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Sweet Potatoes

Today we are talking sweet, potatoes that is. What can I say about sweet potatoes?  Well it’s a vegetable, easy to cultivate, simple to prepare and most importantly my absolute favourite vegetable and I love them!!! My love affair with this deliciously sweet legume began during my early childhood, it’s one of very few memories I had as a child.  Every winter, my father would roast sweet potatoes as a treat for my siblings and I in an effort to stop us eating unhealthy food such as cakes and drinking hot chocolates.  It is still one of the most simple, cost effective, healthy, delicious and will be a favourite of mine always. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the...

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Shaving for the Modern Man

As someone who doesn’t have much time for myself, I find the idea of a full scale shaving regime enough to make my head spin.  I normally leave five minutes or so each morning for my facial routine (cleansing, moisturising and so forth) and same each night before I sleep.  A proper shaving procedure would take a good twenty or so minutes.  In essence, shaving can be quite time consuming and is just not always a feasible task. In the effort to save some time, I did a little research on the evolution of shaving for the modern gentleman.  After a little intense reading and product analysis in the current market, I discovered that I can combine both my facial...

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If You’d Lemme Lemon?

Lemon is an essential juice for the body.  Upon reception, it is hungrily received by the small intestine and by extension, the skin.  It is the nutrients as well as vitamins and minerals that can be found in lemons, that act as a phenomenal surging elixir for  the body.As skin is the  largest organ of our bodies, just as much emphasis should be placed on what you consume and nourish your body with as the exterior products you use to maintain and refine it’s surface.One of my favourite memories with this particular fruit is as a child.  My father used to thinly slice lemon before dipping each slice into a pot of honey for my siblings and I.  This was...

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Kelly Barrett - Ultimate #TrueRad Mama

Last year, I was privileged enough to meet Kelly at The League of Extraordinary Women Run the World event. Kelly was only just beginning her passion project of creating her own lingerie label after having been in the industry for over 15 for years. Today, Kelly has successfully launched her brand Silent Arrow, creating not only wearable and accessible lingerie, but also a platform where boundaries can be pushed.   We live in a world where women often edit their feelings, beliefs and expressions. Having identified this, Kelly wants to empower women and encourage them to express themselves. Her philosophy extends to raising her children. Kelly recalls that her favourite aspect of motherhood is learning from her children and watching...

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Fran Ioannidis - Keeping Busy With Her Feet

With a long career as a professional dancer, Fran Ioannidis has taken her passion for the art of movement to become an invaluable dance teacher to children with special needs. In 2012, Fran was approached by the Rotary Club of Chadstone/East Malvern to teach the class of Busy Feet's very first program. Today, Busy Feet have expanded to many areas within Victoria, providing weekly dance classes to children with disabilities ranging from various degrees of autism, Down Syndrome, deafness and cerebral palsy. Fran is a big believer in embracing individuality, quoting Dr. Seuss “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”. She describes watching these students of hers perform...

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