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Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Shepherd’s Pie

A shepherd’s pie is the perfect weekday meal for a chilly mid season evening. There’s something so nostalgic and comforting about this humble dish, plus it’s perfect for packing in extra veggies! Forego the traditional white potato topping and opt for a combination of sweet potato and cauliflower instead. The pairing of rich lamb and… 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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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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“Fancy” Homemade Gnocchi with Chorizo

Homemade gnocchi is by no means an exact science. In fact, if you’ve never made it before, I suggest trying it with regular white potatoes first! I used orange sweet potatoes because I love their colour, but they’re a lot more moist than regular white potatoes, and even yellow sweet potatoes – this renders a… 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 »