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Isinkwa sombila (Mielie/ Corn Bread)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Recipes
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For the sake of your (future) children, the best thing to do at this point would probably be to call your mum or aunt to ask for the family recipe of isinkwa sombila (mielie/ corn bread). Since I never tend to have any corn-on-the-cob on hand, I almost always make this bread with canned sweetcorn. Basically blasphemy in some quarters and quite reasonable grounds for disownership. (more…)

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Spinach and Feta Sweet Potato pizza

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in Recipes
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I tweeted about this sweet potato pizza from @pinchofyum a while back. I finally got around to making it tonight. It’s perfect for lazy mid-week cooks like me. I’m a quite a fan of recipes that don’t need too many ingredients, so this recipe is right up my alley with its three basic ingredients. I added crushed garlic to my “dough” (you can never cook with too much garlic in my book) so I suppose that that officially makes it a four ingredient recipe. Like I said, right up my alley. (more…)

Favourite Links #08

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in What's caught our eye online?
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When I  was preparing my Toastmasters’ speech this month, I remembered just how much I love the internet. In case it’s not clear, that’s a lot! Since it feels like headlines  are the pits at the moment, I have been finding gems in the internet which have made their way to this edition of favourite links.

Favourite links aka on the interwebs is a monthly feature of the most informative, interesting, funniest and sometimes downright bizarre stuff on the internet. You love it! (more…)

What Do Dietitians Eat?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Advice
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What Do Dietitians Eat? When I tell people what I do for the first time, I tend to get a lot of questions about what I eat. The truth is like everyone else, I try to do my best & some days are better than others. For this post, I thought I’d tell you what I ate one full average mind-month week and also briefly give a basic critique of what I think I could have done better. (more…)

Snaccidents Stoppers and other Great Finds

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in What's caught our eye online?
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The days are getting shorter and colder as we go into our winter here in Durban. Or as short and as cold as our Durban winters can get considering how mild they are. But we are spoiled and retain our full rights to complain as loudly as we can.  So we have already started  snacking a little bit more, drinking hotter drinks and eating more comfort foods. The gym is even more of a challenge.   What’s new? With winter snaccidents and exercise slip-ups tending to happen more often, we have been asking uncle Google for guidance at this difficult time. (more…)

Coping with Lactose Intolerance

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Advice
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If you are unlucky enough to suffer from lactose intolerance, you know the drill. The bloating, the runs, the wind and the cramps.  It’s not pretty. Lactose intolerance is a relatively common condition where people are not able to digest lactose, the sugar that is naturally present in milk and its products.  For most of us, these sugars are broken down in the small intestine without much fanfare.  However, in affected individuals, the enzyme lactase that is responsible for breaking down these sugars is either not present or not present in sufficient amounts to do the job properly.  The undigested sugars  pass on to the large intestine, with resulting uncomfortable symptoms.  Lactose intolerance is relatively common especially in the black population.  Medical experts think that it affects up to 70% of the adult population. (more…)

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Recipe: Spicy Baby Marrow Fritters

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Recipes
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It is officially either baby marrow season or my local supermarket is making it rain baby marrow.  There’s only one winner. My belly. Baby marrow is not a vegetable I grew up with so I still have to consciously think about what to make with it whenever I buy it. Fritters are a great way to add more colour, a little nutrition and variety to the weekday meal grind.