The healthiest little LCHF cupcake and the quickest little deconstructed cheesecake… ain’t they the sweetest?


OMS!!! Something sweet to smooth Life over …

Originally posted on Low - carb is lekker. A Proudly South African Low carb, High fat, Survival Guide:

Watermark - 10 minute choc-cherry cheesecake



125g (half a block) cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup cream

1 1/2 Tbsp Xylitol

Zest of one lemon

Juice of 1 small lemon (about 4 Tbsp)

1 cup of frozen cherries or any fresh or frozen berries of your choice.


¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup coconut cream or regular cream

4 Tbsp cocoa

3 Tbsp xylitol


For the cheese cake mousse:

Cream the cream cheese, xylitol, zest and lemon juice in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer.

Slowly pour in the cream while mixing on low at first, and as soon as the cream starts to thicken a bit mix on high for about two minutes or until stiff peaks form.


In a saucepan on medium heat, allow the cherries to stew for about 4 – 5 minutes and the sauce to reduce a bit.  I did not add…

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Ramblings


Thanks Giving Dessert: Coconut Panna Cotta

Thanks Giving Dessert: Coconut Panna Cotta

WOW!!!! Definitely going to try this!

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Ramblings


I am in love …..

….. with toasted pecans.

Since starting down the healthier-eating-staying-away-from-carbs-road, I have moved over to the banting way of doing things. I’ve bought the Real Meal Revolution book of which Tim Noakes is a co-writer.

So, on and off I’d bake/make things – staying away from obvious carbs and sugar. Cheesy bread with almond flour, lemon cheesecake fat bombs, chocolate mouse with cocoa and chia seeds, cream cheese clouds, etc. Most of the recipies I found from the different Facebook groups (and there’s hundreds!).

So far so good. Not really shredding of the kg’s but I seem to be losing some cm’s.

This past weekend I roasted some pecans in the oven (160-190 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes) and then blitzed them to get them fine. I was on my way to make pecan butter. My own. My own Pecan Butter.

Raw pecans

When roasted, they become darker and smell completely different.

Courtesy of Tony Chachere

Photo from Tony Chachere

Little did I know that I was digging my own grave. I nibbled on some of the roasted pecans while waiting for them to cool off. Oh My Soul!!!! They are divine! (I wanted to grab the whole tray and find a hiding place in which I could devour the lot of them!)

Be sure you blitz them in a closed food processor or in a deep container as those little bits of escaping pecans fly all over the place. I stuck with the stick blender in a deep container and squished the roasted pecans into submission.

My own pecanbutterI added 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and ground some Himalyan salt over and gave it a final blend.

I think I died and went to heaven. I can not stop eating this stuff!


PS: I ordered the pecans from TheBantingLifestyle @ R200/kg and man, was their delivery quick!!

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Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Cooking


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Love . . .

Love is a servitude.

In my opinion, a relationship/marriage/partnership is NOT 50/50. It’s not give and receive.

Love is giving a full 100%. You give all you can, whenever you can, as much as you can, for as long as you can.

“True love is one-way traffic.  It’s a pure flow of giving and expecting nothing in return.  Anything else is a contract.  Notice how whenever you allow love to flow you are always clear, calm and strong.  It is only when the thought arises, “What have they given me in return?” that there is confusion and resentment.  Ego transacts, love transforms.  Life is too short for all these meticulous contracts and transactions.  Remain clear, remain bright, and remain strong.  Love without expectation.”

The secret is to have someone on the other end who feels the same. Who also gives 100%.



Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Ramblings


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Dr. Carmella’s Guide to Understanding the Introverted . . .

I’ve followed this link on Facebook posted by a friend. I just have to repeat it here, because it is sooo true!!

INTROVERTS1INTROVERTSEspecially the part on where we get our energy from . . .



Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Ramblings


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Love is . . .

love is for always

Happy birthday, MyLove!

We have been together longer than we have been without each other. I can’t imagine my life without you in it.

love forever

And the answer to the following questions:

Would you lay with me?


When I’m 64?



I would lay with you in a field of stone.
If your needs were strong, I would lay with you.
Should your lips grow dry, I would wet them dear,
In the midnight hour if your lips were dry.

I would go away to another land.
Walk a thousand miles through the burning sand.
Wipe the blood away from your dying hand,
If you give yourself to me.

I will bathe with you in the stream of life.
When the moon is full, I will bathe with you.
I will still love you when you’re down and out.
In your time of trial, I will stand by you.

I would go away to another land.
Walk a thousand miles through the burning sand.
Wipe the blood away from your dying hand,
If you give yourself to me.

Yours. ♥


Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Ramblings, Reading


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Activity . . . or the lack of . . .

We all have things as need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ACTIVITY.

My activities on a sort-of-daily basis:

studying, reading, working (paying job), cooking, loving, caring, caressing, driving.

I luuuurv to read. I read to get away from it all. I read to relax and to go someplace else even if it’s only in my head. As I’ve mentioned before, I am an obsessive-compulsive-reader. I read everything. If it doesn’t interest me, but catches my eye, I will read it – ads, posters, signs, etc. Luckily I curb that with a good book – one that I want to read.

The lack of activity in our house:

Kerneels on Muffin's Houndsleeper

Kerneels on Muffin’s Houndsleeper

Muffin on her Houndsleeper

Muffin on her Houndsleeper


Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Photography, Photos, Post a day, Ramblings




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