Chantique Health and Beauty Sanctuary

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The peaceful treatment room.

Nestled in a leafy, tranquil Constantia residential area, Chantique Health and Beauty Sanctuary is a hidden gem.  Yasmine, the owner is from Indonesia. She is an internationally qualified health and beauty therapist who also specialized in Asian/Indonesian massage techniques and beauty therapies.  Not to mention her passion in Make Up Artistry! I will prove you how good her make up is on another post soon, In sha Allah. Continue reading Chantique Health and Beauty Sanctuary

Pepes Tahu (Steamed Tofu in Banana Leaf)

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So, this dish is a very traditional Indonesian dish while the ingredients are available in Cape Town.  Banana leaves are widely used as a traditional wrapper in Indonesia.  The best thing is banana leaves adding a beautiful fragrant to the food or cookies we make.  In Asia, there are different types of bananas, so banana leaves are abundant. I specially grow banana trees in my garden to get the leaves when I cook traditional foods. Banana leaves in South Africa is not the same type as in Asia and the strong wind here makes leaves easily torn. So my tips is to pick the leaves while they are still young and not torn yet. Continue reading Pepes Tahu (Steamed Tofu in Banana Leaf)

Eat Fruit in Their Season

Surah Al-Anaam Verse 141

It is He Who produceth gardens, with trellises and without, and dates, and tilth with produce of all kinds, and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season,but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters. (English-Yusuf Ali)

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Peppermint Crisp Pudding (less sweet)

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This is a reconstructed Peppermint Crisp Pudding recipe, a typical South Africa dessert. I am not sure if Caramel Treat and Peppermint Crisp Chocolate are available in other parts of the world, though.  But I am sure with a bit of creativity, you can think for substitutions.  Very easy to prepare, no bake and yummy. Continue reading Peppermint Crisp Pudding (less sweet)

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