3 quick and healthy snacks 

So basically majority of us make a “I’m gonna be healthy / get fit ” resolution at the beginning of each year , but begin to struggle a week in and resort back to old habits. 

Well for those of you who are still going strong on that resolution or those who would like to get back on track , then these snacks are perfect to curb those cravings ! 

1. Kale chips 


Now I know it’s not your typical lunch break potato chips but I mean these come in a close second!

Make them : 

-Preheat your over to 140 C 

  • Cut the leaves off the stem and into smaller pieces.
  • Lay them down on a tray ,careful not to overlap! 
  • Melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil and massage into the kale.
  • Sprinkle with salt and put them inside your preheated oven.

Leave them in for 15 mins or until they start turning brown round the edges and they’re done ! 

2. Smoked Paprika Hummus


Delicious with a side of crackers or some pita chips ! 

Make them :

  • Strain and rinse 1 can of chickpeas.

In a food processor add : 

  • The chickpeas 
  • 1tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1tsp salt 
  • 3 tblsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin 
  • Squeeze of lemon juice 
  • 1 clove of finely minced garlic 

Grind until smooth and you’re good to go ! 

(Once made store in an airtight container in the fridge and it can last up to a week) 

3. Spiced Granola 


Granola and yoghurt parfaits, granola cereal or basically a sprinkle of granola on top of anything makes a perfect snack ! 

Make it :

– preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius 

  • 1/4 cup of honey 
  • 1/8 of a cup or 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 

Melt these two together on a low heat and pour into the following mixture :

  • 1 cup of oats 
  • 1/2 cup of almonds 
  • 1/2 cup of pecans
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger 

Bake in the oven for 15 mins and mix in 1/4 cup of coconut flakes and bake for 5 more minutes! 

Store in an airtight container and it will last more than a week ! 

Tips:

Honey can easily be replaced by maple syrup ! 

The add ons in the granola can be left up to preference! 

Kale chips can be flavored with any spice ! 

I hope you enjoy these snacks as much as I do ! 

All the love 

-Z 

Happy New Year ! 


Now before you think this is just another post full of New Years resolutions that I probably won’t end up keeping – it’s not. 

Instead it’s a little catch up with a 2016 overview and high hopes for 2017 . 

Now let’s be honest , 2016 wasn’t particularly the greatest year for a lot of people (myself included) but it did also have its ups ! 

I completed my final year in school  which was stressful but also quite a relief. It also means I mark a new chapter in my life which is definitely something to look forward to. 

My mindset going into the new year is to always be completely positive in any situation given ! There is no time or space for any sort of negativity that may get me down , life is too short for that. 

2016 was a crazy and full year and I’m quite  excited to see what 2017 brings ! 

Here’s to the New Year 2017 ! 

All the love 

-Z 

Currently trending 

These days keeping up with the fashion A-listers seems like a task too tedious to do. Just when you think you’ve got the trends down they only go and change again ! 

This little post includes the trends that seems to be floating around for a bit .

1.

  • The bomber jacket. 

These jackets plain , embroidered or patterned is the perfect look for taking your casual outfit up a notch.

2.

  • The embroidered jeans.

Embroidery seems to be doing its rounds these days on jeans , jackets and bags and everyone seems to love it ! 
3.

  • The velvet boot .

These strikingly unusual boots are a complete hit on the fashion list. Perfect for spicing up a jeans and tee kinda look ! 

Velvet isn’t just a hit with the boots but also jackets and coats 


4. 

  • Chokers.

Whether it be diamonds galore like Rihanna or velvet crush like the Hadid sisters chokers are coming back in style and they’re bigger than ever ! 

These are just simply a few trends that keep popping up and ones that I love . 

* Disclaimer 

None of these images belong to me. 

All the love 

-Z

Summer brunching

Hi guys ! 

As the sun takes over the cold weather and spring sets in ,I’ve got one thing on my mind , a perfect brunch party ! 

Nothing is better than getting together with my friends for a nice catch up with some good food ! 

My go-to homemade brunch food ideas usually include everything from pancakes with syrup to a full English Breakfast!   

Entertainment ranges from just a good gossip catch up session to a silly, loud board game of 30 seconds. 

Here is a quick , healthy and most importantly delicious pancake recipe that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes ! This comes from the lovely Karlie Kloss’ YouTube channel .

You will need :

  1. 1 egg 
  2. 1 banana 
  3. A handful of oats
  • * additional 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence 
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon 
  • 1tsp of baking powder 
  • Tip : put this all in the blender for a smoother pancake batter ! 


I used coconut oil for the cooking and topped with almonds and honey ! 

Here are links to just a few more recipes that look so good for a brunch party : 

Paperless post  is a great website to help you plan events including one like this , a perfect brunch !
Check out their website or download their app and be the hostess with the mostess! 

Most importantly don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the sun !Kick back and relax with your friends / family .

All  the love 

-Z

Home Decor 

Hey guys ! 

Antiques and other little decor pieces are a great way to tie together a room. It can be so hard finding that perfect piece ,so we often turn to different home stores , antique shops and  online shopping for that perfect something ! 

Whenever I’m on the hunt I usually turn to my local antique stores as this is the perfect way to get unique pieces !

If you like home decor stores but still want the uniqueness of a piece , use it in an unconventional kind of way .

  Eg: mason jars can be painted in a color that suits your room , scraped up to give it a rustic look and can be used for make up brushes storage ! 

Another great place to pick up pieces are markets , you will often find hand crafted , one of a kind pieces there that really stand out ! 

Invaluable is an online auctionplace that has a great post on summer antiques that you must be sure to check out! I found them because they have lots of antique items and jewelry for sale. It’s true that you can find lots of great pieces in person like I’ve mentioned before in this post, but online is another great option and it’s convenient for those who might be too busy to go in person! Here’s the post about summer antiques. 

All the love

-Z

Favorite mascaras 


Hey guys !

If I had to choose one makeup item to have for the rest of my life it definitely would be mascara ! I feel like you can never be understated nor overstated with big luscious lashes.

Tell me about a mascara that doesn’t clump and I’m sold !

These four are definitely my favorite out of the many mascaras I’ve tried . 

1. Loreal Paris Miss Manga 

This mascara is actually violet in color and the first colored mascara that I’ve used .I actually bought this one by accident but I am so happy about it ! 

The wand is flexible and the formula is amazing . It doesn’t clump and it looks like you have falsies when applied . 

2. Maybelline New York Lash Sensational.

After all the reviews that popped up on this mascara I finally got it and can honestly vouch for those lovely reviews .

The wand is quite unusual with a curve to it and it makes applying it so much easier . 

3. Essence “get BIG lashes” in triple black . 

This is one of my favorites as it is one of the very first mascaras I started wearing . I absolutely love the wand and bristles , it separates your lashes and gives it good length . 

4.  Mac extended play lash.

I will definitely be replacing this one over and over !

The brush is a long thin one and makes applying it on your bottom lashes so easy . 

I love these mascaras so much and definitely recommend it to everyone. 

All the love 

-Z 

Energy date bites 

Hey guys !

If you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up or just something to satisfy your sweet cravings then I  definitely recommend these energy bites . 

  

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup of oats 

1 tsp cocao powder 

5-6 dates 

A couple of chocolate chips 

Just take all of these ingredients and put it into your processor for a few minutes . 

Tip: add a bit of water to bind everything together.

Roll into balls and sprinkle on some desiccated coconut for extras . 

Pop this into the fridge for half and hour and enjoy ! 

  

 

All the love

-Z