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Beetroot and Marinated Boconcinni Kebabs

Ingredients: Marinade: ¼ cup (60ml) chopped mint leaves Pinch of sugar 3 Tbsp (45ml) white balsamic vinegar 3-4 Tbsp (45-60ml) extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp (10ml) Dijon mustard Salt and milled pepper 12 baby beetroots, cooked, peeled and halved 12…

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Festive Bruschetta Platter

Ingredients: 1-2 ciabatta loaves, sliced Olive oil 5 cloves garlic 500g mixed-size tomatoes Handful basil Balsamic vinegar Salt and milled pepper 1 jar (250g) PnP artichoke antipasto, drained 3 Tbsp (45ml) chopped mint 1 log (125g) goat’s cheese 100g smoked…

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Roasted butternut and red pepper platter

Ingredients: 1 large (700-800g) butternut, sliced into thin shards 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp (5ml) olive oil 3 red peppers Creamy roasted garlic dressing: 2 large garlic cloves 1 tub (175ml) PnP low-fat plain yoghurt 1 Tbsp (15ml) fresh…

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Chilled Pea, Lettuce and Yogurt Soup

Ingredients: Olive oil 2 large leeks, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 6 baby gem lettuces, rinsed and quartered 3 cups (750ml) vegetable stock 2 cups (500ml) PnP frozen peas 1 cup (250ml) Greek yoghurt Handful mint Salt and milled pepper…

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Mediterranean Stuffed Calamari Tubes

Ingredients: 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 large PnP tomatoes, chopped 2 yellow peppers, sliced 1 packet (300g) PnP baby marrows 1 packet (TBCg) large calamari tubes Olive oil 3 crushed cloves garlic 1 cup (250ml) white wine or chicken…

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Divine Vines

Meet Johan Reyneke, creator of succulent wines consistently lauded by international and local judges alike. He is also a philosopher, loves surfing and is an inspiration to farmers to look at the earth in a new way. How did it…

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Cure it with coconuts

Cure it With Coconut At the heart of the unripe, green-shelled coconut lies water from a veritable fountain of youth. Not to be confused with coconut milk, this clear beverage is loaded with potassium, magnesium, calcium, and electrolytes. It is…

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Home Made pickles

A simple, quick recipe you can follow to make crunchy, tangy gherkins. They are a delicious served with a variety of hard cheeses or eaten on their own. They also work well chopped finely and tossed into a potato salad…

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Raw Vegan Cream Cheese

For those who do not wish to consume too much dairy, or are on diets such as the paleo diet which forbids anything that can be considered “man made”- including dairy, this recipe for raw vegan creamy cheese is the…

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Gearing up the green

There are a few food brands that make statements about their products such as “all in one goodness” or “complete with all vital vitamins and minerals,” but one has to wonder about the legitimacy of these claims, especially if said…

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Feel good choccie smoothie

By Jess Handley It is no wonder that chocolate is the comfort food of choice as cocoa contains a small amount of phenethylamine; a chemical which stimulates the nervous system and triggers the release of the ‘feel-good’ neurochemical dopamine. Try…

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An apple a day…

As it turns out, a squashed, fermented, liquidized apple will keep the doctor, the dermatologist and possibly the dietician away for some time. When it comes to natural remedies and products there are few that can rival the benefits that…

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The best beer of the bunch

In the late 1970s, the UK coined a new term for an emerging trend that would be embraced worldwide, including Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and naturally, given our culture of beers, braais and sunny skies; South Africa. Micro brewing originally referred…

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