Author: Nadia

5 Ways to Make the Most of Meal Prep

I suck at meal prep. There I said it. I should clarify that I can meal prep like a pro when it comes to hubbies’ meals… But not my own. Instead of New Years Resolutions I’ve decided I’ll be setting intentions for 2020 (which for me seems a bit more realistic and also means I don’t feel like a loser by February when I have neatly slipped back into my familiar old habits. A few intentions for food in our house do include the following: Reduce food waste (this is a big deal for me as we still seem...

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3 Ways to Help Little Ones Deal with Daycare Separation Anxiety

About a year and a half ago I decided to take my 2-year-old daughter out of her little school down the road. I was working from home and we had taken a similar route with my son a few years prior and it seemed to work well. At the time when my son was her age, I was working in corporate for a Microsoft Dynamics Partner in Johannesburg and my working hours and my commute was prohibitive in doing anything else at the time. In the beginning all seemed fine My little girl seemed to settle in quite quickly...

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Getting Started with Young Living in South-Africa

I’ve been using essential oils for as long as I can remember. From high-school onwards I can recall using various scent oils, tea tree oil for all my crazy skin outbreaks… and pretty much everywhere in between. Then about five months ago I was sitting with a friend who complained about a headache and I kindly offered her the last headache tablet I could scratch out from the bottom of my handbag. She stared at it for a moment, thanked me and politely declined. She was digging around her backpack and presented a beautiful, tiny amber bottle with a...

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Chinese Chicken Sweetcorn Soup

Chinese Chicken Sweetcorn Soup Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar Ingredients 6 cups chicken broth (1.5 liters) ½ cup cooked chicken (shredded) (100g) 2 cups cooked corn kernels (300g) 1 tbsp Shao Hsing cooking wine Salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp cornstarch + 3 tbsp water 2 eggs (lightly beaten) 1 tsp sesame oil 1 green onion (thinly sliced) Instructions Place chicken broth in a large pot and bring it to a boil. Add shredded chicken meat and cooked corn kernels. Allow it to come back to a boil. Lower heat and let it...

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Purple Coneflower and other change of season flu remedies

My entire household is now riddled with the flu. It appeared quickly, out of the blue, along with another cold-front from the Cape. I should, by now, be able to predict the cold due to the fact that during the course of last weekend, I packed away most of my winter wardrobe and made an attempt at organising most of my “spring” outfits for work. The various members of my household react and have vastly different opinions as to what works when it comes to flu remedies. Hubby, who arrived home last night with a less then chirpy demeanour,...

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