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Summer bruschetta

Summer bruschetta...

Bruschetta It has been so hot in Cape Town lately and last night when I got home I just could not face cooking anything so I made this really fantastic bruschetta with some great rye and wholewheat bread. It was just what the doctor ordered, cool with a little acid from the vinegar that left me satisfied with a clean fresh aftertaste. I had a few skewers left over from the Greek lamb kebabs I made on Monday that complimented...
Calamari salad

Calamari salad...

Calamari salad Calamari or squid salads are really light and take only 15 minutes to make. It is important not to overcook squid or it can become rubbery and not very appetizing. A quick turnin a hot pan is all it really needs and toped off with the really great thai style dressing will make this salad a firm favorite. (serves 4) What you need 4 calamari steaks or about 400g of calamari rings 1 mango, sliced 4 spring...
Steak and avocado salad

Steak and avocado salad...

Steak and avocado salad This is a salad with a difference, crunchy potatoes, avo and a mustard dressing. It’s really good and a substantial meal that takes just a few minutes to prepare. The aged steaks available at Pick n Pay or Woolies are such great quality and so tender these days that a good piece of rump does the trick but of course a piece of fillet is for a special occasion. Good for 4 people. What you need 600-700g...
Chicken caesar salad

Chicken caesar salad...

Chicken Caesar slad Caesar salads are really all about the dressing and I like to add chicken and croutons to mine to make it a whole meal. Some people like to add bacon bits and a couple of other toppings so see what you have in the fridge and dress it up as you like. These are such simple salads and seriously delicious. (for 2 people) The process Dressing 2 garlic cloves minced (about 1 teaspoon) 5 small anchovy fillets...
Couscous Moroccan style

Couscous Moroccan style...

Couscous recipe Couscous has got to be the simplest meal and combined with these flavors and a few slices of tender rump steak, make a truly fantastic meal in 10minutes flat. You can easily spice up Couscous for your own tastes if this does not do it for you, use your imagination! Good for 4 people. What you need 500-600g rump steak 250ml chicken stock 1 ½ cups dry couscous Palm of chopped dried apricots Palm of raisins 1...
Chicken Waldorf salad

Chicken Waldorf salad...

Chicken Waldorf Salad This is a variation on a Waldorf salad that’s really great for hot summer days and perfect to take to work or school for lunch. Wa;dorf salads don’t usually use chicken but believe me, this is a really great salad, crunchy, satisfying and seriously delicious. Good for 4 people. What you need 500g red apples sliced 500g cooked chicken 6 sticks celery sliced finely 2 spring onions chopped Heaped...
Panzanella

Panzanella...

Panzanella Panzanella is traditionally a Tuscan dish made with stale bread and I like to use day old french loaf. It’s a really fresh and healthy salad type dish that is a meal in itself and perfect for summer lunches. Open a bottle of great wine, a Rose is perfect with Panzanella, put a blanket or a small table and chairs out under the trees  and have a real Italian afternoon. What you need for 4 1 French loaf...
Oriental chicken salad

Oriental chicken salad...

I’ve had so many requests for salads lately (all from JHB I might tell you) so I thought I’d try this one. It was really tasty and took about 15 minutes start to finish. This is enough for 2 so double it if you need to.
Asian beef salad

Asian beef salad...

This is a really tasty healthy meal that is so versatile you will use it often. Warm or cold it’s great, leftover beef roast or rare sirloin, it’s simple and serioulsy good. It’s really all about the dressing!
Salad adventure

Salad adventure...

Winter getting you down? Perk up your day with this colorful, healthy and delicious fruit and veg salad mix. Here are 2 fantastic dressings for a healthy and filling lunchtime meal salad with a difference.
Three bean salad

Three bean salad...

This is a perfect lunch that you can have if you feel you have been picking up a few pounds this winter. It’s nutritious and filling and is a weight watcher recommended recipe. What you need Ingredients 1 tin black beans 1 tin kidney beans 1 tin garbanzo beans Pinch of black pepper 1 small onion chopped 2 teaspoons mustard A couple of fresh thyme leaves 75ml fresh orange juice Squeeze of lemon Splash of water The...
Warm chicken salad

Warm chicken salad...

Warm chicken salad Chicken salad recipes are so varied and this chicken salad recipe is fantastic just as it is or you could make it your own by adding a few of your favorite ingredients. This is an old recipe which is just so simple and healthy, it will become your meal to make when you need to impress in a hurry. You can add a few strawberries or orange pieces, just go to town and make to your own taste. What you need 4...
Warm roast potato salad

Warm roast potato salad...

For a nice change with fish, try this warm potato dish. Its creamy and delicious and adds a little variety. What you need 1kg potatoes cut into wedges 3 tablespoons olive oil 6-8 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary salt to taste Squeeze of lemon 3 tablespoons mayonnaise The process Place the potato wedges and whole unpeeled garlic cloves in a roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and place in a...
Real Caesar dressing

Real Caesar dressing...

Caesar salad dressing Caesar salads are amongst the most popular salads but seldom made at home because as far as salads go this salad dressing recipe is fairly complicated and requires quite a few ingredients, but it is so worth it. What you need 1 egg 8 tinned anchovy fillets 2 large cloves garlic grated/crushed 40ml lemon juice 50g finely grated parmesan 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 3/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup cream The...

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