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Summer Food Entertaining

Summer Food Entertaining

When we think of the summer holidays, we associate this with family, friends, plentiful food and holidays that keep rolling on.  Yes, holidays can be an indulgence – however if you eat smart, plan well and adapt a few dishes, your body will thank you for the nourishment that you provide. Centre your entertaining menu on vegetable sides and salads. ...

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Freekeh, Pomegranate and Roasted Carrot Salad

Freekeh, Pomegranate and Roasted Carrot Salad

Ingredients 1 cup freekeh 3 cups water 1 bunch baby (Dutch) carrots, tops trimmed 3 purple carrots, peeled, sliced in half lengthways, & then cut on diagonal ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp smoked paprika 1½ tbsp pomegranate molasses ½ cup (80g) almonds, roasted, chopped Seeds of 1 pomegranate 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves roughly chopped ½ bunch...

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Festive Dessert – the low FODMAP way

Festive Dessert – the low FODMAP way

Christmas Pavlova 4 egg whites 280g sugar 1 ½ tsp white vinegar 2 tsp vanilla extract pinch of salt 4 tbsp boiling water 4 tbsp cornflour Preheat oven to 120˚C. Cover oven tray with baking paper.  Place ingredients for pavlova into warm bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon mixture onto oven tray in desired shape. Bake for 2 hours. Turn off oven...

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Luxe Granola

Luxe Granola

Looking for a natural and delicious start to the day – try your hand at making your own granola.  A beautiful combination of nuts, seeds, grains and dried fruit – the smells and aroma from your oven will want you making batches weekly.  Pair it with a natural Greek yoghurt and fresh berries for a power packed breakfast or create...

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Foods to Fight Inflammation

Foods to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response by its immune system to repair a damaged cell.  Most people have experienced acute inflammation at some time with an insect bite, a cut or an injury.  This results in redness, swelling and pain as the body works to repair the damaged tissue.  However, chronic inflammation lingers on for quite some time. It is...

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Fuel Yourself to Be Exam Ready

Fuel Yourself to Be Exam Ready

Everyone knows that a nutritious diet is important when training for a sports competition or a big game.  However, many people don’t understand the importance of optimal nutrition for study and exam preparation.  The brain requires essential nutrients and foods to improve alertness, concentration, memory, mood and your ability to cope with stress.  Lack of sleep, missed meals and an...

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Menopause – let’s talk about it

Menopause – let’s talk about it

Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life. Symptoms in menopause vary enormously among women and are largely dependent on a woman’s state of health, nutrition and lifestyle, stress levels and level of hormone chaos.  However, there are some simple strategies that can help ease some menopausal symptoms. Menopause officially occurs one year after a woman’s last period and...

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