Beetroot brownie

Decadent Coconut & Beetroot Brownies in 1 Hour

Have you seen the new McCain Diced Beetroot packs? It’s a game changer! No more stained hands…and clothes…and kitchen towels. When I saw these packs I knew that I HAD to bake with them. I didn’t want to make a typical red velvet brownie so instead I added some coconut which completely changes the texture. Did you know that a dessert is only considered a … Continue reading Decadent Coconut & Beetroot Brownies in 1 Hour

Sweet & Sticky Oxtail Casserole

Bring on the comfort food!

I think we can safely say that Winter has hit hard in SA. Even the Durbanites are complaining about the cold! You know what that means…it’s COMFORT FOOD SEASON!!! “Summer bodies are made in Winter”…not in my house! The people who say ‘Summer bodies are made in Winter’ are an enigma to me. For me, Winter is all about soups, stews and hearty family meals. … Continue reading Bring on the comfort food!

Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella in under 15 minutes

I’m all about cutting cooking time while maximising flavour so here is my seafood ‘paella’ recipe that can be cooked and ready to eat in 12-15 minutes. Ingredients: 1kg of Seafood Mix 1 packet of Woolworths Heat and Eat Spanish Rice 5 garlic cloves 1 small lime Method: Add a splash of olive oil (and a blob of butter if you like) to a wide … Continue reading Seafood Paella in under 15 minutes

Spicy Coconut Curried Pasta

Spicy Coconut Curried Prawn Pasta

There was an amazing special on prawns at Food Lovers Market last week so of course I bought two bags, haha! Tonight I cooked them both and made two pastas. A spicy one for us and a plainer one for the girls. It was very much an experimental dish but it turned out pretty great so here’s the recipe… Ingredients 1 tin of coconut milk … Continue reading Spicy Coconut Curried Prawn Pasta

Recipe : Microwave Fudge

One of the most memorable smells from my early childhood, is the smell of microwave fudge. My mum would make this over school holidays when I was in primary school, together with peanut brittle. The whole house would smell like a bakery and it felt like forever waiting for the fudge to cool down. Something about the greyish weather triggered that memory for me today … Continue reading Recipe : Microwave Fudge