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Don’t miss the launch of Eat Ting by Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido at The Book Lounge

Invitation to the launch of Eat Ting

 
Eat Ting: Lose Weight, Gain Health, Find YourselfQuivertree Publications is delighted to invite you to the launch of Eat Ting: Lose Weight, Gain Health, Find Yourself by Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido.

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, will be in conversation with the authors at The Book Lounge.

“What a great book – and so relevant too!” – Zola Nene.

Not to be missed!

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  • Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2016
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland St, Cape Town | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
  • Refreshments: Come and join us for a glass of wine
  • RSVP: The Book Lounge, booklounge@gmail.com, 021 462 2425

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Join Kath Megaw, Daisy Jones and Vickie de Beer at the Good Food and Wine Show

Good Food and Wine Show
Star Fish: Top 10 Sustainable FishReal Food - Healthy, Happy ChildrenThe Low Carb Solution For Diabetics

 
Join Quivertree Publications at the Good Food and Wine Show – Africa’s largest culinary event!

The theme for this year’s Good Food and Wine Show is “Fresh” and it’s all about the prevailing global obsession with sustainability and a healthier planet, inspired by the global trend for urban farming and the gradual urbanisation of rural contexts.

Three Quivertree authors will be at the show:

Friday, 27 May at 2 PM

“Healthy eating from pregnancy right through to weaning” – A talk with Kath Megaw and Daisy Jones

Saturday, 28 May at 11:30 AM

“Feeding children with ADHD and other special needs” – A talk with Kath Megaw and Belinda Hall

Sunday, 29 May at 11:30 AM

“Surviving Diabetes the Low Carb way” – A talk and cooking demo with Kath Megaw and Vickie de Beer – Diabetes Type 1 & 2

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Join Jenny Crwys-Williams, Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw to chat about The Low Carb Solution For Diabetics

Invitation to the Jenny & Co event for The Low Carb Cookbook for Diabetics

 

The Low Carb Solution For DiabeticsBooking are now open for Jenny Crwys-Williams’s event with The Low Carb Solution For Diabetics authors Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw.

A wonderful event is planned, with delicious low-carb, healthy snacks and (naturally) wine!

The event is for all parents, whether their children are diabetic or not, as well as adults who are interested in healthier eating habits.

Don’t miss it!

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2016
  • Time: 5:30 PM for 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Ellis Herbert Hall
    St Francis Of Assisi Anglican Church
    46 Tyrone Ave
    Parkview
    Johannesburg | Map
  • Guests: Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw
  • Refreshments: Healthy, low-carb snacks and wine will be served
  • RSVP: Jenny & Co, bookings@jennyandco.co.za

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Don’t miss the launch of The Story of a House: Fables and Feasts from La Creuzette at The Book Lounge

Invitation to the launch of Story of a House

 
The Story Of A House: Fables And Feasts From La CreuzetteQuivertree Publications and The Book Lounge invite you to the launch of The Story of a House: Fables and Feasts from La Creuzette by Louis Jansen van Vuuren and Hardy Olivier.

This richly illustrated book is not only two cookbooks in one, but also traces the history of a manor house and follows the story of its people. Apart from the almost 90 recipes, which are have categorised according to five (yes, five!) seasons, there is an additional Crookbook, in which the authors share easy shortcut recipes and tips.

See you there!

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Lifechanging Cookbook – The Low Carb Solution For Diabetics by Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw – Launched

Vickie de Beer, Kath Megaw and Libby Doyle

 
The Low Carb Solution For DiabeticsThe Low Carb Solution For DiabeticsCooking low carb for a family is a challenge which is hard. Cooking low carb for a family every day is even harder.

This is something Vickie de Beer found after being introduced to The Real Meal Revolution, and she became a total zealot. Following the low carb high fat (LCHF) lifestyle was made even harder by the fact that her young son Luca is a type 1 diabetic. She had to ask herself, “How can I cut all the carbs from our diet if Luca is on a carb-counting regime because he needs insulin to survive?”

