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Carrot Masala Peanut Butter Soup Recipe

April 02, 2020

A few simple pantry staples can be turned into this delicious hearty soup. Garam masala is the perfect spice mix to build a lot of flavour, and pairs so well with peanut butter. It’s a simple meal to prepare, and delicious to serve with toasted sourdough bread. Drizzle some olive...

Homemade Harissa

April 02, 2020

This harissa recipe is so easy to make at home with a food blender. The warm flavours of roasted peppers and spice, and hot chillies make the sauce irresistible. Homemade Harissa is much more value for money, and it’s always rewarding to make this unique Middle Eastern blend in your own kitchen. Use...

Grapefruit Breakfast Smoothie

April 02, 2020

Variation in smoothies is everything, and grapefruit offers a perfect alternative to regular berry smoothies. It adds a bit more zing that is balanced with the sweetness of banana and coconut milk. Grapefruit is rich in nutrients, and low in calories, making it a good ingredient for a healthy breakfast...

The Fat Max Test and relevance of keeping a food diary

March 29, 2020

Science around how to best prepare for an endurance even is evolving, and increasingly highlighting the importance of the right nutrition. Nutrition plays a key role in developing the body’s fat burning metabolism (discussed in the previous post) in support of running efficiency. What gets measured, improves, so first step is to assess...

The role of nutrition in endurance sports

March 29, 2020

South Africa is proud host of some of the world’s most renowned ultra-distance and stage races: Comrades, Two Oceans Marathon, Sani2Sea, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Epic, and the Wild Run multi-day trail running events altogether draw around hundred thousand athletes from all over South Africa and overseas to...

What I didn’t know about training for an endurance event

March 29, 2020

Runners looking for inspiration will know the motivational quote: “No matter how slow you go, you’ll always beat the one sitting on the couch”. It’s inspiring in itself to keep going, and it may even hold more truth, being able to beat the faster guys on the long runs.  ...

The Wildrun – an experience that goes beyond an epic 3-day Wild Coast adventure

March 29, 2020

“A boutique running holiday” – that’s how the Wildrun team describes the trail running event along the Wild Coast, and beforehand I thought that was probably over exaggerated a bit... It appears I was wrong! It’s been an incredible experience, beyond my expectations. To learn about how to prepare for...

Refined Sugar Free Carob Almond Butter for Nutella lovers

August 19, 2019

Step aside Nutella ... this Carob Almond Butter is the perfect substitute for those decadent chocolate cravings! Free from the notorious refined sugars that are the downside of the scrumptious hazelnut paste, this nutbutter is sweetened with just a little maple syrup. If you have a sweet tooth, this refined sugar-free...