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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. Eat quickly or refreeze and blend again. You don't really need a recipe...

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 day lives? If your answer is something like mine "Sort-of mumble mumble", don't feel bad but...

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 we travel in comparison with other riders. However, occasionally I think we should be a bit more competitive. I even think...

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 may think that you are being productive and...

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 it is rumoured to be linked to autism. No sound evidence has been found to...

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 Oils - Whatever you prefer. Suggestions: Lavendar, Sweet Orange. Rosemary, etc....

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, there is no limit to the fun you can have with these. Oh and some of you may...

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 Ostrich patties 1 glug olive oil, for frying 1 onion, finely chopped 3 slices bread,...

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...

How to be Happy

When I thought what would be of most benefit to Moms & Dads (and the rest of the Family), the thought came to mind...knowing how to be happy. We all have good days and bad days. We all have ups and downs. We all have to deal with things that we really don't wish to deal with and experience great joy in special events such as births and graduations. So perhaps, a better title would be - how to...