Showing posts from September, 2016

Food For Thought: Cauliflower And Chickpea Coconut Curry

Since giving up meat, I'm absolutely loving cooking. Don't get me wrong, I liked cooking before deciding to change my lifestyle but now, you literally can't keep me out of the kitchen. At every chance, I'm thinking about and planning and preparing my next culinary creation. I'm buying ingredients that I've never bought before; I'm being inspired by vegetables I didn't think I liked that much (I'm looking at you, cauliflower) and I'm even beginning to convince my family that meatless meals don't have to be boring. 
I went out for lunch recently with a friend and after looking at the menu for all of 30 seconds, I'd already chosen what I wanted to eat (a first for me - when it comes to food, I usually want everything and have to make an on-the-spot decision when the server comes over). Immediately, my eyes were drawn to a coconut and butternut squash curry, something I've never eaten before in my life. I honestly don't know what ma…

Hair Rehab: Vatika Naturals Wild Cactus Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”  ― Coco Chanel
Over the years, I've become very attached to my hair. I invest so much time and effort into it that I treat it as I would a small child. I've grown it, I care for it, I love it and we will live happily together as one.

Although I love having long hair, keeping it in tip top condition can be quite a chore. The responsibility is tremendous but it's one thing in life that is 100% reliable. Wash it vigorously and it will break. Wash it too often and it will lose its natural oils. Wash it with the wrong products and it won't get the nourishment it needs...

But treat it right and it will shine like a star.
Yes, I may often hate the thought of having to spend an hour just washing, conditioning and drying my hair (forget about styling!) but the fact that I'm left with soft, shiny, gorgeous smelling hair that I can swish around makes it all worth while (I know you all do it too).

On top of my normal hair …

Things To Do In Ibiza When You're Not A Hardcore Raver

Ibiza has never been somewhere that I've ever wanted to visit. Renowned for its 'party isle' status, full of banging clubs, house music, underground DJs, music worshippers, recreational drug users and €9 bottled water, it's never really taken my fancy.

Don't get me wrong, I love the odd raving night out but I'm fast approaching the wrong side of my 20s and quite frankly, I'd much rather spend my evenings eating good food and drinking good wine and not battling my way through a club packed with sweaty teenagers. So, when my close friends asked me to join their wedding party in Ibiza this summer, I was expecting a week of loud  monotonous music, extortionate ticket prices, lairy drunks, bad behaviour and no sleep. A week that isn't really my scene but knowing I was going to be part of a beautiful wedding and see two souls come together made the thought of Ibiza bearable.

But I was wrong. Yes, it was full of banging clubs, house music, underground DJs, mu…