Mindful Monday – Sow Crates


Each time You eat something, You are endorsing the journey it has travelled to your mouth so here are some delicious and mindful eating recipes for you to enjoy.



This chilled tomato soup is a classic spanish dish and the addition of a touch of coconut milk, makes it a great way to add a creamy flavor without dairy. The coconut milk pairs very nicely with the garlicy tomato flavour. Use what you have available. Cucumber, celery and any type of pepper work well.



1 kg ripe salad tomatoes, core removed

½ cup cherry tomatoes

½ medium red or yellow pepper, deseeded

1 medium jalapeno (if you like it spicy)

2 garlic cloves, peeled

½ small white onion, roughly chopped

2 teaspoons salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

Garnish (optional)
¼ cup coconut milk
Serves 6 cups
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process on high until smooth and well incorporated. (If all of the ingredients won’t fit all at one time, blend tomatoes in 2 batches and stir everything together in a large bowl.) Taste and adjust salt to liking
  2. Cover soup and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Serve in cold soup bowls, drizzle with coconut milk if desired.

Banting & Vegetarian Friendly

Become a conscious consumer because knowledge is power.

Please let us know if you have any Mindful Monday recipes you would like to share.

Mindful Eating Fact – It’s Still Legal in South Africa to cage mother pigs

Knowledge is the single greatest threat to factory farming.  It’s legal in South Africa to cage a mother pig (sow) so she can’t turn around for months but conscious consumers can help these sows. Read here for further information and here.

Sonia Mountford

Sonia Mountford lived as an expat in the Middle East for a number of years and enjoyed travelling and exposure to third and first world cultures. Her interest in food security began while visiting in Sri Lanka after floods and discovering the politics around Food Aid. As a co-founder of Grass Consumer Action and the only full time member, she spent four years researching the dysfunctional food system in South Africa, investigating, questioning and exposing misleading claims. Although her interests range from food politics to toxins in our food, including harmful ingredients in processed foods and Big Food influence; she soon came to realize that the most important part of the food journey begins on farms. For that reason she spends much of her time visiting farms, learning and talking about constraints and concerns in production methods with farmers. Passionate about nutritional food security she believes higher animal welfare farming practices are not only necessary for ethical reasons but also for human health. She is an ambassador for SOIL, BEES and healthy WATER. Mountford started EATegrity (eategrity.co.za) “Helping You Find Integrity in the Food Chain” in 2015. Her aim is create greater consumer awareness about the food chain and to encourage transparency in the South African food industry.

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