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Carrot, Fennel, Citrus and Ginger Soup

This weather can sometimes be confusing, one week it feels like summer is around the corner while the next there is a significant chill in the air. This soup is very versatile and while it offers some winter warmness, it also feels fresh and light on the palate- welcoming in spring. Although this soup is made up of a few simple ingredients, don’t let its simplicity fool

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Zucchini Bread

In this weather, there is nothing better than tucking into some warm, soul- soothing bread - even better if toasted and topped off with a dollop of butter.  Packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, this bread is an equally awesome snack option – try toasting it and spreading a tablespoon of almond butter on it.    The aromas from the spices not only fill the

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Berry and Pear Crumble

What a winter warmer this crumble is. Sticky, sweet and just utterly YUM. This crumble is high in fibre, can easily be gluten free (if you use gluten free oats) and gives a fabulous boost of anti-oxidants. Berries are loaded with vitamins and bioactive compounds such as resveratrol, which powerfully switch on our anti-oxidant producing genes in our body. They have been well researched when it comes

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Cauliflower, Coconut and Leek Soup

This creamy cauliflower soup will warm you up from the outside in and the inside out. Starting with the base we have our allium vegetables – onions, leeks and garlic. These are not only packed with prebiotic fibres which feed the healthy bacteria in our gut, but they also provide us with a good dose the bioactive compound quercetin which powerfully switches on the anti-oxidant producing

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Harissa-Spiced Ostrich Steak and a Roast Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Salad

I am so looking forward to the winter produce this year and it seems that middle eastern flavours are my thing - I suppose it is my heritage after all. Ostrich steaks are a great protein option. If you like a slightly gamey flavour then you will love cooking with them. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa approved ostrich meat as one of the

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Asian Shiitake Mushroom Fish Parcel

I’m slowly starting to realise that Asian is one of my favourite cuisines to cook. The aromas of lime, lemon grass, ginger and sesame oil are just so beautiful, especially when they hit your nose as the steam escapes this delicious fish parcel. Hake is such an easy, lean and affordable protein to cook with. You could use any other white fish, especially if you prefer

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Soy Tofu Poke Bowl

Been posting a few tofu recipes and lately and this one is also a favorite of mine. What I like about this bowl is that you can add anything and everything that you have in your cupboard or fridge. It is a great way to use up some rice from the night before or some cabbage that is lingering in the fridge. It is a great

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Gluten Free Brownies

This recipe is just yum! It may not be as super nourishing but its ok to indulge sometimes and it still has some great health benefits too. It has a slightly different consistency to other brownies due to the almond flour and desiccated coconut, but it is still sticky, chocolatey and yum. Raw cocoa is full of polyphenols which act as very strong antioxidants in the body.

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