September 26, 2017

Grilled Sheep Tails – Skaapstertjies is part of my heritage!

Posted on September 21, 2017 by in lamb

Grilled Sheep Tails

Grilled Sheep Tails – please do not be freaked out. They are beyond delicious. Of course if they are cooked the correct way. Grilled Sheep tails are normally eaten around Spring, when  sheeps’ tails are removed for a very good reason. You can read all about that here. As much as I would like to […]

Greek Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto

Posted on September 15, 2017 by in lamb

Greek Lamb Chops

Greek Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto – quick stix and dinner is served. We had Greek Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto and golden oven-baked potato wedges for dinner last night. I missed out, because unexpected quests arrived, but from the family’s reaction, it is good! Very good! So, what makes the lamb chops Greek? Well, […]

Caprese Bombs and a Competition

Posted on September 12, 2017 by in cheese

Caprese Bombs

These Caprese Bombs are just the bomb, pardon the pun. Caprese Bombs made with 5 ingredients, I kid you not. The recipe makes 20 and they flew off the plate before I could take proper pictures. The kids (and dad) absolutely loved them. A traditional Caprese Salad is a salad made with fresh tomatoes, fresh […]

Unilever Chef of the Year 2017

Posted on September 12, 2017 by in cooking competitions

UNilever Chef of the Year 2017

Unilever Chef of the Year 2017 event was just bigger and better than other years. I attended the Unilever Chef of the Year 2017 event on 6 September 2017 at the Unilever Head Office in Durban last week. I have to say, this by far my most favorite event of the year. Simply because it […]

Veggie Burgers – no meat does not mean no flavor!

Posted on August 29, 2017 by in vegetables, vegetarian

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Veggie Burgers, kind of a contradiction, because we always associate burgers with beef, pork or lamb. These Veggie Burgers could stand tall next to any of the above meaty burgers. It is packed with crunch, flavor and not only is a delicious, but it is much cheaper than meat. You can chop and change the […]

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Mustard Dressing

Posted on July 25, 2017 by in salads, vegetarian

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad is everything a salad should be…….. in winter! My roasted Cauliflower salad is robust, packed with flavor and colorful. I will be happy to have it as a main meal, let alone a salad. Let’s face it, winters are for soups and stews and comfort food, not salads! It’s not that […]

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 […]