Guest Recipe: Coconut Fish Curry

Guest Recipe: Coconut Fish Curry

My fragrant coconut fish curry recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. If you’re looking for something quick and healthy that’s rich in flavour, creamy, and delicious – this is it. I’ve used easily accessible ingredients so there’s no need to spend hours hunting through shopping aisles. This nutritious dish can be prepared in less than 45 minutes. The subtle blend of exotic spices will tickle your taste buds with each mouthful. And the broccoli and carrots add a beautiful, vibrant colour to the mild yellow curry. Serves: 4 Cooking time:…

8 of the best gym equipment for training at home

8 of the best gym equipment for training at home

There’s really no excuse to skip training if you have your own home-gym. When its raining or you don’t feel like leaving home, here is some exercise equipment to help improve your fitness and overall health: Skipping Rope Boxers use skipping ropes as a cardio workout. While skipping, you burn a lot of calories, improve your cardiovascular system, and build muscle. Most sport shops stock skipping ropes. They’re relatively cheap and you can take them anywhere. Workout intensity depends on the weight of the rope, the heavier you go, the more…

Local hair products for naturals in South Africa

Local hair products for naturals in South Africa

Sitting in my lounge with a cup of green tea and my feet up – I’m transported back to the swanky beachfront restaurant in Clifton, where I’d met Catherine Williams. I remember her as strikingly beautiful and composed; waving hand gestures as she let us (bloggers) in on the hair products that she’s been developing. “My Natural Hair is the first retail range of its kind in South Africa,” she says… “As a connoisseur of every available product range for Afro, ethnic or curly hair; I couldn’t understand how there…

5 home workouts to boost your metabolism

5 home workouts to boost your metabolism

We all have those days where we don’t feel like leaving the house to go to gym and of course not many of us can’t afford the costly home gym equipment either. But since exercise is important, being inactive is not an option. So how can you work around your limitations and especially get to do exercises that are enjoyable? If the weather’s great, you can easily go for a walk around the neighbourhood, but if it’s not, you still work up a sweat using this metabolism boosting workouts:  Jogging…

3 lessons from wilderness camping at Cape Nature Reserve

3 lessons from wilderness camping at Cape Nature Reserve

Excited is an understatement. I couldn’t wait for this trip. When my cousins, Sebastian and Jane asked me to join them on a multi-day hike through Cape Nature Reserve, I didn’t think twice. I was all-in. And let me tell you, it was am-a-zing. I really just needed a getaway. I didn’t anticipate how physically demanding it would be though. Especially since we’d had to pass through several river rapids on lilos, rock jump, and carry hefty backpacks from sunrise to sunset – for four days. Every effort was worth…

WATCH: 3 ways to get natural volume in your hair

WATCH: 3 ways to get natural volume in your hair

Follow my blog with Bloglovin “How did you get you hair that thick?” “What’s your hair volume method?” “Which products are you using to get your hair this big?” The answer to all these questions are simple: Pick. Shake. Defuse. I love me some volume (in a high pitched American accent). I can’t imaging reverting to straighteners and relaxers after discovering all that I can do with my hair in it’s natural state. My hair is naturally thick; after washing, it rises like a home baked bread but when it’s…

2017 Natural Hair Growth Challenge

2017 Natural Hair Growth Challenge

My first ever hair growth challenge is here! I’m going to be using some strict hair care methods for 180 days, and I can’t wait to share my routine with you. It’s been a long road. I’d big-chopped in 2013. I experimented with tons of products, protective styles, low-manipulation hairstyles, and even DIY products, which have become my favourite. How I grew my hair to armpit length This will be the first time, throughout my natural hair journey, that I monitor my hair growth. Before I went natural, I was…

Dinner Ideas: Easy Kidney Bean Pasta

Dinner Ideas: Easy Kidney Bean Pasta

One thing that I miss about having supper at home-home (where my family live) is that we’d take turns to cook supper during the week. I was lucky to learn about mean planning and healthy eating well before moving out and have quite healthy eating habits, aside from my trips to Snoekies for Hake and Chips on weekends, and my sorbet binges while watching movies. The biggest struggle with maintaining a healthy diet is finding time to prepare not only nutritious, but equally tasty meals. This easy kidney bean pasta…

How to choose natural hair products that work for you

How to choose natural hair products that work for you

Finding the right natural hair products is a top priority of any natural. It can also be the most frustrating and expensive process, since there are so many options available on the market today. Here are some quick tips to choosing the right natural hair products, the first time: Know that expensive doesn’t always mean quality When I began my natural hair journey, I’d spent my first year just testing products. I bought every sulphate-free shampoo on the market, and experimented with several conditioners, hair butters, and gels. By the…

2016 SA blogger Awards| Vote for Be Whole!

2016 SA blogger Awards| Vote for Be Whole!

Our tribe now reaches over 10 600 people. (Screenshots and forwards to everyone who says people don’t read). This is the power of the digital age and I’m so grateful to be connecting with each of you on platforms from Facebook and Youtube, to WordPress, Twitter, and Instagram. +10k may not seem like much but there’s a hell of lot more people finding enthusiasm to work on themselves and this deserves celebration. I thoroughly enjoy engaging with you via emails and comments, and supporting your ventures when prompted. via GIPHY…