Chocolate covered peanut butter date bars

These. are. AMAZING.   They also cannot be easier to make, which is what makes them so great. The bars are sweet and decadent but also light and easy to chew, making them a great pre/during exercise fuel.   Ingredients: 1 ½ cup dates (soaked in warm water for up to 15...


Chia Pudding

I’m one of those people who has always been willing to have dessert instead of a meal. I mean a slice of carrot cake for lunch is appropriate, right? Luckily I don’t have to fool myself in this case because chia pudding is genuinely healthy. What are...


The dreaded P-word

Every vegetarian has been asked this question time and time again. People are supportive of your decision to become a vegetarian but are genuinely (and ironically) concerned about your health. Shocked expressions are followed by the (now much anticipated) phrase: “but where will you get...


Vegetarian Olympians excel in Rio

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have come to a close and the Olympic buzz is slowly (and sadly) fading. Team SA is returning home on Tuesday with 10 medals, making it one of our most successful Olympic campaigns to date. The last couple of weeks...


Rio 2016: SA runners you should be watching at the Olympics

You may be wondering what the Olympics has to do with trail running… While Rooted in Dirt definitely focuses on trail running, I love and support other running disciplines (in this case road and track) nonetheless and given that most South Africans are currently high...