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Easy pumpkin soup

Easy pumpkin soup...

Pumpkin soup Pumpkins have been dramatically reduced at Fruit and veg city so I thought I’d try a really good pumpkin soup recipe. It’s really simple, thick and so good for you. You can also use butternut in this recipe but there is a fabulous butternut soup recipe from Nigella. The cooler weather will be closing in on shortly so get your winter soup recipes ready. What you need 1 medium onion chopped 3 tablespoons...
Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters...

Pumpkin Fritters I had pumpkin fritters that were bought from Woolies and although I enjoyed them, there is nothing like home made pumpkin fritters doused in cinnamon sugar to deal with a comfort food craving. I turned to a trusty book by Lannice Snyman called tortoises and Tumbleweeds and found a really fantastic recipe that did the trick. Try them, they are real simple and the taste, well let’s just say I ate...
Mushroom tarts

Mushroom tarts...

Mushroom tarts These mushroom tarts are amazing, they are like little crustless quiches that you make in a muffin pan and are perfect for picnics, lunch boxes or something special for the road instead of sandwiches. You really must try these, they are fantastic and so easy. (makes 12) What you need 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion finely chopped 500g button mushrooms chopped hand full of parsley...
Chilli poppers

Chilli poppers...

Chilli Poppers When you make chilli poppers you want them to have a nice crunchy exterior and a stingy cheese mixture inside that bursts in your mouth when you bite into them. Jalapeno peppers that have had the seeds removed are not very hot but do have a nice cleansing bite to them if you know what I mean. Try these, they are really amazing and favourites all over the place. Be sure you do not touch your eyes or your...
Creamed spinach

Creamed spinach...

Creamed spinach Whenever you go to a restaurant these days there is always creamed spinach as a vegetable and I personally love it. A great creamed spinach recipe will even have the die hard anti vegetable kids… or adults for that matter climbing in and enjoying it so here is a really great creamed spinach recipe for you all to get your greens the easy way. It makes quite a lot, about 6 cups but can easily be frozen...
Fresh Pomodoro Pasta sauce

Fresh Pomodoro Pasta sauce...

Pomodoro pasta sauce is a simple, fresh and perfectly summery pasta dish. The tomato is warm but still firm and when combined with the fresh basil is just spectacular. If you are not into spending hours in front of the stove and want a quick tasty pasta this is the one for you.(4 people) What you need 400g spaghetti or Angel hair pasta 6 or 7 medium size ripe tomatoes 10 to 12 leaves of fresh basil 2 cloves fresh garlic 100ml...
Creamy potato bake

Creamy potato bake...

Creamy potato bake A creamy potato bake makes any braai, this we know so why not make it as a veg any time. Make this potato bake with a steak, a few pieces of roast chicken, a piece of grilled salmon, anything really. It’s so delicious I just cannot get enough of it. Give it a try for dinner with the Greek chicken pieces, you family will be forever grateful… this is how we want them right? (6-8 servings,...
Cheese baked potatoes

Cheese baked potatoes...

Twice baked potatoes These are another winter favorite of mine, crisped skins and soft fancied up insides. These baked potatoes are great on their own or as a side dish to one of the stews or roasts that I have made recently. They take a little while because you double bake them, but believe me, they are so worth it.(4 servings) What you need 2 or 3 large potatoes 1 egg lightly beaten 30ml cream or milk 30ml mayonnaise 3/4...
Prima Vera pasta

Prima Vera pasta...

Vegetarian pasta This vegetarian pasta is really fresh, takes just a few minutes to prepare and is an ideal light lunch. You can add a mixture of whatever fresh herbs you have around the house, mint is really good to add to the flavor along with the parsley. I have not included it in this recipe but give it a try. (4 people) What you need 375g twirly pasta or any shell pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion finely...
Easy potato wedges

Easy potato wedges...

Potato wedges These are really great, mess free and can be done in the oven or on the braai. I have used basil pesto to make these but you can change the flavour to whatever you like really. They go perfectly with meat or chicken so serve them with you protein and a salad for a full on meal. (2 to 3 people) What you need 4 medium potatoes 2 tablespoons basil pesto 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon water Parmesan cheese Tin...
Aloo Gobi – califlower and potato curry

Aloo Gobi – califlower and potato curry...

Aloo gobi cauliflower and potato Having given up smoking recently I have become a lot more health conscious, not least of which is the weight I am bound to pick up if I keep substituting smokes for food. Well this was really great, vegetarian, spicy, delicious which we had as a side dish but could easily be a main course. The soft potatoes really did it for me and the cauliflower seemed to absorb so much of the flavour,...
Christmas leftover ham and mango salsa

Christmas leftover ham and mango salsa...

This mango salso recipe goes so well with smoked ham or gammon and for we who live in hot climates, it makes a sublime cold lunch, perfect for leftover gammon from Christmas. Use this recipe as a guideline, you can add spring onions finely sliced instead of red onion, use less or more avocado, make it to your taste or what you have left in the fridge. orange juice is also a great alternative to lemon if you like it really...
Nigellas butternut and sweet potato soup

Nigellas butternut and sweet potato soup...

Butternut & sweet potato soup After you have spent hours in the kitchen creating the perfect Christmas feast, have drunk too much and really just want to sit back, relax and enjoy your family on boxing day, Nigellas butternut and sweet potato soup is just what you need. Your friends and family all feel the same but of course Christmas is a time to feast so get out the leftovers and make this ultra simple and so tasty...
Sweet butternut

Sweet butternut...

Sweet butternut I have been asked quite a few times how to get kids eating vegetables and actually enjoying them. Well, this butternut recipe includes apples with a little orange juice which naturally sweetens the vegetables and really tastes fantastic. Butternut with apple is a great Christmas vegetable where nice sweetened vegetables go beautifully with the glazed gammon recipe and will have the kids tucking into the...

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