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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photography

kiss kiss photography

August 15, 2017

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I take a lot of photos of my kids, in fact, I probably have like 100 000 of them stored up on my hard drive, but I literally only have a few really cool photos of myself and them together, which makes me really sad, so when Chloe from Kiss Kiss Photography contacted me and asked if she could come hang out with myself, Nina James and Rex for a morning I was like ‘Yes pllleeeaase!’

I never thought I would enjoy having photos taken of myself at home by someone I literally didn’t know, but Chloe was so warm and friendly and it didn’t feel awkward or strange in any way, it’s like she wasn’t even there and she managed to make a friend out of NJ in under a minute! She knew exactly how to talk to her (first sign that she’s a mom herself) and she knew that pulling out some bubble mixture as a gift would earn her some serious street cred.

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My Recipes

Easy to make beetroot and turmeric hummus

August 10, 2017

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I’m really excited to introduce a new recipe series to my blog, one I have started with my good friend Nicole who has just recently become vegan, as well as sugar and gluten free due to health reasons. She is having to learn how to enjoy food in a completely different way and because I have only ever made a couple of vegan dishes before, I thought it would be cool to explore this culinary world with someone who has had to quickly learn all about it. We’ll be sharing delicious and easy recipes over the next few weeks, starting from tomorrow 🙂 

This series will be made up of recipes that are all vegan as well as gluten and sugar-free, we have made quite a number of dishes to date and I’m pretty surprised at some of the things one can make using absolutely no products that come from animals, it’s pretty damn cool! Spending some time with Nicole and learning a bit more about this world has been very interesting, but I must be honest up front and say that I won’t be turning vegan anytime soon, I will, however, be making more of an effort to eat less meat and at least once a week create an all veggie dish.

So if you have ever thought about perhaps dabbling a bit in the world of veganism, then stick around for some pretty quick and easy recipes that taste really nice in the traditional sense of the word and some that taste nice in more of an interesting way.

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Travel & Restaurants

Ono eatery

August 3, 2017

So once again a brand new cool little restaurant has opened up in Illovo and this time it’s not even down the road from me, it’s literally across it and it serves the most delicious poke and breakfast bowls and shakes! Ono Eatery has just opened its doors and behind them, you will find the cutest little restaurant complete with wooden swing chairs in the window and a pretty banana leaf canopy made out of white metal that hangs over an olive green banquette.

I follow quite a few foodie Instagrammers, like Morning_Temptations (follower her, she’s amazing) who make the most awesome looking breakfast bowls and I always think to myself – Damn if only I lived in that person’s spare room, or under their bed so I can just pop into the kitchen in the morning after they have made and photographed their creation for the day and be like ‘Hey dude, I’ll eat that for you if you don’t want it’.

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Tastes like nice

July 31, 2017

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I’m so so excited and a little nervous to share this new project with you guys. I have been wanting to create a baking/cooking show with Nina James for the longest time. I love baking and so does NJ, which I’m so happy about because now I have a friend in the kitchen. At the end of last year, I thought about how cool it would be to start a little show where we make things together in our kitchen, I loved the idea of sharing recipes that were easy enough for anyone anywhere to make, even if they had never baked before!

Shane and I had chatted about it on and off forever and then one day we set up a camera and all the ingredients and started shooting. I’m not going to lie, it took a few tries before we figured out what we were doing and I still think we have a bit to learn, but we’re really proud of our first episode and I’m super excited to show it to you guys.

So here is episode ONE of ‘Tastes Like Nice’ which is all about how to make really delicious and super easy Rice Krispie Treats packed with chunks of dark chocolate, popcorn, rice krispies and gooey mini marshmallows.

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Travel & Restaurants

Urbanologi

July 25, 2017

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What do you do when you find yourself with two friends in a restaurant that serves Asian inspired fusion tapas made from freshly sourced Asian and local ingredients? You ignore the fact that your stomach is (apparently, but definitely not in my case) only the size of your fist and you order 13 dishes made up of all sorts of amazing things that will make your head spin with happiness.

Urbanologi is located at the 1 Fox Precinct in Ferreirasdorp smack bang in the middle of the Mad Giant Brewery. So not only do you get to enjoy the culinary masterpieces that come out of Chef Jake’s kitchen, but you get to wash it all down with some amazing locally brewed beer.

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