28 Feb 2019

Or to be clearer Swiss chard, you know how I love my greens and I am always trying to find interesting ways of serving them up. You buy a big bunch but what to do with it?

Well with summer here I wanted to do a lighter version of creamed spinach. This recipe can be serv...

21 Feb 2019

I do so love gazpacho, it is like drinking summer in a glass. Sweet ripe tomatoes with juicy cucumber and sharp crisp green pepper is a match made in Spanish heaven. And nothing is better than on a hot summer day.

I remember as a child my mother making big batches from...

7 Feb 2019

This is so easy I am a bit embarrassed to even post it, but then I would also have to admit to eating a whole box of figs in one week. Yes fresh figs are my weakness, I think partly because they bring back such fond family memories. I remember holidays in Italy with my...

18 Jan 2019

I have been wanting to share this recipe for some time and thought it's Friday so what better day of the week for a fish recipe. I have deeply ingrained the notion that Friday dinner should be fish. And I suppose it is not surprising since fish has being making an appe...

20 Dec 2018

I love pesto, it's one of the first things I learnt to make long before pesto was readily available. I always grow basil in the summertime so I can make my own pesto and have a jar ready to use in the fridge. It gives a real flavour burst to more than just pasta. I lov...

12 Nov 2018

I like to keep my muesli really simple which means you can change it up and add your favourite flavours at the end, depending on your mood or what is available. It always worries me when I hear that someone didn't try a recipe because they didn't have/couldn't find/cou...

1 Nov 2018

It is that time of the year when we seem to be pushing ourselves harder, chances of skipping a meal or coming unstuck when we are running around can lead us to choosing a really unhealthy sugary treat to keep us going.

There are lots of delicious healthy treats out ther...

27 Aug 2018

I just love my new recipe book! I love the name, the food philosophy, the recipes and the focus on seasonal foods. I love the layout, the photos, I even love the way it is bond! I also was rather happy with the fact that I brought it at an Exclusive Books sale for R58....

20 Jul 2018

Two super easy, super healthy soup recipes. Adding these into the diet regularly is a warm way to keep cleansing the body during the cold winter months when we tend to comfort eat. See my blog post on Healthy Herbs

They make enough for two with a little left over.


2 May 2018

Nice and easy and super tasty fish tagine it is perfect for winter and any leftovers make a great option for lunch. In fact it tends to be better the next day. I used Silvers (Carpenter) put you can use Tilapia or another firm fish.


2 T extra virgin olive oil


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Health is about the food you eat, and the way you move your body.
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