If you have kids, Spaghetti Bolognese is probably firmly lodged in your recipe repertoire along with mac & cheese and chicken nuggets. I, myself, cook it more often than I’d like to admit because I know my kids will gobble up an entire bowl without fighting and I get to cram it full with assorted […]
I found inspiration for this recipe in a book I bought in December called The Real Meal Revolution. It’s all about the “Banting” (low carb high fat) way of eating and I found it quite inspiring. I’m not going to get into this topic (as I think that there’s enough debate going on around it […]
Christmas morning was always a mixture of being tired and being excited. Tired because we always had a big Christmas Eve party where we would exchange gifts with the family (a few gifts were kept for Christmas Day) and were allowed to stay up late. The excitement I felt was, of course due to […]
Today is a grey, glum day in Pretoria. The kind of day which should be spent in bed watching Breaking Bad (Yes, we are way behind). Alas, I have to work and so the only thing making me feel better is the thought of this incredible, rustic beef ragu with delicate Parmesan gnocchi. I made […]
When I received the list of ingredients for my final Mystery box challenge from Woolworths for their Masterchef hub on their website, I didn’t know what to make. For approximately 4 days I read through it, continuously thinking I must’ve missed something. It was the most bizarre combination of ingredients and I was flabbergasted. What […]
It’s been freezing in Pretoria the last few weeks and even though I’ve been cooking lots of soups, stews and curries, last night I craved something light and summery. I was just tired of all the heaviness. I wanted something that reminded me of sun, sea and brighter days and so I stopped at the […]
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When I was little, I despised stew. I actually didn’t like my food touching each other at all and so a stew was pretty much a disaster for me. The only time I would eat it was when my mom would make light and fluffy dumplings, steamed on top of the stew. And then, I’d […]
When you are given a “Mystery Box” filled with the following ingredients, what would you make? As a serious burger-freak, I knew I would be making a big, juicy, flavour-packed burger for my second assignment as one of the Woolworths bloggers for Masterchef SA season 2. (Image courtesy of Woolworths) One thing I’ll admit is […]
This is comfort food. Comfort food for those who need comforting. And yesterday, I needed it (more than I normally do). You see, yesterday was not only the beginning of the 3rd school term here in SA, but also the day we had to start with Atropine drops on my darling princess. I’m not going […]
I’ve been on a pie-kick this Winter (well, actually all my life), and this one is by far my favourite. Tender, succulent lamb in a rich sauce flavoured with rosemary and sweet roasted garlic. I mean, is there anything better? Well yes, top that with a layer of crisp, buttery puff pastry and you have […]