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One Ingredient Ice-Cream

One ingredient ice-cream? Tell me how, tell me now! When I came across this I knew I had to share it. This ice-cream is egg-free, soya-free, wheat-free, vegan and raw…well, it’s actually bananas! Making one-ingredient ice-cream is as simple as this: Cut up bananas. Freeze them for 1-2 hours. Whirl them in a food processor. […]

30 Day Challenge

As a mom, I know how little “me-time” we really have but I also understand the importance of being healthy and exercising. Recently I published two articles: Easy Exercises for Moms and Dads Making Exercise part of your Daily life Have you read them, have you applied the tips and ideas into your day to […]

Life is not meant to be appreciated only in Retrospect

“You and I are ultimately in charge of our own happiness. My wife, Harriet, and I love riding our bicycles. It is wonderful to get out and enjoy the beauties of nature. We have certain routes we like to bike, but we don’t pay too much attention to how far we go or how fast […]

Being Productive vs. Being Busy

We are working very hard. We are working long hours on our business. Parents don’t have enough time to play with kids because they are busy. We don’t have time to nurture important relationships because we are busy. We don’t have the quality of life we would like because we are exhausted from being busy, busy, BUSY! If you are busy, you […]

MMR Vaccine

MMR stands for Measles, Mumps & Rubella (sometimes referred to as German Measles). Vaccines against Measles, Mumps and Rubella are often given together at 15 months (instead of the Measles vaccine alone) and is administered again at 5 years of age. MMR & Autism The MMR vaccine has received a lot of bad press as […]

Home Made Himalayan Bath Crystals

A great gift for that special occassion or just to say “I am thinking of you”, these bath crystals are the perfect thing to add to your bath while you relax and let the stress of the day disappear… What you will need: An empty glass bottle/container/jar – recycle, recycle, recycle! Himalayan Crystal Salt Essential […]

Wheat-free Flapjacks

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2019 This is one my family’s favourite recipes. It always turns out great and is perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. The picture shows our Apple and Cinnamon Sugar version (kindly decorated by my dear daughter), we also like to add Honey and my daughter enjoys grated carrot on top. So, really, […]

Budget Meals…

…that taste good and go far. OSTRICH BURGER This is one of the higher end budget meals but is a healthy alternative to your usual Red Meat meal as Ostrich is an extremely low fat meat. Make it healthier by using wholewheat rolls. Main Ingredients 5 rolls 125 ml chakalaka 3 tomatoes, sliced 2 baby gem lettuces […]

Wheat-Free Carrot Cake

Well, to be honest, this is a wheat-free, egg-free and soya-free Carrot Cake. My daughter just loves it! Ingredients: 1 cup Oil 1 1/4 cups Sugar Egg replacement for 2 eggs 2 cups shredded carrots 1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple 2 cups Glutagon Flour or Gluten-Free Flour mix 2 teaspoons Baking/Bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon Directions Preheat the oven to 180 […]

Spring/Summer Styles

There are so many trends for Spring and Summer this year that are really beautiful but at the same time practical for moms. Trend: Wedges   Really great trend for new moms, I loved wedges as they made me feel a little more safe (while carrying baby) while still feeling pretty getting those ‘cute shoes’ comments. Trend: Dresses […]

Upcycled Food Tin Can

Tin Cans are wonderful items that can easily be Reused, Recycled…or Upcycled. This is a fun project to do with the kids and my daughter’s tin was, of course, more creative than mine but the nice thing is how useful they are. I love useful crafts…instead of crafts that land up as clutter. What you will need: […]

Creating a Goal Collage

Creating a Goal Collage is a wonderful activity for moms, dads and/or kids. It is a great way to stay motivated (especially if you are a visual person). What you will need: Cardboard / Paper Glue A pair of Scissors Old Magazines or Newspapers Putting your Goal Collage together Start by thinking of all the goals […]