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September 19, 2018

Beef Carpaccio with Horseradish Cream

Posted on September 16, 2018 by in beef

Beef Carpaccio

Beef Carpaccio – very easy, very posh and very, very delicious. especially is served with all the trimmings I will discuss in this post. So you can show off with pleasure, the treat is on me. For Beef Carpaccio you can use any beef that has been thinly sliced very thinly, spiced and served raw or […]

Dumplings for Stews – Winter Comfort Food!

Posted on July 1, 2018 by in beef

Dumplings for Stews

Dumplings for stews are just the ultimate winter comfort food. The fact that it all happens in one pot, makes it effortless too. Dumplings for stews, however, can take on so many different flavors, ingredients and textures that it might take some time to find the one you like. A batch of dumplings can be […]

Oriental Beef Casserole – a stew in disguise.

Posted on June 27, 2018 by in beef

Oriental Beef Casserole

Oriental Beef Casserole – fragrant with garlic, ginger, star anise and soy. Just perfect for lazy days the crackling fire. My husbands hates stews. He had too many bad, watery, cabbage stews in school hostel, so it does not matter what flavors I offer, if it has the word “stew” in it, he threatens to […]

Beefy Bitterballen with creamy mustard dip

Posted on April 4, 2018 by in beef

Beefy Bitterballen

Beefy Bitterballen, something cold to drink, good company and you have yourselves a feast. Beefy Bitterballen is the ultimate snack with drinks. Meaty, crunchy, gooey and most of all, deep-fried. Who can resist that? Bitterballen are delicious deep fried Dutch croquettes filled with cheese, crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside! […]

New York Strip Sirloin – how to cook it perfectly!

Posted on August 16, 2017 by in beef

New York Strip Sirloin

A New York Strip Sirloin, cooked to perfection is ideal to feed crowds. Whether you slow roast or grill as steaks, it will never let you down. Smoking a New York Strip Sirloin is next level stuff. I have done it a few times now for catering and hosted dinners and every time my guests […]

Puff Pastry Mince Roll for dinner.

Posted on June 27, 2017 by in beef

Puff Pastry Mince Roll

Puff Pastry Mince Roll for dinner and you need very little else. Maybe a salad in summer or some sweet peas in winter. My Puff Pastry Mince Roll even has a surprise layer of creamed spinach in there so it’s like eating your meat and veggies in one bite. Of course, the thin layer of […]

Homemade Lasagna – this, people is comfort food!

Posted on October 27, 2016 by in beef

homemade lasagna

Homemade lasagna is one of those quintessential comfort foods. A little bit labor intensive, but so worth the while. I don’t make homemade lasagna often. When I do, I make two, even three, because it is freezer-friendly. It is always good to know there is a meal ready to be heated when you are stuck […]

Flavor Profiles – create your own delicious recipes.

Posted on October 5, 2016 by in beef

flavor profiles

Flavor Profiles will help you to create your own delicious recipes. Once you know and understand it, your creativity in the kitchen will take flight. Flavor Profiles help you understand how to combine and balance flavors which is a crucial cooking concept. Flavor Profiles come naturally for some people, but sadly for others not. Through […]

Arancini with Maize and Biltong – great South African snack!

Posted on August 24, 2016 by in beef, snacks

Maize Arancini

Maize Arancini is different to the traditional rice balls which is stuffed and coated with bread crumbs,then deep fried. Maize Arancini is not made with left-over risotto. It is made with maize. Arancini dates back to the 10th century in Sicily. During the feast of Santa Lucia on 13 December when bread and pasta were […]

Philly Steak Sandwiches with a South African Twist

Posted on August 7, 2016 by in beef

The other key element of these sandwiches are the braised onions, but we will talk about that in the recipe.

Philly Steak Sandwiches are by no means something new, it has been around since the 1930’s. Philly Steak sandwiches are quite simplistic, chopped steak, braised onions and a fresh roll. Finished! Kapish! It is however when you make something as simple as this that each element must be good quality, prepared with care and time, […]