Plant sources of protein

Hi guys So I've been into plant sources of protein a lot more than I was before becoming vegan as I'm sure you can imagine. There are a lot of benefits to eating protein that doesn't come from animals because often the protein from plants contain a lot less saturated fat and are full of… Continue reading Plant sources of protein


How to use proper form when exercising

Recently I started noticing some twinges here and there when I exercise. I know that I have weak knees and ankles so I make sure that I pay attention to using the correct form for any exercises using my legs. But I started noticing this weird feeling in my elbows when I would do pulling… Continue reading How to use proper form when exercising


I’m going vegan!… say what?

No one is more shocked than I am. Eating meat and dairy has always been a part of the way life is here in South Africa as I'm sure it is in many other countries. I have only ever met one vegan before this and I thought he was crazy to be so restrictive with… Continue reading I’m going vegan!… say what?


Pepper is amazing!

I never really thought much about pepper. Using pepper just about every day is a habit for my husband and I.  In every meal that we cook we use pepper. We also put some on our eggs and on our avo. Pepper was also a spice that I grew up with back home, it was… Continue reading Pepper is amazing!


All about cloves

Nope, I don't mean cloves of garlic. When I think of cloves, three things come to mind. How strange they look, chicken and chai tea. When I was growing up, there were a few times that my Ouma stuck a few cloves into the chicken that she was cooking. I remember not quite liking the… Continue reading All about cloves


Some Ginger anyone?

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with ginger. Ginger reminds me of a concoction my Ouma used to give me when I got a cold- hot water, honey or sugar, and Jamaican ginger. I am convinced to this day that aside from its medicinal properties, its main function was to scare away colds… Continue reading Some Ginger anyone?



So I decided to write about cardamom. I then discovered that all I know about it is that it tastes really nice in chai tea and chai latte. Luckily there are a lot of websites out there that have a lot of information about cardamom. I have included the websites that I looked at in… Continue reading Cardamom!


Cinnamon- Yummy!

Hi guys So I am back from a break. I didn't go on holiday,  but besides going to work, church, seeing friends and watching way too many episodes of series, you name it, The Blacklist, Girl Boss, Grimm, and I finally finished House... I have not been very productive. Sometimes in life, you need a… Continue reading Cinnamon- Yummy!


Are you a teabag, a boiled egg, or a carrot?

This last Sunday, I had the misfortune of being a victim of an attempted hijacking. I wasn't hurt and nothing was taken, but I was very rattled. My brain in these kinds of situations reacts so slowly, and then zones in on only what it needs to do to survive. In this case, I screamed… Continue reading Are you a teabag, a boiled egg, or a carrot?


Why are you lacking confidence?

Over the last few weeks I have been noticing things about my behaviour, other people's behaviour, reading various stories and articles, and watching things that have gotten me thinking. Here we are, each and every one of us, with the ability to make choices, with our gifts and talents, skills, and in the eye of… Continue reading Why are you lacking confidence?