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Christmas recipes

I have had so many requests for Christmas recipes again this year that I thought I would re-post the whole lot in one entry. Some of my best memories are around the table at Christmas time with the table groaning under all the delicious things to eat. It is so worth...

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Thai green vegetable curry

This Thai vegetable curry is mild with a coconut cream sauce that makes vegetables taste like nothing you have ever tasted before. There are so many of us who don't eat enough vegetables and what I usually do is have Chinese food when I feel I need more vegetables in...

Summer steak salad

Summer time is braai time and there is usually a leftover steak that is slowly devoured in little chunks over the afternoon or next day. Here is a great way to turn that left over steak into a complete and very delicious summer meal. It's so simple and the dressing is...

Five spice chicken

You just have to try this five spice chicken recipe, it does take a little preparation but the ingredients are few and the cooking process takes just a few minutes. You can keep it in the fridge overnight for use the next day if you like, so get the preparation out of...

North Indian chicken curry

This chicken curry recipe is not hot but the spiciness of the sauce with this yellow rice recipe are just made in heaven. It does not take long to make and is so good, you will probably make it twice in the first week you try it. There are so many chicken curry...

Pecan cookies

These are really easy to make pecan cookies that will be devoured in no time flat. They are crisp with a toasted pecan on top and covered with a dusting of icing sugar which makes them completely irresistible. Make more than one batch of these pecan cookies and store...

Coconut ice slice

The holidays always remind me of the times spent on the Natal North coast and the local shop that always had coconut ice and peach sherbet in these huge glass jars. Here is a really fancy version of coconut ice layered into these delicious slices and toped with icing....

Traditional steamed Christmas pudding

This Christmas pudding recipe really needs a scale, I have tried to get it to cups but depending on the size of some of the ingredients, whether they are chopped or not etc... just does not do it justice. Head on over to the appliances section and get one, they are...

Kung Po Chicken

If you like spicy Chinese food, then Kung Po chicken is for you. This Chinese recipe is best made for a group of special people you have coming over because it is not cheap to make and uses some exotic items that you will have to go to a Chinese supermarket to get. It...

Gnocchi supreme recipe

I just love Gnocchi and this recipe has a creamy vegetarian sauce that I often add small chicken pieces or chicken mince to if I want some extra substance. The sauce is quite extraordinary with the pine nuts flavor really adding some depth to it. It's a very simple...

Crayfish recipe

Summer time means seafood and the king of all seafood is Crayfish. The succulent sweet meat of crayfish tails needs very little fancying up and personally I am not a fan of Crayfish Thermidor, which I find so rich and honestly, why muck around with one of natures most...