Babaghanoush

Babaghanoush

Babaghanoush is a Turkish meze type dish that has a distinct sesame flavour brought on by the Tahini(sesame paste) and is a fantastic starter or just something to nibble on with drinks. Tahini is available in the deli section of most supermarkets. (4 to 6 people) What...
Mild lamb curry

Mild lamb curry

This is a really fabulous north Indian dish called Aloo Gosht that has all of the subtle spice flavours with only a hint of heat. The gravy is thick and tasty and the potatoes are soft and delicious. It is essential to use the seeds so if you haven’t been to...
Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a staple in my kitchen and this is a really fantastic recipe that can be made with or without the bacon. It is really easy to vary a macaroni and cheese recipe by adding you favorite tasty extras like bacon, Vienna’s or even left over chicken....
Lamb cottage pie

Lamb cottage pie

Cottage pie is comfort food personified and this recipe uses chunks of lamb as opposed to mince which makes it more like a great chunky lamb stew with a baked mash crust. It’s really tasty and a complete meal. (6 people easily) What you need 2kg lamb leg meat...
Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate

What would winter nights be without hot chocolate? Not great…. This recipe uses real chocolate and perfect for winter weekend nights watching DVD’s. If you have a coffee machine, whip up some milk foam to top it off or just toss a few marshmallows for some...
Cream of mushroom soup

Cream of mushroom soup

Cream of mushroom soup from a tin just does not do it for me and this recipe is easy, quick and tastes so good it’s worth printing and keeping in your collection. It’s a thick creamy mushroom soup that will warm up your winters around the table. (4 people)...
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...
Gourmet burger

Gourmet burger

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...
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...
Famous Chinese chicken

Famous Chinese chicken

When I first read this recipe it sounded really strange but was really delicious and unlike anything else I have tasted in any Chinese restaurant before. I am a big fan of Chinese food with Mr Chan on Seapoint Main Rd being my alltime favorite restaurant. It has a...