Banting has become quite the word in South Africa what with Prof Tim Noakes' new book The Real Meal Revolution. Jonno Proudfoot and David Grier have put together some tasty recipes and the Prof has given some great science facts behind this Revo... Read more
New day, new energy...
i have been flattened by a tummy bug for the last three days and been feeling very poorly, dizzy, tired and listless. Today I am feeling a bit more like my old self thank goodness.
The lemon juice this morning was so welcome. At 11 I had m... Read more
The End of the first IF Day...
Dinner was early for me, 6.30 pm. I am aiming at going to bed early tonight so I wanted to make sure I had finished eating at least three hours before bed. As I write I am sipping my Earl Grey tea.
1774 calories. That was my intake for the ... Read more
Lemon juice and hot water with a pinch of salt. That is how I started my day. A friend is coming for lunch and as noon is the best time for a main meal, (Ayurveda style), we are having steak and vegetables. No wine or beer, just water. Fortun... Read more
Learning the lessons...
My diet has become non-existent and all for good reason...actually quite a few good reasons.
I have finally let go of my dieting obsession. I have moved on to my kind of healthy eating (which is leaning towards anti-mucus-forming-foods) and no... Read more
The compost arrived, all 4 cubic metres of it, and so did the potting soil and the vermiculite. We have been having a whale of a time today getting ready for strawberry planting tomorrow. This is the best time for above ground vegetables as it i... Read more
Clean Eating and Caving In...
I always wondered what that meant. Clean eating. Well now I know and that is how I choose to eat, mostly. There are times, however, when the goody two shoes becomes frustrated and throws out an angry finger at the world of diets and deprivation.... Read more
Eat What You Can Grow...
Shooooo... Sjoe! Really? That’s a big ask. I might starve. Too big.
Or is it?
How much space have you got at a window, a veranda, a small courtyard, a piece of ground somewhere? Say, the size of a door or two. How many plastic bottl... Read more
Celery and Rye Bread...
Celery and rye bread. Yep. Crazy combination but it worked for me today. I have committed to eating vegetables with everything and while I was munching on a piece of rye bread and butter, I suddenly remembered. Vegetable! So I grabbed a piece of... Read more
Spring has sprung in Africa...
It is Spring here in South Africa and the rains have started. It is amazing how green the fields are after two days of rain. The horses have something to nibble on in the absence of lucerne. There has been a dearth of it for over a week now. For... Read more
A Mindful Moment...
I have been really agonising over the whole diet thing and after many meditations I have an answer for my dilemmas. Still those diet voices. Get rid of all the diet books. Use the info I already have that is in my over-full brain and make good c... Read more
Tongues are important for many reasons. Talking, tasting, (kissing!) and for health diagnosis in some parts of the world. My clever sister studied Ayurveda in India with various doctors and she can read tongues. (Sounds like reading palms doesn'... Read more
Well, last night was a dinner party for my brother's birthday at my place, cooked by me. Three quarters of the meal was Banting friendly and then there were crushed baby potatoes with garlic, rosemary and butter and chocolate birthday cake.
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It apparently takes a deficit of 7 700 calories per week to lose 1 kg. I found a few calorie calculators on the internet and found out what it would take to maintain my current weight and what it would take to lose a half to one kilogram per wee... Read more
1940 cal/108 carbs
What to do with parboiled frozen beetroot?
What an awesome soup. I had beetroot in the freezer, (an abundance from my organic garden). So I started off with two onions halved and thinly sliced, sautéed in some ghee ... Read more
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