• Foodie

    West Coast Distillers honoured with a Gold Award for their Caspyn Gin

    If you’re following me on instagram or read my birthday wishlist post some time back you will know that …

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  • Travel

    Salinas Beach Restaurant in Wilderness

    Salinas Beach Restaurant in Wilderness is one of very few restaurants in the area that offers an ocean view giving …

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  • Beauty

    Sheet Masks The Nook Trials { Face Mask Face Off }

    This week I joined Melanie from Melanie’s Nook for her weekly trials where she puts 5 to 6 items against each …

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  • Foodie

    Chutney & Mayo Chicken

    I’m back with a super easy recipe for chicken. This recipe is probably a favourite in a lot of …

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  • Lifestyle

    How I keep my eczema under control

    About a year ago I had the worse eczema flareup under under my breast that I’ve ever had. It …

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  • Lifestyle

    Period.

    Today I’m going to touch down on a topic that still seems to be a bit “taboo”. Periods. Yes, …

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  • Recipe – Dauphinoise Potatoes

    This recipe is inspired and adapted from one of the recipes in Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals cookbook. I changed the recipe around a bit to work for me by removing and swapping some of the ingredients for things that are more regularly sitting in our fridge. This dish goes well with nearly anything from “boerewors” to pork chops and it’s really easy and fast to make. Dauphinoise Potatoes. Dauphinoise Potatoes Ingredients: 4 – 6 Potatoes, peeled and sliced 250 ml Cream 1 Purple Onion, peeled, halved and sliced (You can use a white onion as well I just like the…

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    Cajun Chicken with Zucchini Tomatoes and No Calorie Noodles

    Last week I was introduced to No Calorie Noodles and it intrigued me, sometime that’s going to fill you up with no guilt? How is that even possible? They were kind enough so send over some packets for me to experiment with and today I’m sharing the first dish I prepared using the No Calorie Shirataki Noodles. Shirataki Noodles are produced purely from the Japanese Konjac Root. This type of noodle is made solely from the soluble fibre of the plant – known as the glucomannan. You can read more about it over here. Cajun Chicken with Zucchini Tomatoes and No Calorie…

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    A South African Tradition – Gran’s Melktert Recipe

    If you are South African and come out of an Afrikaans household, the smell of freshly made ‘melktert’ would probably put you in a state of nostalgia. Nothing smells as inviting as a warm ‘melktert’, cinnamon and almond…..mmmmmm. Our family recipe for this delicious tart comes from my great grandmother and has been passed down and now has a permanent home in my recipe collection.  I’ve sampled many “melkterte” in my 30+ years, some has come really close but none taste like this. Let’s get right into this ‘melktert recipe’! Melktert Recipe Makes 2 crusts and 1 filling: Crust: Ingredients:…

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    Foodie Friday | Poached Pears with Strawberry Sauce

    So I’ve always wanted to try poached pears, they always make them look like such an amazing treat on TV cooking programs so when I spotted red skinned pears at our local fruits and vegetable store I couldn’t let the opportunity slide by. I picked up 5 yummy looking pears and went on a search for a recipe. No recipes I looked at suited what I was after so ended up just using one as a guideline but I pretty much ended up doing my own thing, and guess what, the pears came out tasting just delicious so I thought…

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    Pampoenpoffertjies – Pumpkin Fritters in a Syrup

    Pumpkin Fritters, or Pampoenpoffertjies, as they are known in Afrikaans, is a delicious treat for Sunday lunches or special occasions. It is kinda like eating your main course and dessert at the same time! Before my husband moved here from the Netherlands, he had a huge disliking of pumpkin, after one serving of these he changed his mind. I came up with this recipe by trying and testing different ones and making my own combination, so here is my Pumpkin Fritter recipe. Ingredients for the Fritters: 500 ml Cooked, Mashed Pumpkin 250 ml Self Raising Flour, if you don’t have any,…

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