Travel

Hidden gems found while exploring on foot

About 24 hours into our weekend stay at Harbour View, I looked around at our comfortable clutter and remarked to my friend that we sure know how to settle in and make ourselves at home really quickly, even in the fanciest of places. Indisputable proof we were destined for the good life.This three-bedroomed flat with two bathrooms is on the Main Road in Hout Bay, which is a super-convenient…
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Travel

Durban’s water experiences

Durban, the warm coastal destination on South Africa’s east coast, has everything a tourist needs. Tourism Update has hunted down some popular water experiences in and around the city for travellers to enjoy. Umhlanga beachfront.  As Durban typically has warm, tropical…
Beauty

 Secrets of People Who Age Gracefully

 We all want to look great as we age. And we all know that woman: She’s on point from head to toe and carries herself like she means it, defying aging with every step. So what’s she doing? Here’s how to take care of your skin, hair, and body, and drum up youth-boosting confidence no matter how many birthday candles are on your cake. They skip the fancy skincare routine-  Cut…
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Beauty

Your Diet Could Be Causing Adult Acne 

Experts say simple diet tweaks make all the difference in your quest for clear skin.  If you’re struggling with acne after your teen years, or even after your child’s teen years, you are not alone. Dozens of studies have discovered a  rise in adult acne -particularly…
Recipes

Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

This colourful, flavour-forward dish makes the most of peak-season produce with a sweet and tangy fruit salsa that would be equally delicious served over pork chops or with whole-grain tortilla chips. The heat from the seeded jalapeño is mild, but it can be omitted. To…
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Lighter Vegetable Lasagne

Classic Yet Healthy No amount of eggplant, squash, or tomato can lighten the hefty 1½ pounds of béchamel sauce, a butter-and-milk-based sauce, that blanket the buttery noodles of a vegetable lasagne, which packs over 700 calories and 22g sat fat into just one slice. The challenge: Re-create this dish to highlight the vegetables but still keep plenty of creamy, cheesy, layered goodness. For a…
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Recipes

Avocado-Sprout Toast

A fresh take on the classic flavours of smashed avocado on toast, we use alfalfa sprouts to bring a fresh bite to velvety avocado. Add a sprinkle of nutrient-rich sunflower seeds for extra crunch. Ingredients 1 (1-oz.) slice whole-grain bread, toasted 1/4 ripe avocado…
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Sautéed Chicken With Tonnato Sauce

This high-protein, low-carb chicken dinner comes together quickly, and relies heavily on ingredients you may already have in your pantry. It’s also a fairly keto-friendly meal, but you could boost the fat content by using chicken thighs, and cut the carb count by…
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Creole Shrimp and Creamed Corn

In this fun twist on shrimp and grits, buttery creamed corn stands in for grits—a sweet and tasty surprise. The shrimp mixture takes on bold flavours from Creole seasoning, smoked paprika, thyme, and garlic—making for a robust mixture that’s complemented by the sweetness of the creamed corn. Aim for large shrimp here so the dish feels a little more special; we suggest 16/20 count shrimp or…
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