Author Archives: Lanel

The Soup Trend (continued)

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Give a warm welcome to yet another soup trend – turn lasagne, tacos or chilli con carne into a hearty soup! Lasagne, Tacos and Chilli Con Carne are always considered as warm, filling and comforting. You can now enjoy the familiar flavours of classic dishes, but with fewer calories. Does this sound like a recipe for success? […]


Souping: Goodbye Juice Cleanse

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Goodbye juice cleanse, here comes souping. Want to lose weight? This trendy diet plan can be the kickstart you’re looking for. Here’s a business idea for a wanna-be-entrepreneur in the UAE. Set up a company that offers soup cleanses! That’s right: souping is the new health trend, and one that makes so much sense that […]


Healthy Seaweed: The New Kale

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Ahoy! Our next super food comes from the sea. Healthy seaweed could be the new kale – when consumed in moderation. Kale chips came and conquered the health food aisles – and they won’t be buried into lower shelves any time soon. But have you ever snacked on seaweed? If not, soon you might! Seaweeds have […]


Piri Piri: Can you take the heat?

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It appears that the people of foodie world have discovered a new destination. Portugal! Are you making plans for summer vacation? If so, you might want to consider Lisbon. It’s hot, hot, hot! Speaking of hot, the first Portuguese food item you’ll probably fall in love with (like me) is the piri piri sauce. It […]


Going nuts for coconut flour

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Ditching wheat just gets easier and easier, as coconut flour continues to trend. In the food calendar, this year seems to be the year of the coconut. I’m serious: the foodie world is going nuts for it! For the past few years we’ve been hearing all about the benefits of coconut oil, but now the […]


Food Trends: 2017

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  Let’s get on top of food trends this year – it will be worth it Read about the mouthwatering year 2017 you’re about to have.   Sometimes I really just want to ignore food trends (excuse me, insects?) or wish they would just pass by very quickly – without me having to get on […]


Gut Friendly Foods

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    Bloating? Low energy? Try these gut-friendly foods that can make all the difference.   Many of the modern day diseases have been traced back to the gut. Lately there has been so much talk about the good kind of bacteria and how important they are, that it has had me wrinkling my forehead. […]


Valentine Cookies

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Celebrate the day of love with nothing less than the best chocolate chunk cookie on the Planet. I love you, my dear customers. And I’m not just saying that because Valentine’s day is coming up, and I’m in the mood for it. I adore you always! Okay, this is getting cheesy even by my standards. I […]


Overnight Oats

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This super easy breakfast is so delicious you’ll soon know the recipe by heart (like I do). I haven’t been this excited about a recipe for… well, since the last time I was very excited about a recipe. I know, that happens to me quite often. But seriously, this oat revelation is too good not to […]


Calories: Poor dictators, Good indicators

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This is what we’ve been told: a calorie is a calorie. Really? We recently introduced an addition to Hello Chef recipes: the calorie content. When doing all that calculation I noticed that the dishes I eat very often, are actually quite high in calories. First I was alarmed. The myth “calorie is a calorie” started ringing […]