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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 […]

Fried Liver with Rich Onion Gravy – make pub grub at home!

Posted on July 13, 2016 by in beef

Fried Liver

Fried liver is not for sissies, you either love it or you don’t. I have been craving fried liver for days now, so much so that my mom asked me yesterday if I was pregnant. Heck no, that boat has sailed the harbour a couple of years ago already. Truth is, my family hates it, […]

Braised Oxtail with Pears, Garlic and a whole lot of love!

Posted on June 15, 2016 by in beef

Braised oxtail is one of those quintessential winter recipes that you have to make at least once every winter. Braised oxtail, like Waterblommetjie Stew or Curry Beans or Bean Soup with Marrow Bones, is most definitely part of my food heritage. Growing up in Ceres, where the mountain tops are cover in snow most winters, […]

Beef Shin Pie – when Soup meat takes centre stage!

Posted on May 17, 2016 by in baked goods, beef

Beef Shank Pie

Beef Shin Pie is nothing new, in fact beef shin is a very popular cut when making pie. Beef shin pie when made with red wine is an indulgent, comforting family classic. Beef shin pie is traditionally made by cooking the meat until it falls off the bone and then shredding it to use in […]

Roasted Marrow Bones on Sourdough – a carnivore’s ultimate indulgence.

Posted on April 25, 2016 by in beef

roasted marrow bones

Roasted Marrow Bones are not for the fainthearted. If the idea of eating offal send shivers down your spine, you are not going to even attempt eating them. Roasted Marrow Bones are for the carnivores at heart. The people who belong to the offal gilds, those who order the man-size T-bone steaks and those who […]

Beef Short ribs with Pomegranate and Soy

Posted on February 24, 2016 by in beef

beef short ribs

Beef Short ribs were for years the under dog of beef cuts. People went for the steaks, the shin ( for stew), the tail (oxtail) and over Christmas time the tongue, but beef short ribs were just for the odd winter stew. Lately beef short ribs are the rage. Smokey BBQ beef short ribs are […]

Beef Koftas with Homemade Pitas and Tzatziki

Posted on February 1, 2016 by in beef

beef koftas

Beef koftas, most definitely is the street one food I cannot resist. The intoxication aromas of the meat grilling and then topping it with cool, tangy tzatziki. Beef koftas made with love and hints of ground coriander, cumin, paprika, allspice and season with salt and pepper. Oh my word, you can whisk your family off […]

Grilled Steak with green olive, caper butter

Posted on November 12, 2015 by in beef

Grilled Steak

Grilled steak for two is what you eat when the kids are out and you are having a date night! I am a very involved mom, right, hovering over the kiddos, caring for their every need. ( I know, I need therapy!) I like having them around, so I was not at all prepared for […]

Cowboy Beans – The best and easiest recipe!

Posted on August 21, 2015 by in beef

Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans takes me back decades when we were all glued to our neighbor’s lounge floors watching Bonanza as he was the only one with a TV in the neighborhood. Cowboy Beans, as we eat it these days are definitely not something the Cartwright boys from Bonanza would have made, because they only had one […]

Beer-braised Meatballs – Comfort food at its best!

Posted on July 25, 2014 by in beef

Beer-braised Meatballs

Beer-braised meatballs are like meatballs on steroids. Yip, the same old, same old, just better….. way better! Beer-braised lambshanks, the recipe most asked for from my new book, Easy Cooking from Nina’s Kitchen! Of all the recipes that magazines asked for to feature, this one was definitely their favorite. I had so much feedback from […]