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I can’t believe it myself that at age 66 this is the first time in my life I cooked a real risotto, and Michaella (my younger daughter stuck in South Africa during this lock-down period) and I enjoyed it very much next to the wood fire on a chilly winter’s night in Johannesburg. It comes from a region in Umbria, where an excellent quality Saffron has been grown for hundreds of years, and this recipe is the signature dish of a restaurant in the area ‘Bistrot del Duca’ in […] Continue reading →

This gluten-free, pancake-like bread is also low in carbohydrates. It is the perfect nibble whilst waiting for the main meal, but also great as accompaniment to hearty soups, salads and stews. It is dead easy to make and left overs are delicious toasted. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups chickpea flour 1 teaspoon fine salt (eg: Himalaya) 2 2/5 cups (600 ml) filtered water 2 Tablespoons (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil coarse salt, chopped garlic, rosemary leafs, extra oil for drizzling Method Place […] Continue reading →

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May

NAPOLI SAUCE

A delicious and very versatile sauce that can be used over pasta, various vegetable dishes, on a pizza base, thinned down as a soup …. in one word in any recipe where a hearty tomato sauce is required. I use it in the recipe ‘Airport Potatoes’ instead of tinned tomatoes (see previous recipe). It makes a big enough quantity so you can freeze some for a quick meal or two on busy days. INGREDIENTS 4 medium carrots 1 head of garlic 2 red onions 2 leeks 100 ml extra virgin […] Continue reading →

This is one of my great winter comfort food recipes and has been an all-time favourite with my children since they were little (they are now 28 and 36!). I found this recipe in a magazine many years back – it was from a cook book by Jill Dupleix, who poached it from the warming trays of the cafeteria at Rome airport – hence the name Airport Potatoes. I have adapted the recipe somewhat. You can serve it as a side dish, but we mostly make a meal of it, especially when adding the […] Continue reading →

Leading a busy life does not always leave a lot of time to prepare extensive healthy meals. Here is a super tasty recipe you can prepare in less than 30 minutes. It is also great as part of your spring detox programme. Ingredients: serves 2 1 packet of firm or semi-firm tofu (GMO free), cut into small cubes 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 – 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 1 – 2 tablespoons soy or Tamari sauce 1 – 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small cabbage, […] Continue reading →

Paleo Nutty Energy Balls

You better hide this delicious treat in the back of your fridge or freezer, if you don’t want to gobble it all up in one go – it is that moreish! In addition it is super healthy and takes just a few minutes to make. If eaten at night, it helps burn fat fast. Ingredients: 1 cup raw or roasted almond, cashew, sunflower or peanut butter or a mixture of 2. 1 – 2 tablespoons cold pressed, organic coconut oil 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1/4 cup chia seeds 1 cup raisins, goji […] Continue reading →

Super nutritious, satisfying and very quick to prepare – these Falafel Salad Wraps make a great lunch or starter to a main meal and are also a great picnic food. Left over Falafels keep well in the freezer. Ingredients: for the Falafels 30 ml cold pressed (extra virgin) olive oil 1 onion 1 large garlic clove (or more, if you like more garlic taste) 300 g cooked chick peas (you can use a 400 g tin, but it won’t taste so nice) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander […] Continue reading →

A healthy, satisfying meal that is quick to prepare. Double up on the gnocchi recipe and freeze half for a later date. These can also be served with different sauces, eg: pesto, Napoli etc. This dish is as good on cold winter evenings as it is for al fresco meals in the hotter months. Ingredients: for the gnocchi: 250 ml sweet potato puree (mashed, boiled sweet potatoes, cooled in the fridge) +/- 750 ml flour (spelt, rye, wholewheat, or a mixture) pinch of ground nutmeg salt & pepper to […] Continue reading →

This is a great, guilt-free, healthy snack which you can make in a jiffy – double up on the quantity to have some extra for when the snack attack hits. Ingredients 1/3 cup oats (gluten free oats optional) 2/3 cup raw cashew nuts (or macadamia nut, or a mixture of both) 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup 1 teaspoon natural vanilla powder or extract 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs 2 tablespoons of any super food powder (eg: lucuma, baobab, maca etc – or a mixture of them) Method grind […] Continue reading →

Are you familiar with these 20 herbs that can be used as medicine? Thursday, June 14, 2018 by: Carol Anderson medicine, Bergamot, burdock, Calendula, chamomile, Chickweed, Dandelion, echinaces, feverfew, goodfood, goodhealth, goodmedicine, herbal plants, Herbs, holy basil, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Milk Thistle, Motherwort, natural remedy, Naturopathy, peppermint, sage, spilanthes, thyme, witch hazel, Yarrow   (Natural News) We are more familiar with herbs when […] Continue reading →