Sunday 18 June 2017

Coconut Oil and Turmeric Mask

After such great results with the Coconut Oil and Bi-Carb Soda cleanser, I thought I would try a mask, that I had found that also had great reviews. 


Mask ingredients 

1/4 teaspoon Turmeric 
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

Mix all ingredients together to form a paste 


Apply to your face and massage in, avoiding delicate eye area, and leave on your face for 15-20 minuites 

Ha ha my skin looks a similar shade to Donald Trump, also whilst I was trialling this mask I indulged my hair in a treatment of Coconut Oil. Just scoop a tablespoon of coconut oil and massage through your hair and leave on as long as you like all day if your have time.

When the time was up I just hopped in the shower and washed it off with my Coconut Oil Cleanser, (see recipients on blog, ) my skin felt amazing I didn't use a toner just moisturised it. 


Ta da and this is after, no makeup just moisturised skin, thumbs up from me. My skin is defiantly softer, smoother,  and lighter and brighter. Will defiantly be combining this with my daily cleansing routine, and I'm loving the fact that it an all natural ingredients and inexpensive to make. I hope you get the chance to whip a batch and you enjoy the results.

Maz xx 

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Pumpkin Soup


This is my Pumkin Soup recipe, normally you would use potatoe but I use sweet potato instead,  because it's a healthier and a better carb and fibre option. 


1 whole small pumpkin (I love using the "Jap " variety)
2 large sweet potatoes 
2 large brown onions
3 -4 tablespoons chicken stock powder 
Salt pepper 
1/2 cup cream 

Chop everything like picture above them place in a slow cooker or large pot, ( I find the slow cooker gives the best result as you just put everything in a "set and forget).


Fill a jug with 2 cups of water and mix stock powder salt pepper then pour over the ingredients, then top up with water to only half way up, ( as the pumpkin and sweet potato will release a lot of liquid). You can add some spices if you wanted to like, ginger, a little chilli, or as a follower suggested she uses a Moroccan spice mix, it's entirely up to you, I keep it plain as my family are a bit fussy. 


I cook it on medium heat for  around 6-7 hours, if cooking on the stove just  low slow simmer. When completely soft and cooked through just blitz with a hand blender, you can add  1/2  cup of cream at this stage just and blend it through. Do a taste test at this point you might want to add some more seasoning.

To serve add a dollop of cream, Greek yogurt, or sour cream whatever your favourite is,  then I always add a sprinkling of chopped chives, gives a nice crunch and freshness. Also its delicious served with a couple of slices of toasted sour dough bread lathered with butter. Ta da there you have it my take on Pumpkin Soup, with winter upon us in Australia it's the perfect easy filling meal for a winters night,  and it mandatory that you must be sitting in a lounge chair with your PJs on watching telly with the fire roaring 😂😂👍

Hope you try this recipe, and would love you comments and feed back 

Maz xx


Monday 12 June 2017

Chicken Fajitas

Made these healthy delicious Chicken Frjiatas for lunch today, l had all the family over for lunch and it was such an easy way to entertain a large crowd. 

I never measure anything usually when I cook it's just a squirt of this a shake of that, so just adjust the flavours to your liking. This also makes a huge amount easily enough to feed 8 people.

Oilive oil
4 chicken breasts sliced in half long ways then sliced thinly 
3 red capsicum thinly sliced 
2 onions thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Smokey paprika 
1 tablespoon Cumin
Salt pepper 
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup Tomato sauce
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
Chilli (if you like it hot) I've got some fussy eaters so I didn't 


Heat oil in a large pan add capsicum opinion and brown till soft and camamelised you may need to add little water at this stage.


Once you have cooked remove from pan add a little more oil and add chicken and cook, then return onion capsicum mixture to the  Chicken and combine all together.


Then add smokey paprika, cumin, salt pepper, brown sugar, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce. You may need to add a litte water if you find there's not enough sauce and it's drying out. Stir all your condiments in and simmer and let all the flavours develop, about 1/2 hour, the longer the better but just make sure it doesn't dry out and the heats not too high 

When ready to serve chop some spring onion and scatter on he top it look beautiful if you have a big bowl and people can serve themselves,


I served mine with smashed avocado cucumber cheese lettuce and sour cream, then wrapped it all up in a warm tortilla, or wrap of your choice ( mine was a chia wrapped in this pic)

Absolutely a stunning simple meal for a crowd, that quick tasty easy and delishious, and looks amazing presented in a large serving bowl. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and  you get the chance to make these amazing little parcels of yummness.
Would love your comment if you liked this recipe and thought it was helpful.

Maz xx



Sunday 4 June 2017

Coconut Bicarb Soda Facial Cleanser


I was fed up the other day with usual store brought cleanser, my skin was dull, dry, enlarged pores, it just looked really tired. So after looking on Pinterest, and a lot of diy beauty sites, I decided to try the Coconut Oil Bicarb-Soda one, due to a lot of good reviews and reports and also the amazing benefits of coconut oil. It's very simple to make and once you have mixed yourself up a batch you can use it daily or every second day like me (I'm a newbie do I'm just taking it slowly just to see how my skin reacts to it). I Also love that it only contains 2 ingredients, and no chemicals. After I used the Cleanser I didn't use a toner, as I don't like the drying effects it has on my skin, I just applied my normal moisturiser . 

How To Make Cleanser 

2 tablespoons Coconut oil
2 tablespoons bicarbonate Soda 

Mix all ingredients together into a paste

Use in shower as you would your normal Cleanser use avoiding your eyes, wash off with water.


I hope you get the chance to try this as I was very impressed, my skin felt soft, clean, and a lot lighter and brighter. Will defiantly be making a jar for the shower and use it on my body as well, you could add some essentials oils to it as well if you wanted. 

Maz xx