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Sweet Potato - Spinach bake

The kale and spinach in my vegetable box outside my kitchen door is growing at an amazing rate, so I have to come up with new ways to eat them in order to not get bored. Here is a yummy and easy recipe I pulled out of my own hat last week, which I will definitely be making regularly in future, as it turned out to be delicious.   SWEET POTATO & SPINACH/KALE BAKE Ingredients for 4 people 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed (no need to peel) 1 large bunch of spinach, kale or […] Continue reading →

Peanut Butter Bars - the healthy version

If you like Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups as much as I do, then I have good news for you: here is a super quick and healthy alternative that tastes at least as good without the harmful ingredients. Ingredients:  for the peanut butter base: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (I used rye vita crisp bread – 100 % rye) 8 Tablespoons butter or organic coconut oil – melted (I used coconut oil) 1 cup icing sugar (I used half organic coconut blossom sugar and half erythritol) 1 […] Continue reading →

seed-crackers

These crackers are dead easy to prepare without any equipment and are a great stand-by for those snack attacks. They are delicious on their own, but also go with dips, humus, vegan cheeses,  as an accompaniment to soups or salads, cheeses and even with sweet toppings. They are nutrient dense, providing ample essential fatty acids and are very satisfying – so much better and healthier than plain old potato crisps. Ingredients 200 g sunflower seeds 60 g flax seeds (coarsely crushed in […] Continue reading →

Kuerbisgemuese

My late mother-in-law Milli was a cooking and handicraft teacher. She often cooked traditional foods from the most eastern federal state in Austria, Burgenland (at the Hungarian border), where she lived all her life. Many dishes in that area have a strong Hungarian influence. But she was also ahead of her time, as long before it became fashionable, she started using whole grains instead of white wheat flour, to make meals more nutritious. Whenever Milli visited us in South Africa, she […] Continue reading →

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I got the original version of this recipe from my daughter Sara, who has a great collection of vegetarian cook books. I am proud to say that both my daughters have become really good cooks. We seem to have inherited this trait from  my grandmother on my mother’s side, who was always able to make the most delicious meals out of nothing. My mother (whose biggest hobby is cooking, even at age 85) told me that  in the WW II  and post-war years, when starvation was common in […] Continue reading →

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I was told about this drink by a client who raved about it. When I tried it for the first time, I also started raving about it. This drink is very tasty, most refreshing on hot summer days (move over beer!) and detoxing at the same time, and it has virtually no calories and is sugar free – so much better than sodas, juices and cool-drinks laden with sugar and other harmful additives and colorants. And best of all:  it is made in a jiffy at a fraction of the cost of commercially […] Continue reading →

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I discovered this recipe  in a health magazine. It took me all of 10 minutes to make, and after 2 hours in the freezer, the chocolates were ready to eat, although it was just as delicious to lick the bowl! Double (or triple) the quantity to have extra. You need to serve and eat them straight from the freezer, as they go soft quickly when left outside. This recipes makes about 12 – 14 individual chocolates. Ingredients  2 Tablespoons of raw cacao powder 2 Tablespoons Tahini (or any […] Continue reading →

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These delicious, quick and easy and yet so healthy balls are made after an adaptation of a recipe by Jon Gabriel. They are gluten and dairy free and taste very moorish. Freeze them, but keep a few in the fridge for days when you only have time for breakfast on the run. They contain protein and omega 3s and are packed with nutrients, so they will keep you going. Kids love them too  – make them for the whole family. Ingredients 1/2 cup almonds 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup walnuts or […] Continue reading →

WALNUT-RAW CHOCH TREATS

This is a quick, delicious alternative to just raw chocolates – great if you are pushed for time and need something in a hurry. You can use a food processor, but a power blender will do the job very well. Walnuts are a true super food (brain food, cancer fighting properties, contain rare anti-oxidants, healthy fats, B vitamins, improve reproductive health in men, improve metabolic parameters in people with type 2 diabetes, good for weight control …. to name just a few of the […] Continue reading →

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This recipe came to me in a Solgar Newsletter and was adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. It is easy and quick to prepare, freezes well and is a really satisfying, yet healthy treat. If you have a big family, double the recipe. This makes a great addition for lunch boxes, or serve with tea instead of rusks. Also good to take along on picnics. Ingredients: 1 cup pitted dates 1 1/2 cups raw oats, finely ground in a blender (or quinoa flakes) 1 cup dry roasted pecan or walnuts (half finely […] Continue reading →