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Butternut & Kidney Bean Curry Kidney Bean & Butternut Curry

28th October 2019

Summer is around the corner here in Cape Town but the last few days has been wintry and wet, which made me crave a wholesome curry with beans… yes, I crave them.

It was delicious and below you will see the recipes so that you can recreate it at home.


  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of Lemcke cold pressed coconut oil
  • 1 tin of drained & rinsed kidney beans
  • 1 medium butternut, peeled, and cubed.
  • 1 fat clove of garlic, finely grated
  • 1 400g tin of coconut cream
  • 2 cups of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each of ground cumin, turmeric & coriander.
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of ground fenugreek & paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of Health-Connection vegetable stock
  • Salt & black pepper to taste


Simply sauté the onion in a tablespoon of coconut oil until soft and golden.

Then add the butternut pieces, garlic, salt and spices and continue sautéing on medium heat until the butternut start to soften.

Lastly add the drained kidney beans, spinach & coconut cream, stock powder, some more salt if needed and then allow it to simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

Serve with quinoa, or rice, or just a chopped tomato & spring onion salad.

Happy cooking,

Marlien x




Lunch + Dinner Recipes

Delicious Chickpea Curry (Vegan) Chickpea Curry

5th November 2014

These days there are so many lifestyle diets to choose from, paleo, vegan, banting, vegetarian etc, how do you choose? We all want to be healthy and happy, but which one is best for you? The truth is I don’t know, and I suspect it may differ from person to person, but I would say this:

In western society we eat too much meat. I believe large scale farmed meat is unhealthy due to these animal’s diets, and because of the antibiotics and growth hormones they are given routinely..all of which we ingest when eating their meat..

Large scale livestock farmed animals live in inhumane living conditions, and FACT; large scale livestock farming is harming our environment.

So from that perspective I believe following a mostly plant based diet is best. Vegetables, fruits, beans & legumes provide the fibre, minerals & vitamins that are essential to our health, and there are plenty of sources of protein to choose from, plus it makes for really interesting food.

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