Lick my Locks!

My tresses are far from my pride and joy – fine, DEAD straight (even after the curling iron ladies have trapped me in the mall)… EXCEPT for the lethal recipe of dry from winter + dry from artificial heaters + in desperate need of a trim + subjected to a hair band + on a […]

Organic at your Doorstep

I love getting mail that’s not a traffic fine! Organic goods straight to my doorstep, even better! Thanks Faithful to Nature! What I got: Bee Natural Body Butter (Rose) Tea Tree Oil Hemp Powder Face Cream Probiotic Liquid Tissue Salts Fun in the Sun lotion with natural UV protection (ironic that the stuff we put […]

What’s New in my Toiletry Bag? And… Where to Buy Green Goods

Deliveeeeryyyy..                                     Out here in the KZN Midlands, we have our share of health shops, but it’s not always easy to find reasonably-priced green goods. I recently stumbled upon Faithful to Nature, an online organic shop (with free […]

Going Organic: Budget Tips for Pesticide-Free Plebs

Rich Moms, this post is not for you. Keep buying all organic, maybe it will make it cheaper for us one day for all your support.  The rest: Good News! (Rich Moms, hope you’re not still reading this….) – Like the Taylor Swift to the Miley Cyrus, so we have the Clean 15 to the […]

Going Organic: Shopping List

Buying organic is pricey, but the good news is that you can prioritize: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found that even after you wash certain fruits and vegetables, they still contain much higher levels of pesticide residue than others. Enter the “Dirty Dozen”: Must-buy organic foods: Apples Cherries Grapes Chillies Nectarines Peaches Pears Raspberries […]

Going Organic: The Debate

  Luscious as my lovely lettuce looks, the jury is still out when it comes to organic produce. Organic is Nutritious: Organic food is safe: pesticides are intended to kills other living organisms, do we really want them in our bodies? Pesticides and chemicals have also been linked to infertility problems in males and females. An organic […]

Going Organic: Is it only for rich moms and hippies?

Organic food is not always easy on the budget (unless you grow it yourself, see Herb Garden), so the savvy saver must ask: is the price worth the nice? What does organic even mean?  Organic foods are grown according to strict production guidelines: Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy is also free of hormones and […]

KISS: What’s in September?

Spring Has Sprung, so what’s in season? FRUIT Apples (Try: Apple Pie Cinnamon Shake) Avocados (Try: Green Cream Supreme) Bananas (Try: Caramelised Banana Pancake Shake) Cape gooseberries – watch this space! Coconuts – sorry, not a fan! Dates (Try: Date Shake Drug) Grapefruit (Try KISS: Gator Pear and Grapefruit Salad) Guavas Lemons (Try: Lemon Meringue Pie […]

What did I leave in my toiletry bag?

Oops, when I exposed my hippy-friendly toiletry bag, I left off my Ndlovu Artemesia Hand and Body Lotion.  So local, and so lekker. This product range was developed by  Inyanga (medicinal healer) Dr Elliot Ndlovu, who I have known of since I was a little tot, as his home village is right next to to nature reserve where I […]

Check those ingredients, Fatty!

With most of the recipes on this blog, I aim to use low (or natural) sugar, and whole unprocessed ingredients. For me, the reason is two-fold: 1. I love sweets and baked treats and I honestly think my life would be incomplete without them (bugger, sigh!) 2. My health, as well as living green and […]

What’s in my Toiletry Bag?

I’m sure it’s been a burning question on your mind since you first encountered this blog 😛 Herbalife Herbal Aloe Strengthening Shampoo and Herbalife Strengthening Conditioner (see more details about these products here). No parabens or sulphates! Bio Oil – did you know that it’s proudly South African! I have a naughty/disgusting secret – I’m […]

KISS: Gator Pear and Grapefruit Salad

Ingredients (makes 4 servings, simply scale down for your desired portion) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup good olive oil 4 ripe avocados 2 large red grapefruits Rocket/mint/coriander from your herb garden Why did the grapefruit blush? It saw […]