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Sunday 1 February 2015

Recipe: Berry Coconut Almond Protein Bars

Makes 12 Bars


- 1 cup Almond Butter
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1 cup Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1/2 cup Gluten Free Oats
- 1 tsp. Glucomannan Fiber
- 1/4 cup Dried Blueberries
- 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
- 1/3 cup Almonds, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup Flaked Unsweetened Coconut


1. Melt the honey and almond butter together in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

2. Add protein powder, oats and glucomannan fiber and mix well. Dough should be thick and sticky. If it is not, add water one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the appropriate consistency.

3. Mix in the dried blueberries and cranberries.

4. Press mixture into a parchment paper lined 9x7 baking pan.

5. In a small pan, lightly toast the sliced almonds and coconut. This will only take a few minutes over low heat, so keep an eye on it!

6. Top the dough mixture with the almonds and coconut, using your hands to press the mixtures together.

7. Cool in the refrigerator for one hour before cutting into bars.


Recipe: Mini Taco Cups


- 8-10 Tortillas (depending on how full you want the cups)
- 0.6 kg Ground Turkey
- 1 kg mince
- 1 tbsp Cumin
- 1 tbsp Taco Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 178 ml Salsa
- 1/2 cup Grated cheese
Optional: green onions, sour cream and guacamole for garnish


1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Cut tortillas to size if necessary (12.8cm - 15.24cm), and shape into a cup inside of a muffin tin.

3. Cook ground turkey on the stovetop, and add in the mince, cumin, taco seasoning and onion powder.

4. Spoon meat into the tortilla cups, and top with a generous spoonful of salsa and shredded cheese.

5. Bake for 10-13 minutes until cheese has melted and the tortillas are golden brown.

6. Enjoy with sour cream, guacamole and green onions if desired.


Recipe: Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken and Cashews

Serves 5


- 3 zucchinis, Spiralized
- 1 large carrot
- 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
- 1/4 cup cashews, chopped


- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. corn starch
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes


1. Use the Spiralizer to cut the zucchini into noodles (peeling the zucchini is optional).

2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil on medium heat, and lightly sauce the carrots and onions until translucent.

3. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 3 minutes.

4. Add the chicken, sauce and spinach and cook until the chicken is warm and the spinach is wilted.

5. Serve warm and top with chopped cashews.


DIY: Vintage Sheet Headboard

What to do:

This vintage headboard was made from 35cm square wall art pieces purchased from Cut It Out. You can either purchase it from Cut It Out or purchase any wooden square art pieces you desire.

Step 1: To make the headboard, lay out 15 of the squares in a 3×5 pattern, and use 63cm x  38cm strips of wood to attach them all together.

Step 2: Paint the headboard with one coat of primer and three coats of white enamel cabinet paint.

Step 3: Cut squares of white foam core to fit snugly inside of the openings in the back of the frames.

Step 4: The foam squares hold the sheet in place against the front of each frame opening without having to cut the sheet. Lay the sheet across the back of the headboard, pressed the foam squares into place, and neatly folded the excess sheet around the edges, securing the folds with a few staples into the wood strips.

Step 5: Hanging the headboard with a couple of eye hooks and heavy picture wire (like a large art piece) allows for an easy quick-change if you ever decide to use something else inside of the frames.

What you need:

1. wooden art piece frames
2. fabric of your choice
3. ruler
4. scissors / cutter
5. pencil
6. fabric glue
7. wood glue
8. eye hooks


DIY: Embellished Clothespins

What to do:
Step 1: Glue a strip of burlap to the clothespins.

Step 2: Cut and glue the fabric pieces into shapes and flowers.

Step 3: Glue the studs in the center of the shape and flowers.

Step 4: Glue each flower and shape in the center of the clothespin.

What you need:

1. Fabric
2. Burlap
3. Studs
4. Glue
5. Clothespins


DIY: Striped Wall

What to do:

Step 1: You can liven up your walls by keeping your original colour and just adding stripes to the wall. Choose two paint colours that compliments the current wall.

Step 2: On the main wall start by giving the wall a quick coat of primer.

Step 3: Draw your lines on the wall. Paint thin white lines on the pencil markings you made.

Step 4: Once the paint is dry, tape onto the white stripes using tape.

Step 5: Apply paint sealer around the edges of the tape, and wait 15 minutes for it to dry completely. It goes on milky white, but dries crystal clear, so it’s easy to see when you’re ready to paint.

Step 6: While the paint sealer dries, mix up your paint colours you are going to use.

Step 7: Start applying your colour in the different sections.

Step 8: Once the paint is dry, slowly peel of the tape.

What you need:

1. Your selection of paint
2. Paint brush
3. Paint sealer
4. Primer paint
5. Measuring Tape
6. Pencil