About Me


I’m an advent fan of food, fitness and nutrition, living in Mpumalanga South Africa.

I enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes a good exercise regime, good healthy foods and plenty of zzzzz’s

I’m currently furthering my studies in the fitness industry and enjoy every single moment of the science behind the human body.

If you have ever been on a diet you will know that healthy food can be boring at times, well I’m here to show you that it shouldn’t be! My food adventures has taught me a thing or two and I would love to share this information with you. I’ve been experimenting with Low GI, Low Carb, LCHF and everything in between.

This blog is all about learning new techniques, trying new ingredients and new ways to serve up classic dishes in a healthier way, with a little indulgence from time to time, after all we are human! ย Enjoy this journey with me and don’t be shy! leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!


34 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my little blog. I just thought I would let you know that my blog has moved and is now bighungrygnomes.co.uk. Unfortunately, if you want to remain subscribed to my blog, you will have re-subscribe to this new address. I realise this is a little bit of a nuisance but I would really appreciate your continuing support and interest in my blog


  2. I am honoured to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Please pick up your award at http://travelswithtoby.wordpress.com/. Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. I am very aware that some people do not wish to participate in Awards, and I completely respect thatโ€ฆ no strings! But in any case, Congratulations, you have a Lovely Blog!


  3. I look forward to getting some inspiration from you to keep up my local eating challenge. Keep the recipes coming!


    1. Yeah! My mom decided to join me in this local eating adventure and she lost 5 pounds in a week. Mostly because our diet is 60 or 70 percent vegetables now. No more processed foods. Yay!


  4. Thank you for liking my post. I was born in Durban and lived in Cape Town as child. I am catering at my wedding in England. I would like to include a South African dish or two as part of the buffet/ bbq type meal… Any ideas what I could do… Like the blog…


  5. it’s just great to have you blogging with such a good approach… can’t wait to go through your recipes…
    by the way, next to food, I think it is also important to make peace with oneself… ๐Ÿ™‚

    take care,


  6. Goodness! I just discovered this site by chance. I love your stories. I love food and love cooking it. I love cooking sites, studying recipes, cooking stles, techniques, from Indian, asian, italian, from mexican to french. I cook anything. My love for good food versus the battle of the bulge is my challenge too.

    But your site is so homely and all about family, your stories are warm and wonderful. Good old fashion healthy cooking. Honestly, your site, and writing style reminds me of Nigella Lawson and her website.

    Love your spice pot. I have two, one for all my whole spices, and one for all my ground spices.

    I am your latest fan ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thank you! I’m sooo glad you enjoy my blog. I love Nigella and I love my spices so we have a lot in common! I was thinking about getting a second pot just the other day for all the whole spices, sometimes I think I’m addicted to spices I’m past the stage where I use it for only flavour ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Hey there, Sunshine. Iโ€™m sure you get this all the timeโ€ฆI nominated you for The Sunshine Award. Congrats! Youโ€™ve brought the sunshine in with you! Your friend, Lweendo @luckyluwi


  8. As a foodie myself, I have been struggling to come to term with my love of food and the battle of the bulge, but at 50+ have decided that enough is enough, I can eat healthy and the foods I like, and I will.

    I’m a fan of Jamie Oliver too, and have a number of his books…

    Love your blog!


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