De Beer, a renowned food writer, started doing a lot of research, drawing from academic as well as social spheres. She made contact with a group in the USA that successfully follows a low-carb high-protein diet to manage blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetic children. This led her to a book titled Dr Bernstein’s Diabetic Solution, which would become the base of their family’s diet as well as this 2015 Sunday Times Food Weekly Cookbook Award-winning book of delicious recipes.

The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics is both a revolutionary living plan and a cookbook, offering hope to families coping with diabetes in the form of the ultimate reference book. De Beer not only shares her personal journey in managing this disease as a mother, but makes the medical facts attached to it accessible and easily understandable. The beautifully illustrated book was written in conjunction with Kath Megaw, South Africa’s leading paediatrician and author of Real Food – Healthy, Happy Children.

Vickie de BeerAt the launch, celebrated at the Leopard’s Leap harvest table with a cooking demonstration by De Beer, Megaw said that the idea of a low carb diet for diabetics shook everything the has been taught about diabetes. However, she is finding that more and more parents opt for this lifestyle and, looking at the immensely healthy impact it has on diabetics’ lives, she can fully understand why.

Anxiety plays a big role in a diabetic’s daily living, with stress related to fixing the highs and lows that are such a big part of the disease. “Young children live with this fear that anything can go wrong at any moment,” De Beer said, explaining how the low carb solution changed this fact for her family. Following this regime has allowed her son to function like a normal boy, giving him the freedom to go camping and do sleepovers and join in the fun at birthday parties.

Each recipe comes with measurements in grams and millilitres, and provides you with all the nutritional information you need to know. Together with Megaw, De Beer has created a green list with foods that are high in protein and low in carbs which will not affect blood sugar significantly as the glucose release will be steady and slow; the red list contains foods that are toxic or dangerous for diabetics and should be avoided if not restricted. These lists make shopping much easier as you can simply take them with you at the start until you memorise the food items.

The food philosophy shared in The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics is simple:

  • Cook and eat a low carb, high protein diet
  • Avoid processed or pre-made food because you do not know what’s in it
  • Cook from scratch and use natural flavourings – no packages or pre-mixes!
  • Don’t buy takeaways
  • Choose fibrous veggies
  • Limit snacks and fizzy drinks
  • Bake all breads, wraps and pizza bases yourself

 
“For us, the one thing that made this whole low carb thing possible, the moment when I thought, ‘okay, I can do this’, was when I started using this bread roll recipe,” De Beer said before demonstrating her recipe for the most amazing low carb buns. Her family gets together every weekend, usually on a Saturday, to do all the baking for the week to come. You can keep them in the fridge and heat the ones you want to use in the oven to give them a delicious crispy shell. The secret to this recipe is to use boiling water, not hot water, to activate the psyllium husks, and not to double the ingredients for bigger batches. Rather make the recipe, which is enough for 10 buns, twice.

Other recipes you can look forward to include nachos, wraps, pizzas, soups, ice cream, cakes, pasta dishes and many more delicious dishes that your kids will love without compromising their health.

What are you waiting for, go out and get your copy of The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics and try these recipes for yourself (you can find the buns on page 115).

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Get Your Copies of Real Food and The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics Signed at Exclusive Books Cavendish

Real Food - Healthy, Happy ChildrenThe Low-Carb Solution For DiabeticsExclusive Books Cavendish is hosting a book signing event for Real Food – Healthy, Happy Children and The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics.

Real Food – Healthy, Happy Children by top paediatric dietician Kath Megaw offers a low-carb solution for the whole family.

The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics by Megaw and Vickie de Beer is an arsenal of the most effective strategies for practically dealing with diabetes.

Authors De Beer and Megaw will be signing copies of their books at Exclusive Books Cavendish on Saturday, 12 December, at 1 PM.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

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Explore the Beautiful Stellenberg Gardens This Weekend

Stellenberg: The Story of a GardenThe Stellenberg Gardens, established in the 18th century and privately owned, is opened to the public once every year. This year the open days will be on Saturday, 21 November, and Sunday, 22 November.

Stellenberg: The Story of a Garden by Franchesca Watson, with incredible photographs by Alain Proust, tells the story of one of South Africa’s most loved and admired gardens. It’s also the story of a historic and beautiful house, a uniquely preserved example of Cape Dutch architecture.

