Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Eggplant with meatballs Curry

  • 10,5 oz (300 g) beef mince
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 small eggplant, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp madras curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • a handful fresh mint, chopped
  • vegetable oil
  • nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt
  1. Transfer the beef to a large mixing bowl and season with the garlic paste and a good sprinkle of pepper, nutmeg and salt. Add half of the cinnamon, a teaspoon of curry powder and a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger.

  2. Knead the mince well. Taste a bit of the mince and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. After that roll the seasoned beef mince into even balls, each about 1 oz (30 g) in weight. You should end up with 8 meatballs.

  3. Pour a little vegetable oil in a large non-stick pan and place it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs.

  4. Bake them on all sides until golden for 5 to 6 minutes.

  5. Transfer the baked meatballs to a clean plate and cover them with tinfoil. Peel and chop the onion and garlic cloves. Add them to the hot pan (don’t remove the burnt bits from the meatballs - this will give extra flavor to your sauce).

  6. Gently cook the onion and garlic over medium heat for 5 minutes until lightly browned. Dice the eggplant up and add it to the pan.

  7. Stir well, add a little splash of water and cook the eggplant and onion for 5 minutes. Then add the bay leaf, the tomato paste, the rest of the grated ginger, cinnamon,curry and the cumin seeds. Season with a pinch of pepper, nutmeg and salt.

  8. Stir the eggplant well and add ½ cup (120 ml) of water to the pan. Bring this to a good boil and simmer the eggplant sauce 7 minutes until soft. Then add the browned meatballs again.

  9. Stir and cook for another 8 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through. Add extra water if necessary. In the end add the yogurt and half of the chopped mint.

  10. Check the seasoning. Add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Transfer the eggplant curry and meatballs onto warm deep plates. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped mint. Serve hot.
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Discovering Restaurants in Hatfield, Pretoria.

In our recent visit to south Africa ,we visited Hatfield ,Pretoria which is a hub for students .It has everything from the University of Pretoria ,plazas ,hotels ,residences and most of all an influx of restaurants .In the street there are more than 15 restaurants including big names such as kfc,burger king ,pizza hut ,dominoes and other south African restaurants such as Barcelos ,spur to mention a few.

Since here at Amaris lifestyle we are lovers of good food and also decor .We decided to go to these restaurants and do a quick survey of what they offer and their decor to share with our readers.
Starting with Capital P which offers traditional pizza,pastas and paninis.

From the outside when you pass by this restaurant , you will just be moved to get inside and find out what they have to offer .There is a big red sign that is very eye catching.

 There is also some window stickers  that explain what they offer and what to expect before you get inside .

Since Hatfield is a student hub , there is a big sign outside of 10% off to students when they brig a student card .A very good idea since students love discounts.

When you get to the inside , you are moved to just sit down and order everything they have to offer in the menu .

 The inside has a rustic/modern feel to it with copper lights and both high and normal chairs to sit .

 It is a great setting not only for business meetings ,chill out sessions but also working since it provides a very quiet and relaxing environment to do what is required to do.

 There s a big menu board that displays all the items available and you have an option to pick your pasta from Spaghetti to Ravioli ,a very unique idea.

Photos taken by my us .
Other restaurants will be discussed in upcoming posts .

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Alot of women have made various attempts to eliminate belly fat but end up failing .To start up your journey to loose belly fat ,this flat tummy drink will surely help you.
This drink is surely magical and has  been proven to be very efficient to eliminate belly fat .All the ingredients used, play an important role in burning fat and have sufficient nutrients to give you other health benefits as well.


  • 6 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tbsp of grated ginger
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves

Allow the blend to infuse overnight.Remove all the ingredients from the water and drink the water .You can keep the remaining water in the fridge and it will last for 2 days.
You will  start seeing  visible results in 4 days. 
PS:To get the best weight loss results you need to eat right and exercise.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Who wore it better?

Kefilwe Mabote and Chic Ama  are wearing the same dress from the same designer .While Kefilwe went easy with simple earrings and oversized shades,Chic Ama went all out with the accessories .Who do you think wore this polka dot dress better?

This Fia Factory(instagram:@fiafactory) jacket is definetely a fashion statement .These ladies are surely rocking it in their own unique ways .Who do you think wore it better?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Lentils also known as dengu in swahili are one of the best legumes for weight loss.They are low in calories ,low in fat and high in fibre thus making you feel fuller for longer.

Studies have shown that having one serving of lentils per day can help you lose weight. 
Lentils should be a part of an healthy weight loss plan, which includes nutritious foods and plenty of regular exercise.
Lentils are available in variety of colours and can be cooked in variety of ways. 

Lentil curry and Basmati rice
Lentil Soup
Lentil Vegetable Burger

For more lentils recipes click Here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The year of "Gucci".

If there’s one brand that’s currently trending, it’s Gucci. Since taking over as the brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele has done a great job of taking Gucci back to the top.

The  Gucci SS17 has proven to be a success with it featuring trends like floral print that on its own is a big fashion must have this year.

Every one from celebrities and bloggers in and out of Africa are either rocking a Gucci bag,belt or sneakers .Gucci is every where right now and there is no way to stop it.

Gucci handbags

Gucci Mules 

Gucci sneakers

Gucci belts

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fashion Friends

Chantal campbel  and her friends during her bridal shower .They all looked nice in their  floral print outfits  .
Floral prints are still on trend even in 2017.Especially made into dresses ,they make the look feel like a resort wear .
More women are embracing this trend especially in events such as bridal showers,baby shower andthe sorts since florals have a girly feel to it.
Instagram :@chantalcamille