• Lifestyle

    My Holy Grail Skincare Products for Sensitive Skin

    If you have very sensitive skin like me, then you may want to read this blog post which features my Holy Grail Skincare Products for Sensitive Skin.  Disclaimer, this is not a sponsored post! Hello, my name is Cat and I have what dermatologists like to call hypersensitive skin. My family have another pet name for me, rash ball. There is even a running joke in my family – if something says Dermatologically Approved, the REAL test is if it doesn’t give Cat a rash. The Skincare Culprits There is a long list of things that have made me break out into hives or rashes over the years (contact dermatitis),…

  • Ina Paarman Lemon Meringue
    Lifestyle

    Ina Paarman’s Lemon Meringue made Gluten-Free

    Today we are baking a Gluten-Free version of Ina Paarman’s Lemon Meringue. Her easy to bake Lemon Meringue Pie mix contains the lemon curd and castor sugar to make a pie, but not the crust, so I decided to replace the Tennis Biscuits she suggests with Gluten-Free Digestive biscuits. A few weekends back, I spent hours trying to master a very complicated Lemon Meringue recipe. While I was happy with the results (it tasted delicious), it did not make it to the blog because I knew the process was too complicated for a blog that claims to post easy, simple recipes. Ina Paarman’s Lemon Meringue When I was looking through…

  • Lifestyle

    A Review of O Nutricia Collagen

    A review of O Nutricia Collagen, which contains Proline and Glycine, that can help with IBS by repairing damaged cells in the intestinal wall. If you are on Instagram, you have most likely seen O Nutricia Collagen on your feed. Lucy Tavares, the owner, spends a great deal of time marketing and promoting her collagen and for good reason. This stuff is PHENOMENAL! Before we go any further, I have to say up front that I bought my collagen and this review is NOT sponsored. Firstly, What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and it’s a required building block for healthy nails, hair, skin,…

  • Dairy Free,  Gluten Free

    Quinoa with Honey & Mustard Roasted Vegetables

    This Quinoa Salad with Honey & Mustard Roasted Vegetables is a perfect meatless main dish or side dish. It is loaded with veggies that have been roasted in Ina Paarman’s Honey & Mustard Coat and Cook Sauce and is served over a bed of warm quinoa. Ina Paarman’s Coat and Cook sauces are usually used for meat and fish dishes, by I decided to use the Honey and Mustard sauce on a tray of roasted veggies for my second recipe. Roasting the Veggies Roasted vegetables are good any time of the year, but I think they are especially delicious during colder winter months. Between the gorgeous, slightly browned veggies, the…

  • Gluten & Sugar-Free Churros Sticks
    Gluten Free

    Gluten & Sugar-Free Churros Sticks

    An easy recipe to make Gluten & Sugar-Free Churros Sticks, using the new Freesweet Sugar replacement range. Freesweet founder and creator Deborah Good, a Durban-based mother of five, has managed to create a sugar replacement unlike any other. Freesweet contains no artificial ingredients, tastes delicious and bakes beautifully, which I can confidently confirm after creating these Churros Sticks. Before we get to the recipe for Gluten & Sugar-Free Churros, here is some more info about this new sugar replacement. About Freesweet: 0 g carbs per teaspoon, low kilojoules No artificial ingredients No bitter aftertaste No aspartame Bakes and caramelises beautifully Replaces sugar in a 1:1 ratio, in any recipe Diabetic-friendly, endorsed…

  • How to make Chocolate Milo Cookies
    Dairy Free

    How to make Chocolate Milo Cookies

    A delicious and easy recipe on how to make Chocolate Milo Cookies that are flourless, crunchy, delicious and the best part – you don’t need to chill the cookie dough!  This weekend Shaun and I created a new recipe for the blog together – these Flourless Chocolate Milo Cookies. Now I know Milo isn’t Gluten-Free, because it contains malt, but as I have said many times before on the blog, I am not allergic to gluten, but rather sensitive to it. I believe in everything in moderation, and I also try to substitute flours whenever I can for gluten-free versions, and that’s exactly what I did in this recipe for…

  • Honey & Soy Noodle Bowl
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    Honey & Soy Noodle Bowl with Ina Paarman’s

    An easy lunchtime recipe for a Honey and Soy Tofu Noodle Bowl, using the Ina Paarman Honey & Soy Coat & Cook Sauce. I have always had a fondness for Asian-inspired dishes, so when Ina Paarman asked me which products I would like to create recipes with; my first option was their Honey and Soy sauce. Honey and Soy is a classic stir-fry and dipping sauce in Asian recipes but is also used to create sticky chicken wings or ribs. I decided to do a vegetarian dish because as I am sure you know by now, I try to eat more plant-based meals and love coming up with vegan and…

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    Lifestyle

    Make Easy DIY Rope Coasters

    Since you guys loved Lovilee’s DIY Cake Stand so much,  I asked her if I could post another one – and decided on this blog post from Lauren Kim on how to make Easy DIY Rope Coasters. You can get really creative with this DIY project, making use of various ropes and textures to achieve different results. You could even spray the ropes different colours or dip dye to make a rainbow coaster. If you create a set of 4, 6 or 8, it could be a great gift for someone or just a great addition to your own decor. By going slightly bigger, you can make placemats as well. Make…

  • Bio XXI Mushroom Alfredo
    Gluten Free,  Lifestyle

    Using Bio XXI Fettuccine to make Mushroom Alfredo

    Last week I attended the launch to celebrate the BIO XXI RANGE now being available in SA and I decided to use the Bio XXI Fettuccine I was gifted to make Mushroom Alfredo. Before we get into the recipe, here is some more info on this new brand that has just hit our shelves. Bio XXI hails from Coronilla, a Bolivian family-run company, internationally renowned for its exceptional eco-social business model and Quinoa-based, gluten-free foods. When they say family-owned, they mean family-owned and the founder Diego and his mom welcomed us to the launch and even got involved in the cooking process. It was such a great event to attend…

  • Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Make Gluten-Free Pink Gnocchi

    Here is a simple recipe to make Gluten-free Pink Gnocchi, using the Magenta Love Potatoes from Wesgrow Potatoes. Pink Potatoes guys, I have spoken about these beauties before here. This specific variety has pink flesh, a smooth texture and an earthy taste. They are perfect for salads, like crisps or eaten fried, bur really they are very versatile potatoes. For today’s recipe, I have used the Magenta Love Potatoes to make this very simple gluten-free gnocchi. Traditionally, in the classic gnocchi, wheat flour is used, but today I have swapped it for Woollies Plain Gluten Free Flour blend. I also used nutritional yeast, as opposed to eggs, which adds a…

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