Recipe: Homemade Banana Chips for Trail Mix

Banana chips are a fibre and potassium-rich food which can be added to a healthy trail mix of nuts, coconut, dates or raisins. However, most shop bought banana chips are fried, cooked in oil and drenched in sugar so much so that they lose their nutritional value, and taste and flavour too. Making your own banana chips at home is simple, although a little time … Continue reading Recipe: Homemade Banana Chips for Trail Mix

Recipe: Banana and Lemongrass Smoothie

Lemongrass is a fragrant herb that adds a refreshing, invigorating and aromatic flavour to food, especially Thai and Malaysian cuisine. It also works wonders in a smoothie. This banana and lemongrass smoothie adds a zing to the naturally sweet taste of banana. It uses fresh coconut milk, but you can also use whole milk, almond milk and if you desire a creamy textured smoothie, tinned … Continue reading Recipe: Banana and Lemongrass Smoothie

Recipe: Turmeric Latte

Turmeric Latte or Golden Milk is a healthy hot drink to have especially during the colder months. Turmeric is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, making it a good choice for helping relieve cold and cough symptoms. It is also a blood purifier, anti-inflammatory assisting with easing pain associated with arthritis, and aids sleep. The recipe for turmeric latte below has a slight saffron-like flavour … Continue reading Recipe: Turmeric Latte

Recipe: Cardamom Biscuits

Cardamom is a flavoursome spice that is often added to chai, and in Indian cooking, biscuits and shortbread are often made with the spice too. Cardamom biscuits or cookies can be enjoyed with a cup of tea or masala chai. The recipe below uses freshly ground cardamom (you can also use cardamom powder), butter, sugar, egg and self-raising flour. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul … Continue reading Recipe: Cardamom Biscuits

Recipe: Nutella Banana Bread

Banana bread with swirls of Nutella or any other chocolate spread is a delightful combination, and twist on the simple banana bread. There are various recipes using different techniques to combine the Nutella with the cake mix. Some place the Nutella on top before baking and others like the one below delicately adds swirls of the chocolate spread into the cake mix itself. Rosa Medea … Continue reading Recipe: Nutella Banana Bread

Recipe: Toffee Apples

With Halloween and Bonfire Night coming up, Toffee Apples are the traditional sweet treat for the festivities. The below recipe uses brown sugar, water, butter and vinegar for the caramelised coating. It will give you a yield of toffee apples with no added colour. If you desire the toffee apples to take on a Halloween theme, it’s easy to add food colouring to this recipe. … Continue reading Recipe: Toffee Apples

Recipe: Baba Ghanoush

Middle Eastern dip, Baba Ghanoush, is an ideal food to snack on if you want something light and healthy. You can serve it as an alternative to humous or as part of a meze selection. The key ingredient in Baba Ghanoush is the roasted aubergine or eggplant. The recipe below is a little different than most as rather than baking the aubergines first, they roast … Continue reading Recipe: Baba Ghanoush

Recipe: Whipped Coconut Cream

Whipped coconut cream is a great alternative to dairy whipped cream, and serves as a  luscious accompaniment to any dessert including pies and crumbles. It can even be used as a topping for cup cakes. Check out this recipe for coconut whipped cream that uses three ingredients: a can of coconut milk, vanilla essence and sugar. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. Follow Rosa … Continue reading Recipe: Whipped Coconut Cream

Just Eat It: Documentary examines food waste and food rescue

Just Eat It is a documentary film about food waste and food rescue. Filmmakers and food lovers Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. The documentary movie looks at how a focus on expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes is having devastating consequences around the globe. … Continue reading Just Eat It: Documentary examines food waste and food rescue