HONEY, glorious honey!
Did you know that the wonderful health qualities of honey have been know since ancient times?
Honey was the most used medicine in ancient Egypt – it was deemed so precious that it was used as a form of currency; the Roman legions treated their wounds with honey; and athletes who participated in the ancient Olympic Games ate honey and dried figs to enhance their sports performance. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed in honey as the great golden healer.
The word “honey” is mentioned in the bible 61 times (New International Version) and is a “healing for men” as stated in the Qur’an, (verse 16:69) and Hadiths (Prophetic traditions). The Read More
Having recently done an exercise on unpacking our household expenses, it became very obvious that most of our money is spent on food (and wine!). Now we can’t not eat, but I can make sure that I spend my money wisely. The buyersbasket.club business was born from my personal need to save money but not compromise on quality, (I’m fussy) and taste (the kids are even fussier!). By sourcing good quality ingredients and buying them in bulk, I am able to save money. I split the bulk and pass the savings on to you. Now when I reach for the feta off the woolies shelf, my hand hovers Read More
All the healthy advice out there promotes eating more fish and less red meat. Having only really started enjoying fish as an adult, I’m always a little intimidated as to how to cook it. I came across these recipes which appealed to me. They didn’t involve to many unknown ingredients, used the 3 varieties of fish we stock on buyersbasket.club and looked easy to put together. I will be trying them out this week! Let me know if you have any delicious, easy fish recipes that you would like to share.
Pan-fried hake with lemon and herb butter sauce
(Original recipe found here)
- 4 x 175g hake fillets, Read More
We love bacon! My favourite is a bacon, egg, haloumi and avo breakfast after a good swimming session! Swimming always makes you ravenous and this breakfast really hits the spot! (Especially when my husband makes it for me!)
Buy your bacon (streaky or back) and haloumi, from buyersbasket.club and save!
Back Bacon – R90, save R74
Streaky Bacon – R90, save R71
Haloumi – R102, save R51
Here are a few more tantalising bacon ideas:
Bacon and avo sandwich, so simple but oh so delicious!
Bacon quiche. Nice weekend meal served with salad. Recipe here. (Buy your cheddar from buyersbasket.club and save!)
Devils on horseback – prunes wrapped Read More
A little bit of Greek – Spanakopita!
I love making these little triangular treats! They are so expensive in the shops but really easy and cheap to make, especially if you buy your feta from buyersbasket.club! They are great for an easy weekend lunch, (paired with a little salad) and my boys love them in their lunch boxes. A great way to get children to eat spinach!
There are loads of recipes on the net, but here’s the one I use: spanakopita recipe. I reduce the amount of onion as the children are a little onion averse!
And a little bit of Italian – Baked white fish with olives
Fish is among the healthiest Read More
I tried the granola recipe from the “Raising Superheroes” recipe book by Tim Noakes. It was delicious and the kids really thought it was a treat! It makes for a very quick breakfast and is loaded with good oils and slow release energy that will keep them going through the morning. So much better than store bought cereals!
Colonel Crunchy Granola
from”Raising Superheroes” by Prof Tim Noakes et al (buy the book here:)
The first batch I made was finished by Monday, so double up, it’s so good!
100g pecan nuts
100 g raw, unsalted macadamia nuts
100g blanched whole almonds
Use our blue berries and mixed berries to make delicious smoothies!
Berries are powerhouses of healthy immune-boosting nutrients. In addition to being low in calories and high in vitamin C and potassium, berries are high in fibre, making them an excellent way to keep you full from breakfast until lunch.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe
prep 15 min serves 4
4 cups frozen mixed berries
1 cup plain yoghurt
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup almonds or pecans or
1/3 cup of oats to make it extra filling.
Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend. Pour into a Read More