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Four culinarians and one illustrator to look out for at Kingsmead Book Fair

Join us on Saturday 13 May at the sixth annual Kingsmead Book Fair for fun culinary conversations by some of South Africa’s most prolific food-writers.

This year, five Quivertree authors – Vickie de Beer, Anna Trapido, Mpho Tshkudu, Dorah Sithole and Mieke van der Merwe – will be dishing the goods on everything food ‘n such (and in Mieke’s case, the art of drawing.) Be sure to catch them there.

Vickie de Beer
(The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics / My Low Carb Kitchen) Award-winning foodie, Vickie de Beer, shares one of her low-carb, gluten-free and sugar-free recipes with us.

Anna Trapido & Mpho Tshukudu (Eat*Ting) (10.45-11.30) discuss their collaboration in exploring African food

Dorah Sitole talks to Hilary Biller about The Great South African Cookbook (13.45-14.30)

Mieke van der Merwe (author of Beautiful South Africa) will be stationed in the courtyard throughout the Book Fair doing colouring-in demos and talks.

The Low Carb Solution For Diabetics

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My Low Carb Kitchen


Eat Ting


The Great South African Cookbook


Beautiful South Africa

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Join Quivertree Publications at a pop-up market in Cape Town – with discounted books

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Quivertree Publications will be hosting a pop-up market from 2-3 December 2016 at 147 Main Road, Rondebosch.

There will be a Quivertree Book Shop selling your favourite Quivertree titles at a discount – come and stock up on your Christmas gifts here!

Reuben Riffel, Pete Goffe-Wood and Obie Oberholzer will be around from 3 PM on the Friday afternoon to sign books.

On 3 December, there’s a fun food workshop for children (ages two to six), hosted by experienced clinical dietician Kath Megaw’s Nutripaeds team in the photographic studio. Designed to expose children to sensory experiences, teach them about healthy ingredients, and help them develop fine motor skills, this event costs R120 per child, and prior booking is essential. (Please email or call 021 686 6849.)

But that’s not all, below is a list of stallholders that you can expect to see at the market:

Peta Becker, crochet art
Jackie Knutsen, sojo children’s wear
Dan Wickham, Garagista artisan beer
Janine Davidson, Scarab jewellery
Pete Goffe-Wood, steak rolls
Karen Canning, lis-spa, beauty products and treatment vouchers
Ilse Menck clothing
Nondumiso wine
Ceramics by Louise Gelderblom & Karen Henstra
Skinny laMinx
Amanda and Kathleen from Nutripaeds will host a Clever Cooks children’s food workshop in the photographic studio
Verushka Louw – cakes, biscuits and pastries

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, 2 and Saturday, 3 December 2016
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Quivertree Publications
    147 Main Road
    Cape Town | Map
  • Facebook event: Click here for more

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See your food in a new light – Eat Ting author Mpho Tshukudu’s 5 nutrients for healthy eyes

Eat TingRemember your mom telling you to eat all your carrots if you want healthy eyes? Turns out, she was right.

Mpho Tshukudu, registered dietitian and co-author of Eat Ting: Lose Weight, Gain Health, Find Yourself with Anna Trapido, has a fantastic website where she shares helpful tips on healthy living. In one of these articles, entitled “Nutrition for healthy eyes/clear vision”, Tshukudu lists five nutrients that help to protect your vision. From Vitamin A and B to Flavonoids and Selenium, she explains why they are useful for healthy eyes and where they can be found.

Eat Ting is not a diet book. Instead, it offers healthy eating solutions based on traditional southern African food, and modern versions of time-honoured favourites.

Tshukudu writes that carrots really are good for your eyes, and so are sweet potatoes, butter, shrimp, anchovies, red wine and many more healthy foods.

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Vitamin A (including beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin)
Beta carotene is a derivative of Vitamin A. It protects against blindness and dry eyes. Sources are green leafy vegetables (morogo, spinach, beetroot leaves rocket, watercress), orange and yellow vegetables (sweet potato, butternut, squash, carrots ) and animal products (milk, butter, eggs, shrimp).

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

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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
    Johannesburg | Map
  • Guests: Vickie de Beer and Kath Megaw
  • Refreshments: Healthy, low-carb snacks and wine will be served
  • RSVP: Jenny & Co,

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Can you use CrossFit to train for the Comrades? Jonno Proudfoot takes up the challenge

The Real Meal RevolutionThe theme for the latest edition of Real Meal Radio is “Challenging Beliefs”.

Jonno Proudfoot, co-author of The Real Meal Revolution, is a guest on the show, and he reveals that he has taken up a running challenge ahead of the Comrades Marathon at the end of May.

The Comrades is one of the most famous ultramarathons in the world, approximately 89 km long.

Proudfoot says the challenge, dubbed “Breaking the Lore”, will involve him training using almost the opposite methods laid out by Noakes in his book The Lore of Running, which was published 30 years ago.

