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
Ah soji…the classic Indian dessert and often the highlight of a big Indian wedding. The key ingredient is semolina and let me tell you, it is delicious! I made soji for the first time a few weeks ago and one daughter loved it but the other hated it. So I decided to have a second go but make a cake instead. It turned out really … Continue reading Delicious Spiced Soji Cake
I’m sharing a treasured family Christmas Pudding recipe as well as a link to the baking giveaway of your dreams! Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
Have you heard of Plastic Free July? You must have. If you’re on social media then I’m sure you would have been bombarded by posts this month with the hashtag #plasticfreejuly. The idea behind this campaign is that we refuse single use plastic in the month of July as a way to clean our streets; our oceans; our planet. So why am I only writing … Continue reading Plastic free tomorrow
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!
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
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
When was the last time you felt hungry? When was the last time that you felt hungry AND had no idea where your next meal would come from, or when? What if I told you that there are 14 million people that go hungry in South Africa on a daily basis? You would feel terrible right? Now what if I told you that more than … Continue reading When last did you feel hungry?
How do you feel about seafood? I hated it for the first 20 years of my life. Now I wish I could turn back time because I missed out on so much of good food! It’s only now, that I am trying out different fish and playing around with flavours. The health benefits of eating seafood is well known but here’s a little refresher for … Continue reading How to Create a Seafood Feast on a Budget
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