Pancakes come in many different shapes, sizes and flavors. They can be sweet, savory, thick, thin, small or large, but they are generally all delicious (unless they're burnt)! While there are many types of pancakes, here at Mirror Friendly we like to … [Read more...]
What is Sourdough Bread and is it Healthy?
What is sourdough bread? Let's start with getting the basics straight. The term 'sourdough' refers to a particular technique of preparing bread and is not a grain. Therefore it does not make sense to compare sourdough bread with rye or spelt bread … [Read more...]
Why Should You Start Including Bone Broth in Your Diet?
While a bowl of bone broth may not look very exciting, it certainly can work some magic... Bone broth is derived from animal bones and tissue (small amount of meat or flesh) which is typically sourced from beef, chicken, cattle or fish. When bones … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Low-Carb Bread
With summer in full swing you're most likely doing your best to maintain a leaner look, rightly so gracing your audience every time you walk down the beach. It is a known fact that in order to drop body fat levels one will need to tighten up on … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Apple Protein Cake
No matter how consistent you are with eating clean and healthy, sooner or later you will find yourself craving a sweet treat, particularly after lunch or dinner. While satisfying such cravings may be high risk in terms of keeping nutrition on track, … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Ferrero Rocher
With preparations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in full swing you will be likely preparing some nibbles over the next few hours, whether it is to entertain visitors or that "once-a-year" little festive self-indulgence. It being soon 2019 and … [Read more...]
6 Foods to Avoid with Irritable Bowel Sydrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly referred to as IBS, is a disorder which affects the large intestine and is more commonly found among women. In my cases this disorder will manifest itself through very mild symptoms but in some cases these symptoms … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Low Carb Buns
Whether we like to admit or not, deep within our soul we all enjoy the texture and bite of buns or anything which is bread related. However, if like us you are health conscious and track your macros on a regular basis, particularly processed carbs, … [Read more...]
Paleo for a Week – The Paleo Diet: Tried and Tested
There is no better way to learn about nutrition than to apply theory in practice and assess your body's reaction to it. To this effect, last year I went vegan for a week and subsequently drew my personal observations. This experimental week thought … [Read more...]
Is Soy Sauce Safe to Eat?
Soy sauce seems to somehow find its place in most kitchens however is it really safe to eat? Before answering this question we ought to briefly explain what this sauce is all about. Soy sauce is made from fermented soy beans, roasted wheat and … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Ice Cream Bites
How often do you get a craving for something fresh and sweet during these hot and sweaty summer days? We all do... and when it kicks in there's a high risk we end up reaching out to something loaded with sugar, over and over again. Washboard abs? … [Read more...]
Why Does Pineapple Make Your Tongue Sore?
Do you recall the last time you ate pineapple? How did your tongue feel before swallowing it? Pineapple contains 'bromelain', an enzyme that breaks down protein. Since our body is made out of proteins, the pineapple you consume is trying to eat you, … [Read more...]
What is Binge Eating Disorder?
Binge Eating Disorder is also commonly known as compulsive overeating. It refers to the consumption of abnormal amounts of food in a short period of time with the person experiencing this being unable to stop and feeling at loss of control. Unlike … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Pasta Salad
Even though summer is still a few weeks away, the unmistakable barbecue smell has already been lingering in the air. As pleasant as a summer barbecue can be, it can also easily turn into a dangerous food feast which can cost a few kilos right where … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Oatmeal Carrot Cookies
One thing is to separately eat an egg, oats, a carrot or a coconut and another thing is to have all these combined together in a scrumptious recipe that makes for a great healthy snack on the go. Enter the Mirror Friendly Oatmeal Carrot … [Read more...]
The Lowest Carb Vegetables
With summer soon with us you will probably be looking at dropping a few layers of fat from your sexy body. With this in mind you will inevitably need to gradually start lowering your calorie intake, with particular attention to your total … [Read more...]
The Health Benefits of Linseed Oil
Flaxseeds (also knows as linseeds) are tiny seeds which provide generous amounts of healthy fats, protein and fibre. In fact it comes as no surprise that these seeds fall under the umbrella of 'superfoods'. Flaxseed oil (or linseed oil) is … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Hot or Cold Chocolate
With the onset of spring upon us, you will mostly likely start thinking about gradually shedding those couple extra comfortable layers of winter fat off your sexy body. And this time round we have thought about making your dreaded fat loss effort a … [Read more...]
Mirror Friendly Vegan Protein Pudding
Have you been looking for new snack ideas but running out of steam or options? Well then look no further for you have just stumbled upon a good fix! Enter the Mirror Friendly Vegan Protein Pudding… This seriously delicious pudding is suitable … [Read more...]
The Health Benefits of Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut, which is considered a super food, has been around for over 2000 years. It is basically a fermented cabbage which is easier to digest than a fresh cabbage with some outstanding health benefits due to the fermentation process it goes … [Read more...]