“We’re going to be following the CrossFit endurance training methodology,” Proudfoot reveals, “which is almost a third of the volume of running that most marathon runners train by.”

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On today’s edition of Real Meal Radio we speak to 2 guests, one who is no stranger on The Real Meal Radio as well as not a runner, Jonno Proudfoot. We also welcome onto this podcast Leon Gazet Du Chattelier. We look into the possibility of changing the traditional Comrades Marathon training methods to using the CrossFit methodology. Can you benefit from this unconventional training strategy? We also chat about the mental capacity required to achieve this challenge and learn how to develop the skill of running to help you run more efficiently using the CrossFit training strategy.

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Jamie Oliver to feature in My Food Addiction – new show anchored by Tim Noakes and Patrick Holford

The Real Meal RevolutionA new television show has been announced: It’s called My Food Addiction and will be anchored by Tim Noakes and Patrick Holford, featuring Jamie Oliver.

Andrea Desfarges of Publicity SA confirmed the news to Books LIVE, saying that the show will air on MNet on Sundays at 6 PM, and is expected to be officially launched next month.

My Food Addiction will be a social experiment reality TV show, running concurrently with community projects. Contestants and viewers will be taken “on a journey to discover their food triggers and the intoxicating effects they have on their bodies”.


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HPCSA vs Tim Noakes hearing resumes, could it be a simple ‘game of cat ’n mouse’?

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The Real Meal RevolutionDie kosrevolusieThe hearing in which The Real Meal Revolution author Tim Noakes has been charged with “unprofessional conduct” by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has resumed. It was postponed in November last year.

In an article for BizNews, Marika Sboros summarised the first day of the hearing, arguing why it is becoming more and more apparent that the HPCSA have engaged in “a cat ‘n mouse game” to discredit Noakes. She writes: “Johannesburg advocate Michael van der Nest SC presented evidence to this effect to the HPCSA independent Professional Conduct Committee chaired by Pretoria advocate Joan Adams that is hearing the charge against Noakes.”

Read the article to get up to speed with the so-called “Banting trial” and follow the proceedings on Twitter:

Tim Noakes ‘trial’: did HPCSA set him up in a cat ‘n mouse game?

You couldn’t make this up unless you were smoking something: after revelations of ‘trial by ambush’ and secret reports comes the news that professors of bioethics, surgery and psychiatry exercising a statutory function for the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) may have shown dedication beyond the call of duty to ensure that Prof Tim Noakes was charged and that the hearing against him succeeds. The HPCSA went straight into total denial mode, even contradicting a written instruction by its own registrar in an apparent spin on a cat and mouse game of gross irregularities on the part of one of its committees involved in charging Noakes. Here’s what happened on the first day of the hearing that resumed in Cape Town on February 8 and that grows stranger by the day.


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Delicious breakfast recipes to carry you through the New Year

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TartsCafe Food at Home

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to eat breakfast? It’s the most important meal of the day, after all.

Quivertree Publications has shared scrumptious breakfast recipes from their recent cookbooks to inspire you way past January.

Not a breakfast person? Read what the authors of the bestselling Real Meal Revolution have to say about the first meal of the day:

Most people find breakfast to be the hardest thing to adjust to. When you’re tired and want to do the bare minimum to feed yourself in the morning, it is VERY hard to muster up the energy to cook something, especially every day. What you will find is, if you do breakfast properly and get the right amount of fat, you won’t really need to eat until mid- to late-afternoon. You will also find your energy levels to be a lot more consistent. This is incredibly different to the peaks and troughs you experience with a cereal kick-start. The good news is that after a few weeks of no carbs, you’ll find it much easier to get out of bed, light the stove and push on through. Adding to that, if you start your day with a good, green-listed breakfast, you will stay motivated to stick to it for the rest of the day.

1. Creamy Scrambled Eggs from Real Food, Healthy, Happy Children



2. Nut Granola from The Real Meal Revolution



3. Cream Cheese Pancakes from The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics



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Kath Megaw shares 10 tips to help your teen lose weight, with love as the main ingredient

Real Food - Healthy, Happy ChildrenThe Low Carb Solution For DiabeticsWhere teenagers are concerned, there are few topics as sensitive as weight control, gain and loss.

Kath Megaw – South Africa’s leading paediatrician, author of Real Food – Healthy, Happy Children and co-author of the award-winning cookbook The Low Carb Solution For Diabetics – has shared an important article on her blog, entitled “10 Things Teens Wish Parents Knew About Weight Loss”.

These 10 tips for parents follow on the principles set out in her book Real Food in which she makes a strong case for love as the main ingredient in any diet, especially where our children are concerned.

Read the article and be part of Megaw’s “loving revolution”:

1. “Don’t tell me my weight is OK.” If your teen is overweight and says he or she wants to slim down, listen to his or her concerns and offer to help find some solutions. Don’t minimise the problem.

2. “Get off my back.” Don’t nag, preach, criticize, or try to coerce your teen into losing weight. Talk to your teen like a friend – not a disciplinarian.

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