Spotlight ingredient: cauliflower

2014-07-29 13:21

We find out what makes cauliflower the new trending vegetable.

The cold facts on frozen vegetables

2014-06-12 12:04

Are frozen vegetables as nutritious as fresh vegetables? Find out.

Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables?

2014-06-06 15:27

Nutrition guidelines emphasize consumption of powerhouse fruits and vegetables, which are strongly associated with reduced risk of chronic disease.

Spicy ratatouille

2014-06-02 00:00

A modern take on a culinary classic.

The healthy sperm diet

2014-05-20 15:14

Planning to become a father? You'd better do whatever you can to ensure that your tiny genetic propagators are plentiful and healthy, including eating the right foods.

Fruit and veggies may protect girls' breasts

2014-04-14 10:49

Girls who eat carotenoid-rich foods are less likely to go on to develop benign breast disease. Carotenoids are a group of pigments that typically produce an orange, red or dark green colour.

Are you getting your 5-a-day?

2014-03-19 12:00

It’s recommended that we eat at least 5 servings of fruit and veg per day to achieve a good intake of vitamins and minerals. How many portions you are eating every day?

Cauliflower cheese

2014-03-10 07:00

Gourmet boerie with mushroom sauce

2014-02-14 00:00

A decadent sauce which takes the boerewors roll to a whole new level.

Beetroot, apple and ginger juice

2014-01-15 12:20

A superb pick me up in seconds.

Is your garden soil toxic?

2013-12-11 15:04

Growing Your Own is a mainstay of the green movement, but fruit and vegetables can absorb contaminants from polluted urban soil.

Steaming preserves veggies' cancer-fighting powers

2013-11-11 11:21

Research shows that the way you prepare broccoli and related vegetables can alter their potentially cancer-fighting powers.

NASA is farming in space

2013-09-11 11:57

NASA has grown a veggie garden 370 km above the earth.

Butternut and bacon pasta

2013-08-27 00:00

Makes great leftovers too for lunch the next day!

A Cape Town food source under threat

2013-08-15 10:55

Private housing plans threaten a vital source of food and water security for Cape Town.

Seasonal chart - fruit and vegetables

2013-07-31 13:03

A simple list of seasonal fruit and vegetables for South Africa.

Fruit and vegetables help you live longer

2013-07-12 11:10

Eating less than five servings of fruit and vegetables a day is linked to a higher chance of dying earlier, according to a large study from Sweden.

Tuna fishcakes

2013-07-11 00:00

Tuna fishcakes is a firm favourite recipe.

Gourmet boerie with mushroom sauce

2013-06-20 00:00

A decadent sauce which takes the boerewors roll to a whole new level.

Mixed root vegetable soup

2013-05-14 12:26

A delicious comforting recipe in which any root vegetable will do.

Three bean salad

2013-05-02 10:10

A great vegetarian salad.

Spicy aubergine stack

2013-04-23 11:20

A satisfying vegetarian recipe for Meat-Free Mondays.

Tomato chilli chutney

2013-04-09 10:21

Savoury and sweet with a delicious kick.


Pumpkin, sweet potato and pear bake

2014-07-17 11:11

Baked pumpkin, sweet potato and pear with zesty orange olive oil.

Fragrant vegetable curry

2014-06-09 00:00

A gorgeous dish, served with Indian breads and basmati rice.

Beer pickled onions

2014-06-03 14:51

Oxtail stew with butternut mash

2014-05-28 16:30

A hearty, rich dish perfect for those chilly winter nights.

Fruits and vegetables linked to fewer strokes

2014-05-09 10:00

Several studies have looked at the influence of diet on stroke risk. Some have tied eating lots of fruits and vegetables to lowered risk.

Corn and aubergine pie

2014-04-22 11:15

A homely vegetarian dish that can be prepared in advance and heated up.

Colourful fruit and veg may lower breast cancer risk

2014-04-08 13:23

According to a study, colourful fruits and vegetables may lower teenage girls' risk of developing breast cancer later in life.


2014-03-12 14:15

A simple, yet beautifully elegant Italian salad with a super braai twist.

High-protein diet may up cancer and diabetes risk

2014-03-05 12:29

A new study shows that diets high in protein can have severe negative health consequences in the long term.

How to trick kids into eating more vegetables

2014-02-07 14:52

The strategy of pairing something new with something a person already likes is known as associative conditioning and could be helpful in encouraging kids to eat more fruit and vegetables.

How a fibre-rich diet protects against obesity

2014-01-17 11:48

Scientists have found out how a fibre-rich diet protects the organism against obesity and diabetes.

Beetroot falafel burgers

2013-12-16 00:00

These are incredibly healthy and very low in calories.

Meat can cause acidic load in body

2013-11-13 16:13

A diet heavy in animal products and other acidic foods can cause an acid load in the body, resulting in health complications.

At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetables

2013-10-21 13:09

Parents can help their children learn to like vegetables, a new study shows.

Rustic braai salad

2013-09-09 00:00

A simple, yet beautifully elegant Italian salad with a super braai twist.

Balsamic mushroom and spinach salad

2013-08-19 00:00

This is the perfect dish for when you have limited time on your hands.

5-a-day on a budget

2013-08-13 09:40

Eating your daily requirement of fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to leave a dent in your wallet.

Are you getting all your greens this winter?

2013-07-24 14:26

At this time of year we don’t eat many salads and therefore our consumption of valuable green leafy veg is lower.

Pork and vegetable stir fry with ginger and soya

2013-07-12 00:00

A stunning Asian stir fry that's great for dinner.

Obama political food fight

2013-07-10 12:09

'Barackoli' Obama tweets Republicans will have to pledge never to eat broccoli again...

Mixed root vegetable soup

2013-05-23 00:00

A delicious comforting recipe in which any root vegetable will do.

Braaiing tips to cut colon cancer risk

2013-05-13 10:27

Use less red meat, marinate and precook indoors, nutrition expert advises.

Broccoli and cheese pasta bake

2013-04-29 00:00

This just oozes deliciousness! Comforting and filling.

Zucchini and sundried tomato couscous salad

2013-04-15 00:00

A light, healthy vegetarian salad.

Zucchini and sundried tomato couscous salad

2013-04-09 09:43

A light, healthy vegetarian salad.

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