In 1991 Mary-Ann Shearer opened her first health shop in Johannesburg. From there on, there were business lows and sugar highs. After hitting rock bottom, Mary-Ann came out tougher and more determined to educate South Africa on the importance of a plant-based lifestyle on ones health.
Mary-Ann's soon became a household brand in South Africa and education spread around the world with her International Natural Health Nutrition Course as well as being an accomplished author of two bestselling books and two recipe books.
Mary-Ann is a mother, grandmother and incredible wife and in between found the time to start a private school, The Daniel Academy, focusing on providing a 'living' education for children from all walks of life.
This lady is INCREDIBLE.
Valencia Beukes - Why we need to eat whole foods
Prof Bernard Mayer - Head of Physiology at the Pretoria University
Dr Walker - Medical research center in Braamfontein
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Red Rush - Great for endurance
1 Cup fresh coriander
1 Seeded Red pepper
½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1-2 tsp ground cumin
1-5 medium to strong chillies
1-2 tsp Mary-Ann's Garlic and Herb Salt
500g macaroni noodles (precook as required on packet)
½ cup finely grated butternut
2 spring onion, finely chopped
½ tsp mustard powder
1 tsp MA veg stock
3-4 cups cashew cream
1-2 cups sliced mushrooms (optional)
Stir-fry fry butternut and spring onion until well cooked and blend with a bit of cashew cream. Add mustard powder, stock and rest of cashew cream – blend. Mix noodles, sauce and mushrooms well.
Bake at 180°C for 25-30 mins until golden brown
Best Lentil soup ever:
500g Red lentils
4-6 tsp Mary-Ann’s vegetable stock
4 cups diced or sliced baby marrows (courgettes/zucchini)
2 cups sliced or diced carrots
6-8 cups water or more if you prefer thinner soup
Rinse the lentils until most of the foam has gone
Add to a large pot and cover with the water
Add the vegetable stock
Bring to the boil and simmer gently until lentils are soft (about 15-20 minutes)
Add the carrots and marrows
Simmer until soft, turn off and rest and serve
Optional: add Chili pesto
Feeds 6-8 adults