All posts tagged: food

The Benefits of a Gluten-Free Life

Staying gluten-free is one of the trending diets in recent times. However, a lot more people are still unaware of many important facts about gluten, the effect of ingesting gluten-containing foods, and of course, the benefits of a gluten-free diet. In a bid to enlighten you, and to help you maintain better health, a team

[Infographic] How long before food spoils?

As hard as it is to believe: One third of the food produced in the world each year – or approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. How much of this food waste occurs in our very own homes? More often than not, food gets pushed to the back of our freezers, refrigerators, or

[Infographic] Guide to a perfect kitchen

Knowing how to cook should be something everyone learns early on in life. In today’s world there is too much access to convenience and processed food is everywhere. However, if you have never been taught to cook, it might seem overwhelming. There are so many terms, ingredients and equipment that you might need to get started.

[Infographic] Guide to Pasta Shapes

Ahh, pasta. It’s carb-y goodness can be served so many ways: soaked in a red sauce, smothered in cheese, or just with a pat of butter. Despite being one of the first dishes we all learned how to cook, many of us don’t have a thorough pasta vocabulary. There are over 200 types of pasta

How toxic are your cosmetics?

We all have our own, tried and tested, beauty routine. To get to a point where you have it all ‘figured out’ you had to spend a pretty penny. Unfortunately for some, this blog may throw out their whole routine. Chemicals, toxins and preservative aren’t new to a 21st century individual. Harmful additives have been

[Recipe] Delicious & Healthy Chocolate Lamingtons

This delicious gluten free, low sugar, recipe is easy to make and yields about 20 servings. Ingredients Sponge cake 1 cup Coconut flour 1 tsp Baking powder 12 Eggs 1/2 cup Rice malt syrup 2 tsp Vanilla extract 2/3 cups Coconut oil, melted 1 cup Raspberry jam (optional) 2 cups Shredded or desiccated coconut. Raw

[Recipe] Smoky Mixed Potato Wedges

This delicious recipe is easy to make and is truly delicious. Yields 8 servings and takes about 45 minutes to prepare. Ingredients 2 large Sweet potatoes 2 medium Potatoes Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp Sweet smoked paprika Olive oil Method Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ 400ºF. Place your potatoes & sweet potatoes

[Recipe] Egyptian Koshari

This dish originated in India before British colonization. It was then made with only lentils and rice. Pasta was added after the British took the dish to their home country as it was an inexpensive dish, yet very filling. The Egyptians took this dish and improved it to what it is today. Koshari is a

[Recipe] Apple & Oat Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup (150g) Self-raising flour 1 cup (150g) Plain flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder 3/4 cup tightly packed Brown sugar 1/2 cup Rolled oats, plus 1 tablespoon extra 1 1/2 cups (375ml) Vanilla yoghurt, at room temperature 2 Eggs, lightly beaten 100ml Olive oil 1 red or green skinned Apple, chopped into small

Issues with your Thyroid?

There are two types of thyroid problems; hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid) and hypothyroidism (under active thyroid). Hyperthyroidism is when your thyroid produces too much thyroid hormones and hypothyroidism is when your thyroid produces too little thyroid hormones. What does this mean exactly? If your body produces too much or too little thyroid hormones it can