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Must-have Hummus blender recipe to get the basics right

Must-have Hummus blender recipe to get the basics right

    The best hummus recipe is one that makes you get the basics right. From there you can start experimenting adding different spices, or even vegetables to make other variations like this beetroot hummus. With the OmniBlend blender it’s easy to make hummus at home, and add spices that you like or simply follow the recipe. A high-performance blender blends the chickpeas smooth, and we recommend to use a silicon spatula to scrape the spread out of the jug when ready. Hummus is not only great on a platter served with raw vegetable sticks, it’s also delicious on a sandwich...

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Quick & Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes - No Churn

Quick & Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes - No Churn

Make the best ice cream at home, using your blender for a no-churn super delicious creamy summer treat. The high-speed blender blends all the frozen ingredients so that it’s ready to serve immediately. How’s that to instantly satisfy an ice cream craving? These recipes are refined sugar free, and all plant based. If you’re not strictly vegan, you can replace the coconut milk with cow milk or yoghurt. Use fresh fruit and freeze at home, or use convenient frozen fruit to make these nice creams. Peel bananas before freezing, and freeze them in a container. Bananas are the best base...

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Gluten-free Buckwheat Bread Recipe

Gluten-free Buckwheat Bread Recipe

Buckwheat is a pseudocereal like quinoa, and despite it’s name not a wheat. It’s a seed, and wheat-free and thus gluten-free. Buckwheat has great nutritional properties, making it a fantastic ingredient both when you’re on a gluten-free diet or looking to add more variety to your meals. Buckwheat (raw grouts) consists of 13% protein and is low to medium on the glycemic index (GI), which means that it doesn’t create blood sugar spikes. As it also provides a good portion of fibre, it supports your gut health. These benefits, along with the fact that it contains essential minerals like manganese,...

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How to decide on the best blender for home use

How to decide on the best blender for home use

A powerful blender for home use is one of the most useful kitchen appliances. A blender is increasingly popular to make smoothies at home, blend sauces, soups, dressings, and make hummus, nut milks and butters from scratch. Blenders come in various price categories, and with different features. That makes it harder to choose the right model and brand for your needs. With so many options available in South Africa it’s important to know what to look for to be able to make the right decision. To decide on a blender that lasts and can live up to your expectations, these are...

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Carrot Orange Muffins with Walnuts and Pumpkin Seeds

Carrot Orange Muffins with Walnuts and Pumpkin Seeds

These muffins are a fantastic variation on a classic carrot cake recipe with fresh citrus flavours and a bit of crunch as they’re packed with nuts and seeds. Even more so as we used linseed as a substitute for egg. Flax eggs are a common egg replacement in vegan baking recipes, and when you’re not strictly vegan you don’t have to consider it a second-best option. A flax egg creates exactly the same results, binding the ingredients together so worth a try if you’ve not used it before. To create a flax egg, you need flaxseed powder (also called flaxseed...

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Pear Almond Cake served with Rooibos Greek Yoghurt

Pear Almond Cake served with Rooibos Greek Yoghurt

The classic combination of pear and almond makes this tart the perfect teatime treat or dessert. This recipe is easy and delicious when pears are in season as they create the sweet soft filling. This recipe works for a 20cm springform as a whole cake, or make 6 single tarts in a giant muffin silicon pan. It’s delicious served with real thick Greek yoghurt, which is thicker than normal yoghurt. For this recipe we used homemade yoghurt with a subtle rooibos flavour which was strained to make it even thicker. Strained yoghurt becomes Greek yoghurt and the creamy soft texture and...

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