Monthly Archives

January 2015

Game Changers

One to watch: Unearthed

By Melissa Baird Fracking has been most recently banned in New York state in the USA as more and more cases of contaminated ground water as a result of fracking are brought into the public domain. South Africa however has…

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Adventure

Footsteps in the sand

By Melissa Baird Taking a leisurely hike along the bays that make up the route of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve’s Five Bay Trail is like sipping a rich, salty tonic that rejuvenates the soul and inspires imagination. After…

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Wellness

Natural shampoo to make your hair shine

By: Jess Handley When seeing advertisements on TV for various shampoos and their specific benefits for “dry, tired hair” or “weak hair that breaks easily,” it becomes quite taxing to suppress an eyeball-roll or a snigger at the ridiculous claims…

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Design & Innovations

Funky furniture

By Jess Handley The ocean is an abundance of natural wonders: coral that one could liken to diamonds (they are so hard), volcanic rock activity rumbling deep beneath the water, a kaleidoscope of fascinating marine life, and of course the…

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Recipes

Tasty turmeric tea

By Jess Handley Last year we uploaded a recipe for a delicious turmeric smoothie, but if this summer has meant the overdoing of smoothies of all kinds, why not try this recipe for sweet turmeric tea? When brewed, this tea…

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Recipes

Get it all this morning (vegan style)

By:  Jess Handley When someone who is promoting or talking about breakfast and uses the phrase “it is the most important meal of the day” as a selling point, this phrase alone is enough to make anyone switch off, and…

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Wonder

Moments of Wonder

Take a look at this wonderful short film ‘How Whales Change Climate’ from Sustainable Human.https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154863073545648&set=vb.21019330647&type=2&theater The love that animals share for each other know no boundaries; watch this inspiring clip that will reassure you that humans should share love in…

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Recipes

Souping it up

By Jess Handley For a healthy meal that is quick and easy to make, take a look at this step-by-step video to make your own Jerusalem artichoke soup, courtesy of Graze Cafe and Green Renaissance Graze Slow Food Cafe is…

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Recipes

Summer smoothies

By Melissa Baird Summer time, long hot days and what better way to begin a beautiful summer’s day than with a delicious, healthy smoothy that will nourish and energise you. Here are three amazingly simple recipes that you will love…

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Recipes

Sticky vegan sensation

By Jess Handley They say the best things in life are either illegal, immoral, or fattening; so when one is able to bypass those categories through something they enjoy, it is always a pleasant surprise. For example, something such as…

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Recipes

Festive Fondue

By Melissa Baird Here is a yummy fondue recipe we found that was created to pair with a delicious Viognier. The biggest trick to making it is mastering that cheesy-gooey texture that is just right for dipping. You want more…

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Recipes

Delicious homemade bread recipe

  By Alexander’s kitchen, and a gift recipe to Life in Balance There is nothing better than homemade bread, and this way you get to know exactly what flour you are using and can avoid any surprises that are disguised…

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