• Rose Gold Gin Cocktails
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Lifestyle

    Rose Gold Valentines Gin Cocktails

    These Rose Gold Valentines Gin Cocktails are the perfectly pretty cocktail to mix up for your lover before you go out on a dinner date, or before dinner at home.  I made these cocktails using 5 ingredients: Strawberry Syrup, Thyme, Lemon Juice, Gin and an Egg White. Egg white might sound gross, but don’t worry, you don’t taste it all, and it gives the drink a nice pillowy smooth taste. The Ingredients in the Rose Gold Gin Cocktails I used strawberry syrup that I purchased from The Redberry Farm in George, but you could also use this version from Woolies. Wixworth Gin was my gin of choice, but really you…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    Where to Eat around Sedgefield

    Today’s blog post focuses specifically on where to eat around Sedgefield and surrounding areas. I am lucky enough to have spent a few weekends and holidays in Sedgefield over the last five years. This place has gone from being a town I had never heard of, to one of my favourite places to visit. Situated between Knysna and George, Sedgefield is a seaside village that is surrounded by lakes and sand dunes and covered in beautiful fynbos and other colourful plants. Everyone always raves about Cape Town, but I really think Knysna, Sedge and Wilderness are some of the most beautiful places you could ever visit in SA. I plan…

  • Lifestyle

    Healthy Gluten-Free Fruit Cake

    Today’s Christmas Inspired recipe is for my Healthy Gluten-Free Fruit Cake, which is packed full of fruit, seeds and flavour.  Let’s get real here, fruitcake is one of those desserts that you either love the taste of or it makes you gag. I have always fallen into the first category and in fact, fruitcake formed a large part of my families Christmas celebrations. My Family & Christmas Eve My Aunt Trudi would always make her famous Fruit Cake in a Bundt pan every year for Christmas Eve. The house would be decked in beautiful lights inside and out (a time before load shedding), the most delicious smells would waft from…

  • Lifestyle

    Eat Naked Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

    It is day 6 of my 24 Days of Christmas and today’s recipe is Eat Naked Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies, a simple no-bake, just-ice recipe, perfect to make with the kids or for when you are short on time! Eat Naked have just launched their new Peanut Butter Cookies, which are vegan and preservative-free. While these cookies are not gluten-free, they have very little flour and mostly consist of oats that sandwich a thick layer of Eat Naked Peanut Butter. Making the Eat Naked Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies To give these cookies a festive spin, I created glacé icing in white, red and green, dipped the face of each cookie…

  • The Cookery at The Colony
    Lifestyle

    Visiting The Cookery at The Colony

    The Colony is a unique, open-air lifestyle and destination shopping Centre in the Hyde Park, Craighall Park area, which I recently came to know because of my Bachelorette. My beautiful sister who knows me very well booked a surprise evening at The Cookery for family, friends and myself. If it is your first time hearing about this spot, then let me set the scene. The Cookery is a small, intimate eating dining area, with a TO-DIE-FOR kitted out kitchen. When you arrive you are warmly welcomed, by the team, offered drinks from your bar and then divided up into teams. Each team is given 2 – 3 recipe cards, and…

  • Gluten & Sugar-Free Coconut Cake with Berries
    Lifestyle

    Gluten & Sugar-Free Coconut Cake with Berries

    This Gluten & Sugar-Free Coconut Cake with Berries screams summer! It is dense, super moist, piled with dairy-free cream and berries and so delish it is virtually impossible to have just one piece! Well, there is no need to feel too guilty because this yummy summer cake is Gluten and Sugar-Free. It’s Day 3 of my 24 Days of Christmas and today, were baking! The mixture is a combination of almond and coconut flours, which gives the cake a rich coconutty flavour and the sweetness comes from the addition of Freesweet, a new sugar-free alternative. The Sugar Replacement has a 1:1 ratio, so there is no need to guess how…

  • Natures Choice
    Lifestyle

    Collagen & Chocolate Pan Brownie

    I cannot believe I am about to say this but here we are – Kicking off my 24 Days of Christmas with this scrumptious Collagen & Chocolate Pan Brownie I created for O Nutricia Collagen. I have spoken about the benefits of collagen on the blog before, and my experience with the O Nutricia brand, which you can read about here. There is also a giveaway, so read carefully 😉 First off, what is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and it is a required building block for healthy nails, hair, skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, and more. Collagen provides the ‘scaffolding’ for the structure of…

  • 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,…

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