Date chocolate balls: A healthier take on the classic Swedish treat

Easily digested carbohydrates, magnesium, calcium and B vitamins make these chocolate balls a great post-exercise snack or guilt-free pick-me up. The texture and taste is very similar to traditional Swedish chocolate balls, but without the added fat or refined sugar. One thing I really love about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can…

Getting my nutrition knowledge formally recognized

I have had a passion for nutrition since I was a kid – I’ve read all sorts of books, used nutrition to do well in sports and support my studies. During all these years, I never had my knowledge formally recognized, but now it is time! My first step was to take the Foundation in Sports Nutrition at Shaw Academy – an engaging course with an inspirational teacher.

When life gives you lemons, the polymath makes lemonade

Sometimes things do not turn out as planned. This was the case with my last journey. If nothing else, my experience has shown me that it is now time to move on from the politicised and dogmatic world of sustainability and do something entirely different. Here is where being a polymath can turn failure into…

The Larder – Another gem in Cape Town

Next to where I am staying in Claremont, there is a cosy little café called The Larder. From the outside, it is rather unassuming – except for a bold sign claiming “The Best Cinnamon Buns in Town”. Being from Scandinavia, of course, I had to try one. And I must say – these cinnamon buns…

First stop: Österlen, Sweden

The first stop on my itinerary is Österlen, a region of southern Sweden famous for it’s fine dining, local produce, cider and cultural heritage. However, I am not here just to enjoy the food and drink – I am visiting my parents. After all, I won’t be seeing them for a while.

Adventures in Make-up and Special effects

My makeup skills are entirely self-taught through reading books, watching demos, experimentation, internships and diligent visits to the International Makeup Artist Tradeshow. Knowing this art has helped me find jobs in the most unexpected of places.