A Banter’s Sweetness

The challenge is: Show something sweet. As the challenger says,  around the world we have health issues and changing diets and lifestyle, trying to reduce the obesity and Type 2 Diabetic epidemics that are raging across the planet. Weekly challenge.

As many people know, I am following a Low Carb High Fat Diet since July 24, 2014, and since then, I lost 16-18 kg, my blood sugar stabilized and my health improved immensely.

Many people fear that by following an LFHC diet, they have to give up the sweetness in life, but that is not necessary. By following such a lifestyle, you gain much more. When doing Banting, one of the many LFHC diets, you are allowed to eat all the wonderful, rich foods that were forbidden in the past and in the meantime, there are sugar substitutes that you may use.

So, whenever I am in need of some sweetness, I make one of the allowed sweet things and enjoy every bit of it. The pictures that follow, are from my recipe books.

As you may see, while we have to give up all starch and sugars, we don’t have to give up all the sweetness of life!

The books may be ordered from me.

Toortsie

Toortsie by Finesse: My geselskap

Toortsie se Facebook Page

Toortsie se Bantingresepteboeke Facebook page

Toortsie’s English Blog Posts

Kruinsig Plaasakkommodasie, Riversdal

Toortsie by Finesse voelgoed tydskrif

Hierdie week het daar soveel goed in LCHF-wêreld gebeur

Hierdie week het daar soveel goed in die LCHF-wêreld gebeur, of moet ek eerder sê, my LCHF wêreld.

Ek hét mos nou al vertel dat ek my tweede ‘Bantingversary‘ gehad het, ek het verjaar, ek volg die Bantingleefstyl vir twee volle jare!

Capture‘n Ander baie groot opwinding is dat daar ‘n splinternuwe E-Tydskrif vir LCHF uitgegee is! Toe ek gisteroggend wakker word, het dit in my inboksie gelê en ek het nog vir ‘n hele uur heerlik daarin rondgeblaai. Dis vol van voedingsfeite wat ons net móét lees en hoor, oor diabetes, oor metaboliese sindroom en nog vele meer. Dis kleurvol en mooi. Kliek op hierdie skakel om die tydskrif af te laai en op hierdie een om in te skryf daarvoor en sodoende te verseker dat jy dit elke maand kry.  Persoonlik voel ek dat jy op hierdie tydskrif behoort in te skryf, selfs al doen jy nie LCHF nie, omdat dit soveel belangrike inligting bevat.

Nóg opwindende nuus is dat die Engelse Toortsie, Toortsie’s Banting Bash!, by die drukkers is en die proef goedgekeur is, so hulle gaan nou begin DRUK! Nou is dit net daggies voor hulle by my is! Ek is so opgewonde! Net om te wys dat ek nie jok nie, hier is ‘n foto waar die REGTE BOEK in ‘n hand vasgehou word! toortsie's Banting Bash Proef Mensdom! Ek het gedink dis mos nou maar net ‘n vertaling, die opwinding kan nie weer so groot wees nie, maar julle sal nie kan raai hóé my tone krul nie! Ek is net so verskriklik opgewonde!

Nóg opwinding is dat die bestellings so saggies begin inkom. Daar is mos ‘n Pre-Launch Offer by BIDORBUY waar die boek, wat teen R209 verkoop gaan word, bestel kan word teen R180. Dis ‘n eenmalige aanbod en geld tot 2 Augustus 2016. So, as julle vriende het wat graag die Engelse weergawe van die boek sal wil hê, is dit nou jou, en hulle kans om dit vir ietwat goedkoper te kan kry. Kliek net op hierdie skakel. En natuurlik is die Afrikaanse Toortsie se Bantingboerekos steeds beskikbaar deur op hierdie skakel te kliek.

Jammer as ek julle hierdie week soveel gepla het met LCHF. Dit was maar net ‘n opwindende week! Mooi loop!

Toortsie

Ai tog! Hierdie moes eers môre verskyn! Sorrie!

Toortsie se Bantingboerekos faceboekblad

Toortsie se Faceboekblad

Toortsie by Finesse: Malgas se pont

 

Happy Birthday!

Ek verjaar vandag! Nee man, dis nie my geboortedag nie, maar die herdenking van die dag wat ek ‘n totale ommeswaai in my eetpatroon en leefstyl gemaak het.

Vandag, 27 Julie 2016, is dit presies 2 jaar sedert ek begin het met LCHF, oftewel Banting, of soos party mense sê, die Tim Noakes dieet. Ek kyk nog steeds net vorentoe en nie een oomblik terug nie.

My eerste uitdaging was om net aan te pas by die nuwe eetprogram, om te onthou wat ek mag eet en wat nie. Nog ‘n uitdaging was om soveel as moontlik hieroor op te lees om myself te oortuig dat dit regtig ‘n goeie ding is. ‘n Groot uitdaging wat ek vir myself daargestel het was om dit vir drie jaar te doen, sodat dit dan ‘n leefwyse is. Wel, twee derdes is verby, en dis al lankal ‘n leefwyse, beslis nie ‘n dieet nie!

