A shopping guide made for foodies
This month’s theme was “you are what you eat”, focused on all things foods and diets. Our shopping guide features some old favorites and new finds perfect for any healthy foodie. There are also two giveaways in it!
The Flavour Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
R549 at Takealot
This reads more like a cooking encyclopedia than a recipe book. It draws on dozens leading chef’s combined experience to form the definitive guide to creating deliciousness in any dish. Thousands of ingredients are listed alphabetically along with suggestions on how to prepare them and what to cook alongside them.
I use it as a reference whenever I’m looking for inspiration for new flavor combination or when I’m using an ingredient I’ve never used before. If you love cooking it’s a great resource.
2. Nakd Bars
R25 at Faithful to Nature or at Dischem and Food Lovers Market
A favorite of ours, Nakd bars come in 9 different flavors. They’re made up of nuts and dried fruits and the odd extra flavor like chocolate or mint – no additives or preservatives. They’re also gluten-free, vegan and kosher. We love the peanut delight, cocoa mint, and café mocha.
GIVEAWAY: We’re giving away a Nakd Hamper with Nature’s Delicacies, click here to enter
3. The Monthly Grind
R245 – R295 at the Monthly Grind
The monthly grind is a monthly coffee subscription company which delivers a different selection of coffee beans, pods or ground coffee to your door. Each month features beans from a different roaster around South Africa. It’s a caffeine addict’s dream subscription box.
GIVEAWAY: We’re giving away one month’s subscription to the Monthly Grind, click here to enter.
4. Sushi Lesson for 2 from Mantality
R930 at Mantality
You can learn how to make sushi from one of South Africa’s best sushi chefs. The class includes all the ingredients and equipment you need to make sushi. The chef takes you step by step through the process of one making sushi. You get to eat your creations plus take the extra home
5. Lindt couverture Dark Chocolate 70%
R585 for 2.5kg at Lindt Stores
This is the best dark chocolate you can use in baking. It comes in nifty little pentagons which can be melted down, chopped up and added to cookies or plopped onto a cookie to make a thumbprint. It’s also one of my non-basic essentials to have.
6. Imiso Ceramics Breakfast Set
Available at Imiso Ceramics
It’s no secret that we love food bowls and breakfast dishes which is why we set out to find Proudly South African crockery to put them in. We were delighted to discover Imiso Ceramics created by Zizipho Poswa and Mojolandile Dyalvane. Based at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town, this truly South African studio creates distinctive and functional clay art.
Andile and Zizipho established Imiso in 2005 and have a collective 15 years of experience in creative design and manufacturing. It was their skyline hospitality range that drew us in but ordering 50 bowls as a minimum quantity seemed overkill. Luckily everything they create is a masterpiece and they offer incredible breakfast sets available on order at their gallery which requires no minimums and is sure to brighten any breakfast dish.
7. Kuro-Bo 100% Natural Charcoal Water Filter
R235 from Faithful to Nature
Water’s non-negotiable when it comes to staying hydrated, keeping skin clear and your system feeling good. These Kuro-Bo Activated Charcoal sticks charcoal attracts positively-charged toxins and heavy metals and draws them out of the water while depositing beneficial minerals into the water. They also help balance the PH levels of the water. One stick will last you 3 months, and when you’re done it can be repurposed as a garden fertilizer. It’s also a great option if you regularly make nut milk or recipes that call for filtered water
8. Fresh Pack Single pack Mesh Bags
R74 for two at Faithful to Nature
These nifty mesh bags are a great alternative for those plastic bags you use to put produce in. They’re small enough to fit in your bag so you can whip them out next time you’re buying some loose produce. They’re breathable and can also be used to store produce at home in your fridge.
9. Rise Up and Recover
Free on Itunes App store and Google Play
Rise Up and Recover was created by Jessica Raymond and forms part of the Recovery Warriors Brand which also includes a podcast and blog. It’s intended as an eating disorder recovery app, but is a great app for anyone who wants to have a healthier relationship with food and practice mindful eating.
It lets you track everything you ate as well as where you were, who you were with and how you felt. The app also lets you track certain behaviours, set personal reminders for yourself, store motivational messages and log in your thoughts. It doesn’t track calories but instead allows you to connect the food you eat to behaviours and feelings. You’re able to see if certain situations cause bad eating habits or how eating good food makes you feel and encourages you to eat mindfully instead of eating without thinking.
R1895 at Faithful to Nature
The blender is my most used kitchen appliance (aside from a kettle) and one of the most versaitile. It’s essential for making smoothies, dips, hummus and creamy soups. The Nutribullet can also be used to grind up oats for oat flour and chop nuts. If you want something bigger, the Vitamix is one of the best blenders you can invest in and can do 35 different tasks from crushing ice to kneading dough.
Main image by Feige Lewin for Nutreats®
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Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.