Hi guys It's with a broken but grateful heart that I write this post today. My Oupa (grandfather) who has been struggling with heart disease for many years had a heart attack yesterday and passed away this morning. He was a tough cookie, it took 5 heart attacks over the last few years to take… Continue reading Appreciate the people and things that matter in life
The month of October in South Africa is breast cancer awareness month. I have had family members who had breast cancer, and I have had friends who had breast cancer. Some have triumphed and some lost the battle, so this cause is very close to my heart. Because it runs in my family, I too… Continue reading How to prevent breast cancer
Hi everyone Iron is another tricky subject when people consider cutting down on meat or not eating meat at all. But as you'll see there are plenty of sources of iron that don't come from meat or any other animal products. Iron is a very important nutrient. Anyone who has ever been deficient can attest… Continue reading Plant sources of iron
Hi guys So I've been into plant sources of protein a lot more than I was before becoming vegan as I'm sure you can imagine. There are a lot of benefits to eating protein that doesn't come from animals because often the protein from plants contain a lot less saturated fat and are full of… Continue reading Plant sources of protein
Recently I started noticing some twinges here and there when I exercise. I know that I have weak knees and ankles so I make sure that I pay attention to using the correct form for any exercises using my legs. But I started noticing this weird feeling in my elbows when I would do pulling… Continue reading How to use proper form when exercising
No one is more shocked than I am. Eating meat and dairy has always been a part of the way life is here in South Africa as I'm sure it is in many other countries. I have only ever met one vegan before this and I thought he was crazy to be so restrictive with… Continue reading I’m going vegan!… say what?
I never really thought much about pepper. Using pepper just about every day is a habit for my husband and I. In every meal that we cook we use pepper. We also put some on our eggs and on our avo. Pepper was also a spice that I grew up with back home, it was… Continue reading Pepper is amazing!
Nope, I don't mean cloves of garlic. When I think of cloves, three things come to mind. How strange they look, chicken and chai tea. When I was growing up, there were a few times that my Ouma stuck a few cloves into the chicken that she was cooking. I remember not quite liking the… Continue reading All about cloves
I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with ginger. Ginger reminds me of a concoction my Ouma used to give me when I got a cold- hot water, honey or sugar, and Jamaican ginger. I am convinced to this day that aside from its medicinal properties, its main function was to scare away colds… Continue reading Some Ginger anyone?
So I decided to write about cardamom. I then discovered that all I know about it is that it tastes really nice in chai tea and chai latte. Luckily there are a lot of websites out there that have a lot of information about cardamom. I have included the websites that I looked at in… Continue reading Cardamom!