All posts tagged: healthy

Keeping your baby hydrated and happy

Human beings need to drink the right amount of water every day to achieve the healthy state of balance known as homeostasis – the delicate balance between how much water we consume and how much we release through urine, sweat, respiration, etc. Newborns and young infants have specific requirements for hydration, just as toddlers, children, and adults

[Recipe] Vegetarian Quick & Easy Tiramisu

I have chosen a delicious vegetarian dessert to end off our vegetarian recipe month. This little dish is easy to prepare and can easily be doubled. This recipe yields 2 servings. Ingredients 3 tsp Instant coffee granules 3 tbsp Coffee liqueur (or Coffee Essence) 250g tub Mascarpone 85g Condensed milk 1 tsp Vanilla extract 4-6

[Recipe] Spicy Courgette Pittas

This delicious recipe is quick and easy to prepare. This recipe yields 1 serving. Ingredients 1 courgette or cucumber, trimmed and thinly sliced lengthways 2 tsp Harissa paste 2 tsp Olive oil Small handful broad beans (fresh or frozen) 2 tbsp Houmous 1 Spring onion, finely sliced 1 tsp Tahini paste Small garlic clove, crushed

[Recipe] Bocconcini and Basil Turkish Pizza

This delicious pizza recipe is easy to prep and serves 4. Ingredients: 400g Turkish Bread, halved horizontally 2/3cup (170g) Tomato passata (tomato puree) or tomato pasta sauce 210g Bocconcini, torn (you can also use mozzarella) Basil leaves, to serve Method: Preheat the oven’s grill to 230ºC. Place the Turkish bread cut-side up on a baking

[Recipe] Pumpkin & Pearl Couscous Tagine

This delicious vegetarian recipe is can be completed in 45 minutes and yields 4 servings. Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil 1 Red onion, halved, thinly sliced 3 Garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp finely grated fresh Ginger 1 tbsp Ras el hanout/ Garam Masala 1 Cinnamon stick 55g (1/3 cup) Currants 400g can

[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

The truth about sugar

We’ve all heard how bad processed food is for your health. But what exactly is processed food? Well, processed food is any food that was made or prepared for you in a factory or similar surroundings. So processed food is not only cold meat, soda, snacks like potato chips, candy bars and sweets. It is

[Recipe] Sesame Stir-fry Wrap

This delicious recipe is easy to make and quick to prepare. It is best to wrap your wraps individually with either foil or cling wrap, this will reduce the chance of them falling apart before lunch time. Ingredients: 2 tbsp Tahini Juice ½ lemon 1 large wholemeal Tortilla wrap ½ x 265g pack Stir-fry vegetables

[Recipe] Middle Eastern Basbousa Semolina Slice 

This delicious recipe is easy to make and will be a hit at any time of day or occasion. This recipe is vegan friendly. Ingredients: 2 cups coarse Semolina 1 cup desiccated Coconut 1 cup Caster sugar 1 cup Self-raising flour 1 cup Lemonade 3/4 cup Coconut oil, melted, cooled 24 natural Almond kernels Rosewater

[Recipe] Healthy Lunchbox Idea #2

This delicious lunchbox idea is great for both young and old. It might be difficult to believe but most kids love the taste of hummus. Once again it is important to make the food as interesting and beautiful as possible. Hummus originated in the Middle East. It is very easy to make and tastes delicious