Rare beef with dipping sauce

Rare beef with dipping sauce

Every now and then when I am feeling nostalgic about a trip I did to the UK and Paris a few years ago, I make this simple rare beef with a gravy dipping sauce that reminds me of the fantastic time I had. It’s real pub food that takes only a few minutes to make...
North African beef with couscous

North African beef with couscous

This is a fantastic couscous recipe that is very quick and smacks of North Africa. It uses a lot of herbs including mint that really brings out the flavours and is a light, fresh meat dish that is perfect for lunch. You do need to marinate the meat for a few hours...
Prawn curry

Prawn curry

This prawn curry is the ultimate indulgence for Indian food lovers. You can make it with coconut milk or cream to suit your taste. It’s a Bengali recipe that will really impress your friends and family. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients…....
Calzone

Calzone

This is a real classic pizza dough recipe that you should print and keep somewhere for future use. It requires a bit of effort and patience but if you follow it exactly, your pizza and calzone will turn out perfectly every time. I have tried a number of recipes and...
Mutton curry “Kalia”

Mutton curry “Kalia”

OK folks, this is the real deal that is as good as any lamb or mutton curry you will find in the finest Indian restaurants (or in some of Durbans fine home kitchens). It takes a while to make but is not complicated and lets face it, with the weather as it is right now...
Chicken broccoli bake

Chicken broccoli bake

This is a really great meal that is truly effortless. You can quite easily add all sorts of things to it like extra mushrooms or bacon pieces. It is serious comfort food and being a fan of broccoli, this one is a keeper for me. (serve 4 hungry people) What you need...
Curried beef Chinese style

Curried beef Chinese style

Beef curries are really fantastic but take a fair amount of time and when I read this curried beef in a Chinese recipe book, I just had to try it. The very essence of Chines cooking is good fresh ingredients that are cooked swiftly on a high heat in just minutes so...
Eggplant and ricotta rolls

Eggplant and ricotta rolls

I had some ricotta left over from the Mushroom and Ricotta canneloni and being a big fan of eggplant decided to try these very simple eggplant rolls that are great as a starter or just a little something to nibble on. You could quite easily serve them as a vegetable...
Mushroom and ricotta canneloni

Mushroom and ricotta canneloni

This was so tasty and really quite simple. Not having used canneloni shells before, it was a bit of an experiment that turned out really well. I just love Italian food, pasta dishes, vegetable dishes and one of my favorites is spaghetti meatballs, but this Canneloni...
Banana fritters

Banana fritters

Banana friters are a fantastic winter dessert and this recipe can be used for any firm fruit, make banana, apple or even pineapple fritters. They are best served with a really good ice cream. (4 servings) What you need 4 bananas ends removed and cut in half 2 cups...