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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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Turmeric, Cayenne-Spiced Melon with Blue Cheese

This recipe may not be for everyone’s palate, but if you are the adventurous type then you are going to love this!! I love exploring with a variety of flavors and creating strangely delicious dishes. I’m almost sure that the confusion with this dish is what clearly makes it so yum, and you can choose to serve it as a starter or a dessert. Honey, turmeric and

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Not Just Greek Salad

This is my take on a Greek salad. Salty, sweet, creamy and simply mouth-watering. I love combining Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours as it always makes the food taste super interesting. On my recent trip to Greece, I learnt that according to their legislations, feta cheese can only be called feta if it is made of 70% unpasteurized sheep’s milk or sheep’s and goat’s milk. It

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Crunchy Cabbage, Cauli and Broccoli Salad

Packed with nourishing ingredients, this salad is one for your genes. People often tell me that they find it hard to get in all those raw greens and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. They find the taste quite bitter. This salad is going to change that! The wonderful thing about this salad is that all the vegetables are in their raw form, optimizing their nutritional

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Apple, Carrot and Fennel Slaw

This recipe is a a great one to use when looking for something quick, fresh and delicious to prepare for a Rosh Hashana meal. It embraces all the ingredients that are traditionally used during this festive time. Apples, a fruit form the garden of Eden, represents the vulnerability yet hardiness of the Jewish people. Apples are a low GI fruit due to their high fibre content, which

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Roast Nectarine and Ricotta Summer Salad

What a delicious summer salad. Its light, fresh and full of colour. Nectarines are a great source of fibre. They contain a good dose of vitamin c, as well as potassium, lutein and B-carotene. These vitamins and bioactive compounds have been linked to having anti-oxidant and immune strengthening effects. Fennel provides a good source of the bioactive quercetin which “switches on” genes responsible for reducing oxidative stress and “switches off” genes that

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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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