Strawberries and Cream Layer Cake with ‘Paint Drip’ Icing | Mia Turns One!

To celebrate Mialinka turning the big ONE we had a party, a tantrum and a lovingly made Birthday cake, two in fact. Here is how it all happened and a recipe for both. I burst into a torrent of uncontrollable, free-flowing tears and couldn’t even finish singing Happy Birthday when […]

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9 Easy Ways to Reduce Weekly Grocery Budget

It doesn’t matter if you are single, a couple or a big family. Anyone can start using these simple tips today and save money on groceries, while reducing the amount fresh food waste. Over the past few months I have been trying to spend less a week on groceries while […]

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15 Minute Garlic Prawn and Bottom-of-the-Fridge Veggie Pasta

After a long day at work, 15 minute meals are the best and this garlic prawn and veg pasta is no exception. It’s comforting, immune-health boosting and comes loaded with veggieful additions that will help you reduce your grocery bill and food waste at home. Hang on, you might be thinking, […]

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Polish Lentil and Vegetable Dahl – Grochowka

Simple but nourishing meals are my current “time-poor” self’s go-tos. One from our last week’s menu is a soup called Grochowka, which can be best described in English as lentil dhal. But the flavour is more earthy, in a Europe in fall kind of way and not at all curry-like, […]

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Saving Money with Honey

I’m currently on a bit of a budget-kick and when it comes to making additional saving easier, I’ve found honey to be my jam. And I’m not talking about food. I’m taking about extra savings with no catch, no hassle. Imagine what you could do with extra $ each month, […]

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Oaty Peanut Butter and Protein Fridge Cookies

Whenever I feel like something sweet, I make a batch of these bite-sized raw protein fridge cookies to keep my sweet tooth satisfied – ready to eat in 7 minutes flat. Perfect as a little treat or pick-me-up. I’ve been burning the proverbial midnight oil of late. Working on some […]

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5 Beneficial Uses for Activated Charcoal and Why Bread Isn’t One of Them

Activated charcoal has been used for centuries for its medicinal purposes and lately added to everything from water through blackhead removal creams to teeth whitening toothpastes and bread. But what is activated charcoal, what are the benefits, its side effects and how best to use it.  Most activated charcoal products […]

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Ham and Fresh Pineapple Pizza – Quicker than Delivery and Why It’s More Wholesome

Can you really make pizza wholesome? The answer is: absolutely, yes, you can! It doesn’t have to be fully homemade either – here are my top tips on how to pick your ingredients and have your Hawaiian slice ready in 20 minutes from start to finish. What’s not to LOVE?! […]

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