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Wild West Breakfast Cups

  My guilty pleasure when there’s nothing to eat in the house is baked beans with butter, cheese, and chilli sauce – Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! These Wild West Breakfast Cups are just a refined version of my embarrassing pantry indulgence. You could just as easily call them “breakfast bowls” if you didn’t… Read more »

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Chimichurri Steak and Roast Mediterranean Salad

It was the Taste of Cape Town food festival that inspired me to venture into Argentinian cuisine. The Chimichurri sauce in this recipe is a real Argentinian staple, and is often used as a marinade and dressing for all grilled meats. I happened to have an impressive rump steak waiting patiently in my fridge to… Read more »

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Chimichurri Steak with Roast Mediterranean Salad

  It was the Taste of Cape Town food festival that inspired me to venture into Argentinian cuisine. The Chimichurri sauce in this recipe is a real Argentinian staple, and is often used as a marinade and dressing for all grilled meats. I happened to have an impressive rump steak waiting patiently in my fridge… Read more »

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Asian Roast Chicken with Kimchi Potatoes

Admittedly I’m more obsessed with Asian flavours of late than I usually am. Which is precisely why I thought this year’s Easter roast called for something less traditional. I’ve made a quick weekday version of this dish using chicken breasts on numerous occasions. But a whole roast chicken is something entirely different. It’s succulent, rustic,… Read more »

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Orange Ponzu Duck Breast

Ponzu is an Asian dressing or sauce, usually made with citrus like lemon or lime. But since duck breast is the protein hero here, orange is the perfect fit! The leftover ponzu from this recipe makes a great Asian slaw dressing, and can also be used as a marinade. Duck has become a lot more… Read more »

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Fig and Bacon Flatbreads

Fig and bacon is a harmonious pairing. While parma ham and prosciutto may be more commonly chosen partners for fig, the crispiness you can achieve with bacon makes for a delightful contrast to fig’s soft flesh. Not to mention that bacon is cheaper, and pretty much has a cult following around the world. You can’t… Read more »

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

This zucchini ribbon salad is as tasty as it is beautiful! It was made to adorn a gorgeous dining table, alongside a spectacular Sunday roast. It’s flavours meld magnificently with lamb, but could pair just as easily with beef, chicken, or fish. It’s so versatile that it makes a great light lunch too – and… Read more »

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Tray Bake Chorizo Nachos

There are very few places I’ll go order nachos at. Despite how simple they are to make, not many places do them right! Either the chips get soggy, there’s not enough salsa, or the entire dish is just bland. This is usually due to the fact that the salsa comprises of a can of tomatoes… Read more »

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Tapas for Two

This Valentine’s Day, I propose something different! Instead of going out for a romantic, although expensive meal, prepare something quick and easy at home, and then head out for dessert! In Cape Town we’re lucky enough to have The Creamery, which is an ice-cream parlour and waffle house open until late, making dessert dates a… Read more »

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Peach and Thyme Galette

I rarely have the time or patience to create my own elaborate desserts at home. So, when I dare brave a homemade sweet treat, it’s usually as simple, speedy, and delicious as this one. This galette, or sweet puff pastry tart, is so simple to whip up. Plus you’re bound to have most, if not… Read more »