Barra de pan with mini burgers on a bed of baby spinach {Recipe}

As a flexitarian, I have my share of red meat about once a week. It also helps as I have a deficiency in vitamin B12 and the best source is red meat. Often, I would combine it with plant-based sources such as spinach and avocado. And that’s exactly what I do in this recipe. Life in Spain and barra de pan In Spain, the barra de pan is a common

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That time I was detained at the airport in Cape Town, South Africa

My priority during my nomadic journey? Making sure I do not do anything to be deported, arrested or anything illegal. That is so important especially if one wants to keep moving from one country to the next, whether it is for work or tourism-related purposes. It is safe to say that I have all my ducks in a row when it comes to boarding a plane. Or so I think I

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Nomadism as a way to travel and explore the world

There are different ways to travel as there are different ways to explore the world. The transportation methods are numerous – bus, train, plane, ferry, bike, on foot. Nowadays, with technology, we can travel from the comfort of our own couch. Switch on the TV for a travel documentary, or put on a virtual reality headset and feel you are in the tropics. We can explore the world through our

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A no-cook meal (perfect for a TV platter)

 We all deserve a break from cooking. Being nomads mean we are either planning for the next move, moving, packing or unpacking. And cooking, while some of us may enjoy it, can be the last thing on our minds.  Because we probably want a day to chill.  And those days include staying in. Ah, the sheer joy that accompanies knowing we don’t have to be anywhere, no site to see,

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The number one advice I follow against anxiety (on days where I’m fine)

I like to believe that I’m a perfectly healthy and balanced individual. Of course, we will never know. I mean, what is ‘normal’? What is ‘balanced’? In a world with people having different personalities, quirks and character traits, how are we to measure that? Anyway, I have a confession. For those of you who met me and know me personally, you would know that I have a history of anxiety

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Purpose and meaning in life and the work we do

You know that question we all seem to get asked when we are little. “So, what would you like to be when you grow up?” I wanted to be three things when I grow up. (As one does). I wanted to be a Princess. Because they seemed to have a lifestyle that I would love. Having tea in the palace gardens, with a lady-in-waiting, wearing a beautiful gown and glass

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Cabbage Bowls with the filling of your choice

Do you love eating vegetables? More specifically salad leaves, leafy greens? My take on leafy greens Don’t give me leafy greens just like that. I don’t enjoy eating them. Unless they are exquisite and fascinating when you take a forkful, the taste sends you to the Mediterranean or off to an idyllic trip. Yes, my food needs to speak to me, transport me, lift me to greater heights beyond imagination.

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Are we women harnessing the full power of who we are? (this relates to our cycle)

(My dear women readers, this one is for you. Men, perhaps a post you could recommend to the women in your life?) Have you ever had something amazing happen to you and you couldn’t wait to tell this to your best friend? I feel like this today – I’ve been longing to share this with you. Harnessing our full power as women We as women are complex creatures. We have

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Roast Chicken Wings and Fennel with Shiraz Salt

When it starts getting cold, the wonderful thing to look forward to in that season is oven-roasted meals. Nothing better than to keep us warm as well as give us the satisfaction of a delicious home-cooked dinner. I particularly enjoyed making roast chicken wings with fennel one autumn evening. Fennel grows well in South Africa’s climate and I bought it when it was in season. I love buying seasonal produce for

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Slow-travel: paving the way to mindfulness

The first time I heard the word “mindful”, it didn’t go down well with me. It actually irked me because here I was, being told off for being inconsiderate because I was 20 seconds late to my desk after my tea break. Granted, I should not have been late. In my defense, it was a lovely cup of Rooibos. “Please be mindful next time”. I loathed that word for a long time

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