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Olive oil is a slippery business... Look for the SA Olive Seal

Olive oil is a slippery business. Just like honey, olive oil is one of the world’s top food items susceptible to food fraud. Producers in Spain, Greece, and Italy do produce great olive oil, but they don’t send us that oil. They keep it for themselves! They adulterate the good stuff with the bad stuff. Here is your answer to why imported olive oil is so cheap. It’s because it’s the low-quality oil that gets exported and lands up on our shelves. You get what you pay for! Much of the oil that is labeled extra virgin is not even extra virgin. It’s just, nobody is checking it. By contrast, South African oil is checked by the SA Olive Association to ensure it is what it says it is. So look for the SA Olive Seal to be sure you are getting what you are paying for. South Africa makes world-class oils deserving of the international accolades they receive. The colour of olive oils does vary dramatically, but the colour does not indicate the quality of the oil nor the strength of the oil. What do

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Food Waste Facts

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In South Africa alone, 10 million tons of food go to waste e… Read more

Generosity Water and the importance of alkaline foods

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PURA Soda

Next time you are in the shops, look out for the PURA soda fridge. A local product launched in the Western Cape in 2015.

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Thai Green Curry

Serves 6 | 45 min 
Curry paste:
3-6 green chilies (you could reduce further to 1 or 2 and remove the seeds for less heat) 6 spring onions (scallions) roughly chopped 2 lemongrass stalks, outer leaves removed, inner stalk roughly chopped (replace with 2 tsp lemongrass paste if preferred) 1 thumb-sized pi… Read more

Nut Butters

South Africans love peanut butter. According to Stats SA, 0.05% of every R100 spent on groceries in South Africa goes towards a bottle of peanut butter. Although it’s not easy to get definitive numbers, it appears that South Africans consume around 81 496 tonnes of peanuts each year.But I want to i… Read more

Hazel Food Market Pretoria

If you are looking for something to do on a Saturday morning, go have a walk at the Hazel food market in Brooklyn Pretoria. Apart from the nice atmosphere, there's a great variety of stalls. Artisanal bread, cheese, coffee, fresh fruits, micro herbs, pastries and cakes, ice cream and deli-style… Read more

Euphoric Lifestyle

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Eating healthy while working from home

Now that some of us are self-isolating or working from home, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You may wonder if that is even possible? Well, here's some good news. You can make nutrition a priority, and it's something that is all the more important if your immune system may … Read more