Ek wil dit steeds nie op enige iemand afdwing nie, maar ek kan met oortuiging sê dat dit vir my werk. Ek het beslis ‘n eetversteuring gehad en het dit dalk nog steeds, maar met my huidige eetprogram is dit heeltemal binne beheer. My bloedsuiker het geklop aan diabetesstatus, ek was amptelik geklassifiseer as ‘vetsugtig’, of ‘obese’, soos soveel mense praat, ek moes cholesterolmedikasie drink en nog baie ander medikasie ook. My dokter het vir my gesê ek het ‘Metaboliese Sindroom’, dalk nog nie in die ergste graad nie, maar dit was daar. Insulienweerstandigheid was ‘n gegewe.

Wat kan ek sê? Ek is GESOND! Ek het geen suikerverslawing meer nie, my eetversteuring is onderbeheer. Cholesterol? Wat is dit? Bloedverdunners? Hoe nou? Diabetes? Hoe bedoel mevrou dan nou? Vitamienpille? Vir soveel jare het vitamienpille my regop en aan die gang gehou, nou drink ek slegs hier en daar een. Bleekheid? Hoe bedoel jy nou? Kroniese moegheid? Dis weg! Insulienweerstandigheid? Geen probleem!

Presies ‘n jaar gelede het ek aangekondig dat ek ‘n boek wil uitgee en het die blogmaats my so fantasties aangemoedig, ondersteun, raad gegee. Baie baie dankie! Julle is sterre! Nou is die boek al ou nuus, dit verkoop goed, die Engelse vertaling verskyn binnekort, en skielik begin deure vir my oopgaan. Steeds bly my gebed dat ek dit wat oor my pad kom, moet kan hanteer, dat God my die onderskeidingsvermoë sal gee om te sien watter geleenthede ek moet gebruik en watter deure eerder moet toe bly.

Ek is dankbaar. Vir my was dit regtig ‘n verandering van lewenswyse, ‘n verandering waarby ek gemaklik aangepas het en kan volhou vir nog baie lank.

Groetnis

Toortsie

As jy die ‘before’ en ‘after’ wil sien, loop loer op Toortsie se Bantingboerekosboek faceboekblad.

Toortsie se faceboekblad

Toortsie by Finesse: Malgas se pont

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Media Release on LCHF Recipe Book – By Jan Greyling

11 July 2016

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Global breakthrough for SA Banting recipes

From the Southernmost Tip of Africa to the tables of households around the globe! This is the success recipe for an Afrikaans recipe book which got the world cooking as far as the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zeeland, the Netherlands, Abu Dhabi, Kenya, Namibia and all over South Africa.

“Toortsie se Bantingboerekos” is an informal easy to use recipe book focused on traditional South African dishes adapted into low carb, healthy fat requirements by Bredasdorp debut author, Madelé Burger.  With its unexpected popularity this colourful kitchen friendly recipes supplemented with traditional cooking wisdom has just been reprinted for the third time.

According to Madelé the secret of “Toortsie” as her Banting cooking made easy recipe book has been pet-named by the industry, lies in tasty recipes which are popular amongst the Banters and non-Banters found in every family.

In just more than six months since the original launch on 16 December the English version, Toortsie’s Banting Bash! will soon be available. Since the end of 2015 “Toortsie” has indeed quietly became a world traveller with enormous global demand for its tasty and easy Overberg recipes with “ordinary ingredients for ordinary households.”

In addition to the demand for copies of her book Madelé’s eat pan and lifestyle recommendations may be read in her weekly contributions to the Feel Good blog of Finesse magazine as well as on her blog Toortsie.com. She is also writing a monthly article for fellow Bredasdorp Banter Esther Möller’s brand new low carb e-directory, www.lowcarbdirect.net.

Madelé’s 140 page book with 60 recipes and stories about the journey of her life has recently been translated into kitchen friendly English by Marius Swart, a translator at the University of Stellenbosch who also hails from Bredasdorp. Photography and photo editing has been done by Lize du Toit with photo styling by Lizelle du Toit. Lieze Swart did the page layout.

According to Madelé’s promise on her website and on Toortsie’s facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/bantingboerekos/ Toortsie’s Banting Bash! is on its way to the printer and would most probably be published before the end of July.

“Toortsie se Bantingboerekos” was born in July 2014 when Madelé struggled to get easy recipes with ordinary ingredients after she decided to change her own lifestyle into the internationally renowned low carb, healthy fat meal plan.

“To get to meals with items readily available in my own grocery cupboard I adapted our traditional known family meal recipes into Banting friendly dishes. Ordinary food with easy recipes,” she says.

Over the past few months “Toortsie se Banting Boerekos” became a family favourite in households globally where this lifestyle is making a positive change in the lives of men and women, young and old.

“Inquiries are is received from across the globe especially via Afrikaans families with family and friends abroad. Although my “Toortsie” is only available in a few Western Cape shops, it is through social media and word of mouth that mail deliveries across the country and the world are increasing daily,” says Madelé.

She is a South African farm girl who are involved with the administration of their own farm in the Overberg. Earlier she worked as a teacher and manager of Katlou Transport. She has three children and two grandchildren. Madelé is very fond of music and she often plays with the worship team in her congregation.

“My personal dream remains to be the best wife to my husband and the best mother and grandmother.  “By means of projects such this little recipe book I am living life to the full. I am very excited about “Toortsie” speaking English now, since this was a humble idea which surpassed my wildest imagination. I trust that the English version will be of help to many more people worldwide,” says Madelé about the unexpected success of her personal lifestyle passion for her own family.

 

 

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Compiled and issued by Jan Greyling:  082 556 8778

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