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Spinach, Feta & Tomato Frittata

What a great recipe to use up all your odds and ends vegetables that are lying around in the fride. You can also use frozen spinach, which will work just as well. A combination of fresh , frozen and tinned foods is what supplies us with the most nutrients, as often many frozen vegetables are at their peak nutritional capacity when they are frozen. Obviously some nutrient

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Veganism – the low down

It’s the latest trend, the Game Changer’s athletes’ choice, the planet savers’ contribution, and the plant -based burgers’ income. The real question is, what does science say about veganism and do we have enough conclusive evidence about it and its plant-based substitutes?!   Veganism goes beyond the diet. It’s a philosophy defined by a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation to animals.

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Green Tahina

I always recommend to my patients, when planning their meals for the week, to make one dressing or dip on the weekends - when they might have time - and store it in the fridge. By doing so, you are not only adding extra nutritional value to your meal, but you are also keeping your meals interesting, especially if you vary them from week to week. I

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Chimichurri Chicken Breasts

An easy, light chicken dish that will take under 20 minutes to prepare. The herbaceous and spicy chimichurri sauce can even be made in advance and stored in an airtight bottle in the fridge to be used over other proteins, pastas or even salads. The coriander and parsley are high in the bioactive ingredient quercetin, which acts as an antioxidant in the body. They also contain a

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Red Kidney Bean and Mango Salad

This tropical salad is wonderful as an accompaniment to a braai or even a casual weeknight’s supper’s protein. The great thing about this salad is that it has both edamame beans and red kidney beans, which are fantastic plant-based protein sources. This makes the salad very versatile as it can be eaten as a meal on its own, when its to hot to get in the

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White bean, artichoke and fennel dip

There is nothing like a good dip for your nachos or vegetables crudites. The bonus with this dip is that it is filled with ingredients that offer so many deep nutritional benefits. Fennel is full of fibre and contains the bioactive ingredient quercetin, which helps to 'switch on' anti-oxidant pathways in the body. Garlic too, contains quercetin.  The garlic as well as the artichokes and beans contain prebiotics,

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Ceviche Recipe

Ceviche is a fish dish, originating from Peru, whereby the fish is cured in citrus juice and then spruced up with some spice from chili, crunch from a variety of vegetables and freshness from herbs of your choice. I love how the flavours of lime, mint and coriander pair so well with the fish. This dish can be made to serve as a main or a

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Watermelon & Mint Gazpacho Soup

All you need for this soup is a good blender and all the ingredients, of course. On a hot summers day, all anyone feels like is something cold, tangy and refreshing. No one wants to stand for hours and cook.  This is my spin on a classic gazpacho soup and I absolutely love the extra touch of sweetness from the watermelon and the fresh mint flavour I

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Tofu and Tomato & Mint Relish

Looking for easy vegetarian/vegan meal ideas? This meal literally took me 15 minutes to prepare and it was simply delicious. In my article, “To Soy or Not Soy”, we unpack the research with regards to soy products and clear up some of the confusion as to whether soy products increase the risk of breast cancer and other diseases or not. The short and the long of it

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