Newsletters

An archive of my newsletters, providing nutrition information, research, healthy diet recipes and some unrelated trivia. (The earlier pieces, written was between May 2014 and August 2015, were posted after the date and not in chronological order.)

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Mango

Under the Mango Tree

Mangos are now in abundance in Zambia, it is a delicious way to start the year. The recipes below can serve as a reminder of howfresh fruit can make a tasty addition to so many meals and should not break any diet resolutions you may have made. While they freeze well, when pureed, and dried […]

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"Deck the Halls"

“Deck the Halls….”

Christmas is upon us. And this also a time when people of many of the world’s religions gather with family and friends to celebrate the year end, holidays and festivals. For all these events food will be an accompaniment. To worry about what you eat is a common concern for many at this time of […]

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How to have smart children

How to Have Smart Children

How to have smart children — eat good healthy food before and during pregnancy. There have been many studies exploring the diet of pregnant women and its impact on their babies. In recent years much of the focus has been on folic acid, iron and B12. Some new research looks more generally at one specific […]

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La technique

How I Use Recipes

Jacques Pépin, the chef who wrote“La Technique”, uses a recipe as the starting point for a dish. He suggests that, even when following a recipe, he makes subtle changes. No two meals are the same. Jacques Pépin’s ideas on recipes. I was interested when I read this because I too use recipes only as a […]

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Perreault - about global causes

Going Global

This week two of my recipes, from BrowsersGrazers, where published in the magazine PERREAULT – about global causes The magazine looks to address global issues, social enterprise and global entrepreneurship. Alongside this, it presents art and film that are beyond entertainment. Both the subscription to and, consequently and even more importantly, the inspiration from this […]

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Zambia

Slice, Dice and Chop

Here in Zambia, it is the end of winter. It is warm (except in the early morning) and pretty much insect-free. Ideal for growing most vegetables (provided one has ready access to water as it is also the dry season). With the aid of ‘just right’ sunshine, plenty of water (we live right by the […]

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Don't-Judge-a-Fruit-by-its-Skin

Don’t Judge a Fruit by its Skin

When travelling I enjoy exploring the new and the unexpected; “Change is good”, as I am known to say. Naturally, this includes the world of food where I go in search of new tastes, food combinations and cooking styles. However, in my recent move to Zambia I had to review one perception I have of […]

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Sweethearts, Red Roses and Chocolate

Valentines – Sweethearts, Red Roses and Chocolate. The origin of celebrating Valentine’s with chocolate is unclear. Perhaps it is simply a merging of the increased popularity of chocolate with the growing celebration of Valentine’s Day. Whatever the reason it is now well imbedded in our psych. Try making your own chocolate.“How to make Chocolate” is […]

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Cook

Welcoming in 2016

As we celebrate the end of the year many of us ponder what we have done, where we have been and what was memorable about the past 12 months. This may be a segue to making New Year resolutions – what you want to do more of, less of, or just differently. What you eat […]

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Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

With the festive season upon us here is a small selection of recipes for tasty, simple canapes.  With a multitude of things to do, places to go and people to see, at this time of year, preparing healthy canapes and snacks may not be top of your ‘to do’ list. The recipes below illustrate healthy […]

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Edible Gifts

Edible Gifts

The festive season is just around the corner, in unison with carols in the shopping malls. Or perhaps you have already started! Among many other things, this is a time for cooking and for giving. Sometimes these activities collide and our nearest and dearest receive edible gifts lovingly baked at home. Such gifts come with […]

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Keep Calm Eat Turkey

Keep Calm and Eat Turkey

Simplifying food choice; cooking for food preferences and diets is what I write about. To this I will add a little ‘food sense’ at this the festive time of Thanksgiving and beyond. For readers, food is abundant and with abundance comes over-indulgence. Eating too much often occurs unknowingly, one way being our portion size, the […]

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