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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

EASY PROBIOTIC & ENZYME-RICH CULTURED SAUERKRAUT AND VEGETABLES (Raw) Fermentation was one of the first forms of food preservation. Cultured foods are pro-biotics that optimise the gut flora, supporting the assimilation of nutrients:  it is estimated friendly intestinal flora is responsible for 60-80% of our immune system – all health begins or ends in the gut.  Adding naturally fermented foods to our daily diet is an easy & inexpensive way to prevent disease, reduce […] Continue reading →

This vegetable pie is great for those of us who are always in a hurry and don’t have time to prepare crusts. I used organic vegetables and eggs. Just serve with a big green salad, and you have a quick and very tasty lunch or dinner ready that everyone will enjoy. Ingredients: I used organic ingredients –  you can also experiment with different vegetables (eg: mushrooms, peppers, celery, fennel, egg plant etc) , and quantities, but here is how I did it: 2 Tablespoons of organic […] Continue reading →