Grapefruit, Fennel & Walnut Summer Salad

This crisp salad is full of well-balanced and delicate summer flavours. Plus, it contains fennel, which is a veg of many benefits.ย It is a source of vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium and is known to be great for digestion. More specifically, it can help soothe bloating, gas and acid reflux. I will definitely be…

Olive Oil & Orange Oatmeal

This morning I decided to be an oatmeal artist and put a spin on traditional oats by experimenting with some different mix-ins: orange for a citrus burst, almonds for vitamin E rich crunch and thyme for a savoury twist. The unique result is heart-healthy (its soluble fiber does wonders for cholesterol levels), diabetes-friendly (low glycemic…

Brain Power Spinach & Kale Soup

To cook vegetables or to not cook vegetables? That is the question! People often ponder whether it is best to eat their veggies raw or cooked, and my answer is as follows: it depends! I recommend not being too dogmatic about it and enjoying your vegetables raw if you feel like it, or cooked if…

Butternut Squash & Mango Soup

Mmmmmmmmango! Mango is a superstar amongst tropical fruits. It, along with guava and litchi, is one of the tropical fruits containing the highest amount of polyphenols, with the main contained polyphenol being gallic acid. Polyphenols, in case you didn’t get the memo, are antioxidants which protect our beautiful cells against various types of disease. To…

Oven-Baked All-Dressed Kale Chips

Let them eatย cake ย kale! Kale chips, that is. Who’s in the what now? If the words kale and chips put together do not compute in your brain, this recipe should allow for a reboot ๐Ÿ˜‰ . I know kale chips are nothing like real potato chips but their crunchiness and flavour more than make up…

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Natural Sunscreen!

Summa summa time is here and that means, you guessed it (I hope!), skin protection season. Did you know there are foods that naturally protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays? This is important as skin cancer is the most common cancer and free radical production is activated after only 5 minutes of exposure…

Scurvy Be Gone – Vitamin-C-Licious

I have beef. With vitamin C supplements. For example, these Emergen-C pouches with clever and cute ads. These supplements, made by Pfizer, contain vitamin C megadoses (a whopping 1000 mg per day – which is well over your recommended need, as you will see below) as well as other vitamins and minerals. It’s basically a…