The last of my Mauritius instalments, Zilwa Attitude was a chilled way to end. But, if you’re a bokkie for sports – then Zilwa is for you! They have an incredible array of free water activities. From trips on their glass bottom boat to kayaking and more. See all their offerings here.
We were on a Full-Board bases which was great as we could enjoy their lovely light lunches round the pool with a cold beer from our mini bar or pool bar.
A delicious chicken and veg curry presented in these sweet and authentic looking little tins.
Chilling just outside our room.
1 of the 4 pools. Relax round it with a cocktail or find out when their next water aerobics class is The hotel also has a spa, and oh – a little reminder about the Mini Club should you need to drop the kids there first!
One of my favourite moments, albeit sad to leave, 5am (3am S.A. time) before catching our flight home – this very still, beautiful bay had me longing to come back.
Zilwa also has a chain of different hotels – so check them out here should you want to explore other parts of the island etc
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Here are 3 recipes I’ve been dying to try and finally did over the weekend! These are all SUPER easy to do – and look impressive when entertaining!
These breakfast muffins have a few different recipe versions (See another version here) – I just made mine as you would an omelette. Beat Free Range eggs ( I had 5 eggs – came out with 6 muffins) and then add what ever ingredients you fancy into the mixture. I had:
Chunk of smoked bacon from the Hermanus Farmers Market chopped into cubes / cheese / basil / cheri tomatoes halved / salt&pepper. Delicious with a side salad of rocket, avo, olive oil & lemon juice as breakfast,brunch or lunch.
Grease the muffin pans, pour in the mixture and cook +- 15 min or until cooked through. * I didn’t but you may want to pre-cook your bacon a bit.
These crackers are from The Real Meal Revolution Recipe Book and again, are incredibly simple to make and delicious with your favourite cheese. A nutritious way to cut out carbs. Find the recipe over at Wellness Warehouse Here.
Now this is big in the states – Peppermint Bark – usually it’s thin sheets of layered chocolate one breaks up and devours with coffee after dinner. But here’s a healthier version. I used:
70% Lindt Dark Chocolate
For the nuts, chop or bash them in a pestle & mortar – you can go quite fine or chunkier, depending on how you like it. Melt the chocolate in a pot over a pot of boiling water. Once the chocolate has melted, mix in the nuts and cranberries, leaving +- 1/3 behind. Spread the mixture on a baking tray lined with wax/parchment paper around 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients on top. Refrigerate for 3 hours at least or over night. I made mine quite chunky. You can experiment with peppermint, granola, different nuts etc You can adapt this recipe easily for banting too by using 70% or higher dark chocolate and leave out the dried fruit etc . . .