Col’Cacchio, Monte Casino, Johannesburg

For those of you that haven’t worked it out yet, I am a bit of a creature of habit.  If I like stuff, I go back.  Repeatedly. Col’Cacchio is one of my return places.  Next year however it’s going to be at the beginning of the trip, and not the day I am flying home!…

Nice on 4th, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

“Nice” just is the wrong name for this bakery/bookshop.  It should be called “Amazing” or “Divine” or “Heavenly”.  “Nice” is thoroughly inadequate! I always approach bakeries and cake shops with a bit of a sinking heart.  I know I am going to be disappointed.  I know that the lovely looking gluten free cake will have…

New Year, New Start… again!

NB: This is a rambley post, mostly so I remember what I have done!! After an excessive amount of food and alcohol over November and December, I have decided to bite the bullet and join Slimming World Online, again. Why was it 2 months of over-indulgence and not just the regular 1 month?!  Well, there…

Greek Quinoa

Have you tried Quinoa yet?  If not, you really should! Quinoa is a gluten free “ancient grain”.  It is a really good source of protein, fiber and iron.  It has a bunch of essential amino acids, which are great for weight loss.  It’s also super trendy at the moment for some reason. I am not…

Strange Omelette

Have you ever read Whoopi Goldberg’s book, “Book“?   It’s an autobiography, but written in the funniest way possible.  It’s in my top 3 books of all time, which for those of you who know me, is an indication of how good it is!  I have read far too many books, if there is such a…

Typing & Eating

Because that’s what you do when you have one of the best lunches you’ve ever had from a “sandwich bar” type place! Thank you to Pret to Go from your very new but very happy customer!! This morning was not a good morning for me on the getting ready front.  In fact, it’s a miracle…

Kicking Healthy

I went to see a nutritionist the other day as part of my ongoing treatment for my stomach issues.  Where I have been so ill for the last few months, I am missing out on valuable nutrients or something.  There was a big explanation from my doctor about it.  I switched off after a while….

Posh Burgers

You know how I wrote a love note to Claw the other day, and said how I don’t like going out on Thursday nights?  Yeah, well, Saturday nights are the same.  I generally am shattered from Friday’s activities, and sorting myself out for the week ahead. (Writing this blog is actually highlighting that I need…

Spaghetti Squash, Part 2

Yes… this is going to turn into a 4 part series!  I can only eat half a squash in one dinner! So, last night I had half a spaghetti squash to play with, and didn’t want to do the same recipe again.  That would be boring and I am not boring – in the kitchen anyway!…