• Lifestyle

    The Refillery brings Zero Waste Shopping to Jozi

    Many of us routinely reduce, reuse and recycle in order to lessen the mountain of waste sent to landfill each day. We use environmentally friendly straws, buy fruit and vegetables ‘naked’ and take our own reusable bags to the store. Sadly though, this isn’t enough and we’re still facing a world where there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050. Thankfully, the new global phenomenon of zero waste stores is making it easier to make the right choice for our planet – and The Refillery has opened its doors as the first zero-waste store in Johannesburg. The Refillery is an exciting, new planet-friendly grocer offering a…

  • Gluten Free,  Lifestyle

    Blue Spirulina Chocolate Bounty Bars

    Time for a chocolate bar reinvention and today it’s these Blue Spirulina Chocolate Bounty Bars. Chocolate and Coconut go together perfectly and Bounty Bars are a perfect example of this union. So there is no need to reinvent the wheel to recreate these chocolate bars – just small tweaks and additions.   Breaking down the recipe I don’t know about you, but I love making goodies from scratch. It usually tastes way better and you know exactly what goes in it. Take homemade pesto or homemade almond butter for instance. For these Blue Spirulina Chocolate Bounty Bars, I didn’t want to add any extra sugar to the coconut mixture, so it’s just…

  • Cucumber & Mint Gin Cocktails
    Lifestyle

    Cucumber and Mint Malfy G&T’s

    Happy Friday and what better way to cool off after work than with these Cucumber and Mint Malfy G&T’s? Green smoothies are everywhere, so why shouldn’t we blend up the usual green smoothie suspects to create a ‘healthier’ gin cocktail? This Cucumber and Mint G&T is light, refreshing, and icy cold. I only added a spoonful of white sugar to sweeten up this cocktail, but you can omit or if you prefer, swap out for honey or maple syrup. How I made this Cucumber and Mint Malfy G&T’s For this G&T, I blended the cucumber, mint, sugar and lime juice in my Nutribullet. I then poured this mixture through a…

  • Come Dine With Me South Africa, Season 5
    Lifestyle

    Come Dine with Me SA 🍴🍷 Celebrity Premiere

    Take one reality TV star, soapie star, drive time radio DJ star and a fashion designer to the stars –  and you’ve got four VERY different celebrity personalities all on the premiere episode of Come Dine With Me South Africa, season five. Candice Modiselle, Christall Kay, Gert Johan Coetzee, and Lucky Du Plessis will all take each other on to be crowned best dinner party host and win 10K for their chosen charity. I was lucky enough to be invited by BBC South Africa to the premier, where we got treated to the full episode, as well as the opportunity to try out mini versions of each contestants dish. The…

  • Hudsons on Twelfth
    Lifestyle,  Travel

    Staying at Hudson’s on 12th in Rivonia

    Established in 1995, ‘Melleneys Exclusive Guest House’ is now under new ownership and has been fully refurbished and re-launched as Hudsons on Twelfth Exclusive Guesthouse. Shaun and I were invited to spend an evening at the ‘new’ hotel – which very luckily fell over his birthday! We headed over there after work on a Friday afternoon for some R&R, as well as a specially prepared five course dinner. A little history on the hotel “Melleneys” was one of the first established Guest Houses in the Rivonia area in 1995, starting off with only four rooms and was the only premises in Johannesburg to obtain 5 stars at that time. The…

  • Peanut and Hazelnut M&M'S
    Lifestyle

    M&M’s – Peanut & Hazelnut Limited Edition

    Good news for nut lovers – M&M’s has introduced the M&M’s® Peanut and Hazelnut limited edition for the first time in South Africa. Whether you are a fan of peanuts, hazelnuts, or both, the delicious colourful buttoned-shaped peanut and hazelnut coated in milk chocolate variant will be on shelves at all major retail stores nationwide, while stocks last. Why not add them to a batch of brownies or top them on a cake? The new peanut and hazelnut M&M’s are available in 90g and 128g bags. Can you tell which ones are hazelnut and which ones are peanut? Happy snacking! Love, Cat

  • UberEats, New Years Resolutions, Kauai
    Lifestyle

    Let UberEats help you stick to those New Year’s resolutions

    Are you one of those people making New Year’s resolutions to be a healthier person, but then failing epically by the end of the first month? If you are – do not hate on yourself, because one statistic has shown that only 9.2% of people ever achieve their New Year’s resolutions! I think the most common mistake is that people choose to make very BIG changes to their habits, or try to achieve too many goals at one time. If you think about it, even changing a small percent of your habits requires a drastic amount of motivation. So, it would make sense then that we should not set goals too…

  • Le Famished Cat, Uber Eats
    Lifestyle

    How Uber Eats helped me not FULLY trash my kitchen this December

    This is a little post all about Uber Eats…. Can you believe it – it is already Boxing Day! Christmas was here and gone faster than we could spend our bonuses (not that I get one ha-ha 🤪) So you guys know that I have spent almost the whole of December creating some awesome recipes for my 24 Days of Christmas. It has been such a great challenge – and has motivated me every day to be creative and push my boundaries in the kitchen to create awesome ideas for you. While my recipe collection grows on the blog, my kitchen is trashed in the process. Cyclone Cat You see, I…

  • Malfy Gin, Sam Sam but Different Gin Botanicals
    Lifestyle

    A Malfy Gin Cocktail kinda Christmas ✨

    Today’s the 13th Day of Christmas – so let’s celebrate and learn how to make a Malfy Gin Cocktail. 😍 A few weeks ago, I attended the Mama Meet Up at Craft Cartel, hosted by Tanya of Rattle and Mum and Sarah from Mascara and Mimosas. It was an awesome evening with the ladies and I left feeling fuelled with ginspiration for the blog.   Craft Cartel – Gin Heaven Craft Cartel is a boutique liquor store in Illovo, designed to showcase local and international craft brands in an environment that compliments the bespoke nature of Craft drinks. They also have the BIGGEST selection of gin in South Africa. 😲 If you…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    {Travel} Visit Cathedral Peak Hotel

    Just a four hour drive from Johannesburg, nestled in the Drakensberg mountain range, is the 4-star, family owned Cathedral Peak Hotel. The backdrop of the Cathedral Peaks and ‘bell’ blow your mind everytime you look up.     Three years ago, we stayed at a hotel in the area called Didima – which is also a great place and easier on the pocket. One night, we took the 5 minute drive to Cathedral Peak Hotel for dinner and enjoyed ourselves so much that we promised to go back. So, on my Birthday weekend, I was spoiled and we did just that – and what a beautiful place to celebrate turning the big…

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