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  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Grumpy Snacks

    My health journey has introduced me to many new businesses that really get me excited.  I have a terrible sweet tooth, & definitely eat my emotions.  ie if I’m feeling happy/sad/excited/depressed/nervous/stressed/any other emotion, I will reach for food.  And preferably something sweet, laden with sugar & filled with empty calories.  I have been consciously trying to make a change, & one thing I am focused on is only having healthy snacks at home & at the office.  It doesn’t always work, but every small step is still a step forward in the right direction. Grumpy Snacks is a small business that make me laugh out loud when I spotted their…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Umoya Foods

    During my quest to health in 2019, I discovered this local business called “Umoya Foods”.  I saw how people I admire in the health industry were making use of their products, & I was drawn to their social media presence as well as their offerings.  I have realised that our foods these days are not providing the nutrients & goodness that our grandparents could get from simply eating naturally, & it is so important that we supplement.  I currently add protein powder & collagen daily, as well as micro-greens & -reds. And taking into consideration that our bodies need a little bit more TLC than we are currently giving them,…

  • Food

    Chocolate Brownie

    I love nothing better than a soft squishy brownie, that literally releases a volcano of flavour as you bite into it.  I whipped some up yesterday afternoon & cooked them in two different ways – in muffin tins as individual brownies, & then in a cake tin to cut triangular ones.  The different tins allowed for different baking times, so the ones we baked for a shorter time so they were yummy & gooey in the centre, & the others were more cripsy & firm. The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever Mix in one bowl: 1 1/2 cups sifted Flour 1/2 cup Cocoa 2 cups Sugar 5ml Salt chopped Pecan Nuts…

  • Food

    Glass of Wine

    I am not a huge drinker, & thus when I came across this great product where you can buy glasses of wine that are sealed & easily able to transport to festivals/picnics & so on; I did a little happy dance.  I can enjoy a glass of wine on a hot Summer’s evening without the rest of the bottle going to waste. They have great customer service, & to be honest, I was so intrigued when I saw the ChocoVino too! Your name: Mark Tayler Business name: Glass of Wine Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram Tell me a bit more about your business:  Product info: It is quality wine already…

  • Food

    Pumpkin Pie

    I was given this recipe from a family member following a Christmas dinner, & whenever I have made it since it has been a huge hit!  Yesterday we had our Christmas lunch with our friends, & it reminded me again of how popular & yummy it is – so I knew I had to share it with you.  Perhaps you could even make it for your next family celebration? Ingredients: 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Cake Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Ginger Pinch of Salt 2 Eggs 1 cup Cream 100g melted Butter 2 cups cooked, mashed Butternut/Pumpkin Sauce: 5 tsp Butter 1/4 cup Cold…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    La Luna Blends

    I have really seen the benefits of going “natural” with some of my treatments, & this includes the food & drinks that I put into my body.  I am trying to drink more water, & less tea & coffee.  However, when I saw these gorgeous teas at Jozi Girl Eatery, I wanted to find out more about them.  What made them so special?  And what do they actually help with? Your name: Lorna Jane Eppel Business name: La Luna Blends Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram Tell me a bit more about your business: I offer unique teas to support women’s health Where did the idea for these come about:…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Sugar & Paper

    This time last year I had my fundraiser, The Snow Ball, to raise funds for my life-saving stem cell transplant.  I was blown away at the generosity of everyone that I knew, as well as those that I had never met.  Liezl was one of those very special people that didn’t even know me, yet sponsored the most gorgeous (& delicious) snowflake biscuits for everyone that attended my event.  The biscuits didn’t even make it home as they were all gobbled up at the event! Then, my friend Jenny spoilt us all at Rare with a box of Christmas-themed cookies, & as soon as I saw them I knew that…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Veg Out

    Recently my husband & I began a healthy eating & lifestyle plan, & when I realised just how expensive this was going to be, I literally shuddered.  I am having to go to the shops every second or third day to buy fresh fruit & veggies, & these often go vrot before we get a chance to finish them all.  I knew there had to be an easier way of doing this.  I feel like the big supermarkets often mark up their fresh produce excessively, & these often seem to be at the end of their shelf life too – which means they have a very short life span. And…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    The Jozi Girl Eatery

    A plant-based diet is definitely something I have been more aware of – especially since watching the Netflix movie, The Game Changers.  It shows the importance of loving your body, & only feeding it the very best that it deserves.  Husband & I have been more conscious of what we have been eating, & our favourite place to go for a date is The Jozi Girl Eatery at Broadacres Centre. Other than the absolutely delicious food (I am busy working my way through the menu & trying something new every time), the whole vibe is just so relaxed & stunning.  Plus they are pet-friendly, with water bowls & treats at…

  • Food,  Local Businesses

    Sugarbird Gin

    I am a HUGE gin fan.  I don’t usually enjoy too much alcohol, but when it comes to gin I feel there is nothing better on a hot evening.  Husband & I sit outside, enjoy a cold drink together & chat over our day.  My body doesn’t feel bloated or gross after I have indulged a little, & I haven’t woken up with any kind of headache. And then I discovered Sugarbird Gin & I was even more excited.  Read on to see why… Your name: Nzeka Biyela Business name: Sugarbird Gin Social media handles: Facebook & Instagram What makes your gin different to other brands: A proudly South African gin…

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