Recipe: Polenta-Crusted Fried Chicken With A Kick

Ready in 30 minutes Serves 2 Polenta crusted fried chicken with a little smoky spicey kick. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts ¼ cup polenta salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon of a smoky seasoning blend, I used Mt Elephant Seriously Smokin' ¼ grated parmesan ¼ cup of almond meal ¼ cup plain flour 1 egg 1 tablespoon of water ¼ cup olive oil Method: Cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces. In a bowl combine the flour and almond meal.  In a second bowl beat the egg with the water.  In a third bowl combine the polenta, salt, pepper, seasoning and parmesan.  Pick up a chicken piece cover it with the flour mixture, dip it in the egg mixture to coat it, then roll it around in the polenta mixture, and set aside. Repeat until all the chicken pieces are done. Add the olive oil to a heavy saucepan (you may need extra to top up.  Once the oil is hot using tongs place several chicken pieces in the saucepan, fry each side for 2 minutes and then set aside. Do this until all pieces a fried.  Ti

July 2022 Beauty, Skincare and Wellness Empties

July 2022 Beauty, Skincare and Wellness Empties

You know it is a great beauty, skincare, and wellness product when you use it up to the last drop and then purchase it repeatedly. It's time to share my beauty, skincare, and wellness empties from the past month with you!

Brand: Skin Doctors Cosmeceuticals 
Product: 1 x potent vit C and 1 x vit. A 

Price: $59.95 for 50 ampoules
Where did I get it: Don't remember
I would likely: Would consider purchasing in the future
Rate: 3/5
My thoughts: Firstly it is really hard to gauge how well these perform when you're only given 1 ampoule of each. What I do like about using single dose ampoules, is that they protect the formula from deteriorating when exposed to air and light. These ampoules are made from biodegradable seaweed, so they are kind to the environment. What I also really like is that they provide an easy way to calculate how much your skincare costs. 

Brand: Nutra Organics
Product: Mermaid Latte, Balance, 100g

Price: $22.95 for 100ml
Where did I get it: Purchased from GoodnessMe
I would likely: Would consider purchasing in the future
Rate: 4/5
My thoughts: A calming chia latte with the addition of blue spirulina powder for an antioxidant and vitamin and mineral boost as well as an amazing colour. You can enjoy it warm or chilled, either way, the Nutra Organics Mermaid latte tastes dreamy mixed with milk of your choice. Sweeten with a little extra honey or maple syrup if your taste buds are calling for it. I enjoyed it with heated almond or oat milk and a dollop of honey to sweeten. 

Brand: Living Proof
Product: Control Hairspray, 249ml

Price: $41 for 249ml
Where did I get it: Purchased from Mecca
I would likely: Use if gifted
Rate: 4/5
My thoughts: I liked this hair spray but I didn't love it as much as the one I typically use which is why I wouldn't repurchase, In general it is a great all rounder hairspray that has been created for tresses that require firmer handling. It provides touchable, all-day control without feeling crunchy or sticky, while also protecting against humidity and providing heat protection up to 230°C. 

Brand: Kiehl's
Product: Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream, 5ml

Price: $91 for 50ml
Where did I get it: Gift with purchase from Kiehl's
I would likely: Would consider purchasing and certainly use it if gifted
Rate: 4/5
My thoughts: Whenever I try a moisturiser with mica in it as an ingredient it does make it difficult to gauge the effectiveness of the moisturiser as it is often used to create a glow effect. Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream can be used for day or night. In general is a great all rounder skin renewing face cream with Manuka Honey and Red Ginseng Root.

Brand: Brand: Kiehl's
Product: Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser Coriander, 1l

Price: No longer available
Where did I get it: Purchased from Kiehl's
I would likely: Purchase in the future if available
Rate: 5/5
My thoughts: I realised in buying this product how much of a commitment it is to go through 1l of body wash. I think it lasted me almost 2 years. What I did love about this product is that it doubles for bubble bath too! This was a great all-rounder bodywash that did the job of cleansing without leaving the skin feeling dry. It smelled divine as well.