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Smoky chicken and pea casserole

Smoky chicken and pea casserole...

This is a real treat for those who love that pea and bacon combination. The chicken pieces turn out tender with a hint of the bacon flavour and combined with peas, well what can I say, it’s a combination made in heaven. (4 people) What you need 200g bacon chopped very small 2 tablespoons butter handfull of cocktail onions – about 12 or so 1.5kg skinless chicken thighs 1 1/2 tablespoons flour 2 cups chicken...
Chicken and fennel casserole

Chicken and fennel casserole...

While on a mission to find something really different in a casserole I came across this fabulous recipe which uses canellini beans and fennel. Fennel is rarely used in SA for some reason and the combinations here really work well. The best part is that it is really a 1 pot wonder, with everything you need for a balanced meal. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and really well worth it. (4 people) What you need 8-10...
Chicken hotpot Chinese style

Chicken hotpot Chinese style...

Chinese chicken hotpot Oh wow, this one you just have to try, It’s quick to prepare and something really different and impressive. It is reputedly from a very famous Chinese restaurant in Sydney and I can tell you will not dissapoint it’s perfect for winter and the flavor is so unexpected from a hotpot style dish. (4 people) What you need 1.5kg skinless chicken pieces(bone in) Maizena (cornflour) 100g black...
Weekend Beef n’ Beer casserole

Weekend Beef n’ Beer casserole...

This has got to be the ultimate cold weekend meal. It will fill your home with a smell that will have the neighbors dropping in to say Hi! Casseroles are really simple, chop everything up, into the oven and wait it out, it really could not be easier. There is serious rugby on this weekend, so for those who want to be prepared, get a few french loaves, make this and have a few friends around. What you need 1.5kg beef neck...
Sausage and potato dinner

Sausage and potato dinner...

Sausages and potato This has got to become a favorite with many of you. It’s really quick and you can use beef, pork or lamb sausages. The humble sausage transformed into something really special. kids and adults will love this one which is perfect for cold winter nights. (good for 4 people) What you need 500g baby potatoes 12 sausages 125g strips bacon chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large onions sliced 1 heaped...
Tuscan chicken casserole

Tuscan chicken casserole...

Tuscan chicken casserole Here is something really homely and heartwarming. It takes a while in the oven but just a few minutes to prepare, perfect for weekend wintery dinners, just let it cook and fill the house with delicious smells. It’s so simple you wont believe how great it tastes.(4 to 5 people) What you need 8 skinless chicken thighs 2 medium onions sliced 4 slices bacon chopped 4 tablespoons lemon juice 3...
Recession proof lamb casserole

Recession proof lamb casserole...

Lamb casserole This s a very simple and delicious lamb neck casserole that is surprisingly tasty. You can use neck or braai chops. Both are fairly fatty cuts of meat so trim them slghtly or if you are like me, just use them as is… I’m a sucker for the flavour from fatty meats.( for 4 to 5 people) What you need 6 lamb neck or braai chops 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon mild curry...
Quick Tandoori beef casserole

Quick Tandoori beef casserole...

This is another one of those super quick casseroles that you will make over and over again in the winter. make it as spicy or mild as you like. (4 people) What you need 500 – 600g beef cubed 1 large onion halved and sliced 1 teaspoon corainder powder 2 teaspoons turmeric 1 teaspon cumin 3 tablespoons chutney 1 tablespon soy sauce 1/2 cup plain yoghurt The process Heat the oven to 180 Celsius Mix together all of...
Lamb stew

Lamb stew...

Lamb Stew It really doesn’t get much easier than this one and I like it just as it is without any vegetables in the meat, it becomes so easy to make it into a curry or add any other herbs or spices that grab me on the day (which sometimes includes adding veggies if I am feeleing a bit lazy). It should come out really thick, a little sticky in fact and I don’t know what the sugar really does, but man oh man,...
Chickpea lamb

Chickpea lamb...

Chickpeas are so good for you and in the winter we need every last natural vitamin and mineral we can get to keep colds and flu away and here is a great recipe. It’s go a nice bite to it and smacks of North Africa. It needs some marinate time so prepare the night before or in the morning. It doesn’t take long to cook. (enough for 4) What you need 6-700g lamb fillet thinly sliced 2 teaspoons crushed garlic 1 tablespoon...
Tomato bredie

Tomato bredie...

Tomato Bredie This is Farm food at it’s best I tell you and will even have vegetarians questioning their choices! It’s a rich meaty stew with a slight sweetness that makes it impossible to stop eating until it is finished. I remember tomato Bredie from my childhood and this tomato bredie recipe hit the mark! (enough for ,6 or 4 hungry people) What you need 2 large onions halved and thinly sliced 1 kg lamb...
Chicken and sweet potato curry

Chicken and sweet potato curry...

Chicken sweet potato curry This is a really delicious curry and the sweet potatoes, ginger and coconut milk give it a distinct Thai flavour. If you are a lover of Oriental flavours this one is for you. Serve it with jasmine rice for a little extra fragrance. It can also be served with noodles but the doesn’t do the sauce justice. (For 4 people) What you need 500g skinless chicken breasts sliced 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 2...
Hearty beef casserole

Hearty beef casserole...

Beef casserole The nights are definately getting a little colder now and there is nothing quite like a hearty beef stew on a cold winters night to warm you up. This is a classic that I have added fresh herbs to. Winter presents some fantastic comfort food opportunities so keep a look out, there will be a whole bunch of new winter recipes in the days to come. What you need 650g – 1kg stewing beef (I like chuck) 1...
Chicken and tomato casserole

Chicken and tomato casserole...

This is one of those great recipes that has only a few ingredients and is a winner every time. It has a very distict tomato flavor and goes really well with boiled baby potatoes. (for 4 to 5 people) What you need 8 skinless chicken thighs 1 tin chopped peeled tomatoes (400g) 1 tin tomato puree (400g) 1 packet onion soup powder 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 small green chili chopped (optional) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1...

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