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Food, Instant Pot

Instant Pot Meal: Quick Chicken and Potatoes

Okay, guys, so I am NOT a food blogger. I don’t know how to take great food pictures or how to do food styling. So a lot of these photos are just me trying to show you what the steps should look like when you’re using your Instant Pot. Also, I am not going to do a whole write up of how this recipe hearkens back to my childhood or some or other waffle to set the scene. These recipes I’m going to be sharing are the things that I’ve tried and tested and make for my  ...

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Food, Instant Pot

How the Instant Pot changed my life!

Is that headline dramatic? Yes. Is it true though? Guys, let me just explain this thing to you and just how much I love my Instant Pot. Here’s the thing about me, I am a lazy cook. I don’t like standing in front of a stove, making sure that the food doesn’t burn with a toddler crying and pulling on my leg and my son catching on God knows what nonsense while I don’t have an eye on him. It was stressful.  I had heard of the Instant Pot from many American food  ...

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Food

Basbousa: A soft semolina cake that will give you life

Hello and salaams my lovelies. We are 5 days into Ramadan and it’s been going okay. The fasting and all that is not a big deal, but my number one struggle is keeping my anger and irritation in check. Especially with the kids. But as fate would have it I wasn’t able to fast the first few days but I started yesterday. We also had iftar, or boeka as some of us Capetonians call it, at my mom’s house. So I decided to make an Arab dessert called basbousa to take with to send to  ...

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Food, Toddler Snacks

Healthy lunch and snack options for your kids

Being home with the kids is hectic, between homeschooling, freelancing, blogging and trying to keep the kids from murdering each other, I try to keep lunch and snacks low-key. I cannot take the thought of cooking two meals a day so supper it is. Look, it’s a balancing act most days. Some days they have WAY too much sugar. Do these days happen to be the ones where I am exhausted and probably on deadline? Maybe. But I can’t feel guilty about it because I legit don’t have the  ...

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