World Stroke Day: Take Your Health to Heart

world stroke day

This month we bring awareness to World Stroke Day: 29 October. This day is a campaign to bring awareness and insight on the symptoms and dangers of a stroke, and how it can be prevented. What is a Stroke? A stroke is caused when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut… 

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Health Benefits of Mango

health benefits of mango

It’s time to go mad for mangoes! What would summer be without a delicious mango or two or three? Fresh or dried, everyone agrees, mangoes are delicious. In fact, they’re often the ‘favourite’ in the dried fruit bowl too, right? If you are on the run during a busy work day, dried mangoes are a quick and convenient snack… 

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Recipe: Thai Crunch Salad with Dried Mango, Coconut and Peanut Dressing

Thai crunch salad

The texture of this fresh shredded salad is just heavenly – all kinds of crunchy vegetable and nuts with some added sweet chewiness from the dried mango. It all comes together with a zippy peanut dressing, added right before serving. An absolute winner for the summer months! Special thanks to Ilse van der Merwe from The… 

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Recipe: Baked French Toast with Almond Paste

french toast

There are few things more enjoyable than sweet almond pastries for breakfast! This simple “pastry” is something between a slice of French toast and an almond croissant – soft and gooey with crunchy edges and the distinctive flavour of almonds. And best of all? It’s made with leftover bread! Special thanks to Ilse van der… 

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Recipe: Peach & Pecan Truffles with Dark Chocolate


Nothing ends off a festive dinner quite as elegantly as a plate full of decadent truffles. These soft and chewy treats are made from dried peaches and dates, soaked in hot water until soft, and then blended with pecan nuts and digestive biscuits. No extra butter or sugar added, just coated in melted dark chocolate… 

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