Stellenberg is one of Cape Town’s oldest estates, and many colourful and important figures have played a part in its history. Tracing the story from the original grant made in 1697, the book opens a fascinating window into the past, brought to life with old photographs, paintings and documents drawn from the Cape Archives.

Entrance to the four-acre grounds costs R50. For a refreshment you are welcome to have tea in the garden at the cost of R30, but note that no pets or picnic baskets are allowed. This year’s open day is in aid of St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children, located in Montana.

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Celebrate Beef with a 5 Course “Nose to Tail” Extravaganza by Pete Goffe-Wood in Woodstock

A Life DigestedA Life Digested author Pete Goffe-Wood has listened to his fans and will be hosting four bespoke dinners celebrating beef as the main ingredient.

Goffe-Wood tweeted, “For everyone complaining that they have no access to my food – here’s your chance!”, inviting people to his Fire & Smoke Pop-Up restaurant in Woodstock on 19 and 26 November, and 3 and 10 December.

Tickets cost R750 and includes five courses. The celebration of beef will take a nose to tail approach, offering diners an unforgettable extravaganza.

What are you waiting for? Book now!

 
Event Details

  • Date: 19 & 26 November, 3 & 10 December 2015 (Thursdays)
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Venue: Alchemy Workshop,
    20 Brickfield Road
    Woodstock
  • Refreshments: 5 course celebration of beef
  • Cover charge: R750
  • RSVP: chef@kitchencowboys.co.za, 021 448 2433

 

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Join Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw at Leopard’s Leap for the Launch of The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics

Invitation to the launch of The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics

 
The Low-Carb Solution For DiabeticsQuivertree would like to invite you to join them for the launch of The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics by Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw, winner of the 2015 Sunday Times Food Weekly Cookbook Award.

Come and meet award-winning food writer Vickie de Beer, who has immeasurably improved her diabetic son’s health through a low-carb lifestyle; and Kath Megaw, an authoritative paediatric dietitian who has seen excellent results in her young patients following the low-carb way of eating.

For only R375 you get a glass of bubbly on arrival, a scrumptious rotisserie lunch paired with Leopard’s Leap wines, dessert and coffee. You’ll also receive a free copy of The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics and get inventive cooking tips and invaluable advice on controlling diabetes from De Beer’s low-carb food demonstration.

Seating is limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

See you there!

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, 13 November 2015
  • Time: 9:30 for 10 AM
  • Venue: Leopard’s Leap
    R45 Main Road
    Franschhoek | Map
  • Speakers: Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw
  • Refreshments: Rotisserie lunch and dessert, wine and coffee
  • Cover charge: R375 (Includes lunch, wine pairing and a copy of The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics
  • RSVP: kelly@catalystcommunications.co.za

 

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Join Kath Megaw at Exclusive Books Canal Walk for a Signing of Real Food – Healthy, Happy Children

Real Food - Healthy, Happy ChildrenKath Megaw’s cookbook for the entire family – Real Food: Healthy, Happy Children, co-written with Daisy Jones, Phillippa Cheifitz and Jane-Anne Hobbs – is unlike any other.

Identifying love as the main ingredient, Real Food promises results with both children and adults as it takes a completely new approach to healthy eating. It offers a treasure trove of nutritional information and nourishing recipes and acts as a natural progression for moms and dads who loved The Real Meal Revolution. Using easy-to-follow recipes and easy-to-grasp explanations, Megaw advocates low-carb living and holistic experiences at mealtime.

Real Food has just been announced as one of six finalists for the 2015 Sunday Times Food Weekly Cookbook Awards, along with The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics – also co-written by Megaw.

Megaw will be at Exclusive Books Canal Walk on Wednesday, 28 October, from 10 AM to 12 PM to sign copies of her books.

Don’t miss it!

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  • Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2015
  • Time: 10 AM to 12 PM
  • Venue: Exclusive Books Canal Walk
    Shop 428, Century City
    Montague Gardens
    Cape Town | Map

 

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