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April 15th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

I really should be doing these posts when I am hungry. Some of these look good, others look absolutely drool-inducing faint-and-fall-over delicious!

The thing about sandwiches is that they don’t need to be overly complex to be amazing. You just need some decent bread and then you start throwing stuff on there. Something as simple as the one from Australia goes down a treat with a cup of coffee. Then again, something like that masterpiece from Uruguay or the Kaya Toast just makes me want to overindulge BIG TIME!!!

(It also looks like a great reason to travel around the globe for an all-you-can-eat-holiday)

Australia: Vegamite (and we just call it Marmite)

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France: Jambon beurre

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Puerto Rico: The Tripleta

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Finland: Porilanien

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Uruguay: The Chivito

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South Africa: The Gatsby

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Belgium: The Mitraillette

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The Netherlands: The classic Dutch broodje Kroket

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Poland: Zapiekanka

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Argentina: The Choripán

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Malaysia: The Roti john

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Serbia: Pljeskavica

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Singapore: Kaya Toast

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Brazil: The Bauru

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Italy: A Panino

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Macau: A pork chop bun

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Austria: Bonsa or Bosner

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breakfast hacks 2
March 23rd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

One of the big reasons why people don’t like making breakfast is because it eats into their previous morning time before work. If you barely have time to get ready for work, you often don’t have enough time to put together a healthy breakfast.

So let’s make things a little easier and do all the work in the evening. Here are two very easy ways to cut down the time you would need in the mornings.

Healthy oats in a jar

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This is definitely one of the easiest things you can make. You don’t even need to cook the oats for this. The basis of the “Oats in a jar” is oats and some milk (or water if you prefer it).

One of the nicest ones you can do is to add about half a cup of oats and a cup of milk to a nearly empty peanut butter jar. If you don’t have a peanut butter jar, any other jar would work.

You can then add frozen berries, banana, protein powder, flax seed and cinnamon to taste. Give it a stir so that everything is mixed and put in the fridge.

Tomorrow when you get up, it will be good to go!

Pre-packed smoothie ingredients

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Smoothies are one of the rockstars of the breakfast world. If you prepare only one portion daily from scratch it takes some time.

We therefore suggest that you get 5 zip-lock bags and make enough pre-packed smoothie ingredients for a working week. In a smoothie you are ideally looking to have protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber in abundance.

You can therefore combine the following ingredients in different combinations every day to keep things interesting:
Kale, berries, cinnamon, banana, orange, flax seeds, whey protein, spinach, almonds, oats, peanut butter, chia seeds and apple.

After you have made your five different smoothie packs you pop them in the fridge for the week ahead.

You should also buy a tub or two of greek yoghurt to mix it up with every week. You can then swap this with milk every other day.

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