53 posts by Tyler Leigh Vivier

How I bought a Bosch food processor without spending a cent – Plus Hummus Recipe

It is that time of year again when I buy an expensive cookware item off my wishlist. Every year I work hard to buy something nice for myself and this is how I do it. My goal this time; to buy myself a food processor. Loyalty programmes are a blessing here in South Africa and being an FNB client, I have the opportunity to earn eBucks (PS: this is NOT sponsored, I am just super loyal lol). eBucks are earned by simply banking according to a number of options set out by the bank. The more you ... Continue Reading

Apple Crumble Muffins – The breakfast snack everyone wants more of…

Apples, oh apples! My heart sings for desserts made with apples. Stew them, roast them, shove them in a pie, I will eat a cooked apple any way you serve it. As they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. When I first started this blog, I shared my apple crisp recipe, just before the start of Summer. Now as we edge our way to the start of Winter, warm apple fragranced with cinnamon and nutmeg is just what you want. My brother has been living with me and to make food go further, I ... Continue Reading

5 Spice Tea – To Warm Your Soul and Balance Your Gut

In January I took a deep dive into yoga and learned all about the body, its power and how to take better care of it. That led me to learn about yogi tea. I am a full-blown tea lover and when I can use it to boost my body, I am all in! Chai latte is my go-to order at any coffee shop so I wanted to try to make my own. A typical chai has about seven spices. Focussing on just five of them, I made a mix that is great for gifting as well! My friend and fellow yoga lover celebrated her birthday ... Continue Reading

The Ultimate Kruger National Park Self-Catering Packing List – Tried & Tested!

Packing for Kruger National Park has become an art. After going the very first time with almost nothing useful, I have come up with a detailed list of things you will need if you are staying at the self-catering rest camps. The reason it is important to pack properly is that you are literally in the bush so you can't just pop to Spar to get that one thing you forgot. There is a store at each camp that is fully stocked so if you do forget something, there is a chance they will have it but at ... Continue Reading

Roasted Butternut Hummus – The Perfect Snack for Healthy January

Hummus is an incredibly versatile recipe and can be adapted to fit whatever you have in your fridge. To embrace healthy eating in January, I made a roasted butternut hummus. We have all had the classic hummus but there are so many various options out there to make your hummus even more delicious. I have seen shops selling red pepper, beetroot, avo and jalapeno variations over the years. Pick n Pay does this vegetable combo deal where you get an option of four different vegetables for ... Continue Reading

My Top Five Kitchen Tools for Summer Cooking and Catering

I love to cook and slowly, I am building up a proper arsenal of cooking tools. I have various kitchen tools, some I tend to use way more than others and some I hardly use at all. I decided that I would share my top five kitchen tools for summer cooking and catering as we seem to do far more entertaining during this time. These kitchen tools have been life-changing and made things much easier! Pestle and Mortar My Pestle and Mortar is my go-to for everything these days. I gave done ... Continue Reading

International Bloody Mary Day a.k.a Global Hangover survival guide!

So as you may have guessed the world as a whole feels hungover after celebrating the new year. So it would make absolute sense that the number one "hair of the dog" hangover cure gets its very own day on the 1st of January. The Bloody Mary has always been a favourite cocktail of mine. The love started when I was about 6 or 7 and started flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg for school holidays. Having seen movies and adults order Tomato Cocktail on flights, I thought it was the fanciest ... Continue Reading

Refreshing Summer Ginger Beer, A Perfect Poolside Drink

Johannesburg has been knocked by heatwave after heatwave and it wasn't even officially summer. Now that it actually is summer, I am so nervous about how much hotter it could get! Don't get me wrong, I love summer, I would much rather be hot than cold as for me, it is easier to cool off than warm up. During my Jamie Oliver cooking challenge (which I have yet to complete) I made a few stunner recipes and the one that came in handy during the unwavering heat was his easy peasy ginger ... Continue Reading

Homemade Pickled Radishes – Fast Results, Ready in Less Than 1 Hour

With every second drawing closer to Christmas and the festive season, my time seems to be slipping. My brain is so ready for a good long holiday sipping cocktails in my pool. I have been so focused on cooking for my Jamie Challenge, I have not had a spare moment to write for the blog. Don't worry though, by the time this year is up I will have cooked 70 new recipes so I will have (and do have) a few in my pocket to test. Also, I am on holiday from the 13th of December to the 3rd of January ... Continue Reading

First time making fudge – it was a success!!! I tried Amarula fudge – YUM!

Growing up, my granny used to make fudge during the school holidays. It was one of my favourite things to do with her. I was too young to get involved as it wasn't safe but she let me sit by and watch, passing the ingredients she needed. To this day, fudge is one of my favourite sweet treats. It is hard to find nice fudge, nobody puts the effort in anymore. I bought Horlicks fudge from a market in the Spring and it was chewy and bouncy, not how real fudge is meant to be. Recently Foodies ... Continue Reading