Nutriday Launch

I am a big fan of yogurt – my breakfasts during the week alternates between oats or a bowl of plain yogurt with some fresh fruit. Yogurt is great for maintaining gut health and a great source of calcium and protein. I had the pleasure of attending the media launch of the revamped Nutriday #SnackSmart…

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Restaurant Week 2015: Pigalle, Melrose Arch

What a fantastic start to Restaurant Week 2015 at Pigalle! Restaurant Week, South Africa is a week where restaurants across all the major cities : Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Winelands showcase a set menu at a reduced price (this year- R95pp for a 2 course lunch or R175 pp for a 3 course dinner, add R50 pp if they…

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Ceremony of Light and Peace, Nan Hua Temple

We spent a beautiful day at Nan Hua Temple’s annual Ceremony of Light and Peace today. This magnificent buddhist temple and village is about 100 km from Johannesburg in Bronkhorstspruit. The rich colours and architecture of the buildings, the calming peacefulness and smell of incense were a welcome change for our city-dulled senses. The ceremony…

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#TheSoberVegetarian: Week 1

Purtassi is the Hindu fasting month that began on 17 September. During this month we usually give up meat and alcohol as an act of self discipline and to purify the mind and body – hence I am #TheSoberVegetarian. This year, we have decided to also give up junk food (pizza, pies, chips etc), desserts,…

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Hello Recommends Dinner: il Giardino, Milpark

Hello Joburg Magazine has a really nifty mobile GoHello app – it’s a great source of information on restaurants, shopping and accommodation in your area, it even has info on the latest concerts, comedy shows and festivals that are happening in and around Joburg. What I love about this app is that you can post…

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Wine Wednesday: Chocolate Shiraz, Diemersfontein

Friends brought this over recently for a get-together at our place and I fell in love with its smooth finish and notes of dark chocolate and mulberry. It can be enjoyed perfectly by itself or with a nice lamb dish like these sticky asian lamb ribs we made!     I looked online and it…

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Doppio Zero Rainforest Alliance Blend Coffee

Doppio Zero, in association with Urban Grind, has launched a new limited edition Rainforest Alliance Blend coffee and I was given the opportunity to try it out! Now, I am no coffee expert but I appreciate a good cup of coffee! I attended a demonstration by a top barista recently and admired the science and…

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Restaurant Review: Escondido Tapas, Illovo

I have been wanting to come here for the longest time and finally made a booking this past Saturday evening for a family birthday celebration. We really enjoyed the tapas experience, it is a great way to enjoy many dishes and each of the dishes we had at Escondido was superb! The atmosphere is warm…

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Fourways Farmer’s Market

I was in foodie heaven this morning at the Fourway’s Farmers Market! The market is located opposite Montecasino, and open every Sunday from 10am. There is a covered walkway as you browse the stalls and every type of cuisine you can imagine: Indian, Spanish, Greek, Asian…. and oh! the cakes and desserts! There are also…

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Restaurant Review: Plaka, Bedfordview

We were treated to a smorgasbord of delicious Greek food at our recent Zomato Meetup at Plaka! Let me just say, I love Greek food – when I visited Greece last year my tummy was in heaven! It was an incredible gastronomical experience- from rich Greek yogurt with honey to souvlakis in pita to desserts…

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