The fermentation hype

I have recently started blogging for Symbiota, a company that is all about food fermentation. Continue reading if you’d like to know more about fermented lunchbox ideas.

I have recently started writing blogs for a friend who runs a very successful business that evolves around fermentation. Apart from eating sauerkraut I didn’t know much about fermenting foods at all, but the more I research about it, the keener I become on trying it myself.

The first blog I wrote for Symbiota was all about fermented lunchbox treats. If you have the right tools, it’s actually pretty easy to create some really yummy, healthy and beneficial snacks for yourself and your family!

If you want to know more about how to ferment food, why it is super beneficial for your health and overall wellbeing, check out Amber’s website and stay tuned for more blog posts.

Selling weight loss products online

If you’re planning on selling weight loss products online, have a look at the DOs and DON’Ts to ensure you start out successfully.

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The following blog post was once again written for Energise, It was particularly interesting for me because as part of running my own health & wellness business with Arbonne, I am recommending and selling products are designed to help people achieve and maintain their weight goals.

So, are you working in an industry where selling weight loss products is part of your everyday tasks? Then you might find this one just as valuable.

I have looked at some do’s and don’ts, and have compiled a list of things you can and should be doing to help you become more successful.

As usual, I would appreciate any feedback! Simply leave them in the comments below or flick me a message.

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Trendy wedding cakes for 2019

Are you after a wedding cake for your ceremony? We have compiled a list of the trendiest styles and flavours for next year.

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Here is another article I have recently written for Collective Concepts. It’s all about wedding cake trends in 2019 and it will definitely make your mouth water.

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How to make German Vanillekipferl

Would you like to know how to make German Vanillekipferl? They are by far the best Christmas cookies you have ever tried!

Christmas in Germany without Christmas cookies is pretty much no Christmas at all 😎 so despite being on the other side of the world in blazing heat, I am trying to get into a festive spirit.

Today I am going to tell you how to make German Vanillekipferl. They have always been my favourite and are so unlike most biscuits you can find around, whether during Christmas or not.

So here’s the recipe (slightly modified for New Zealand ingredients)…


  • 400g butter
  • 560g flour
  • 120g sugar
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla essence (equals 120g vanilla sugar or 4 packages of vanillin sugar in Germany)


  • pre-heat oven to 180°C
  • mix all ingredients together in a bowl
  • knead the dough until all the ingredients are combined
  • roll out little mountain-shaped Kipferl as shown in the picture above
  • bake for 15 to 20mins in the oven at 180°C until golden yellow
  • let Kipferl cool down, then roll in a mix of icing and vanilla sugar

And this is what they should like when they’re finished. If you have a recipe you would like to share, please pop it in the comments below!

Meanwhile, enjoy!

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A tin full of delicious German vanillekipferl. Yum!