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Chakalaka Cheese Braai Bread

What’s a braai without chakalaka and a cheesy garlic loaf??? Combine the two and you have a heritage day winner! Cue this chakalaka and cheese stuffed braai loaf, which may just steal the show at your braai day table this weekend. Last year I went all out with roosterkoek burgers, so this year I wanted… Read more »

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Bacon Sweet Potato Bake

Potato bake is nostalgic for pretty much every South African right? From braais to Sunday lunches, the traditional potato bake was ever present in my childhood home. But even a classic could do with an update very now and then. My bacon sweet potato bake with jalapenos is a much-loved classic all dressed up. Sweet… Read more »

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Mediterranean Stuffed Butternut

Mediterranean stuffed butternut is the perfect feast for iffy in-between weather! It’s comforting enough for a satisfying dinner on a chilly night, but still light enough for a balmy supper. Although its vegetarian, you won’t miss meat. Lentils coated in a savoury herbed tomato sauce make it deliciously lip-smacking, while parmesan and feta add extra… Read more »

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Pickled Onions – Homemade

There’s something about pickled onions that men in particular just can’t get enough of. Maybe because when paired with a strong mature cheddar and a good beer, they turn into something so deliciously spectacular. So skip the socks, boxers, and biltong this year, and make these super tasty pickled onions for dad this Fathers Day… Read more »

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Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Chips in 7 Steps

Crispy baked sweet potato chips aren’t that easy to achieve. Crispy being the operative word! Sweet potatoes have a much higher water content than white potatoes which makes them a lot harder to get crisp. But with a little time and patience, the elusive crispy baked sweet potato chip can be yours. I love these… Read more »

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Baked Brie En Croute and Bellinis

Baked brie en croute is simply a chunk of cheese baked in puff pastry – such a simple pleasure! However, serve it with cranberry puree, sliced apple, crushed almonds, throw in an impromptu bellini, and you have something quite sophisticated and spectacular that can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes – perfect for… Read more »

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Kale Chips – The Crispiest, Crunchiest Kind!

Kale chips are made all the better with the use of a hair dryer – no joke. The secret to crispy, crunchy kale chips is to blow dry your kale! Hilarious, I know, but blow drying your kale on the lowest heat and strength after rinsing it ensures that its as close to bone dry… Read more »

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Kimchi Egg Fried Rice

Kimchi egg fried rice is what happens when you take leftover rice down to flavour town for a makeover! I always find rice is kinda like spaghetti – it’s so easy to make too much. Which is actually perfectly fine because there’s so much you can do with cooked rice. With big flavours like garlic,… 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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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 »