Category: Kitchen Talk

Mindful eating: the connection between food and gratitude

In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it can be easy to overlook the simple pleasures that surround us, especially when it comes to food. But what if I told you that by practising mindful eating, you could not only enhance your culinary experience but also cultivate a deeper sense of gratitude for the nourishment that sustains us? This month I decided to explore the beautiful connection between food and gratitude.

Culinary passport: unveiling global cuisine, festivals & traditions

As a South African food lover, I’ve had the privilege of exploring a diverse range of flavours right here in my own backyard. From the savoury delights of Cape Malay cuisine, influenced by the spice trade and centuries of cultural exchange, to the fiery flavours of a traditional South African braai. There’s no shortage of culinary treasures to discover. But why stop at our borders when there’s a whole world of cultures, cuisine and experiences waiting to be explored? Here are my top ten amazing global culinary adventures I hope to visit (at least some of) someday.

The eco-friendly kitchen: tips for sustainable cooking

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where culinary magic happens and memories are made. It’s also one of the best places in the home to incorporate some eco-friendly life hacks. Here are some eco-friendly cooking ideas and tips that can reduce waste, limit your carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices in your kitchen.

Egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas

Easter has always been one of my favourite times of the year. There’s something so special about the air being crisp with the arrival of autumn, the leaves turning hues of gold and red. With the changing season comes the promise of a delightful Easter brunch with family and friends. As someone who loves to host gatherings and whip up delicious meals, I’m excited to share some egg-cellent Easter brunch ideas that are not only mouth watering but also packed with nutritious ingredients to keep everyone feeling their best.

The Power of Seasonal Eating

February is upon us, and you know what that means – it’s time to dive headfirst into the love of seasonal eating. While many of us often associate February with red roses and chocolates, it’s also a month bursting with an abundance of fresh, vibrant produce. With the Janu-worry madness behind us, February is the time to embrace the power of seasonal eating and kickstart your healthy, culinary journey with a fresh start.

Navigating the New Year: Back to Reality

Your wellbeing can take a slump after the twinkling lights have dimmed, the festive decorations packed away and when the echoes of holiday laughter seem like distant memories. As we bid adieu to the joyous chaos of the holiday season, many find themselves grappling with the infamous post-holiday blues.

How to stay healthy over the festive season

The festive season is a time of joy, merriment and – let’s be honest – a smorgasbord of tempting treats that can send even the most health-conscious among us into a whirlwind of indulgence. But fear not! With a dash of mindfulness and a sprinkle of moderation, you can enjoy all the holiday cheer without sacrificing your health. These health tips are your guide to staying healthy and merry during the festive season, minus the guilt trip.

Adventure Snacks for Your SA Summer Hikes

The sun is shining here in the South, and you know what that means? It’s time for some summer adventure! If you’re planning on hitting the hiking trails this season you’ll need more than just enthusiasm and a sense of wonder. Proper fuel is essential to keep your energy levels up and your spirits high during those challenging treks. So with that in mind, here are some scrumptious hiking snacks that’ll keep you going and make your next hike one to remember.

Make Perfect Coffee at Home: Brewing Tips

If you’re a dedicated coffee lover like me, you will agree that there’s nothing quite like starting your day with a steaming cup of coffee. And let’s be honest, brewing a great cup of coffee at home is like a cosy little ritual that can set the tone for your entire day. So let’s talk about how to make perfect coffee at home.


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