My Adaptation Of Sunny’s Beer-Batter Eggplant Fries. Yum!

Food and me are like peas in a pod, we go together very well and so when I saw the memorial day episode of The Kitchen on Food Network I knew I had to try it and a week after I did.


Sunny Anderson is one of my favourite Food Network chefs (I kinda love them all). I love Freitag, Artie, Guy, Alex Guarnaschelli… The list goes on, but I digress. 🙂
The recipe is quite straight forward and I realised you can make this batter to deep fry other things, like fish. Continue reading

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Online Dating: The 3 Things You Should NOT Be Doing

There was once a time when online dating was for loosers and perverts, but that time is long gone. Statistics show that there is a growing number of first time online daters as well as returning users and marriages resulting from online dating sites.

According to the PewResearch Centre, “5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online” so it can’t be bad right?

Don't do it

Source: My Dating Hangovers

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Online Dating… In Search Of A Mate 

​”Follow your dreams. I am not saying it’s going to be easy, but I am saying it’s going to be worth it.” – Moffat Machingura

I just recorded my first rejection in my online dating quest. I must admit, it hurts a lot than I would have thought.

I recently joined this site (which I absolutely love so far) and the first thing I did after completing my profile was to start flirting. Don’t worry, it’s not as scandalous as it sounds. A flirt is just like ‘liking’ on instagram (the icon is a heart) it’s just a way of showing interest in someone. I like it, but I have one problem with it which I’ll come back to later. 

So after joining the site a few days ago, I received my first ‘Sorry, I’m not interested’ and even if I don’t know the person, it stung, but I guess I appreciate the fact that he didn’t just ignore the flirt. Good right?

Back to my problem with the flirt… I read a lot of bios and some stood out more than others for different reasons – I could relate to certain aspects of a person without liking the total package either because they are young or not into Africans, but how do I ‘Like’ your hobby or compliment your music sense without sending a flirt? You see where I’m going right?

Nonetheless, I still love the site, interracialdating.com, and I intend to subscribe so I can send messages as well as see who has viewed me. Yay!

Why I’m Doing It

I renewed my quest for a white mate when I chatted with the lovely Gazelle Abraham who encouraged me so much, and then I did a Google search and came across the aforementioned site and so far, I have no regrets.

Online dating isn’t necessarily easier than dating I’m real life , but it’s just an alternative that pays off for some and if the advice from successful users of the site is anything to go by, all you need is to be truthful and patient. The rest will happen when and if it’s meant to be.

“Leaving what feels secure behind and following the beckoning of our hearts doesn’t always end as we expect or hope. We may even fail. But here’s the payoff: it can also be amazing and wonderful and immensely satisfying.” – Steve Goodier

I’m very hopeful and my confidence is increasing by the day so no ‘sorry, I’m not interested’ will deter me from my journey to find the perfect mate. :*

Toodles

New Pancake Recipe! Delicious Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pancakes

chocolate-pancakes-with-peanut-butterHello people, this is another pancake recipe with a twist.

If you haven’t been here before then you probably don’t know this, but I LOVE pancakes and I am constantly looking for new recipes like my Apple and Banana pancakes and like the one I am introducing today.

One day, my Pinterest stroll took me to this awesome pancake recipe by Darcy on her blog Darcy and Brian, Wait For It… It’s a Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pancake recipe. Whoop-Whoop!!!!

I tried it the first time without PB because I didn’t have any in the house, but the second time around it was quite delicious and get this, you don’t need any oil.

MY INGREDIENTS

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My Baby Is Finally Here

Alas! My much dreamed about, much anticipated, much planned for baby is here and I’m so happy… it just feels surreal.

I hoped and wished and planned for it and just when I thought it wasn’t meant for me after all, it fell on my lap when I least expected it.

I present to you, the one who’s got my heart at the moment;

My Nikon D3200
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Pancakes With A Twist! Meet My Pancakes With Caramelised Apples

pancakes and caramelised applesFor starters, to caramelize – in cooking – means to “cook with sugar so that it becomes coated with caramel.” This was my goal when I decided to try out this particular recipe.

I love pancakes – I think they are dope! – so I am constantly thinking up ways of making it better for my exquisite taste buds because no one likes boring right? Right!

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3 Things To Remember When Trying A New Recipe

Are you an amateur cook or baker? Do you see pictures of food and immediately visualize how you can duplicate it in your own kitchen?ingredients food

Well, I’m quite certain that in your quest to become a master chef you might have encountered some pitfalls; messy kitchens and less than perfect results. Don’t be shy, I have too. This is a little way of helping you avoid such accidents. Continue reading