: 10 most filling snacks The superflous series: best belly fat burners Low fat bananabread

Going Organic: Is it only for rich moms and hippies?

Organic food is not always easy on the budget (unless you grow it yourself, see Herb Garden), so the savvy saver must ask: is the price worth the nice? What does organic even mean?  Organic foods are grown according to strict production guidelines: Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy is also free of hormones and […]

Herb 101: Good Golly, it’s Cauli!

        Growing Cauliflower Cauliflowers need rich soil and an open position; these ‘flowers fare better when far from the madding crowd. Caulis also like to keep it cool, and are best planted in early autumn. You can start harvesting after about 8 weeks. For my next crop, I’d like to go disco […]

Meat Free Monday: Butternut and Chickpea Fritters

Meat Free Magic… Ingredients 400 g butternut squash, peeled & cut into 1-2 cm cubes 1 tbsp honey 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tin cooked chickpeas, rinsed & drained 40 gr (1/3 cup) polenta/oats/flour (or breadcrumbs) plus extra for coating 1 tbsp garam masala 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp finely chopped […]

Superflous Series: The 10 Best Snacks for Runners

…and snacking. And let’s face it:three square meals are no match for a runner’s appetite. The good news is that eating small meals throughout the day not only silences your grumbling stomach, but can also keep that metabolism ticking. Nutrition Tip: A good goal is to eat six meals spread over 16 waking hours—about one every 3 […]

The Snack I’m Ashamed Of

Is it this?…. Or this?…. Surely this is shameful?…. Or.. WTF is that??? It’s actually rather healthy… But just so damn weird. The logic is relatively simple: 1. My favourite part of sushi is the sea weed (bring on the handrolls). So leftover sushi kit seaweed = yummy nibble. But something was missing… 2. What […]

Herb 101: Organic Broccoli Salad

Remember these guys? Florets = feast 1 teaspoon salt 5-6 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 1 pound of florets) 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds 1/2 cup cooked, crumbled bacon 1/4 cup of red onion, chopped 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed (or fresh peas if you can get them) 1 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons apple […]

KISS: What’s in September?

Spring Has Sprung, so what’s in season? FRUIT Apples (Try: Apple Pie Cinnamon Shake) Avocados (Try: Green Cream Supreme) Bananas (Try: Caramelised Banana Pancake Shake) Cape gooseberries – watch this space! Coconuts – sorry, not a fan! Dates (Try: Date Shake Drug) Grapefruit (Try KISS: Gator Pear and Grapefruit Salad) Guavas Lemons (Try: Lemon Meringue Pie […]