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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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Spicy Quinoa and Red Kidney Bean Patties

My husband and I are not vegetarian, contrary to popular belief. However, we do love a good vegetarian meal. In fact, we make sure we have a meat-free meal at least once a week. This way, we get to incorporate the high-in fiber plant-based proteins such as legumes, chickpeas and beans, and we give our inflammatory and detoxification system a bit of a break from

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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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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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Chickpea , broccoli & spinach curry

So I have decided to jump on board and join the Meat Free Monday campaign, and I have to tell you, when Monday comes, I am salivating, as I know the flavours that are in stall for me. Regardless of what lifestyle you practice, the health benefits that the variety of vegetables, grains and plant-based proteins bring, as well as the positive impact this campaign

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