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...
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...
Tofu with Pistachios

Tofu with Pistachios

For our vegetarian friends, here is a really great meal that is full of flavor with the pistachios adding a really nice crunch. It’s a unique flavour and can be served as a main or can happily be a vegetable side dish for something like this incredible roast...
Roast tomato soup

Roast tomato soup

When you roast tomatoes, they become soft and sweet and are just delicious in this soup. It’s a bit like a winter version of a Gazpacho and leaves you with a really fresh and satisfied feeling. It’s a great starter in the winter, rustic and chunky. (4 to 6...
Roast chicken pieces with Mexican rice

Roast chicken pieces with Mexican rice

This is a seriously tasty meal that has become a favorite of mine. The most important thing is to prepare the rice in chicken stock and not water, it adds an essential element to the dish. I have not include the chili in this one, but you can add 2 teaspoons of chili...
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...
Pepper cream vegetables

Pepper cream vegetables

Vegetables have never been my favorite but we just have to eat them and this is a fantastic vegetarian dish that can be eaten as a meal or in my case as a side dish to a great steak. The pepper cream sauce was excellent and really made the vegetables morish…....
Summer bruschetta

Summer bruschetta

It has been so hot in Cape Town lately and last night when I got home I just could not face cooking anything so I made this really fantastic bruschetta with some great rye and wholewheat bread. It was just what the doctor ordered, cool with a little acid from the...
Vegetables parmagiana

Vegetables parmagiana

This amazing vegetable dish was the result of using some left over Matriciana sauce, you could just as easily use the Marinara sauce which is similar but without the bacon. The result was seriously tasty and not being a big veggie fan was a pleasant surprise. It...