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5 South African Superfoods: Not Imported and Expensive, Just Good for You

The Real Meal RevolutionDie kosrevolusieTim Noakes and the team behind The Real Meal Revolution and Die kosrevolusie have shared an article on superfoods.

Products that are called superfoods are usually exotic, imported and expensive. And, although these traditional superfoods do have important nutritional value, they also present health drawbacks.

In the article, five real superfoods are listed: butter; liver; coconut oil; salmon, trout and other oily fish; and eggs. They are all local, readily available, inexpensive and packed with important nutrients.

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Liver

Another forgotten superfood, liver will provide you with key nutrients like Vitamins A, D, E, K, B12 and folic acid, as well as the minerals copper and iron. These special nutrients all rid the body of ingested toxins. Animals raised on pasture without antibiotics and hormones will be far higher in nutrients than feedlot animals. Liver contains all the B Vitamins, great for stress, and is the best bio-available source for Vitamin A. It’s also a fabulous way to combat fatigue. In fact liver is probably our most nutrient-dense superfood. As the richest source of B12, it’s a brain food extraordinaire. Liver is even a source of the valued Co-Enzyme Q10 – so important for heart and brain health.

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Sue Derwent's Top 4 Hiking Spots in Durban (Plus: 13 Fascinating Durban Facts)

Picturesque Durban and SurroundsKwaZulu-NatalSue Derwent, author of Picturesque Durban and Surrounds and KwaZulu-Natal: Adventures in Culture & Nature, wrote an article for the Sunday Tribune about the opportunity for outdoor adventures in Durban.

In the article, Derwent gives details about the specific attractions of four great hiking spots. She includes a list of facts about Durban, including the fact that: “South Africa is the third most biodiverse country after Brazil and Indonesia, and Durban is in the centre of one of the most biodiverse of these regions.”

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Durban – As places to kick back and relax, there is much more to Durban’s beaches than just sand. The city’s 97km coastline includes rocky shores, mangrove forests, coral reefs, coastal forests, wetlands and sandy beaches. Mole crabs, plough snails, clams and a variety of other creatures, including sea birds, make their homes along the beach.

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Koekedoor: ’n Opwindende nuwe kosprogram met Tiaan Langenegger en Mari-Louis Guy as beoordelaars

MakietieKokkedoorOnthaal op groot skaalKokkedoor 2 - Versamelresepte

 
kykNET het ’n heerlikenuwe bakkompetisie vir amateurbakkers aangekondig genaamd Koekedoor, die handelsmerk-uitbreiding van Kokkedoor wat in 2015 op die kassie sal verskyn.

Die drie beoordelaars is Tiaan Langenegger, Mari-Louis Guy en Elizabeth Cloete. Langenegger was die eerste wenner van die immergewilde Kokkedoor-reeks en het onlangs sy eerste resepteboek, Makietie, saam met spanmaat en mede-skrywer Mynhardt Joubert bekendgestel. Guy is ’n koekontwerper, kosstilis en die skrywer van Onthaal op groot skaal wat verlede jaar by Human & Rousseau verskyn het. Cloete is ’n afgetrede Biologie onderwyser en een van die beoordelaars op die Vroue Landbouvereniging van Kaapland-paneel.

Huisgenoot het agter die skerms by Langenegger, Guy en Cloete gaan kuier om meer uit te vind oor die splinternuwe program, hul raad vir deelnemers en hul gunsteling koeke.

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Tiaan Langenegger

Tiaan is ’n bekende gesig op die kassie, want die meeste kykers ken hom as een van die wenners van Kokkedoor; hy en sy Kokkedoor-maat, Mynhardt, is ook die aanbieders van die gewilde program Makietie op kykNET. Dié meesterkok het al op 16 begin kook en het sy patisserie-sjefdiploma cum laude aan City & Guilds verower.

1. Hoe voel dit om vanjaar ’n beoordelaar pleks van ’n deelnemer te wees?

Dis beslis ’n heel ander storie. Dis ongelooflik interessant, want dis heeltemal anders as wat ek gedink het dit gaan wees. Maar dis baie lekker en opwindend. Ek hou daarvan!

