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Chicken Souvlaki on the Grill

This is my go-to recipe when we decide to have a braai. Its colourful, easy to eat, juicy and tasty. I use chicken breasts which is a great lean source of protein, filled with vitamin B, iron, selenium, vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and vitamin B12. The quercetin from the onions help to ‘switch off’ the master regulator of our pro-inflammatory pathways, while the lycopene from...

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Medley of Braaied Vegetables with Tahina Drizzle

This is a fantastic accompaniment to any braai (barbeque). It can also be made as a delicious vegetarian meal option. This dish is made up of a medley of vegetables that offer a great way to get in your fibre and other great nutritional benefits. Eggplants are high in anthocyanins, which is a type of pigment that has anti-oxidant properties. The eggplant also contains what’s called...

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Braaied Halloumi Skewers with a Mint Dressing

Although halloumi is high in fats, especially saturated fats, it does have other nutritional benefits and it is oh so yummy. Halloumi is an excellent source of calcium, providing 70% of our daily calcium requirements. It also contains zinc, selenium, magnesium and vitamin A. The inclusion of the medley of vegetables on the skewer, bring a variety of extra nutrients and bioactives to the dish. Radish contains...

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Eight Tips for a Healthy Braai

There is nothing better than that smell of a braai, or barbeque for some, wafting through the air. During the early summer evenings, I bear witness to my husbands’ excitement when his nose turns towards the smoky, sweet aromas of our neighbour’s braai, followed by his rapid disappointment when he realizes we not having one. When one thinks of a braai, they immediately think of boerewors rolls...

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Eight Tips for your December Holiday

It’s holiday time! Whether you are sweltering in the summer heat, gearing up for a white winter, almost en-route to your grand vacation or visiting the infamous ‘remain here’, December is the season to be jolly. Many feel that December is the pinnacle of all that they have worked for in terms of their health and wellness goals. At the end of the year I tend...

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Summer Salad Series- Sunrise by HM Caprese Salad

Creamy. Herby. Juicy. Zesty This salad reminds me of a fresh, Italian summer. There is nothing better than a mouth-watering combination of fresh tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, basil, creamy mozzarella and pine nuts. This salad oozes lycopene all the way. By adding roasted cherry tomatoes to the mix, the anti-oxidant power of this salad is stepped up. The peppery, fresh basil has a bioactive compound known as triterpenoid, which has...

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Summer Salad Series – Barley, Kale and Grilled Vegetable Salad

Earthy. Wholesome. Rich. Aromatic With its strong Middle Eastern Flair, this salad is nothing but hearty, nourishing and delicious. The pearl barley base pushes you in the right direction for good gut health and energy with its high fibre and vitamin B content. Sulforaphane is once again in the spotlight with the kale and cauliflower, ‘switching on’ those detoxification pathways in the liver and activating the anti-oxidant pathways....

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Summer Salad Series – Summer Asian Crunch

Umami. Nutty. Crunchy. Oriental This salad has an oriental flair and satisfies all those nutty cravings. Sulforaphane on a plate is a great way to describe this dish. Filled with red cabbage, coriander, micro herbs and mint; these ingredients ‘switch on’ those detoxification genes and anti-oxidant pathways. Shiitake mushrooms are high in copper and vitamin B. The have been strongly linked to having immune boosting and anti-cancer effects....

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Summer Salad Series- Rocket, Zucchini and Roast Chickpea Salad

Green. Zesty. Herby. Trendy This salad is fresh combination of ingredients, which truly awaken your taste buds.  The chickpeas provide a good source plant-based protein. Chickpeas provide all the essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the building blocks needed to make proteins in our body. The soluble and insoluble fibre in chickpeas is important in promoting gut health, as well as improving cholesterol levels and blood...

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