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Summer time chicken salad

Summer time chicken salad...

chicken salad This is a great little chicken salad recipe with a summer twist that will have your family and friends going back again and again. It’s been so hot lately, I thought I’d make a chicken salad with some fruit. It’s really foolproof and fantastically fresh and delicious, Ideal for hot days so give it a try, you will love it. (makes 4 servings so double it up if need be) What you need Red apples...
Mediterranean vegetable salad

Mediterranean vegetable salad...

Mediterranean vegetable salad This is fantastic vegetable dish that can be served hot as a vegetable on the side of a roast beef or cold as a salad or even as a snack at the braai with some ciabatta or other crusty bread. It has such a great flavour a vegetarian would be happy with a bowl of it on it’s own. Give this a try, it’s a perfect summer, eat oudoors vegetable dish, kids who are not mad for vegetables...
Chicken and baby potato salad

Chicken and baby potato salad...

Chicken potato salad It is so hot right now that a great salad that has all the makings of a roast is just what I need. Try this Chicken and baby potato salad with peas and greens, it is really fantastic and depending on how you feel, you can have the chicken and potatoes warm or cold. Try it tonight, your family will love it. (4 people as a main meal) What you need 500g baby potatoes boiled and halved 4 chicken breasts...
Cajun style lemon Chicken

Cajun style lemon Chicken...

Cajun lemon chicken This is a great chicken dish that is great hot and cold the next day. The cajun spices with the lemon and crunchy quick stir fried veg are a treat. For a salad version of the recipe all you have to do is drape your cooled cajun chicken and peppers over your favourite leaves, give it another squeeze of fresh lemon and perhaps add a some freshly cut melon. This one is very easy and very versatile, fresh...
Quiche with a potato crust

Quiche with a potato crust...

Potato crust quiche I came across this interesting idea on for the love of cooking blog and just had to try it! Pastry for whatever reason is not a favorite of mine to make so when the idea to use potato slices as a base for a quiche came along, it was like a godsend. It turned out like a gourmet potato bake with wonderful crisped up edges and is on my all time favorite list from now on. (4 people easily) I used a 29cm...
Summer prawn salad

Summer prawn salad...

Quick Prawn salad There are few things as good as a bowl of prawns straight out of the pan or off the braai with a good squeeze of lemon and this very quick dish is perfect to top off a salad on hot summer days. Simply make a nice leafy salad and top off with the beautiful fresh prawns that have come straight from the pan.(4 people) What you need 1 kg fresh prawns deveined but shells still on 2 tablespoons olive oil 2...
Summer rice salad with warm chicken breast

Summer rice salad with warm chicken breast...

Rice salad As the weather warms up I thought it’s time for something a little more adventurous and summery. This rice salad recipe has a fantastic flavour with all sorts going on in your mouth. You just have to try it, the pears and the blue cheese in the rice are such a great combination with the warm chicken and it’s sauce. I rate this as a top summer lunch. (5 – 6 people) What you need 6 spring onions...
Seafood salad for the lazy cook

Seafood salad for the lazy cook...

Seafood pasta salad There is nothing quite like a great seafood salad on a hot day and nowadays, with marinara mix being available at almost any supermarket, you can whip one together in a matter of minutes. This one takes 20 min utes or so from start to finish, perfect weekend food and if you are having guests… well what can I say, don’t spend too much time in the kitchen. (4 people) What you need 375g shell pasta Olive...
Caesar pasta salad

Caesar pasta salad...

Caesar Pasta salad It has been so hot the last few days that I thought it time for something really delicious and perfect for the heat. Use this Ceasar Pasta salad as it is or add a little chicken and always use plenty of parmesan shavings. You can also add your other favorite salad items like baby corn.. you get the idea, make it to your taste. The dressing is the most important part of this recipe and you must not leave...
Summer steak salad

Summer steak salad...

Quick steak salad Summer time is braai time and there is usually a leftover steak that is slowly devoured in little chunks over the afternoon or next day. Here is a great way to turn that left over steak into a complete and very delicious summer meal. It’s so simple and the dressing is fantastic.(2 people) feel free to double or triple this recipe. What you need 300g cooked steak (barbecued is great) 1 large potato...
Haloumi and asparagus pasta salad

Haloumi and asparagus pasta salad...

Summer pasta salad As the weather warms up pasta salad are really quick and tasty meals that are perfect for summer days. I love grilled haloumi and this combination of haloumi, asparagus and avocado is just fantastic. Use whatever shell or shaped pasta you have in your cupboard but using bow ties or twirly shaped pasta just makes it look so much better and feasting with your eyes before it goes into your mouth is half...
Grilled Haloumi Salad

Grilled Haloumi Salad...

Every now and then I get the Ghalishing for grilled Haloumi cheese and this salad is a real winner. The cheese is salty and has a slight sweetness from the grilling that is just incredible. It’s light and at the same time filling enough for a dinner if served with a nice crisp rye roll fresh out of the oven, but it’s best for a lunch.(for 2 people) What you need 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 baby...
Bulgar wheat salad

Bulgar wheat salad...

Bulgar wheat is a healthy grain usually available from health food section of your supermarket. I buy the Pouyoukas bulgar wheat but there are other brands in supermarkets and most health food stores will stock it. This salad is fantastic using cranberries and pine nuts and is a great dish to compliment pork recipes or as a main meal for vegetarians. (4 people as a main) What you need 1/2 cup Bulgar wheat 1/2  cup pine...
Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita...

cucumber raita This is a fantastic little extra for any curry and takes just a few minutes from start to finish. If you are having a hot curry, you are going to thank me… Try it with a traditional biryani or any of the many other curries on the site just do a search for “curry”. What you need 1 cup cucumber diced into small cubes 1 large onion halved and finely sliced 3 roasted garlic cloves chopped 1...

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