July 23, 2017

Labneh Pots – Perfect Picnic or Padkos Snack

Posted on July 4, 2017 by in cheese

Labneh Pots

Labneh Pots are so each to make, the kids can dot it. These Labneh Pots can be any flavor you want them to be, but I just love Red Pepper Pesto and Basil Pesto, so those were my flavors of choice. The white, red and green colors also look beautiful in the glass jars. In […]

Mung bean falafels – crunchy, vibrant and delicious!

Posted on June 19, 2017 by in vegetarian

Mung Bean Falafels

Mung Bean Falafels are just so much better than the chickpea version. These green Mung Bean Falafels are so funky and I loved the crunchy texture. I loved the process, because you have to sprout the mung beans first, but that is the coolest thing ever.  So one packet of mung beans yield enough for […]

Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie – Savory or Sweet.

Posted on May 29, 2017 by in baked goods

Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie

My Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie seems like a bit of controversy between the Greeks and the Bulgarians as to who made it first. I prefer to think about it as great minds think alike. This Spiral Phyllo Cheese pie is called Banitsa in Bulgaria and the Greeks call it Kichi Kozanis. It may vary in […]

Burnt Butter Banana Bread – next level stuff!

Posted on May 25, 2017 by in baked goods

Burnt Butter Banana Bread

Burnt Butter Banana Bread – a superb tongue twister, say it faster and faster. It has a wonderful ring to it, don’t you think. Like something you should eat NOW! This Burnt Butter Banana Bread is the result of my therapy session in the kitchen. I wanted (no needed) to make the ordinary extraordinary. I […]

Lipsmacking Lamb Ribs – Liplekker Skaapribbetjies

Posted on May 23, 2017 by in lamb

Lipsmacking Lamb Ribs

Lipsmacking Lamb ribs made with my all purpose spice mix, definitely a winner every time. Eating these Lipsmacking Lamb Ribs, you need little more than a wedge of lemon and a warm cloth (jammer lappie) to get the dripping fat off your face and hands. Yesterday I posted a recipe for my All Purpose Spice […]

Roasted Butternut Salad – wholesome goodness on a plate.

Posted on April 28, 2017 by in salads, vegetables

Roasted Butternut Salad

My roasted butternut salad is a hit. Every time I make it, people want to know the secret. My roasted butternut salad has no secret, really. It is just proof that good wholesome ingredients, treated with love and care, do not need much else. I love roasted vegetables. Frankly, I will be happy to eat […]

Two Minute Noodle Salad – it’s a keeper!

Posted on April 13, 2017 by in vegetarian

Two Minute Noodle Salad

This Two Minute Noodle Salad I can eat every single day. So many Two Minute Noodle recipes online, but most of them are loaded with expensive ingredients which no longer makes it a rand stretcher. Look, I know I will be in trouble with the purists about the nutritional value of two minute noodles, but […]

Granny’s Roast Chicken – how did she know about Umami?

Posted on April 12, 2017 by in Chicken

Granny's Roast Chicken

Granny’s Roast Chicken is the best. I bet you all had a granny who could cook, right? Granny’s Roast Chicken is nothing fancy, no expensive ingredients or modern methods. It is just the simple things done simply right! I know the older generation had time and when it comes to cooking meat, time is your […]

Baguette Parma Labneh Sandwich – who says girls can’t have big sandwiches?

Posted on April 6, 2017 by in pork, sandwiches

Baguette Parma Labneh Sandwich

This Baguette Parma Labneh Sandwich is proof that the simple things done well, is just so damn good. My Baguette Parma Labneh Sandwich was everything I want in a sandwich…….. crusty bread, creamy spread, salty meat and then of course crispy lettuce. That is a big mouthful isn’t it? Well, whoever said that girls can’t […]

Spicy Sausage Eggplant Bake – a new family favorite!

Posted on April 4, 2017 by in pork

Spicy Sausage Eggplant bake

This Spicy Sausage Eggplant Bake needs little more than a fresh loaf of bread to make it a complete meal. Right? Nope, wrong! My Spicy Sausage Eggplant Bake is 100% Banting-friendly, so step aside bread eaters. You can enjoy this as is or if you need a little comfort, serve it with cauliflower pureé. We […]