Category Archives: Currently Loving…

My March Favourites (2013)

Happy New Month :) I can’t believe it’s April already! 
I decided to keep this short and sweet, leaving the image below to do most of the talking :)

Green smoothies: http://www.adura-o.com/2013/03/green-smoothies-im-loving-em.html

Palm Oil Mask: http://www.adura-o.com/2013/03/palm-oil-face-mask.html 

Organic tampons: http://amzn.to/10sIYsM

I’ve used these for a while but finally got my hands on the ones with applicators (halleluyah!). And before you say anything about, “They’re probably expensive”, they’re not! We focus on what we eat and put on our bodies, how about what we leave in our bodies for hours on end? Using a sanitary pad/towel is obviously better (Read: Toxic Shock Syndrome) but, in my opinion, messier. So I’m embracing these chemical free tampons :)
Do they work: Yes they do!

Have you tried any of the above?

Have a wonderful April!

Currently Loving… Honey & Fullers Earth Mask


 


If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll already know about my love for Fuller’s Earth Powder and this video: Natural Face Mask (Fuller’s Earth)

I’d been meaning to try it out with honey as it is very moisturising and according to one of my favourite quotes, “Anything that’s good enough to be eaten is great for your skin” :)

I added a tablespoon to my usual mix (see video link above) and one thing to note is: although it dries like the original mix does, it doesn’t change in colour so don’t wait over 15 minutes for this as it will most likely never happen ;)

Once I rinsed it off, my skin already felt softer and after moisturising, I wanted to kiss my cheeks… unfortunately that’s not possible!

Please ignore the drunk look in the next picture – looks like I was mid-blink. Not too sure about the lips either… maybe I was actually trying to reach my cheek to kiss it? o_O

Pimple on my cheek aside, I think it’s ok to say I love my skin!

Update: Watch This (Fullers Earth + Palm Oil Mask):

Currently Loving…

Salmon!

It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, it’s high in protein and it’s yummy (if cooked well of course). I made pan fried salmon on Sunday (after a long day at Fitter London’s Running Workshop) and a pot of ‘Efo’ on Monday.

Efo: Spinach, Tomato Sauce, Egusi and Salmon

Pan-fried salmon and peppers

Yum!

I’ll be honest – an important reason I love salmon is it cooks in no time ;)

Currently Loving…

Hello!

I’m going to make this a regular occurence on my blog, and I intend to make this a video series. I would have started this week but I’m ill and sound like a man at the moment!

KALE


I’m ashamed to say this but, this time last year, I had no idea what kale was! Keris of Fitter London introduced me to kale and some other vegetables, this has helped add variety to my veggie based meals.

The only green, leafy veggies I was very familiar with were spinach and lettuce. And of course I loved my frozen mixed vegetables ;) And other ones in Nigeria including bitter leaf and those used in vegetable stews (I don’t know their names).  After this confession, I hope someone else out there can relate to this… or else I’m just special :/

Nutritional benefits of kale include:
  • One cup of kale = 36 calories + many benefits!
  • High Fibre content – aids digestion (prevents constipation) and curbs over-eating (like most leafy vegetables)
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help fight and combat cancer and quoting a website (www.healthdiaries.com) ” a healthy diet of kale also provides glucosinolates, which have been shown to prevent colon, breast, bladder, prostate, ovarian cancers, as well as gastric cancer. ”
  • Detoxification – Kale helps aid the body’s detoxifying process
  • Source of Vitamins A, C & K
I always try to spice up my veggies, so I added 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to a pan, stir fried the kale for a couple of minutes, added mushrooms and herbs, with a couple of pinches of salt. I allowed to cook for a furhter 3-4 minutes. Then added 1/3 of a cup of (home-made) chicken stock to add some more flavour – done! 

I’ve also pan fried prawns, then added the kale to the pan (the prawn stock adds the yummiest flavour) and squeezed half a lemon right at the end. Yum factor: Off the charts! Picture: It was too yummy, my camera was dead so… :p

As promised, here’s the link: 
http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/9-health-benefits-of-kale.html

Do you like kale? What leafy veggies are your faves?


Also, if there’s any other thing you’d like to see in my (soon-to-come)videos, please let me know.

Currently Loving…

Spinach Omelette

Nice way to include a portion of green veggies :)

My friend, Matt (of Fitter London) has mentioned them a few times so I decided to try this out a few weeks ago and … YUM! :)

Add as much spinach as you like as heat shrinks it up a little. –> Omelette recipe <-- (replaced mixed veg with spinach). For this I used: 2 organic eggs, 2 handfuls of spinach (this wasn't organic but I washed them in water & a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar), 1 tablespoon f coconut oil and a carrot (to garnish).

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Totally unrelated, from kitchen to umm, feminine needs? :p

Look out for a post on Natracare Tampons in the next few weeks, which I finally got today (thanks Keris!) after weeks of leaving it in my amazon shopping basket. Click on the image to read more.

They are organic & natural and chemical & additive free! 

Currently Loving…

Hi! I’m in America for my Christmas/New Year’s break and if I LOVE it here! Yes it’s great to be with family (of course) but I love the range of products and food here… I also love that everything’s a little cheaper here. Don’t get me started on the sales – because I won’t stop!

On to the reason for this post, I bought these and had to share:

  • Nature’s Gate Aloe Vera Velvet Moisture Liquid Soap:

    I usually mix my body wash (using Castille soap as a base) but once in a while I like to buy body washes so I was happy when I found this and at a discounted price (God bless America!)

    This liquid soap smells yummy and it left my skin feeling clean but not dry :) It’s sulphate and paraben free and I’ll be taking a couple back to London with me. I bought mine at Sprouts Farmer’s Market but it should be available at Whole Foods and Target. It can also be purchased from the Nature’s Gate website HERE.

  • Tazo Lemon Ginger iced tea

    This is a very refreshing drink and it was $1 for a bottle at Sprouts. I wish I could take some back to London with me but it’s in a glass bottle!

Hope you are enjoying the festive season and not over indulging ;) I worked out yesterday and that is so unlike me during the holidays! I’ll attempt another session tomorrow… fingers crossed.
Merry Christmas!!!

Photo Credit: Nature’s Gate and amazon