• I know I've been so quiet on my blog lately, but as you may or may not know, the last couple of months have been insanely busy on my side. We moved to Denmark and I am expecting my second child. If you missed this news, click here for the low-down. I am nearly 37...

  • There are certain foods people tend to miss when following a gluten-free and/or low-carb diet, especially bread and pizza. The good news is that we have the perfect healthy bread alternative for you! This cheesy, garlic cauliflower flat bread recipe couldn’t be simpler and it’s gluten-free and low-carb. It’s great served with soup in place...

  • Many health experts have lately announced that grains are basically poison for the body. We chat to Sally-Ann Creed, Nutritional Therapist and co-author of the best-selling book, The Real Meal Revolution to get the low-down on grains. To read this very interesting Q&A, click here.

  • Cottage pie is a staple meal in most houses, but how do you change this traditional meal into a low-carb healthy one? It is actually very easy. Instead of using mash potatoes, we will show you how to make a delicious crusty topping using cauliflower mash and cheese. For the full recipe and step-by-step instructions on how to...

  • There are many fears and misconceptions about eating healthy fats. Many recent scientific studies have shown that there is simply no connection between healthy fats and heart disease. We chat to Professor Tim Noakes, a highly respected Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Cape Town. He is also one of...

  • I saw this stunning recipe in The Real Meal Revolution and simply had to give it a try.  Not only is this recipe low-carb and gluten-free, but it also offers a quick breakfast option in the mornings. Simply make a batch on a weekend and store it in an airtight container. Serve it with double-cream Greek...

I know I’ve been so quiet on my blog lately, but as you may or may not know, the last couple of months have been insanely busy on my side. We moved to Denmark and I am expecting my second child. If you missed this news, click here for the low-down.

I am nearly 37 weeks pregnant now and I have decided to take a short sabbatical (or I guess you can also call it maternity leave) to spend with my family. I have however not stopped blogging all together, since I regularly post health articles and low-carb/gluten-free/high-fat recipes on Destiny Connect. You can go and have a look at my latest two recipes for Destiny, if you missed them - Low-Carb Almond Bread Rolls and Chocolate-dipped Oranges.

I would LOVE IT if you can join me often and say hi on Destiny’s site for the next couple of months, until I continue again with my blog. Thanks so much for all your wonderful support over the last year! Bye for now X

Emily kissing my pregnant belly :-)

Emily kissing my pregnant belly :-)

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Many health experts have lately announced that grains are basically poison for the body. We chat to Sally-Ann Creed, Nutritional Therapist and co-author of the best-selling book, The Real Meal Revolution to get the low-down on grains. To read this very interesting Q&A, click here.

The low-down on grains

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Low-carb Cottage Pie

June 11th, 2014 (0 Comments)

Cottage pie is a staple meal in most houses, but how do you change this traditional meal into a low-carb healthy one? It is actually very easy. Instead of using mash potatoes, we will show you how to make a delicious crusty topping using cauliflower mash and cheese. For the full recipe and step-by-step instructions on how to make this pizza, click here.

Low carb cottage pie

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There are certain foods people tend to miss when following a gluten-free and/or low-carb diet, especially bread and pizza. The good news is that we have the perfect healthy bread alternative for you! This cheesy, garlic cauliflower flat bread recipe couldn’t be simpler and it’s gluten-free and low-carb. It’s great served with soup in place of bread. To view the step-by-step recipe, click here.

Cheesy, garlic cauliflower flat bread

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There are many fears and misconceptions about eating healthy fats. Many recent scientific studies have shown that there is simply no connection between healthy fats and heart disease. We chat to Professor Tim Noakes, a highly respected Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Cape Town. He is also one of the authors of the best-selling book, The Real Meal Revolution. To view this interview, click here.

The truth about eating fats

Picture sourced on Pinterest.

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Nut Granola

May 14th, 2014 (0 Comments)

I saw this stunning recipe in The Real Meal Revolution and simply had to give it a try.  Not only is this recipe low-carb and gluten-free, but it also offers a quick breakfast option in the mornings. Simply make a batch on a weekend and store it in an airtight container. Serve it with double-cream Greek yoghurt and berries – simply delicious! To view the step-by-step recipe, click here.

Nut Granola

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Almond milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk because it’s healthy and you can use it in place of any dairy in recipes. It offers many health benefits. Almond milk contains no lactose, is packed with calcium and Vitamin D, it’s low in sugar, which makes it diabetic-friendly and it’s low in calories. The only downside is that the almond milk you find in stores is very expensive. The good news is that it is super easy to make! To view the full step-by-step recipe, click here.

Make your own fresh almond milk

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Is sugar addictive?

April 16th, 2014 (0 Comments)

Lately, the health industry has place a lot of focus on the idea that sugar is highly addictive. We chatted to Sally-Ann Creed, nutritional therapist and co-author of the best-selling book The Real Meal Revolution about whether this is fact or fiction. To read this very interesting Q&A, click here.

Is sugar addictive?Image sourced on Pinterest.

 

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I am not always sure what to think about celebrity fragrances, but I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised when Rihanna’s new fragrance, Rouge landed on my beauty desk.

Rouge by Rihanna

The fragrance is announced as a flirtatious and sensual oriental. While the opening is very fruity and sweet, this stage does not last too long and soon a lovely fragrance is revealed. This is a great winter scent, but having said this I do not find it too heavy or difficult to wear.

Rouge by Rihanna

The scent opens with sweet and fruity notes of lemon blossom and cyclamen, with a touch of bergamot and pink peppercorn. At the heart jasmine, rose and muget fused together with plum and suede. The base notes of sandalwood, patchouli, amber, vanilla and musk are warm and decadent.

Price: R445 for 30ml EDP and R595 for 75ml EDP

Available at selected Edgars, Foschini, Truworths, Stuttafords and Miladys retail outlets.

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Tommy Hilfiger has launched two new fragrances, Tommy Brights (for him) and Tommy Girl Brights (for her). Inspired by a youthful spirit, both fragrances are modern and fun.

Tommy Hilfiger Brights

Tommy Girl Brights is a classic scent with a modern edge. Bergamot highlights the opening fruity notes of lemon, lavender, geranium and black currant. A fresh bouquet of jasmine, mimosa, rose de mai and creamy iris develop at the heart and dry down with leathery saffron, fir balsam and oakmoss, while honey-tea inflections and white musk provide a lingering presence.

Tommy Brights radiates with charisma and easy confidence, while providing a modern twist to quality and tradition. This scent opens with juniper berry, grapefruit and galbanum. At the heart you discover fresh cedarwood, rock rose and fir balsam. At the base white amber and musk offers a warm dry down.

Prices: Tommy and Tommy Girls Bright EDT (30ml R295, 50ml R420 and 100ml R565)

Tommy and Tommy Girls Bright are available exclusively at Stuttafords and Truworths selected stores.

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