July 22, 2017

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 […]

Easy Mushroom Ramen – goodness from the earth

Posted on July 20, 2016 by in soups, vegetarian

Easy Mushroom Ramen

Easy Mushroom Ramen is my cure to the common cold, being cold and just being plain miserable. Easy Mushroom ramen was really not my first ramen I planned on making. I saw so many different and delicious versions of this Japanese noodle soup on Pinterest and fellow bloggers blogs that I wanted to try. Some […]

Pasta Puttanesca is possibly the quickest tastiest pasta dish you will ever make.

Posted on April 18, 2016 by in pasta, vegetarian

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca literally translated as “spaghetti in the style of a prostitute” is most probably the quickest pasta you will ever make. (Well, maybe my Pesto Pasta is quicker) It is a tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish, dated back to the mid-20th century. I am not sure how this recipe is linked to prostitution, […]

Mushrooms and Toasted Brioche – Boere Brioche

Posted on March 22, 2016 by in snacks, vegetarian

Mushrooms and toasted Brioche

Mushrooms and toasted brioche sounds awfully pretentious doesn’t it? Well, take mushrooms on toast and you can literally wake me in the middle of the night with it. Make that toast, toasted, buttery brioche and I have no resistance. Mushrooms and toasted brioche just happened as an quick fix after an event from which I […]

Cauliflower Bake with Red Onion Marmalade

Posted on January 28, 2016 by in vegetables, vegetarian

Cauliflower

Cauliflower has for may years been banned to side dish status on the Sunday lunch table. Smothered in thick, cheesy white sauce and topped with more cheese. Basically a carb-bomb. Cauliflower then suddenly took center stage when Tim Noakes and his Banting Diet entered the arena. I remember buying anything between 5 and 10 cauliflowers […]

Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Posted on December 16, 2015 by in soups, vegetables

Chilled Minty Pea Soup

Chilled minty pea soup can be served as mini soup shooters or in your finest bone China. The recipe is that easy to adapt. Chilled Minty pea Soup in shooter glasses with a Parmesan crisp on top, is what I served at a cocktail party recently. Contrary to what I wanted to believe, everyone fell […]

Asparagus with Creamy Camembert Sauce

Posted on November 10, 2015 by in cheese, vegetables

asparagus

Asparagus, oh the luxury of Spring and Summer! During the year, we have to settle for the tinned variety or if the cravings overtake common sense the imported ones, but come September and October we can feast on fresh asparagus. It seems to me that most people like to keep it simple. Yesterday on a […]

Top 5 Vegetarian Recipes

Posted on August 13, 2015 by in vegetarian

tomatoes

Top 5 vegetarian recipes, so good even the carnivores amongst us will yield to the temptation. We often eat meatless meals and no, we are not vegetarian. In fact we, we love meat, a good steak is hard to beat and we still buy lamb in bulk (if we can afford it) Sometimes my family […]

Roasted Root Vegetables with basil and lemon salt

Posted on July 16, 2015 by in Uncategorized

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted root vegetables are foods from mother nature and little has to be done to them, they are just that good. Roasted root vegetables like parsnips, sweet potato, potato, pumpkin, beetroot, onions, there are so many to mention. They all have such incredible flavor and sweetness, that a drizzle of olive oil and some TLC […]