What’s Cooking: Spice Up Your Rice

With all the doom and gloom out there one needs a little joy as we take things day by day in isolation. This recipe is full of flavour and will brighten things up for you, a dish that will please both vegetarians and meat-eaters. As much as I enjoy steamed rice I have had enough…

The Battle for a New Normal

Since November I have been watching the news of the coronavirus and how it spread so fast to present day. The whole world is shook, lockdowns have been enforced and all activities, work, travel plans have been abandoned until it is deemed safe again. The world is currently going through the most devastating pandemic of…

A Quick Pot of Tea at Dacapo

Eastpark Mall are really changing the game when it comes to the type of variety of shops and layout of their space. The mall has been given a fresh cool outcome that makes you want to go there and chill. Dacapo which opened in December last year is one of these offerings, a coffee and…

Happy Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s day. This year’s theme is Each for Equal and every one of us can help create an equal world. So, this is to all the women who try their hardest to have better than what they had yesterday, who spend hours working hard making sure all unnoticed stuff is done; who listen…

Shoprite’s Italian Masterclass

It was just wonderful to get invited to one of Shoprite’s themed events held every couple of months just to take my mind off the crazy happenings in the country at the moment. They held an Italian cooking masterclass which was messy but so much fun. These events are held to highlight the products that…

Food: Making a Simple Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree) term derived from the French is a display or arrangement of cold meats, cheese, fruit and nuts on a chopping board or a platter of some sort. This is my idea of a fabulous lazy lunch because some of the best things about this board is no cooking required, not much washing…

Mental Health: Free Your Mind

Mental health is something that is crucial to happiness and well being. I firmly believe we all need to nurture our precious minds because we are more than our thoughts. The biggest problem is that it is always swept under the carpet and there seems to be a lack of understanding with a quick dismissal…

The Reality of Life Without Electricity

The term “load shedding” in Zambia is what “Brexit” is to the UK and one word sums it all up, disruptive. In the past the country experienced power cuts every now and then but nothing compares to the daily power cuts which have become the norm. The government attributes the electricity issue to a lack…

Dip this Way

As I am still dealing with the indulgence of the festive period got in the spirit of Veganuary so I’m dipping it. That said, there are many variations of hummus around but this is one that I keep making over and over because it is economical, easy to make, has no season and doesn’t get…

What’s in My Bag: Mini Edition

Every time I carry a small bag the number one question asked is how much can actually be carried in it. My answer is just essentials that I need. The problem is the bigger the bag the more stuff you tend to carry but with a smaller bag you have to prioritise what to carry…