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Monday, 28 October 2013

Beetroot Salad and Beef Sausages


sausages sizzling nicely in the pan
Tonight it was my night to cook dinner and I thought, hey why not share it with you guys? I'm far from an accomplished cook, but I can fumble my way through the basics. Cooking is pretty fun, especially since you get a tasty reward at the end. ;) I also spend a fair bit of my spare time drooling over foodie blogs, and I love learning new (preferably really really easy) recipes I can make and eat at home. This one took about 20 minutes altogether, waiting around time included! Enough rambling, let's get on with the recipe;


Ingredients- beetroot, feta cheese and a bag of mixed leaf lettuce

I like to make the salad putting a layer of greens, beetroot + feta, layer of greens etc, that way, you get an even mix of everything throughout


Pretty self-explanatory. Make sure you get some decent ones though, organic or grass-fed is best and then just pop them in the pan with a little oil. Wait for about 10 minutes, flip them, another 5 and voila! 

Dinner is served..

If you enjoyed reading this, I might do more of these kinds of posts in the future, leave a comment a tell me what you think! What are your favourite quick go-to meals.
the finished product- YUM!

an extra little close-up I'm sure you're all thankful for

Friday, 11 October 2013

Summer Lovin'


There are few things better than relaxing on the beach on a hot summer's day watching the waves roll in to shore, reading and generously slathered in coconut lotion.

Unfortunately, those days happen much rarer than I would like, with pesky things like school, and work getting in the way. There's nothing wrong with a little daydream though and these pieces make up a pretty ideal beach day situation I think.

Bikinis are little scary at the best of times, but you can't go wrong with a classic black  high-waisted one, one you won't have to chuck out next year for the next new trendy one you'll regret a few weeks later. Add to the mix some tortoiseshell shell sunnies to protect those precious peepers and a light dress to throw over the top when you take a break from sunning on the sand to go for a shop or lunch (hard life eh?).

Now if only maths homework would bugger off for a day or two.. 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Moroccan Oil Dupe

left- original, right- dupe
Moroccan oil is the widely heralded hero of the hair world. It tames, de-frizzes and adds shine to brittle lack lustre hair. Sounds like a god-send doesn't it? Unfortunately, quality costs money (most of the time) and and excess of money is one thing I sure ain't got. With the original Moroccan oil racking in at the hefty price of anywhere from $20-$50 dollars, it causes me almost physical pain every time I finish up yet another bottle.

Never fear, budget friendly Aldi is here!

But how does the bank balance friendly $7 dupe compare, quality wise? First the differences

  • The bottle is significantly smaller (200ml vs 100ml) and packaged in plastic, unlike the original's snazzy glass.
  • The product itself is a little colour. The original is a rich amber, whilst aldi's version is  bears more resemblance to that of cooking oils. 
  • The dupe has a considerably weaker scent.
Now for the similarities. They both absorb into hair equally well, leaving no slippery residue on your hands. They both, fundamentally do the same job, albeit one a little less effectively that then other. 

The verdict?

A good alternative option if you're a bit hard for cash but that pesky old saying money for value is probably true I'm afraid (in this case at least). 

Have you tried either of these moroccan oils, how did you find them?