Oats and coconut cookies

I’ve been craving something real sweet but still high fibre, something I would feel guilty about but not too guilty, so oats and coconut cookies it had to be!!

    You’ll need:

2 bowls (one larger than the other)

2 cups of Oats, Coconut, brown sugar and Flour

1 cup butter

2 large eggs

1 tspn of Vanilla essence

1 tspn of baking powder

A whisk

A mixing spatula

1 spoon

Parchment paper or foil

    Instructions:

1) Shift your dry ingredients together in the smaller bowl, only add 1 cup of sugar

2) Warm up 1 cup of butter

3) Cream together the remaining sugar and butter, until light and fluffy

4) Add your eggs one at a time

5) Add your essence 1 tspn at a time

6) Preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius

7) Then slowly add in the dry ingredients and stir

8) Line your baking tray

9) Scoop out your cookie batter

10) Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown…

    Chocolate Filling
    You’ll Need:

100g of butter
90g of dark chocolate
2 tblsp of coco powder
1 tblsp of brown sugar
A pot with boiling water
A glass or enamel dish

Place the dish over boiling water, add everything and stir till melted

Use this to glue cookies together

Shift in all your dry ingredients

Shift in all your dry ingredients

add one cup of the sugar to the dry ingredients

add one cup of the sugar to the dry ingredients

Measure out your butter ( I used margarine)

Measure out your butter ( I used margarine)

cream the sugar and margarine till light and creamy

cream the sugar and margarine till light and creamy

Add in your eggs, one at a time

Add in your eggs, one at a time

Add in your vanilla one tspn at a time

Add in your vanilla one tspn at a time

fold in the dry ingredients into the wet very slowly

fold in the dry ingredients into the wet very slowly

your cookie dough should look a lil like this

your cookie dough should look a lil like this

line your baking tray

line your baking tray

Place in the oven till golden brown or for 15 minutes

Place in the oven till golden brown or for 15 minutes

chop up your 90g dark chocolate

chop up your 90g dark chocolate

place the dish above your boiling water and stir till melted

place the dish above your boiling water and stir till melted

Brush the chocolate onto one cookie, then paste the second one onto the first

Brush the chocolate onto one cookie, then paste the second one onto the first

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Cleansing mud mask for Natural Hair

Cleansing mud??? Yeah you read that right, well my mud of choice has to be the amazing Bentonite Clay.

Well here’s the 101. Bentonite clay is the natural result of aged volcanic ash and water. Bentonite clay is one of the most powerful and healing clays, it can be used internally to alkalize and pull toxins cleanly from the body, it can also be used externally to cleanse hair and pull toxins from the skin, this clay has an alkaline ph and a high negative ionic charge which holds

Bentonite clay should be grey/cream in colour and nothing near white, it should turn green when mixed with clear liquids. Bentonite clay is odourless and should never be stored or mixed with metals, as this will lessen the positive toxin pulling effects of the clay

Why use it on your hair?? Well simply this clay will pull all the toxins/build up from your hair and leave your hair clean and conditioned thus increasing the hairs ability to absorb and keep moisture. Moisture = stronger and healthier hair

You’ll need:

1 part clay, 1 part apple cider vinegar (ACV) and/or 1 part aloe vera juice/water and 2 tablespoons of any carrier oil

Preparation: prep your area by placing old newspapers on the floor and wearing an old or freebie tee

Directions:

    1. Add everything together in a plastic or wooden dish

    2. Mix everything together, it doesn’t always turn out smooth for me. Be sure to use non-metal utensils

    3. Part the hair into 4-6 sections depending on how long your hair is

    4. Apply as you would a relaxer, start from the roots working it down to your ends. Apply on damp hair to make the application process easier

    5. Be sure to massage the scalp.

    6. Once all the sections are done spray your hair and apply a shower cap or a plastic bag especially if you plan on leaving it on your hair for longer than an hour, remember this is a clay nd it’s meant to be kept moist or it will harden

    7. Leave it on for 30-60 minutes. Also be careful if left on for too long it can dry hair

    8. Rinse with lukewarm water and conditioner

    9. You can deep condition after or apply your everyday sealing/moisturising/styling products

    If you try this please let me know how it works out for you! As always peace, love and prosperity

