Are Dates Really Worth the Hype? Dates are a perfect replacement if you’re looking for an unprocessed alternative to the white stuff.

In every attractive-vegan-New Age-woman’s recipe, dates are used to add sweetness, the natural way. “Full of antioxidants and a great energy booster,” Deliciously Ella claims as she shoves them into almond milk, protein balls, and brownies… but even I have … Continue reading Are Dates Really Worth the Hype? Dates are a perfect replacement if you’re looking for an unprocessed alternative to the white stuff.

Are Chia Seeds Worth the Hype? Chia seeds are a clear winner in fibre content -- not just in the grains category.

Quinoa, chia, amaranth… you would be forgiven for being overwhelmed by the onslaught of seeds pouring into your health store with names that sound like characters from a bad YA novel. Dubbed ‘ancient grains’ by the food industry’s marketing team, … Continue reading Are Chia Seeds Worth the Hype? Chia seeds are a clear winner in fibre content — not just in the grains category.

Food of the Dead While most overseas celebrations aren't much more than a rave with face paint, the Day of the Dead is alive in Mexico, a rich and touching tradition of honouring loved ones, infused with Mesoamerican indigenous religion, Spanish Catholicism and the culture of 41 of Mexico’s ethnic groups.

  The taste of Hallowe’en, for most of us, is a taste of alcohol and euro-store Snickers. A brack your mam bought you might sit on the side table, and maybe some monkey nuts sprinkled around a Chinese-imported pumpkin. The … Continue reading Food of the Dead While most overseas celebrations aren’t much more than a rave with face paint, the Day of the Dead is alive in Mexico, a rich and touching tradition of honouring loved ones, infused with Mesoamerican indigenous religion, Spanish Catholicism and the culture of 41 of Mexico’s ethnic groups.

Coconut Rice and KwaZulu-Natal Curry It’s more filling and creamy than any rice you’ve ever tasted, and delicious enough to be eaten by itself.

When I started college, yelling Gordon Ramsey insults was all the culinary experience I had. One piece of advice I can offer in these trying times is to cook for yourself — you’ll save an enormous amount of money. Asian-style … Continue reading Coconut Rice and KwaZulu-Natal Curry It’s more filling and creamy than any rice you’ve ever tasted, and delicious enough to be eaten by itself.