Featured Easy Recipes, Tried and Tested For You

Gourmet burger

Gourmet burger

Updated June 2021: Burgers are social things that we all at some stage compare, I know from experience of making these how everyone relates, "better than a steers burger" and then the, I once had a burger.... stories. These are seriously yummy and you run the risk of...

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

This was a real winner of a recipe. I made it for home and the office and it was really enjoyed by all. It is crunchy, has a nice hint of sesame and then there is the odd little surprise hit of fresh hot ginger that is incredible.  I know it's winter but Matt and I...

Traditional Pot Roast Recipe

Traditional Pot Roast Recipe

Pot Roast has got to be the ultimate winter food next to slow cooker oxtail stew a good curry or a tomato bredie. It is one of those dishes that does not need much attention, takes about 20 minutes to prepare and then goes into the oven for about 3 hours. I bought a...

Durban Style Lamb Curry

Durban Style Lamb Curry

For me, a great Durban lamb curry is spicy, has some chili heat, has beautiful soft potatoes, fall apart meat and a thick luscious gravy. I was lucky enough to be given a recipe book by a friend called Durban Curry, so much of flavour which has incredible curry...

Fettuccine/Spaghetti meatballs

Fettuccine/Spaghetti meatballs

Updated June 2021: Every so often I like to revisit an old favorite and classic Italian recipe that is my absolute favorite, and every time it is so worth it and truely delicious. I have eaten spaghetti meatballs/Fettucine Meatballs (In the pic)/Penne meatballs at so...

Pickled fish

Pickled fish

Updated June 2021: Pickled fish is such a uniquely South African dish, if any of you are having friends or family out for the world cup, you want to make a batch of this pickled fish recipe. It keeps in the fridge for ages ready for a quick meal, is simple to make and...

Bobotie recipe

Bobotie recipe

Updated April 2021. Bobotie is classic Cape Malay that is very morish. The whole family makes it, from Johannesburg to Cape Town, to Stellenbosch and even those we miss so much in Amsterdam. The recipe gets updated from time to time so although it has comments older...

Perfect gravy recipe

Perfect gravy recipe

I have been making roast chickens lately and a good gravy is an absolute essential to round off the meal. It is the difference between a good roast and a fantastic roast. A roast it not finished without roast potatoes and this perfect roast potato recipe is the best...

Eggs in hell :)

Eggs in hell 🙂

We recently visited a restaurant that we have been driving past for a few years, Cafe Dolci, and a few weekends ago we decided to stop in for breakfast. I had my usual eggs, bacon, mushrooms etc but my partner loves a little heat and saw "eggs in hell" on the menu....

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

We are big fans of home made pies and there are many recipes on this website like the chicken, ham and leek pie recipe.  I was watching one of Jamie Olivers 30 minute meals programs and the recipe really looked amazing so gave it a try. Well, it was very delicious and...

Oxtail with red wine recipe

Oxtail with red wine recipe

  Winter 2021 updated:This was a really amazing recipe which is really simple to make. You do need to keep an eye on it to make sure that there is enough liquid to slowly braise the oxtail and make it fall off the bone tender. I am that bloke who buys great...

Chicken and potato hotpot

Chicken and potato hotpot

Updated June 2021: This one is a real winner, I regularly get asked to make it and it’s really straight forward, looks great and tastes awesome. This is my idea of real feel good home cooking. (5-6 servings) This is one of those recipes that you can make endless...

Gourmet burger

Gourmet burger

Updated June 2021: Burgers are social things that we all at some stage compare, I know from experience of making these how everyone relates, "better than a steers burger" and then the, I once had a burger.... stories. These are seriously yummy and you run the risk of...

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

This was a real winner of a recipe. I made it for home and the office and it was really enjoyed by all. It is crunchy, has a nice hint of sesame and then there is the odd little surprise hit of fresh hot ginger that is incredible.  I know it's winter but Matt and I...

Traditional Pot Roast Recipe

Traditional Pot Roast Recipe

Pot Roast has got to be the ultimate winter food next to slow cooker oxtail stew a good curry or a tomato bredie. It is one of those dishes that does not need much attention, takes about 20 minutes to prepare and then goes into the oven for about 3 hours. I bought a...

Durban Style Lamb Curry

Durban Style Lamb Curry

For me, a great Durban lamb curry is spicy, has some chili heat, has beautiful soft potatoes, fall apart meat and a thick luscious gravy. I was lucky enough to be given a recipe book by a friend called Durban Curry, so much of flavour which has incredible curry...

Fettuccine/Spaghetti meatballs

Fettuccine/Spaghetti meatballs

Updated June 2021: Every so often I like to revisit an old favorite and classic Italian recipe that is my absolute favorite, and every time it is so worth it and truely delicious. I have eaten spaghetti meatballs/Fettucine Meatballs (In the pic)/Penne meatballs at so...

Pickled fish

Pickled fish

Updated June 2021: Pickled fish is such a uniquely South African dish, if any of you are having friends or family out for the world cup, you want to make a batch of this pickled fish recipe. It keeps in the fridge for ages ready for a quick meal, is simple to make and...

Bobotie recipe

Bobotie recipe

Updated April 2021. Bobotie is classic Cape Malay that is very morish. The whole family makes it, from Johannesburg to Cape Town, to Stellenbosch and even those we miss so much in Amsterdam. The recipe gets updated from time to time so although it has comments older...

Perfect gravy recipe

Perfect gravy recipe

I have been making roast chickens lately and a good gravy is an absolute essential to round off the meal. It is the difference between a good roast and a fantastic roast. A roast it not finished without roast potatoes and this perfect roast potato recipe is the best...

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