DESIGN

Grab ’em by the Imagination

August 25, 2017

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I’m so excited to share this event with you guys, if you’re into local design then this post is for you! A group of eight amazing female illustrators and designers have come together to put on an exhibition titled ‘Grab ’em by the Imagination’ at Rialheim in Linden. The show itself will be open to the public tomorrow (Saturday the 26th of August) for ONE day only where you’ll be able to buy prints, original artworks, flash tattoos, patches, hand drawn tote bags, clocks and loads more awesome pieces which have all been created for this specific event. There are also eight once-off hand painted Rialheim ceramics that they will be auctioning off to the highest bidders, these pieces are all really cool so I’m thinking there is going to be a bit of a bidding war for them and the best part is that all the proceeds will be going to Women’sNet and NISAA.

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Thai Salad with Sweet and Salty Tofu and Red Curry Peanut Sauce

August 24, 2017

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Nicole and I have been meeting every week for the past three weeks to experiment with different Vegan, gluten, and sugar-free recipes and I have really been enjoying finding and discovering new ways to make things that I love! We have recreated some really cool things and I can’t wait to share them all with you guys.

So far I have posted about a rich Beetroot Hummus and Golden Turmeric Hummus and a decadent Chocolate Vegan Brownies covered in the most amazing Chocolate Sauce. All three of these recipes were nice and easy to follow and despite me being slightly skeptical of the brownies before we made them, I was a fan by the end!

This week we thought we would serve up another savoury dish but this time in the form of a Thai Salad with Sweet and Salty Tofu and Red Curry Peanut Sauce (we found the recipe on a cool blog called Cashew Kitchen). We were pretty amped to whip this up because of all the awesome flavours involved and because it really doesn’t require that much time or effort, other than the shredding of the veggies that go into it. So if you’re looking to make something a little different for dinner tonight do not for one second hesitate to try this recipe out. Trust me.

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PLACES, Travel & Restaurants

Naked Kitchen & Coffee Bar

August 22, 2017

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I hardly ever venture out of my little bubble when it comes to working in coffee shops or shared work spaces etc. I don’t really like driving far and by far I mean anywhere further than 5km hehe. When I have to go to say Fourways, for example, I take a deep breath and prepare myself for the looooooong drive. I know I know, I’m ridiculous! What can I say, I like my neighbourhood.

A couple of days ago Anna-Belle and I decided to go have lunch at Naked Kitchen & Coffee Bar in Morningside. We had seen a bit about it online and so thought we would have our weekly catch-up there and I’m super happy to say that I’m glad we did! Not only was the coffee really good, but the food was amazing with a capital A, not sure how that makes a difference to the actual word, if it makes it more impactful or what, but it’s a saying I’ve grown up with so I’m whipping out!

The head chef whose name is Amazing Sasha with a capital A makes food that smells, looks and tastes amazing (word of the day).

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COOL STUFF, GIVEAWAYS

GIVEAWAY: Nutribullet Baby Bullet

August 21, 2017

My baby boy who is over seven months old already (insane!!) has started eating solids, which just, by the way, he is really into! When he sees a bowl and spoon coming towards him he literally starts squealing with excitement, it’s so sweet.

We got a Nutribullet Baby Bullet which means I get to make Rex and Nina James all kinds of cool things and the best part is it comes with an array of bits and bobs which makes using it pretty easy and fun! I mean just look at the packaging, isn’t it just too sweet? I love the smiley face design and the retro green and cream colours they’ve used, it’s all just too perfect and the kit comes with the best accessories. There are little happy-faced storage containers which come with their own simple dating system so you know exactly when you’ve made every batch. There also two silicone trays so you can freeze food or make fruit popsicles, which in Summer are going to go down a treat!

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FASHION, photography

Nina takes a walk down Country Road

August 17, 2017

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I love taking photos of my Nina James, especially when I get to dress her up in super cute outfits from Country Road. I was invited to shop their new August/September kids range and I came home with some really nice pieces, some of which I wish came in my size, like this floral dress! How sweet?

They currently have some really cool items in store for both girls and boys, in fact, I had a bit of a hard time choosing stuff, but I really loved what I came home with in the end and so did Nina who was particularly taken by this dress, she kept doing twirls in it – she kills me sometimes.

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My Recipes

Deliciously Easy Vegan Brownies 

August 16, 2017

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When I think of a brownie I think of a dense, sweet, slightly chewy chocolatey extravagancer that I want to make my best friend. I don’t think about making them with sweet peas and chia seeds, but on my quest to experiment a bit more in the world of Veganism, Nicole and I decided that we had to try making a brownie that would make anyone feel warm and fuzzy inside.

In case you missed my first post about this Vegan series, I’ll just quickly catch you up. My friend Nicole has just become a gluten-free, sugar-free Vegan due to health reasons and so we decided that together we’d explore some recipes and share all the good ones with you guys.

Our first post involved two really delicious and super easy recipes for Beetroot Hummus and Golden Tumeric Hummus if you’d like to try them out just click here. We’ll be sharing a recipe a week for the next little while.

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