So in keeping with the Meat Free Monday theme we’re bringing you another homemade meat free recipe that you could give a try at home that is quick and easy. We thought a soup would be a nice addition for this chilly weather. This recipe is from the website Café Johnsonia by Lindsey Johnson, it is delicious and super easy.
There is nothing better than finding a market that has tasty food, good music and a great location. Luckily in Cape Town we are spoilt for choice when it comes to markets, so I thought I would highlight a few in and around the Cape that I love.
The Oranjezicht City Farm Market is no new kid on the block and has been around for quite some time, this however was my first time and I cannot believe I didn’t go sooner. Located in Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront next to The Lookout event venue, it’s the ideal setting for this market as it overlooks the bay, is in walking distance from public transport and has loads of parking. What’s also really fantastic about this market is that it gives local farmers and artisanal food producers a platform to sell and showcase their produce. #localislekker
We often come across items that WE LOVE be it health products, great books, fashion items, beauty products or cool gadgets so we’ve decided that we want to start sharing “What We Love” with all of you 🙂 Each WWL post will feature our favourite products of the moment that we just can’t live without and we’re hoping that it will inspire you to give some of them a try and give us your feedback on what you thought of them 😉
There’s nothing better than going on a little getaway with some of your favourite people 🙂 and if you can find a place that’s exquisitely beautiful then you are winning on all levels. Our choice for our latest getaway was a ‘West Coast Road Trip’ to the gorgeous seaside/lagoon town called, Langebaan. It’s situated about 1 hour 20 minutes from Cape Town along the R27 or West Coast Road as its more aptly known which really is a stunning drive. Even though we’ve been having the worst drought in years, the hills were still green and the ocean was still blue and if you head up the route during spring time then the rolling hills are usually covered in beautiful flowers which makes for an even better drive. Langebaan is jam packed with things to do like sailing, kite-surfing, kayaking and waterskiing, golfing, horseriding, fishing, cycling and so much more so it’s really great for people with kids and without kids. With it being Winter, we thought that we were going to have miserable weather all weekend but it seems that the sun Gods were shining down on us and everyday was warm and sunny which was just delightful.
New Zealand is totally sensational to look at… It really is. Feels like you’re staring at a photshopped image but yet can’t quite capture its authenticity in a picture (not for lack of trying, mind you)… I apologise up front for writing too much but sometimes the cup runeth over with the need to over-share 🙂 I have split this blog post up into 2 parts so I don’t leave you with too much to read over lunch…
First stop, Auckland.
I get so excited when I find new things to try and my latest obsession is Chinese tea 🙂 and the more I’ve been researching it, the more I love the whole thing. Chinese tea culture is rooted deep in tradition, family, respect and daily life which I find so wonderful. I found a really amazing brand called ~ Jasmine Tea Mill ~ at my local Chinese supermarket (so I was convinced it must be good ~ haha) and to be honest with you I didn’t even know where to start because there are just so many variations to choose from!
Being pregnant is no easy feat. Really and truly. Making life is not for the faint hearted and anyone who tells you any different hasn’t been through it.
Approaching pregnancy can only be done with a healthy mind, followed by a healthy body… Pregnancy can be a very anxious time whether you’re a first timer or on number 3, like me – a veteran producer of life 🙂
Quite honestly, and this is the absolute truth, this is probably the most ‘scary’ of all three of my pregnancies. Why you ask, if I’ve been around the block a few times? Numerous reasons. One being exactly that actually – I’ve been around the block a few times! I know what to expect. Age (I am now 35 – ssshhhhh). And knowing that one needs a strong mind to fight cravings so that the recovery (at 35) won’t be too challenging… I had to approach this from the healthiest of places. So, at 30 weeks along and feeling strong (until 5pm when I could fall face first onto my bed) that’s exactly what I have strived to do. So below I have written a very basic personal approach to this pregnancy. Everyone is different but I really believe if you follow a few natural, healthy ideologies, the rest of the time can be spent decorating the nursery 🙂
I’ve often found myself saying…..”I wish I started looking after my skin better when I was much younger….” and I’ve come to learn that as much as one should start looking after their skin from as young an age as they can, that it’s never too late to start! I had the privilege of going trough a 3 month skin rejuvenation program with Libi Roos and my skin has never felt better. Libi is from Vredehoek in Cape Town and was recommended to me by some friends of mine who have been going to her for years and have also said that they now can’t live without her TLC. I want to run you through my treatments from start to finish so you can see how I got to my final result….which I’m ecstatic with 🙂
I think it’s safe to say that it’s not just a bunch of pretty girls standing up on a stage fighting for their place in some sort of beauty pageant that are the only ones wanting “world peace” ~ I believe that most of us on the planet are wishing for the exact same thing and wondering if there’s ever a way we’ll get there. I often hear of people wanting to do good things and give back to their community but they just don’t know how or where to even start……well we’ve found a solution and best of all is that it’s FUN! We give you….. Game For Humanity. The game was conceptualised by Marc Buhrer who was born in Cape Town and who has dabbled in many entrepreneurial ventures over the years coming up with fashion brands that people absolutely loved but this one we have to say takes the cake because it’s all about paying it forward with random acts of kindness and lets be serious, the world most definitely needs more kindness.
It’s Monday again and that means it’s time for another amazing Meat Free Monday story and we found the most incredible Vegan restaurant called The Hungry Herbivore that we just had to share with you. They’re situated at 11 Orphan Street in Cape Town which is just off the hustle and bustle of Bree Street and OOOOOMMMMGGGG we cannot even tell you how amazing this place is!!!
One often expects to walk into vegan restaurants and find the atmosphere to be a bit on the “hippie” side of the spectrum but we couldn’t have been more surprised by what we found when we walked into this little gem #hearteyes!!! The founders, Amy and Brent, welcomed us in to the most beautiful space which had a magnificent chandelier spanning most of the ceiling shining the most ambient light over the wooden bar that was wrapped in green faux grass and clovers and the aromas coming out from the kitchen were heavenly!