Category Archives: Top Tips

Top Tips for a Low Carb Vacation

I’m back from a fabulous and much-needed mini vacation! We visited friends in the stunning Lowveld and then spent a few days in the Kruger National Park. When you’re preparing for a vacation, the 2 most important things to plan are: Clothing Food Whether you’re staying at a fully catered hotel or a self-catering lodge,

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Soulful {Low Carb} Chicken Soup plus Top Tips for Planning your Weekly Menu

I’m not the most conventionally organised person… In my head though – I’m totally up there with Martha {Martha Stewart, that is…} 😉 What I AM really good at, is planning and making lists {I’m a bit of a list-junkie…} and I’m particularly fond of planning my weekly menus around what I have in the

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How changing ONE thing in my daily routine gave me happier kids, more time with them and less late-afternoon chaos

My daily routine as a Stay-At-Home-Mom {SAHM} and foodie/blogger used to look something like this: Take kids to school Go to the gym Household chores Blogging and other blog-related stuff Admin / errands, etc. Fetch kids Prep dinner & try and take decent photos for the blog… Dinner time Kids’ bath time Kids’ bedtime Time

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Why We Get Seasonal Sniffles and How To Combat It With The Right Foods

Don’t you find that as soon as the weather changes – whether it’s the start of a new season, or simply a sudden temperature change – you get bogged down with the sniffles… It’s not always that serious, but it sure is annoying! My best friend and I always joke about our husbands’ medical knowledge

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Mexican Fiesta Bowls with Carnitas & Salsa

I have a third and final {for now} recipe installment from my large batch of slow-cooked venison – and it’s a goodie! It’s almost like a little party {or Mexican Fiesta} in your mouth – buttery and flavourful pulled warthog meat, ‘carnitas-style’, living it up with a fresh salsa with some bite! {This dish is

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{Low Carb} Pizza with Slow-Cooked Venison

I hope you’re in the mood for venison, because I have a deeeeelishes pizza with slow-cooked venison coming up! If you missed yesterday’s post, be sure to check it out: Salty & Sweet Bacon & Venison Roll-ups  Basically, I’ve taken an entire leg of warthog, slow-cooked it for 10 hours and now I’ll show you

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My 8 Top Tips for Running Your Best Half Marathon

Half a marathon – that’s 21.1 km or 13.1 miles. It’s quite far… When you haven’t done one, you cannot quite comprehend the distance. When you’ve done one, you can’t actually realise that you’ve just run so far… When you’ve done maybe 2 or 3, you think you’re a seasoned half-marathoner… So, there I was

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Top Tips for Holiday Routines

Routine – it’s probably the last thing you’d associate with being on holiday… If you have kids though, you need routine just as much as they do. Kids without a routine {that normally have one under normal home circumstances} turn into tiny little beasts – even the most well-behaved and disciplined ones… Why routines are

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Bacon, Kale & Scrambled Egg Bowls plus Top Tips for Making Scrambled Eggs

It’s breakfast time somewhere in the world, right..?! Start your day with these yummy bowls of goodness: {Kale is like The Hulk of leafy greens!} It’s so easy and you only need a few ingredients: {This is enough for 3 people} Half an onion, chopped 4 eggs A splash of milk or cream A large

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Creamy, Lemony Chicken Picatta plus Top Tips for Grilling Zucchini

This is quite a typical – or perhaps not typical, but definitely a favourite – American chicken dish… Tender, thin chicken fillets, with a creamy lemon sauce and capers – that’s it, in a nutshell I suppose! Here’s what you’ll need {to serve 3-4 people}: 3 chicken breasts, halved and tenderized {place onto a board,

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