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The Best Protein Sources

Not all proteins were created equal!   Some proteins can be harder to digest than others, e.g. the protein in oats compared to the protein in eggs.  Some are complete, others need a little help.  It is generally believed that the amino acids from animal proteins are of the easiest to digest and absorb and are all complete proteins.  But!  Read on to see what a little research would reveal… Continue reading The Best Protein Sources

The Ultimate Low-Down on Proteins and Amino Acids

So, the other day I had a convo about the best protein sources and I realised at a certain point that neither of us knew enough to take the debate to the next level.  Now, for me this is a frustrating place to find myself in, I need to be sure.  I decided to do my own in-depth research on protein sources, amino acids as well as the various diets we can find today. Let’s start with the basics: why do you need to know and eat what you’re about to read? Continue reading The Ultimate Low-Down on Proteins and Amino Acids

My Cape Town favourites

I lived in and around Cape Town for only about 2 years and I would recommend a long visit there any day!  Its colourful diversity offers you more than you can handle, everything from the night owl activities to the day-breaker’s passion, Cape Town has got you covered!  Jokes about the ever-changing weather aside… Continue reading My Cape Town favourites

Colour and flavour country, alternatively known as India

Some years ago I had the amazing opportunity to travel and take a team of 4 to India for 6 weeks.  The food was such a big highlight, as you can imagine, that it has changed my life and cooking methods FOREVER!  This will be a short piece, with photos of some of the foods you can expect and should definitely try when travelling the land of silk and spice. Continue reading Colour and flavour country, alternatively known as India

Apply HEAT For Better Results

I like raw food.  I like the crispy crunchy.  I like the fresh taste.  I like how quick you can prepare a raw meal.  But I also like to get the most out of my food.  Thus, in order for my food to be all that it can be I have to cook some of them.  “Help me help you!”

Let me just start by saying that boiling veggies to a pulp reduces the nutritional value by 30%,  and when you’re not making a soup you through out the minerals and vitamins with the water.  So watch it…

Here is a list of veggies (that we all normally eat raw) better off with some help added: Continue reading Apply HEAT For Better Results

Grilled Aubergine Pizzas

Time to break away from the norm again..  Every now and then I treat myself to some of the most amazing inspirational photos and recipe ideas on Pinterest and try ’em out when I get the chance.  I like to experiment so I always tend to alter the recipe (even when it comes to baking..when will I learn?)

This one, however, is quite simple and straight forward: Aubergine with pizza toppings.  It’s completely foolproof and takes less than 20min prep. Continue reading Grilled Aubergine Pizzas