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Win Low-carb Living for Families and Challenging Beliefs: Memoirs of a Career

Win Low-carb

Struik Lifestyle is giving away a copy each of Low-carb Living for Families by Monique le Roux Forslund and Challenging Beliefs: Memoirs of a Career by Tim Noakes.

To enter simply fill out your details on Random House Struik’s website and answer the following question about Low-carb Living for Families:

Q: How many delicious low-carb recipes are there in Low-carb Living for Families?

Good luck!

Low-carb Living for Families Challenging Beliefs

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Duane and Warren Heath’s Springbok Kitchen: Celebrating the Love of Food, Family and Rugby

Springbok KitchenBokke se KombuisSpringbok Kitchen is a visual celebration of South Africans’ love of food and all things rugby, presented here in the favourite recipes of 40 past and present Springbok rugby legends.

Swapping their jerseys for aprons, some of the most famous men to have worn the green and gold – including John Smit, Kobus Wiese, Victor Matfield, Wynand Claassen, Fourie du Preez, Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, Bryan Habana, Chester Williams, Morné du Plessis and Bakkies Botha – lift the lid on their love of food.

Away from the field, and the glare of the television cameras, Springbok Kitchen takes you into the players’ homes and hearts to paint an intimate portrait of the role that food plays in their private lives.

But Springbok Kitchen isn’t only about the recipes of our rugby heroes – it’s a uniquely South African story of how food brings old rugby friends and complete strangers together around braais, skottels and kitchen tables all across this beautiful land.

Springbok Kitchen is also available in Afrikaans as Bokke se Kombuis – Vier die Liefde vir Kos, Familie en Rugby.


The Warm-up: Soups, rusks, breads & muffins

First Half: Mains from the braai

Second Half: Mains from the kitchen

Extra Time: Cakes, puddings & biscuits

Sin Bin: Fridge treats

About the authors

Duane Heath is a Cape Town-based sports journalist whose writings on rugby can be found in the pages of, among others, the Sunday Times and Rugby World magazine. He is a sports correspondent for the Reuters news agency and is editor of one of the finest yearbooks in world rugby, the SA Rugby Annual, which has been called the ‘bible’ of the South African game. He also works as a media consultant to the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund.

Warren Heath studied photography in Durban in 1994. Since moving to Cape Town in 1998, he has become one of South Africa’s best food, interior and lifestyle photographers, with his images appearing in numerous magazines, including British Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Australian Real Living, as well as in the pages of eight books.

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This March from Struik Lifestyle: Serious About Cycling

Serious about CyclingFor those wanting to move up a gear, this practical guide to cycling techniques and training exercises will help them to get better and fitter. Serious about Cycling gives full information on how to improve such vital techniques as pedalling, cornering, hill climbing and riding in wet weather as well as providing expert race advice on paceline training, chasing a pack and postrace recovery.

Both mental and physical fitness are covered and a section on nutrition will guide readers to the correct foods to fuel the body. The chapter on crosstraining and general fitness gives a list of exercises for each muscle group accompanied by clear anatomical drawings. Training programmes are aimed at a range of fitness levels and abilities to improve stamina, strength and technique.

About the authors

Remmert Wielinga is a Dutch former pro cyclist who has competed in many international races, including the Tour de France. He now runs a cycling training company in Monaco and spends his time helping people to improve their technique.

Paul Cowcher is a personal trainer, fitness instructor and former professional dancer with ten years experience and numerous fitness teaching qualifications to his name.

Tommaso Bernabei is a sports nutritionist.

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A Must-Have for Anglers: Fishing Flies for Africa

Fishing Flies for AfricaFishing Flies for Africa is the first of its kind – a comprehensive, detailed reference guide to fishing flies for use in Africa. Bill Hansford-Steele has poured over two decades of research and a lifetime of experience into this book, sharing a wealth of experience and unparalleled enthusiasm on the subject.

Included in this title are over 800 flies of European, American, Australasian and South African origin. The origin and developmental history of each fly is discussed, as well as its dressing, any variations, and the appropriate method for fishing with it. Additional design and tying notes are included where applicable. Appropriate substitutes for rare or environmentally sensitive materials are listed – and Fishing Flies for Africa has a serious focus on ecologically friendly fly-fishing, with an entire chapter dedicated to natural materials and their substitutions.

The growing hobby of collecting flies also receives its own chapter, with useful advice on storage, framing and lighting options.

A must-have for all fly-fishermen and women!

About the author

Bill Hansford-Steele is a professional fly-fishing instructor with a lifetime of experience in fly-fishing and fly-tying. Originally from the UK, he has lived and fished in southern Africa for over 40 years

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