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Juicy, Braaied Mushroom Skewers

Mushrooms, with their ‘meaty’ texture and flavour, are a fantastic vegetarian option when it comes to having braai (otherwise known as barbeque). Mushrooms are well-known for their immune boosting properties, their anti-cancer properties and strong nutritional power. They come in a large variety, including button, portabella, oyster and more, with shiitake packing the greatest nutrigenomic punch of them all. They also have a high content of vitamin

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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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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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Peanut Butter Ice-cream & Peanut Butter Balls

Creamy. Nutty. Cooling. Delectable. Nourishing. Are you ready for this delicious peanut butter creamed ice-cream?! This is a dessert that you can easily make when you are looking for something sweet. Whether you can make the peanut butter ice-cream or you top it off with these toughy-like peanut butter balls, this dessert is a win. High in monounsaturated fats, vitamin B3, vitamin E, magnesium, manganaese and pre-biotics, this ice-cream

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Bioactives- The Low Down

What is the deal with broccoli? Why are berries so good for you? Is a tomato just a thing that people love or hate? The way I look at food today is completely different to how I did in the past. Many of you who have read my previous blogs, have come to one of my workshops or see me as a patient, know I absolutely love

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