‘Raising Superheroes’, the follow-up title to ‘The Real Meal Revolution’, is a “real food” cookbook that provides parents with the right dietary and nutritional advice and recipes to raise the healthiest, brightest kids possible.
‘The Real Meal Revolution’ was all about taking on the global obesity epidemic with a revolutionary approach to eating; it challenged ingrained beliefs, it sold (and still sells) in record-breaking numbers throughout South Africa, and it changed people’s lives. With ‘Raising Superheroes’ the authors have now set out to revolutionise the way we feed our children. It’s time, they believe, to challenge the kids’ food industry and our old assumptions; it’s time to give our children the best nutrition possible, and the best start in life.
‘Raising Superheroes’ is not a Banting cookbook, and it doesn’t offer no-carb eating for kids. But – in advocating low-sugar, low-refined-carb, “real” food eating – it is the ‘Real Meal Revolution’s’ next step in its attempts to change the world.
Professor Tim Noakes is currently the most high-profile scientist in South Africa, and the figurehead of the original ‘Real Meal Revolution’. Jonno Proudfoot is the driving force behind the brand. Bridget Surtees is a registered dietitian specialising in paediatric nutrition, with 20 years worth of experience in major South African, London and Sydney hospitals.
Chocolate Quinoa with yoghurt and buttery pears
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 cup water
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 2 pears, peeled and grated
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 2 tbls cocoa
- 1 pear core and thinly sliced
- 2 tbls butter
- Yoghurt to serve
Rince the quinoa well under running water; if you don’t it will have a bitter taste. Drain in a sieve.
Place the quinoa and water in a saucepan and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
Watch that the water doesn’t cook entirely away, in which case the quinoa can burn and stick.
When quinoa start to open, add the coconut milk, grated pear, orange zest and cocoa and simmer for a further 5-10 minutes.
You will know it’s ready when the quinoa grains are puffy and opened up.
While the quinoa is cooking melt the butter in a pan and lightly fry the sliced pear until cooked through and slightly golden.
Serve the chocolate quinoa with a spoonful of yoghurt, scattered with the buttery pears and a sprinkle of cocoa.