Eat meatless

One great way of eating healthy on a budget is to have meatless meals. The idea is to load up on whole grains – fibre filled and alternate sources of protein. This post is not encouraging you to go vegan or vegetarian, just encouraging you to embrace eating less meat. Think of adding whole grains,…

Shop local, buy what’s in season

Buying locally available produce is one of my favourite things to do. It’s the pocket friendly way to do things. I typically wait for produce to be in season and then but then. Imported vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli are expensive, so why not wait till they’re in season? My favourite ‘always in season’ vegetable…

Try Prepping

After planning comes prepping. Meal prep doesn’t always have to involve fully cooked meals. Sometimes, simply getting some ingredients ready is all you. I almost always have chopped frozen fruits in my freezer. This makes smoothie making a breeze. So what do I freeze? Mostly pineapple, soursop, pawpaw and mango. I always look forward to…

Sisters 💕💕💕

Adetoun, Deke & Lola – Muyiwa & Ajuah’s Angels. We haven’t always gotten along but we are best of friends. Distance has come between us, but we have chosen to remain connected. Our bond is even stronger than it used to be, we have grown to love and accept each other. Adetoun and Deke, my…

Spending time with the ladies

In 2018, one of my goals was to spend more time with my friends. Our relationships had become more Whatsapp based, maybe the occasional phone call to some and that was it. I decided to change that and introduced the ‘Ladies Hangout’ – quarterly meetups where we were just us. No roles or responsibilities, just…

Childhood memories

My mum loved to bake and cook and she didn’t leave us on these. Once we were old enough to understand what was going on, we were in the kitchen with her. She had a few cook books, a treasure filled with some delightful recipes. I remember our cupcake 🧁 baking days, always a delight…

Pillars of Wellness

Last Friday, I had the privilege of hosting an instagram live session on the Eko Wellness platform. I am a member of Eko Wellness, a group of wellpreneurs who have come together to make a difference. The session was about cancer and the guest was Dr. Patrick Ijewere of Carib Health. This post is about…

How much do you love yourself?

How much do you love yourself? Do you know what it really and truly means to love yourself? Do you have what it takes to love yourself? Can you take on self love? Are you ready to love yourself? We are all able to love ourselves. Restrictions have however been placed on us by our…

A heart of gratitude

We have a family tradition of going to my grandmothers’ on Good Friday. We all gather to celebrate what Christ did for us so many years ago. We give thanks for He paid the ultimate sacrifice. “Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” ‭‭ – 2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:15‬ ESV Each year, we are able to look…

Consistency

Consistency is one of my watchwords for 2018. Yes, I know it’s been on the list in the last few years, but it’s going to keep being there. The why is simple – to excel at anything, consistency is key. Yes, we all know this, but do we really apply this? If only we choose…

Mindful Cooking, Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is defined as the state of being conscious or aware of something (Oxford Dictionary). When I cook, I think of all the ingredients/condiments going into the dish being prepared – are they healthy, fresh, do I know what they are made of? I think about the outcome/long-term effect of what I am cooking – will…

Food Love

I was raised by foodies who not only love the taste of food, but also love cooking.