Meatfree Monday: Warm Roasted Butternut and Lentil Salad

To drop those kilos with Herbalife, the programme includes 2 shakes a day, healthy snacks, as well as a healthy meal. The shake makes 2 of your meals easy, but are you stumped for the third? This warm winter salad includes colourful veggies, lean protein, healthy fats, not to mention a delicious flavour pop!   Ingredients: 1 […]

Meatfree Monday Roundup

Making Mondays meatless has never been this easy (+ healthy + delicious). So what’s for dinner?  Meatfree Monday Brupper Omelette       10-min Cheatza  Veggie Burgers   Chickpea, Butternut, And Coriander Fritters with Coconut Cream    Curried Butternut Soup with Homemade Yogurt Bread    Veggy Scramble Wrap    Aubergine Stack with Hummus and Tomato […]

Gluten Free, Low Fat A-MAIZE-ing Savoury Muffins

  MIELIES, as we call them in South Africa; the much over-looked naturally gluten-free staple of many African countries. Did I mention gluten-free and cheap? (Seems somewhat of an oxymoron, as most gluten-free foods cost a wheatless fortune!)   Ingredients: 2 cups mielie meal 4 cups water salt and pepper to taste 1-2 tsp cayenne […]

Meatfree Monday: Coconut Curried Lentil Wrap

Ingredients: 1 can coconut milk 1 cup lentils 2 cups water 1  onion, finely chopped 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. finely chopped peeled fresh ginger 2 chopped garlic cloves 1 Tsp cumin 1 Tsp ground coriander 1 Tsp tumeric 1 Tsp salt Wraps, lettuce, avo, and sweet chilli sauce to serve Directions: Fry up […]

Meatfree Monday: Fabulous Mini Frittatas

I always feel so chuffed when someone takes something I’ve made for them and makes it even tastier (and usually better looking) – like my sister’s mini frittatas. The photo does them absolutely no justice! Frittatas are great as a meal with some salad or sides, or as a high protein, low carb snack: To […]

Meatfree Monday: Mexican Fusion Salad

This started out as a bit of a “kitchen sink” salad, but actually turned out to be a delicious meal-in-one I was rather proud of! Now to remember all the ingredients… Ingredients: Mix of red and white quinoa, cooked Avocado Red Cabbage Mango Coriander Cashew Nuts Pumpkin Seeds Lemon Juice Coriander Cayenne Pepper Olive Oil […]

Meaty Monday (Vegetarians, Shield Your Eyes!)

Tempted? Perfectly pink steak is enough to upset the Meatfree Monday applecart. Do I feel guilty? Not at all! I often end up having a “Tofu Tuesday” or “Vegan Vednesday” anyway, so the planet will allow me a meaty Monday every now and then. Steak and Salad with Horseradish, Onion Marmalade and Avo: Link of […]

Meatfree Monday: Low Carb Leek, Cauli, and Coconut Soup

So, we already know that cauli is perfect low carb substitute for pizza base, mash, and rice. It also works wonders in a Leek & Potato Soup Makeover. And instead of heavy cream, I used coconut milk, which is even more delicious IMHO (Acronym Alert!). Ingredients: 4 leeks, chopped. PS – you can use the leaves! […]

Meatfree Monday: Cool as a Creamy Cucumber Soup

Taste first, judge after! For some reason, I had 3 cucumbers in the fridge – far too much gherkin for one gal to take. So Google helped me find a creamy cucumber soup recipe, and it was actually rather delicious. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, diced 1 […]

Meatfree Monday: Don’t Be Chicken Wrap

Chicken wrap? Talking crap… Meatfree Monday Style, I used Fry’s Chicken-Style Strips: What I like about them: Vegan A Non GM Product High in Protein Source of Fibre No Added Preservatives No Artificial Colours I fried mine up with tomato paste, chilli, onion and garlic; then served up with some salad and coleslaw. Easy!  

Meatfree Monday: Aubergine Tower Power

Eggplant, aubergine, brinjal… whatever the name, it taste the same! And it’s goood! Ingredients: 1 ginormous/ 2 medium/ 3 puny eggplants 1 cup chopped spinach 1 cup chopped tomato 1 large onion 1 tsp. chopped garlic 2 tsp. dried oregano black and cayenne pepper to taste salt to taste 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar Olive oil […]

Meat Free Monday: Veggie Scramble Wraps

Is it too soon for another Meat Free Monday Brupper? Or may I please just have breakfast for every meal of the day? Spot the peanut butter… 🙂 After a holiday sans-veggies, my body was crying for some vegetation. Simply chop up every veggie you have in the fridge, scramble with eggs, and wrap it […]

Meat Free Monday: Good Golly, she made that with Cauli?

Clever, clever cauliflower makes for a brilliant low-calorie substitute in some of your favourite carby treats. Meat-Free Monday friendly to boot! 1. Smashing! Ingredients: 1 Large Cauliflower Head 2 Garlic Cloves Black Pepper 3 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth ( Chicken Broth Works Too) Directions Cut off large stems of cauliflower and chop up the […]

Meat Free Monday: 10 minute Veggie Burgers

As you may have noticed in previous Meat Free Monday posts, I’m always game for a quick, healthy fix on a Monday evening. I promise to make my own veggie burgers sometime soon, but for now… thank you Woolies for making a pattie so delicious that I would claim it as my own if it […]