Recipes

pasta | Longevity LIVE

This wholesome, creamy spaghetti is a great pasta option for vegetarians, and will speedily become part of your comfort-food list of favourites. Brimming with healthy fats, proteins and whole grain-sourced carbohydrates, you’ll want to try it out as soon as the weather calls for something warm and more-ish. Especially good

pumkpin | Longevity LIVE

Essential oils have long been hailed as a wonder treatment that can be used as a remedy for pretty much any ailment. And with the variety available, it’s no wonder. One of their lesser-known powers is their use in cooking – not just for the health benefits they add to

minestrone | Longevity LIVE

This versatile plant-based minestrone soup is low in fat, high in fibre and packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. The protein-packed beans and barley and satiety-promoting fibre, combined with nutrient-rich veggies and tomato broth (high in the super anti-oxidant lycopene) means this soup will fill you up not out! Serves

pineapple fruit [longevity live]

Pineapple fruit is one of my favorite fruits in existence. Its sweet taste and the yellow color is the perfect combo for instant happiness. And I am delighted that it’s seriously beneficial to your fitness and health routine as well. Just a few slices of this juicy fruit might also be

quinoa | longevity live

Touted as the ultimate, multifunctional health elixir, the love for coconut continues to grow. Whether it’s been used as a skincare ingredient or oil, the health-driven desire for coconut doesn’t seem likely to fade. However, the recent growing preference for the grain that is quinoa has begun to rival that

chutney | Longevity LIVE

When talking about authentic, truly South African dishes, what naturally comes to mind is rooibos tea, Cape Malay-style curry, biltong, bunny chow, freshly baked rusks and milk tart – these are elements that will simply not be found in the same manner anywhere else in the world. One item that

pasta | longevity live

On a beautifully cloudless day in the Western Cape this past December, I enjoyed the superb privilege of sitting underneath a vine bough, sipping an ice cold Pinotage Rosé while listening to a talk about permaculture (I’ll divulge more about that in a different post) before proceeding to learn how

millionaire's shortbread | Longevity LIVE

This all-time favourite shortbread dessert used to be only for very special occasions, and had a reputation for ruining many a well-intended diet with its high sugar levels. Now, however, you can enjoy it with quite a bit less guilt, as the caramel is made with dates and coconut oil.

matcha | Longevity LIVE

If you’re like us, you’re always looking for ways to enjoy our favourite treats without sacrificing the nutrition we’re supposed to get from them. Like most children, I grew up loving ice cream, and now that I’m grown I see no reason to stop enjoying the bon-bons closest to my

sweet potato [longevity live]

Sweet potato is a deliciously healthy favorite that most of us love. This is because of both its incredible taste, texture, and flavor, not to mention it’s nutritional content and the fact that sweet potato is a complex carbohydrate. The vegetable has a low glycemic index (GI) and is loaded