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Nuut in Hilda Lategan se Lekker en gesond-reeks: Glutenvry en Veselryk

Lekker en gesond: VeselrykLekker en gesond: GlutenvryTwee nuwe gesondheidsboeke deur Hilda Lategan, Lekker en gesond: Glutenvry en Lekker en gesond: Veselryk, is nou by LAPA beskikbaar:

Gesonde eet- en lewensgewoontes is belangrik vir ’n gesonde liggaam. Die LEKKER & GESOND-reeks bied resepte vir ligte- en hoofmaaltye waarin bekende, maklik beskikbare en oorwegend bekostigbare bestanddele gebruik word.

  • Maklike- en eenvoudige voorbereidingsmetodes word gebruik.
  • Elke resep het ’n insiggewende voedingstofanalise.
  • Die resepte het ’n lae GI-waarde met die volgende voordele –

- Hoë- en lae bloedsuikervlakke en insulienweerstandigheid word beter beheer.

- Die hongersensasie word vertraag en gewigsbeheer word bevorder.

- Kinders en volwassenes se konsentrasie en gemoedstoestand verbeter.

- Dit voorsien volhoubare energie vir die dag se aktiwiteite.

Oor die outeur

Hilda Lategan is ’n geregistreerde dieetkundige in privaatpraktyk. Sy is ook skrywer van Suid-Afrikaanse kookboek vir allergieë en voedselsensitiwiteit, Suid-Afrikaanse kookboek vir diabetes en insulienweerstandigheid 1 & 2, Versatile vegetarian recipes en medeskrywer van Groot kookboek vir diabete. Sy woon in Pretoria saam met haar man en twee seuns.

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André Bartlett resenseer Gesprekke oor die lewe deur Izak de Villiers

Gesprekke oor die lewe: Die laaste gedagtes van IL de VilliersUitspraak: wortel

Die bundel Gesprekke oor die lewe, wat pas onder sy naam en onder die samestellershand van Amanda Botha verskyn het, bevat ’n versameling van preke en kanselgebede uit hierdie fase van sy lewe.

Uit dié preke blyk duidelik dat sy prediking, soos sy persoonlikheid, eiesoortig van aard en nie gebonde aan een of ander konvensionele patroon was nie. Filosofiese en literêre verwysings word met anekdotes uit sy eie lewenservaring en historiese vertellings afgewissel. Geen teologiese hoogvlugte nie, maar diepsinnige nadenke oor die lewe en veral oor God se teenwoordigheid in die lewe word op verrassend eenvoudige manier aangebied.

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Sugar Flowers, Wedding Cakes and More in Cake Decorating with Grace Stevens

Cake Decorating with Grace StevensThe much-awaited Cake Decorating with Grace Stevens follows on the success of Grace’s previous book, Celebration Cakes:

This book boasts more sugar flowers than the original, and also includes new fondant figures, wedding cakes and theme specific celebration cakes for Easter and Christmas.

The interest in cake decorating has grown with television programmes such as Charley’s Cake Angels, Cake Boss, Last Cake Standing and Ace of Cakes, with the result that an increasing number of people are trying their hand at decorating cakes and are looking for attractive and challenging designs. Cake Decorating with Grace Stevens will definitely appeal to fans of these shows.

Grace’s enchanting fondant figurines and cakes are unique, and the step-by-step full-colour photography and detailed instructions make their creation (including unbreakable lace and different hairstyles) highly achievable. The in-depth techniques section will also teach readers how to sculpt, fill, stack, ganache and dowel cakes.

About the author

Grace Stevens is the founder and owner of Cupcakes by Design in Cape Town. After graduating in 1999, she was a primary school teacher for nine years before she began decorating cakes as a hobby for family and friends. Her natural talent immediately became apparent when she started modelling fondant and she never looked back.

Grace teaches the art of fondant modelling and cake decorating in Cape Town and travels throughout South Africa and overseas to share her expertise. She is a member of the South African Cake Decorators Guild and has become well known for her flower fairies and their original faces.

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