• Honey & Soy Noodle Bowl
    Gluten Free

    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…

  • Make a rope placemat
    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…

  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
    Gluten Free

    Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

    This Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge takes less than 20 minutes to make and two hours to set. It is topped with crushed macadamia and pink Himalayan salt for added texture. This recipe is safe to make with kids and you do not need a candy thermometer – all you really need to do is microwave, stir, pour and chill. Simple as that 😍 Chocolate & Peanut Butter I don’t think there is any better combination than chocolate and peanut butter. I know so many of you have the same obsession, so I thought I would make some dark chocolate peanut butter fudge and share the recipe with you! This…

  • Review of The Northcliff Boutique Hotel
    Lifestyle,  Travel

    A Review of The Northcliff Boutique Hotel

    If you are looking for somewhere beautiful to stay in Johannesburg, here is our review of The Northcliff Boutique Hotel. Set at the top of Northcliff Hill, on the second-highest natural point in the city, sits The Northcliff Boutique Hotel, overlooking what seems to be the whole of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. The hotel, which is about 8km away from our home in Fairland, has been getting a lot of attention from the community since opening up a few months ago. The new luxury boutique hotel, events venue and restaurant is surrounded by natural beauty and amazing views. We were lucky enough to be invited to spend a night…

  • Lifestyle

    How to Make a Dinosaur Cake Stand

    Today’s blog post is a DIY on how to make a Dinosaur Cake Stand, courtesy of Karen Kelly (kaRi) from the blog Lovilee. kaRi reached out to me to ask if she could feature one of my recipes on her site, and I was beyond excited to hear from her because she’s a well known and well-established blogger in South Africa, who’s been blogging since 2013! kaRi says she is a creative at heart that loves pretty things and sharing pretty things with others and if her blog is anything to go buy, her creativity is off the charts. She is the go-to blog for all wedding inspiration and with…

  • Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Making Falafel with Outcast Food’s Easy Mix

    Making Falafel with Outcast Food’s Easy Mix has never been so effortless. I received a drop from Outcast Foods which included their Classic Falafel Mix and it is by far, the EASIEST way to make falafel. The falafel mixes are available into two flavours, Classic: Cumin, Coriander, Cilantro, Turmeric or Crazy: Beetroot, cardamom, poppy and hint more chilli. They are packed as a dry mix, you just add boiling water to prepare, and then either fry or bake your falafel. Outcast Foods uses activated chickpeas that are (lightly sprouted) and the very best ingredients, including Kalahari Desert salt and non-irradiated spices.  Best of all – No gluten, fillers, preservatives or additives.…

  • Make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts
    Dairy Free,  Vegan

    Make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts

    Yes, you read that right-  a recipe to make Healthy Spelt Doughnuts. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible, because life isn’t about depriving yourself of all the good things, its about balance and sometimes, coming up with ways to make a really delicious thing like a doughnut, a bit healthier. What’s the secret to healthier doughnuts? Traditionally, doughnuts are deep-fried and they absorb a lot of cooking oil in the cooking process. In addition, many bakeries cook their doughnuts in shortening, a fat often loaded with trans-fats. The solution – delicious baked doughnuts that are cooked in the oven with just a little bit of coconut oil…

  • Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Peppermint Crisp Chia Pudding. It all starts off with some chia seeds soaked in almond milk, peppermint essence, maple syrup and cocoa powder, and is topped off with some cocoa nibs for added texture. South Africans love Peppermint Crisp I think the thing that we all love about Peppermint Crisp is that satisfying crunch of peppermint shards, with that creamy chocolate base. That is what I wanted to recreate with this Chia Pudding recipe and to do that, I used crunchy cocoa nibs, a dash of peppermint essence for that freshness and cocoa powder to give the chia seeds a chocolate flavour. How Healthy…

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