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...
Mothers day crepes

Mothers day crepes

Every Mom should, at the very least be treated to a fabulous breakfast in bed or a lunch made by her loving children. Here are a few ideas that are really easy, can be used for both breakfast or lunch and your Mom will appreciate all the effort more than any gift you...
Minestrone soup

Minestrone soup

This is a very old real Italian minestrone recipe that is full of flavor and is a meal on it’s own. It serves 4 with some left over for a late night snack. It may sound like a lot of work when you read the ingredients list, but really, it’s just chopping and...
Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita

This is a fantastic little extra for any curry and takes just a few minutes from start to finish. If you are having a hot curry, you are going to thank me… Try it with a traditional biryani or any of the many other curries on the site just do a search for...
White sauces

White sauces

White sauces are really easy to make and are generally used to coat veggies or variations like a mushroom sauce or mstard sauce for meat and fish. I usually use a plain white sauce over poached smoked haddock for breakfast and it’s become a staple breakfast....
Pickled fish

Pickled fish

Pickled fish is a great thing to have in the fridge for weekends when you just want to put your feet up and veg out. Make a quick salad or some potato salad, a nice piece of pickled fish and everyone is happy. It’s not very difficult and certainly better than...
Braised Cape malay chicken

Braised Cape malay chicken

This is the real flavour of the Cape, a traditional Cape malay dish that is so tasty you will have trouble letting it finish cooking. There are quite a few ingredients that nake up the Masala and the best place is Atlas trading in Cape Town (It’s great just for...
Fish Frikkadels

Fish Frikkadels

These are really delicious as a meal or as a snack with a dipping sauce but best of all they are cheap to make and have a freshness that is very unexpected. You will never again buy frozen fish cakes…. trust me. (enough for 4 people) What you need 3 slice white...
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...
Chicken and sweet potato curry

Chicken and 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...