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Believe It or Not…Mushrooms Make Vitamin D From The Sun, Just Like Our Bodies Do

Mushrooms and humans react the same way when exposed to the sun Not only are mushrooms the only plant source of Vitamin D; they are also able to increase their natural Vitamin D content with exposure to the sun. Just like us and just as it happens in our bodies. Exposed to the sun’s UV … Continue reading Believe It or Not…Mushrooms Make Vitamin D From The Sun, Just Like Our Bodies Do

Living with PCOS, can we do anything to help ourselves?

Q & A with Elenia Kolokotronis – Specialist Clinical Nutritionist PCOS affects premenopausal women every day and the age of onset is most often around 16 years of age. Countless women find themselves hopeless, exhausting all conventional treatment methods and having to learn to live with this debilitating condition. With last month being World Infertility … Continue reading Living with PCOS, can we do anything to help ourselves?

Creating or reviewing your financial plan

Is there value in a financial plan if money is tight? Everything starts with a plan Whether you’re baking a chocolate cake with the kids or laying down ideas on how to tackle the week ahead, you have specific elements to work with, you need to follow a particular process and work towards a particular … Continue reading Creating or reviewing your financial plan

Get all the gear for your next local travel adventure…

Although we can’t travel at the moment there’s certainly nothing wrong with planning your next family holiday.  And while international trips may be off the cards for a while we live in a beautiful country, which means a road trip could be your solution for your next getaway In a country that has wide open … Continue reading Get all the gear for your next local travel adventure…

Carrot Salad by David Bird

Carrot salad goes particularly well with a Bunny Chow or as an accompaniment to most curries. Ingredients: 1-2 medium carrots 1/2 onion 1 green chilli (optional) 5 stalks fresh coriander 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 1/4 tsp salt Method: 1. Grate or sliver the carrots using a potato peeler. 2. Finely chop the onion, chilli … Continue reading Carrot Salad by David Bird

Easy tomato soup with cheesy bread dippers

This comforting tomato soup can be made in less than 20 minutes and enjoyed by both you and your toddler. Don’t forget to make the cheesy bread dippers – sure to be the most fun part of the meal for your toddler! This meal is suitable for toddlers 12 months+. Makes four small and two … Continue reading Easy tomato soup with cheesy bread dippers

How to cope with the financial implications of raising your children while caring for your elderly parents

Are you part of the “Sandwich Generation”? And by “sandwich” we’re not referring to the moms and the dads preparing lunch boxes for their kids. The Sandwich Generation is typically those of us in our mid-thirties to mid-fifties who look after our own kids while also providing financial assistance for our retired or unemployed parents. … Continue reading How to cope with the financial implications of raising your children while caring for your elderly parents

Help your child understand the no-go areas online

Ensuring children use the internet and social media safely is not a new topic. These very platforms regularly highlight the pitfalls and dangers and parents have been advised to help protect their children from falling prey to cyberbullying, stalking, identity theft or scams. Charnel Hattingh, National Marketing and Communications Manager at Fidelity ADT, says in … Continue reading Help your child understand the no-go areas online

Coping with back to school blues or homeschooling stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unchartered territory for everyone to navigate. For parents, the territory has come fraught with uncertainty, frustration, and worry. Homeschooling, adapting to online learning and caring for the physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing of children in lockdown have been, and remain, sources of tremendous strain. Then came the reopening of schools, … Continue reading Coping with back to school blues or homeschooling stress

Butter Me Up – The Basics of Buttercream Icing

June 2020 – Many of us have wonderfully nostalgic memories of buttercream icing. Whether it be licking the mixing spoon as a child, the wow-factor of a birthday cake or indulgently scooping the icing off a cupcake with a finger, buttercream forms part of our happiest memories. The smooth texture of the icing is simply heavenly, … Continue reading Butter Me Up – The Basics of Buttercream Icing

Use Colour Palettes – And Create Exclusive Interior Styled Spaces

June 2020 – Kim Williams a local South African entrepreneur, behaviour specialist and an interior creative, celebrates the use of vivid colours as a way to create a unique identity for interior spaces. Being in one space for an extended period such as lockdown puts a spotlight on your surroundings and often stimulates new insights for creativity … Continue reading Use Colour Palettes – And Create Exclusive Interior Styled Spaces

A Guide for Ensuring your Toddler is Getting All the Good Nutrients They Need

A GUIDE FOR ENSURING YOUR TODDLER IS GETTING ALL THE GOOD NUTRIENTS THEY NEED Knowing what your little explorer should be having in their diet, from good nutrients to the perfect portion size can be confusing. GOOD NUTRIENTS As your baby grows into a toddler, it’s a time of rapid change and development. Everything is … Continue reading A Guide for Ensuring your Toddler is Getting All the Good Nutrients They Need