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Weekend Vegetable Lasagna

Weekend Vegetable Lasagna...

Slow baked vegetable lasagna This is a real tasty vegetarian dish or another one of those recipes when you feel you need some vegetables in your diet and is made on top of the stove. (for 4) It takes 4-5 hours to cook so is great for a weekend lunch. Adapted from Italian home recipes What you need 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta or cottage cheese 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 1...
Month end meals

Month end meals...

At this time of the month many are a little tight and I have had a lot of requests for tasty economical meals, so here are a few great ideas for meals that taste great and cost very little. In my view rice is a very under rated product that can be easily fancied up and for a tasty, healthy meal. I found a really inexpensive brown rice at PicknPay the other day which you will love. It’s called Spekko brown rice....
Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry...

Brinjal Curry This one is really fantastic if you have vegetarian friends that your meat eating mates will also love. It is very tasty, does not take much effort apart from making sure you give it a stir every now and then so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Next time I make it I will also add 2 medium diced potatoes and a little extra water just to add another texture and make it go further. I had 9 people...
Potato and Mushroom Bake

Potato and Mushroom Bake...

Potato Bake with mushrooms There are few dishes that give you that home comfort feeling like a great potato bake and this one, which I recently served with a Prime Rib Roast and Melanzanewas such a huge hit I am being forced to make it again… very soon 🙂 Just gotta love it when people enjoy your food! (makes enough for 6 people) Use an ove dish that is about 30cmx20cmx8cm high or similar The three dishes for...
Melanzane alla Parmigiana

Melanzane alla Parmigiana...

Melanzane This has been such a hit amongst my friends that I just had to feature it again. I served it with a Prime Rib Roast and potato bake with mushrooms – all in all a huge success. I had the most incredible Melanzane at Fournos in Benmore the other day that was everything a Melanzane should be, Creamy eggplant layered with tomato and topped off with a nice crust of Parmesan. It was so delicious I had to go...
Spinach & Feta Muffins

Spinach & Feta Muffins...

Spinach & Feta Muffins These muffins are awesome! Not only can they be made in advance, but they are so versatile and light that they can be served for breakfast, lunch and supper. In fact, they are the best Sunday-night supper for all you lazy buggars (like me) who couldn’t be bothered to cook after a wonderful weekend! – Recipe by Rozanne Folks, these little guys are a must try and for a little change...
Bacon wrapped Chili poppers

Bacon wrapped Chili poppers...

Chill Poppers in Bacon Man these little beauties are a real treat that you can make in the oven or on the braai. I must warn you that this recipe only makes 12 and from experience, you will need more than 2 or 3 per person as a taster. When you buy your chili poppers buy the longer ones unless you like them really spicy, I like them not too spicy so buy the ones that are at least 7 or 8cm long. What you need 12 Jalapeno...
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower with bacon and leeks

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower with bacon and leeks...

Baked Cauliflower Cauliflower on it’s own is not one of my favourite vegetables but this recipe makes Cauliflower an entire meal or a side vegetable dish that tastes fantastic and will feature on my plates with steaks, chicken and roasts regularly from now on. It’s very easy to make not for weight watchers but well worth it. This makes enough for 6-8 people as a vegetable side dish perfect for Sunday Roasts...
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...
Bringal and Red pepper pate

Bringal and Red pepper pate...

Brinjal pate There are so many brinjals at the moment and they cost next to nothing so this is a great recipe to use them. It is vegetarian and a real winner that takes no time at all to make. It is a creamy delicious pate that I always slosh a good amount of olive over before serving. It’s a bit like Baba Ghanoush with fewer ingredients that has a wonderful fresh taste. What you need 1 large brinjal 1 large red...
Sweetcorn Fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters...

Sweetcorn Fritters I am a big time fritter fan with pumpkin fritters being a favourite of mine but I have to tell you these sweetcorn fritters are just fantastic. I had them as a breakfast after being tired of eggs and bacon/french toast and smothered them in maple syrup but they are generally used as a bed for smoked salmon with a little cream cheese instead of a rosti which makes a great starter or add a bit of parsley...
Perfect baked potato and filling ideas

Perfect baked potato and filling ideas...

Baked potato The secret to a great baked potato is the heat of the oven. Baked or jacket potatoes as some prefer to call them are so under rated, they can be delicious, complete meals if you bake them properly and have a fabulous filling. To make the perfect jacket potato and by that I mean, steamy soft and fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside, this is what you need to do. Take 4 to 6 large baking potatoes, scrub...
Potato rosti

Potato rosti...

Potato Rosti A great potato rosti can be topped off with steak strips, an avocado salad, smoked salmon and cream cheese or anything else you really enjoy. It is such a versatile dish and can be used for breakfasts, lunches or dinners. Add a few bacon bits to the mixture and it changes, some spring onions and you are onto something else. Potato rosti’s are just the most fantastic things once you have perfected your...
Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna...

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Spinach and ricotta are such a great combination and when used in a lasagna together with a rich bechamel sauce you are in for a treat. It’s vegetarian in every way but as a confirmed meat eater this is a really fantastic lasagna recipe that leaves you satisfied in a way that only comfort food can. This makes a nice size lasagna good for 6 people. What you need Lasagna sheets 1 kg spinach...

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