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I love to eat, therefore I cook! When I'm not cooking I'm curled away reading about nothing and everything! I live in the light, in a space of creation, of possibility and positivity. I enjoy the outdoors and challenging my body to do things my mind says I can't do.

Jannette Waweru

Herb oven roasted tomatoes and the overall benefits of tomatoes to our health

Herb oven roasted tomatoes and the overall benefits of tomatoes to our health

Tomatoes are great for healthy skin due to their levels of beta-carotene and lycopene.  Lycopene also has been shown to improve bone mass, which is a great way to fight osteoporosis as well as help lower risk factors for certain cancers. Tomatoes’ antioxidants (vitamins A and C) fight the free radicals which can cause cell […]

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

Pickling is an ancient science of soaking foods in a solution to prevent spoilage and to preserve it for longer periods. The solution can be an acid, like vinegar, which discourages bacteria growth. Another pickle solution is salt brine, which encourages fermentation and the growth of beneficial bacteria. Pickling changes the texture and even the […]

Vegging out with easy oatmeal

Vegging out with easy oatmeal

Oatmeal is a delicious way to add fibre and nutrients to your body first thing in the morning. If you’ve tried oatmeal before and didn’t like it, reconsider. Combining fruit or nuts with your oats adds more nutrients. Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg give great flavour to your oats. When you first start eating oats, […]

Vegging out: Bread Pudding

Vegging out: Bread Pudding

During the week breakfast is usually oatmeal, toast or cereal. But over the weekends, I like to have something decadent.  This bread pudding is just perfect for that – also it lets you use up any old bread you have left over from the week. It’s great for brunches or if you have a big […]

Veggie recipe; Lemon Rice

Veggie recipe; Lemon Rice

Rice is a common pantry item for most people due to a couple of factors. It is fairly inexpensive, it can be paired with a lot of dishes and it cooks pretty fast. But, let’s face it, if you are only eating steamed rice, that could get boring after a while! The great thing with […]

Today’s veggie recipe: easy halloumi wraps

Today’s veggie recipe: easy halloumi wraps

  Our lives seem to be getting busier every day despite trying to work smarter. Unfortunately for most people, by the time they get off work, fight traffic and get home, they have no energy to cook. That’s where easy wrap recipes come in handy. Handy, because there are no hard or fast rules with […]

Today’s veggie recipe: green pigeon peas in coconut

Today’s veggie recipe: green pigeon peas in coconut

Pulses are a great addition to your diet. Beans, peas and lentils all fall under the category of pulses. Why are they such a great addition? For one, they are cheap and can really stretch out your hard earned cash! They contain protein, dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals which may help in reducing disease […]

Today’s recipe: Ethiopian Teff

Today’s recipe: Ethiopian Teff

Have you ever heard of Teff? If you have eaten the fermented Ethiopian flat-bread “Injera” then you know what I’m talking about. Teff is an ancient grain that is small in size but packs quite the nutritional punch. Teff is naturally gluten-free, high in protein, calcium and resistant starch that’s beneficial for managing blood sugar. […]

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

The recipe this week utilizes rice, which is a staple in most households. Rice is a versatile grain to have around the house because you can steam it plain, saute it with aromatics and vegetables/proteins of choice or even bake it for a complete dish in one pot, like our recipe today. One-pot dishes save […]