    1 part Bentonite clay. for my lenght I used a quarter of a cup

    1 part Bentonite clay. for my lenght I used a quarter of a cup

    1 part ACV

    1 part ACV

    Stir together

    Stir together

    Add in the aloe/water and continue stirring

    Add in the aloe/water and continue stirring

    Add in your oil, I used coconut oil and palm oil

    Add in your oil, I used coconut oil and palm oil

    Pick a section and mist it with water, I used my hair tea spritz

    Pick a section and mist it with water, I used my hair tea spritz

    Massage your scalp with the clay

    Massage your scalp with the clay

    Apply the mask to your hair, working from roots to ends

    Apply the mask to your hair, working from roots to ends

    Put on your shower cap/plastic bag... I had to use a plastic bag because my shower cap has a hole :(

    Put on your shower cap/plastic bag… I had to use a plastic bag because my shower cap has a hole 😦

    My hair is on the dry side because I fell asleep, but it's clean none the less

    My hair is on the dry side because I fell asleep, but it’s clean none the less

    Three strand twisting my hair for the week

    Three strand twisting my hair for the week

Zesty Barley Risotto

One fateful Saturday morning I jumped over the fence to go visit my best friend I found her by the pool, enjoying something I had never had, I tried it and fell in love!! Ever since that day I’ve tried every new dish I come across to try and pin point what I had that Saturday. Why didn’t you just ask your friend you? You might be asking, well I did many times to no avail

Well fast forward 16 years to now, I finally figured it out, that chewy dish was nothing more than plain ol’barley. It’s amazing how something so inexpensive can be so darn good, I’ve cooked this ingredient many ways over the past two months and my favourite to date would have to be a recipe I came across on the internet, well I changed it up a bit, and I have to say this is one of the best dishes I’ve cooked thus far….

You’ll need:

2 tbsp of Olive oil
1.5 medium brown onion
10g. of button mushrooms
2 cups frozen corn (not thawed)
1 dried red chilli
Nutmeg
Ginger
Salt to season
2 cups/cubes Vegetable stock
3 cups water (5 cups if using cubes)
A ladle
2 pots

Directions:

Bring stock and water to a boil in one of the pots, turn the heat down to a light simmer and cover the pot

Chop your onions. Add chopped onions, chilli and 1 tbsp. of oil to your pot.

Once the onions are translucent, add in your mushrooms and grate in some nutmeg and ginger, stir frequently. Once the mushrooms are tender and cooked, transfer everything to a separate bowl and set aside.

Add another tablespoon of Olive oil and heat, then add in the barley and stir frequently for 7-10 minutes (this will fill your house with a nutty aroma) add the onions and mushrooms back in the pot.

Immediately add in your dry white wine (I used chardonnay) stir occasionally once your wine is evaporated add in the stock and water, one ladle at a time.

Stir frequently, once the liquid is absorbed add more liquid, keep repeating this step.

After 30 minutes taste the barley it should be tender but still chewy (I cooked mine for about 45 minutes). Once cooked remove from heat, add in your orange zest and enjoy

Enjoy this healthy risotto as many times as you please. As always peace love and prosperity xoxo

Bring stock and water to a boil in one of the pots

Bring stock and water to a boil in one of the pots

Chop your onions

Chop your onions

Add chopped onions, chilli and 1 tbsp. of oil to your pot.

Add chopped onions, chilli and 1 tbsp. of oil to your pot.

Once the onions are translucent, add your mushrooms and grate in some nutmeg and ginger

Once the onions are translucent, add your mushrooms and grate in some nutmeg and ginger

Once the mushrooms are tender and cooked, transfer everything to a separate bowl and set aside.

Once the mushrooms are tender and cooked, transfer everything to a separate bowl and set aside.

Add another tablespoon of Olive oil and heat, then add in the barley

Add another tablespoon of Olive oil and heat, then add in the barley

After 7-10 minutes add back the onions and mushrooms

After 7-10 minutes add back the onions and mushrooms

Add in your corn then your wine stir frequently till your wine is evaporated

Add in your corn then your wine stir frequently till your wine is evaporated

Add in the stock and water, one ladle at a time, repeat once the stock gets evaporated

Add in the stock and water, one ladle at a time, repeat once the stock gets evaporated

After 30 minutes taste the barley it should be tender but still chewy

After 30 minutes taste the barley it should be tender but still chewy