Homemade Sugar Scrub

The purpose of a body or face scrub is to remove dead skin cells. This is called exfoliation. When dead cells are removed, your skin becomes more vibrant.  You do have to be careful of scrubs if your skin is sensitive or thin (the plight of aging skin). The recipe that follows is a gentle … Continue reading Homemade Sugar Scrub


Colloidal Oatmeal – A Really Really Simple Bath for Dry Itchy Skin

You may have an itchy skin because you are plagued with dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or a rash caused by poison ivy or another contact allergen. It might also be caused by those pesky mosquitoes or other insect bites. Whatever the cause, try a soothing oatmeal bath to calm that angry skin. The perfect colloidal … Continue reading Colloidal Oatmeal – A Really Really Simple Bath for Dry Itchy Skin

The Unsung Hero Of Fat Loss!

SLEEP As you begin scrambling for the latest and most scientific information relating to stripping off those last few layers of body fat that seem to cling to you for dear life, you're likely coming across a wide range of content concerning the best foods for belly-fat loss. Maybe you're also finding the best exercises to help boost the metabolism, … Continue reading The Unsung Hero Of Fat Loss!

Festive Prawns On The Braai

With chorizo, garlic and lemon dressing Servings : 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 1 chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 4 fresh tomatoes, deseeded and chopped 100 g chorizo, thinly sliced juice of 2 lemons salt and freshly ground pepper 10 g parsley, roughly chopped 1.5 kg prawns, de-veined and butterflied … Continue reading Festive Prawns On The Braai

Chimmichurri chicken bake

Ingredients CHIMMICHURRI PASTE: 2 handful parsley, no stems 2 handful fresh coriander 1 handful baby spinach 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced 4 Tbs olive oil 2 Tbs lime or lemon juice 1 red chilli (no seeds) 20 g roasted almonds FOR THE CHICKEN: 6 chicken pieces (thighs and legs) 500 … Continue reading Chimmichurri chicken bake

Fishcakes with barley salad and lemon drizzle

Mackerel and sardines are very good sources of omega 3 fatty acids. They play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Oats are a good source … Continue reading Fishcakes with barley salad and lemon drizzle

Chermoula-crusted fish with butternut and mint

Servings: 4 Ingredients 4x 200g salmon fillets olive oil Chermoula Sauce: 10g fresh coriander, chopped 1 small red chilli, chopped ¼ tsp smoked paprika 1tsp ground coriander 1tsp ground cumin 2Tbs olive oil 1Tbs lemon juice sea salt and black pepper Butternut Couscous: 2Tbs butter 1 small butternut, cubed, parboiled 5g fresh mint 2 cup … Continue reading Chermoula-crusted fish with butternut and mint

Lemon pork fillet schnitzels

Servings 2 Ingredients Potato salad 400g potatoes 3Tbs mayonnaise 1Tbs crème fraîche 2Tbs baby capers - drained 1 lemon’s zest 2tsp lemon juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1tsp flat leaf parsley - finely chopped For the schnitzels 2 x 180g pork fillets - fat trimmed Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1large free-range … Continue reading Lemon pork fillet schnitzels

A Healthier Life

Mental health Healthy living involves more than physical health, it also includes emotional or mental health. The following are some ways people can support their mental health and well-being. Tips: Get enough sleep daily; the CDC recommends the following by age group (naps inclusive); 12-18 hours from birth to 2 months, 14-15 hours from 3-11 … Continue reading A Healthier Life