Roast stuffed butternut

Roast stuffed butternut

This recipe was an experiment which really turned out incredibly well. I felt like a different type of vegetable dish after a 2 weeks of lockdown. We had been making stir fries, saute veggies and the always present well baked potato, and however delicious those things...

Weekend Vegetable Lasagna

Weekend Vegetable Lasagna

This is a real tasty vegetarian dish or another one of those recipes when you feel you need some vegetables in your diet and is made on top of the stove. (for 4) It takes 4-5 hours to cook so is great for a weekend lunch. Adapted from Italian home recipes What you...

Month end meals

Month end meals

At this time of the month many are a little tight and I have had a lot of requests for tasty economical meals, so here are a few great ideas for meals that taste great and cost very little. In my view rice is a very under rated product that can be easily fancied up...

Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry

This one is really fantastic if you have vegetarian friends that your meat eating mates will also love. It is very tasty, does not take much effort apart from making sure you give it a stir every now and then so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Next...

Potato and Mushroom Bake

Potato and Mushroom Bake

There are few dishes that give you that home comfort feeling like a great potato bake and this one, which I recently served with a Prime Rib Roast and Melanzanewas such a huge hit I am being forced to make it again... very soon 🙂 Just gotta love it when people enjoy...

Melanzane alla Parmigiana

Melanzane alla Parmigiana

This has been such a hit amongst my friends that I just had to feature it again. I served it with a Prime Rib Roast and potato bake with mushrooms - all in all a huge success. I had the most incredible Melanzane at Fournos in Benmore the other day that was everything...

Spinach & Feta Muffins

Spinach & Feta Muffins

These muffins are awesome! Not only can they be made in advance, but they are so versatile and light that they can be served for breakfast, lunch and supper. In fact, they are the best Sunday-night supper for all you lazy buggars (like me) who couldn't be bothered to...

Bacon wrapped Chili poppers

Bacon wrapped Chili poppers

Man these little beauties are a real treat that you can make in the oven or on the braai. I must warn you that this recipe only makes 12 and from experience, you will need more than 2 or 3 per person as a taster. When you buy your chili poppers buy the longer ones...

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower with bacon and leeks

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower with bacon and leeks

Cauliflower on it's own is not one of my favourite vegetables but this recipe makes Cauliflower an entire meal or a side vegetable dish that tastes fantastic and will feature on my plates with steaks, chicken and roasts regularly from now on. It's very easy to make...

Mediterranean vegetable salad

Mediterranean vegetable salad

This is fantastic vegetable dish that can be served hot as a vegetable on the side of a roast beef or cold as a salad or even as a snack at the braai with some ciabatta or other crusty bread. It has such a great flavour a vegetarian would be happy with a bowl of it on...