Quinoa – Gold of the Incas

Quinoa…..is one of the best sources of protein and actually a seed but can be prepared like whole grains such as rice – cooking time is usually 10-15 minutes. It is gluten-free and low-fat and can be used with most meals including breakfast. It can aid in lowering cholesterol, is a great source of Iron, Magnesium and Calcium. The fibre content is exceptional including 9 essential amino acids, which is extremely beneficial to everyone especially vegetarians and vegans.

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Here is one of my favorite recipes :

Firstly you need to prepare the quinoa: choose the amount in a pan, cover with water or vegetable broth and boil until soft – usually around 15 mintues, sieve and leave to cool.Chop up one banana, add some pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and coconut oil into a saucepan and heat medium to low.  After add some almond milk and the previously prepared Quinoa.  You can add your favorite nuts, cinnamon, vanilla extract and coconut flakes and stir for a couple of minutes. Just before taking off the heat add some hemp or chia seeds.

Bon appétit!

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Healthy skin food

What we put on our plate is just as important as what we use on our face!

Here are some of the best ‘healthy skin’ foods and drinks for daily use.

  • Drink green tea – it’s an excellent antioxidant and the benefits are well documented
  • 2 litres of water Blueberries, broccoli, purple kale, figs, purple grapes and red wine…boost collagen
  • Green juice or a smoothie
  • Nuts, seeds, Avocados – plenty of omega – fats
  • Salad of 5 different colored raw vegetables
  • Humus
  • Coconut – Fruit, Water and Milk ( Oil for skin & hair )
  • Omega and antioxidant supplements
  • Green barley grass juice
  • Aloe vera juice

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Stop fat-free diet! Change the type of fat you have. Eat plenty of omega fats which can be found in seeds and avocado.
Green leafy vegetables provide beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A and also aid for collagen production.

Healthy skin green juice made by yourself in the mixer!

  • 250 ml coconut water
  • 100 gr berries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • A handful of spinach leaves
  • A tablespoon of green powder ( barley grass )
  • 1/2 – 1 lime

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By Terry

I’ve had a long running love affair with Terry de Gunzburg also known as ‘The genius of make-up and guru of colour’ and the creator of Yves Saint Laurent’s original “Touche Eclat”, which most of you will already know or use. For me her label “By Terry” is head and shoulders above the rest – I can’t get enough of her products. Here are some of my favorites:

Hyaluronic Hydra primer boosts radiance and correction of all foundations.

Touche veloutée concealer, our new best friend for tired eyes and magical highlighting concealer.

Touch Expert Advanced banishes dark circles, smoothens wrinkles, imperfections and erases all signs of tiredness. Amazing!

Eclat de Teint disguises signs of tiredness and imperfections with a natural luminious finish. Lovely day or night with that little glow.

Rose de Rose Rouge, an all-over-face sheer liquid blush. Say goodbye to dull, tired looking skin. Instantly shapes and smoothes your cheek bones.

Or de Rose for Lips adds a plump, smooth and full appearence to the lips.

Baume de Rose for lips and nails – every handbag should have it!

Hyaluronic Hydra Powder…the perfect finish ! The only powder with hyaluron. Transparent, smoothing and moisturizing your skin. Even the dryest skin will love it. WOW WOW WOW

All pictures from :http://www.byterry.com

You can get By Terry cosmetics from:


Department store Q206, Berlin
Parfümerie Albrecht, Frankfurt
Schnitzler, Düsseldorf
Luis Huber, München

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IKOU – ‘to rest, relax & restore’

Ikou is one of the Australia’s prime Beauty, Tea & Candle purveyors. They are based in a small town called Leura in the Blue Mountains – a World Heritage site just outside Sydney.  They pride themselves on making everything by hand and using only the finest natural and organic ingredients. They also have a beautiful shop and spa.

In JapaneseThe name Ikou means ‘to rest, relax & restore’, which I certainly did on my visit there.

Keep your skin smiling,