Teaching in Africa: Discovering Soweto’s Stars

Volunteering and teaching was always something I dreamed of doing. After researching and finding the Hero Holidays programme based in Soweto, I felt I had stumbled across the perfect voluntary programme for me. One that incorporated experiencing the true spirit and arts culture of Soweto as well as providing the opportunity to learn and teach…

V’s Beautiful Buttermilk Berry Pancakes

This is my brunch staple, nothing says I love you more, than a big plate of berry pancakes, drizzled in delicious maple syrup! Pop open the prosecco and kick off the weekend in style. Ingredients (Serves 4) 170g of Plain Flour 170g of Wholemeal Flour 2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Sugar…

Chunky Monkey Cookies

These make a beautiful big batch! Tasty, super soft and full of banana, nutty, chocolatey goodness. My favourite kinda cookie! Useful tip: Cookie dough can be frozen to use again another time. Ingredients 330g of Plain flour 160g of Wholemeal flour 1 Teaspoon of salt 1/2 a Teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda 240g of Butter…

Super Summery Spanish Omelette

This is such an easy recipe but so delicious and perfect for a summer lunch outdoors with family or friends. I dress mine up with rocket and serrano to add that little extra! It can be eaten hot or cold, so crack open the cervezas and enjoy. Ingredients 400g Of cooked new potatoes A sprinkle…

Cinnamon Spiced ,Nutty Granola

This super delicious, super easy granola recipe is an absolute win. Granola doesn’t have to be a luxury if you make it yourself. Cinnamon and maple syrup are a match made in heaven and my favourite way to start the day, and by using coconut oil it’s a guilt-free indulgence! Ingredients 1 cup of pumpkin…

Skinny Minnie Banana Bread

Guilt-free, fat-free, sugar-free, so this one is most definitely a skinny bitch. It tastes delicious as well, a big slab of this for breakfast is a fab way to start the day! low-fat spread, for the tin, plus extra to serve 240g of self-raising wholemeal flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp baking powder…

The Lone Wanderer- The struggles of travelling alone

Travelling alone can test you in the most challenging but beautiful ways. It makes you learn to be at peace with yourself, to grow in confidence and understanding, of not just yourself but of others as well. It’s truly an incredible life lesson, the opportunity to explore hidden gems, cultures and new experiences from all…

Backpacking Bites- Cauliflower Nachos

Here’s a super quick, yummy, healthy recipe that is jam-packed full of mexican flavours. Perfect for sharing with your travelling buddies! Most importantly it’s easy on the wallet as well as the thighs! Leaving more money and calories for booze. Ingredients 1 Large Cauliflower A Drizzle of Vegetable Oil Salt Black Pepper Paprika Cayenne Pepper…

So you love cheese?

There are very few things that make me weak at the knees, but when they do… I melt, them being Cheese, Chris Hemsworth and wine. So when I found out there was a Cheese Festival at Prahran Market, I was more than hyped. It was a typical Melbourne day with flashes of pouring rain mixed…

Backpacker Baking

  So you’re a backpacker, you’ve finished the East Coast of Australia, found yourself in some hippie commune in Byron Bay. But you’ve ran out of money, reached your chosen city and  settled into a shared house and got some crappy sales job. Who says you can’t bake on a budget? Try these super tasty,…

A Pommy’s Experience of Splendour

I was feeling a little bummed out to have left the incredible line-up of English summer festivals for a winter in Australia, so when I was offered the opportunity to attend Splendour, I pounced at the chance. I was assured by all my new Australian pals that it would blow my mind, and I certainly…