Sweet potato and chicken soup

By |2016-11-22T13:51:44+02:00April 30th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Boost your immune system with this really good soup made with mellow-flavoured sweet potatoes and that well-known "sick-room" staple – chicken. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 large onion, chopped
 2 cloves garlic, crushed 
2 teaspoons ground curry powder
 1 teaspoon ground ginger 
4 carrots, sliced
 500 grams sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped [...]

Spinach and Courgette Soup

By |2016-11-22T13:51:44+02:00April 23rd, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Spinach contains beta carotene to cleanse your system, garlic is a natural antihistamine and courgettes (or zucchini) are filled with allergy-fighting folate. This good-for-you soup is irresistibly green. Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped roughly 1 pinch salt 2 medium potatoes, cubed 2 1/2 cups [...]

Baked fish with fennel and tomatoes recipe

By |2016-11-22T13:51:44+02:00April 16th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Fennel is a fragrant , wispy-leaved plant with a distinctive flavour and a reputation for soothing coughs and sore throats. Fennel complements fish dishes perfectly and, to celebrate this Easter Friday, we came across this great recipe of baked fish with fennel. Enjoy it! Ingredients 500 g potatoes 2 large fennel bulbs, trimmed, [...]

Broccoli Soup with Spinach and Ginger

By |2016-11-22T13:51:47+02:00April 9th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_right shadow="on"][/custom_frame_right] Boost your lymphatic system in a big way with this super-tasty, super-refreshing and super-good-for-you broccoli soup. And it’s quick to make too. We loved it! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons diced onion 2.5-centimetre piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 4 cups fresh broccoli, broken into florets [...]

Thai Roasted Butternut Soup

By |2016-11-22T13:51:47+02:00April 3rd, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_right shadow="on"][/custom_frame_right] This easy-to-make Thai roasted butternut soup is the answer if you’re running out of inspiration about what to cook to satisfy both your appetite and your autumn detox diet. We found the recipe on the Organic Authority website and were inspired to try it. Spicy, smooth and invigorating, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for [...]

Pumpkin Seed and Coriander Pesto

By |2016-11-22T13:51:47+02:00March 26th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_left shadow="on"][/custom_frame_left] Why pumpkin seed & coriander pesto? A research team from the University of Toronto Scarborough, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Duke University has revealed that zinc plays a critical role in how neurons in the brain communicate with one another. We also need zinc for male sexual function, optimal immune function, wound healing, [...]

Mango and Banana Smoothie

By |2016-11-22T13:51:47+02:00March 19th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] A smoothy is a quick and convenient way to start your day, and by choosing fleshy fruits such as mango and banana, you’ll be raring to go for longer. We tried this Mango and Banana Smoothie by celebrity TV chef Rachel Allen – and we are hooked. Mangoes contain beta-carotene, vitamins A and [...]

Herbal Salt with low sodium

By |2016-11-22T13:51:47+02:00March 11th, 2014|Heart health, Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_center shadow="on"][/custom_frame_center] Herbal salt is made by mixing together a combination of herbs and spices to create your own salt substitute. This herbal salt alternative deserves a permanent position in your seasoning cupboard, beside the stove and on the table. It’s delicious, adds oodles of flavour to food and, best of all, contains just one [...]

Green Tea and Sultana Cupcakes

By |2016-06-30T12:39:10+02:00February 25th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_left shadow="on"][/custom_frame_left] We were taken with these delicious and decadent Green Tea and Sultana Cupcakes. For a couple of us, these little treasures have definitely made our ‘Make Soon!’ list. You can find the recipe at allrecipes.co.uk Read about the health benefits of Chinese Green Tea in our Herb Library Acknowledgements & Photo credits Photo [...]

Green Tea and Cranberry Spritzer

By |2016-11-22T13:51:47+02:00February 25th, 2014|Nutrition, Recipes|

[custom_frame_left shadow="on"][/custom_frame_left] The past week in the Western Cape has been meltingly hot. So while looking for a novel way to boost our diet with green tea, this week’s star herb, we were pleased to unearth this recipe for a spritzer containing both green tea and anti-oxidant-filled cranberries. You can add wine for a festivity [...]