Friday, July 19, 2019

Easy to make Beef Stew

Soweto, South Africa
BEEF STEW
Hi guys hope all is well
Our aim is to share affordable,delicious  everyday food.
On today's blog post we sharing a mouth watering,and delicious easy to make Beef Stew.
You don't have to be a chef as long as you follow these easy to make instructions: 
-Potatoes, halved
-Onion,thickly cut
-Green Pepper,thickly cut
-Tomatoes,halved
-Garlic,chopped
-Curry Powder
-Mixed Herbs
-Turmeric
-Stock Cubes
-flour
-Worcestershire Sauce
-Cooking Oil
-Salt and Pepper

METHOD
Preheat your oven to 180°C
In a mixing bowl pour flour and coat the diced beef,
pour a small amount of cooking oil into a stewing pot.
When the cooking oil is hot sear the beef and when done put it aside.

In the same pot that you were searing the beef,
put in the onion and green pepper, brown then add in your
curry powder, mixed herbs,turmeric and garlic for a few mins then add your beef,
worcestershire sauce and tomatoes crumble in
your stock cubes [you can use your vegetable or beef cubes/liquid]and
 fill with water and salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and put it in the oven and cook for two and a half hrs.
When there is only 40min remaining till its done remove the lid/foil
and continue cooking.No need to put a thickening agent as the flour that you
have used for searing the meat will thicken your stew.
And you can serve with your favorite side.

 Hope you enjoy it.

See you soon

Cindy  

Friday, July 12, 2019

Food Fridays | Easy Creamy Pea Soup

Soweto, South Africa

Hi guys welcome to today's post hope all is well.
Zanele and I had a talk about Food Friday's and it's a GO!
Let me just say every Friday you need to expect a food post
feature on the blog and you will love it, as it will remain affordable but 
with that Soweto twist that we all LOVE.

It is winter now and expect for me to share some warm and hearty food.
To start I made a classic pea soup.
The ingredients can be found at your local food store,
you don't have to search far and wide for.
INGREDIENTS
-split peas
-frozen garden peas
-potatoes
-onion
-garlic and ginger
-cooking cream (optional)
-cumin
-cayenne pepper
-mixed herbs
-salt and pepper
-beef stock
-cooking oil
method:
Split peas take a lot of time cook (don't look at the instructions that are in the pack, 
unless you want to eat grainy peas), you have to boil them first for hours (2 to 3 to be exact).
till they are soft and tender (mushy/soupy).

Heat the cooking oil in a pan and gently saute your onion until soft.
Mix in your spices, garlic and potatoes fry them until potatoes are half done
pour in your split peas in the saute pan (vs either way).
The beef stock can now be added to the soup, to prepare the beef stock 
(pour hot water in a mug to dissolve the cube)
Let the soup boil until your potatoes are soft,then you can add 
in your frozen garden peas to the boiling soup (I like adding the garden peas because they bring in the
 greenness that is sometimes lost during the cooking), simmer the soup then puree
using your hand blender until smooth.

And wallah you have your pea soup 

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

See you soon. 

Cindy

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Make-up of the day | Blue Eyes Don't Care

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay. 
Today I share with you a look I recently shared on Instagram, details as follows: 

- Brows
Revlon colorstay brow creator shade dark brown
to clean NYX conceal, correct and contour the deep palette

- Eyes
Revlon Colorstay Player pallette
Essence eyeliner
Eyelure lashes 107

- Face
Rimmel london primer
NYX conceal, correct and contour the deep palette
Almay & Yardley London foundation
Yardley setting powder
Avon blush
Wet and Wild Megaglow highlighter

-Lips
Yardley Stay Matte shade Angelic

See you soon.

xx

Zanele

 *some products used are sent to me for PR consideration

Monday, July 8, 2019

Mommy Monday | To Monetize or Not To Monetize

Soweto, South Africa
Hey guys, hope all is well and okay. 
Today's blogpost is really me trying to weigh the pro's and con's 
when it comes to sharing content
online that includes my baby. 

Over the past months (or let me say ever say ever since my baby Asanda was born) I had a long hard 
push and pull to whether share content that is curated blogger wise or just normal snaps. 
If you have been following my Instagram then you will know that the content that I have been sharing is just normal everyday snaps. 

The pull for me in sharing content that is highly curated baby wise will be the same reason 
I began this blog and it was to share beauty within 
Soweto that is also curated for the everyday person.

I will ease Asanda in the "industry" as I will make sure that we stick to our values and continue
to share content that is relateable and always kid friendly. 

Happy Monday

See you soon. 

xx

Zanele

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