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Quinoa Salad with Pomegranates & Persimmons

12 Nov

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The brilliant autumnal colors of orange persimmon and ruby-red pomegranate make this a perfect salad for the buffet table. Make sure to select a fuyu persimmon (it resembles a squat tomato) as it is slightly sweet and crisp. It’s best to add the dressing just before serving so that the flavors stay fresh. Quinoa, a healthful grain, is easy to cook and has a very pleasing texture. I like to serve this with cold roast chicken or turkey.

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O’Ways Tea cafe.

24 Feb

I recently heard good reviews about O’ways Tea Cafe in Claremont. A chef from one of Cape Town’s most popular restaurants Aubergine recently relocated to O’ways and I was interested to find out what it was all about. Continue reading

Quinoa Affords Many Benefits

1 Feb

Vegetarians and vegans often find it difficult getting enough protein in to their diets. They are usually stuck eating beans and soy products most of which do not actually contain all the necessary amino acids, or what is known as complete protein. Continue reading

Four reasons why people become vegetarian

9 Jan

There are multiple reasons why people choose to become vegetarian (or even vegan). Some people do it for just one reason (for example, some people do it to protect their health), while others do it for varied reasons. Here are four reasons why people make this choice (and why other people might decide to make this lifestyle change now). Continue reading

How the new food safety bill might affect you

1 Dec

Today — a year and half after it was passed by the House of Representatives –the Senate passed the Food Safety and Modernization Act (SB 510) by a 73-25 margin. The bill still has to be brought into line with the House’s version before President Obama can sign it into law, but its basic provisions have already won praise from safe-food advocates as “the most important food-safety legislation in a generation.” Continue reading

Vegan Spinach Salad

23 May

  • 1 bunch spinach, washed, dried and coarsely chopped
  • 4 to 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup vegan Parmesan cheese
  • Imitation bacon bits
  • Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup safflower oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash paprika

Mix spinach and green onions in a large bowl. Add a little dressing at a time and toss until you have just the right amount for your tastes (you may not need to add all of the dressing.) Toss with Parmesan and bacon bits. Serve immediately.

Serves: 4

Per Serving: 429 Calories; 43g Fat (55.0% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 68g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 770mg Sodium.

You can obviously alter the ingredients to suit your needs, for example you can increase protein or bring down the amount of sodium. So just customize to your own specifications. Enjoy!