the appliance that has changed my life

Rusell Hobbs Pressure Cooker

I never thought the day would come where I would be speaking about my love for an electrical appliance but this baby has captured my heart. I don’t even know how the idea to buy one came into my head but once it was planted I was like a dog with a bone. I finally settled on the Russell Hobbs Pressure Cooker.

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healthy homemade muesli recipe

Homemade muesli

In February 2016 I posted a nut granola recipe that I was making and enjoying at that time. I’ve recently started making another homemade muesli which is much more affordable than the original one and is just as yummy. I enjoy this muesli as a snack with plain yoghurt and some berries if I’m feeling extra that day.

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my daily coffee ritual

Nescafe Dolce Gusto

I don’t know how and when it started but I suddenly found myself being a coffee person. It started off by me going off Ricoffy/Frisco and moving on to Jacob’s Kroning, that ended up not being enough and I graduated to cappuccinos from coffee shops. My cappuccino habit became too expensive after a while (R25/day) and that’s when I decided to buy myself a coffee machine. View Post

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the best chocolate cake recipe ever & the only one you’ll ever need!

Moist chocolate cupcakes recipe

Baking is my current jam! I love having homemade cakes or biscuits available whenever I need to satisfy a sweet craving. After looking high and low for the perfect chocolate cake I finally found one from the LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA website which I adapted slightly and added my own twists to it. I also love it because it is so easy to make and it delivers perfect results every single time I make it (I make it quite often). It’s a family favourite for sure! View Post

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my go to, easy peasy pancake recipe

Easy pancake recipe

I love pancakes, we eat them for breakfast on the weekend all the time. After a lot of trial and error I have found the perfect pancake recipe that I have been using for years and I know it off the top of my head. The best thing is that it works every single time and it’s seriously so easy to remember and you can make it with ingredients that you already have in your kitchen, there’s no need to go buy half a pint of milk from a Mongolian goat that was born in 2017. View Post

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homemade hummus

homemade hummus

I love me some hummus, it’s one of my favourite healthy snacks. I love to have it with vegetables, crackers, chicken etc., even my daughter loves it so that’s a plus in my books. I used to buy hummus from Woolworths until I discovered how easy it is to make at home and I’ve been doing that for a while now and I wanted to share the recipe with you. View Post

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homemade ice tea recipe

Homemade Ice tea recipe

I remember when my firiends and I got introduced to ice tea back in the day, I took one sip and I did not like it all and I have managed to stay very far away from it since. However, in the recent years I have been intrigued by being able to make my own ice tea and flavour/sweeten it the way that fits my tastebuds. I of course went down the rabbit hole that is the internet to find the general ice tea recipe and tweaked it to use the ingredients I have in my kitchen cupboards. My most favourite thing about making my own ice tea is experimenting with different teas and fruits to come up with a delicious drink that the whole family can enjoy. View Post

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Food Rules // an eater’s manual

Food rules an eater's manual

Since the beginning of the year I have been on a real food lifestyle meaning that I have been eating less processed food, refined carbohydrates and sugar. It has had a positive change in my life and I’m glad that I started this lifestyle. As part of my research into eating real food, I came across this book: Food Rules An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan, a food journalist. This book gives 64 “rules” of how to eat for your health and which types of foods one should be eating. It’s not a science book, so it doesn’t delve into science of food, it’s simple everyday guidelines to get you on the right track. View Post

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Broccoli soup

Broccoli soup

I didn’t even know that broccoli soup was a thing until 2 months ago. I went to the Drakensburg on a weekend away and for lunch on Saturday we were served broccoli soup for starters. Oh em gee! I was blown away, it was so yummy and I had to try make it at home. It makes for such an easy weekday supper, serve it with some bread and cheese and you’re good to go. View Post

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The easy to make low carb & low sugar alternative to muesli…my nut granola recipe

low carb, real food nut granola

Since the beginning of the year I have changed the way I eat. I have been eating more ‘real’ food than processed food, I have drastically minimised my refined sugars and refined carbohydrates intake. One of the food “groups” that had to go was breakfast cereals. So to make up for that, I have been eating nut granola, it’s a great substitute for normal muesli with almost none of the sugar that you find in muesli. I eat it for breakfast or as an after work snack with double cream yoghurt and berries. It’s pretty easy to make and I get 12 servings. It is not the cheapest recipe because nuts are quite expensive. I buy the nuts from Food Lover’s Market, they have a wide selection of the low carb friendly nuts. View Post

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