Eggplants

Eggplants

Eggplants (also known as aubergines) are popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, and are part of the nightshade family. Other nightshades include potatoes, tomatoes, and capsicum/peppers.   Eggplants are a source of a large range of vitamins and minerals....
Kiwano (Horned Melon)

Kiwano (Horned Melon)

The kiwano (also known as a horned melon) is a fruit that originates from Africa and probably isn’t very well known, (or at least not in my part of the world at the moment)!   The kiwano contains omega fatty acids and lots of antioxidants, and has a good amount...
Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Healthy Eating During the Holidays

With the Christmas festivities upon us, our commitment to healthy eating can be challenged. We’re invited to parties that are usually centred on food. Try the tips below to help you enjoy the holiday season without any guilt: Enjoy all the parties you go to, but...
The Big ‘C’ Word

The Big ‘C’ Word

I contemplated on whether I should write this post. Yesterday, I had lunch with a good friend of mine. She revealed to me that someone very close to her (also known to me) had bowel cancer. She has only just recently celebrated her 50th birthday. Bowel cancer used to...