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Pork and Noodle Stir Fry

Posted on August 4, 2015 by in pork

Pork and Noodle Stir Fry

Pork and Noodle stir fry with a sweet and sour sauce, yum! It is packed with flavor, quick to prepare and kids love it! At least my kids, that is. It was also the first dish my children ordered when I asked them to name a few of their favorites to pack in their lunch […]

Easy Majudara Recipe – just lentils and rice

Posted on April 15, 2020 by in vegetarian

Easy Majudara Recipe

This easy Easy Majudara Recipe is money saver and it is damn tasty too. It is just proof that, basic ingredients, treated with care, can be so good. The Easy Majudara Recipe is a simple combination of lentils, rice, and onions and has its origin the Middle East. It is so comforting but not overly […]

Beignets with White Chocolate and Raspberry Jam

Posted on January 22, 2016 by in baked goods


Beignets are French deep-fried choux pastry. Beignet is the French term for deep fried choux pastry, but it can also be made with other dough, such as dough made with yeast. Beignets in other words, are like dougnuts or fritters or as we know it in Afrikaans “vetkoek”. Why then the fancy name? It is […]

Jalapeno cheese Donut with Crispy Bacon

Posted on June 5, 2015 by in baked goods

Jalapeno cheese

Jalapeno cheese Donut, served with honey and crispy bacon is my contribution to National Donut Day that is celebrated in The States every year on 5 June. Yes, yes, I know we are not in The States, but hey any excuse is good enough to have donuts, at least for me! I am not a […]

Bitterballen with Spicy Tomato Dip

Posted on November 23, 2014 by in Chicken, snacks


Bitterballen is a snack from Dutch decent and enjoyed with drinks at pubs and restaurants not only in the Netherlands, but worldwide. Bitterballen is meat-based and is usually made with either veil or beef, but I opted for chicken! I made bitterballen the first time last year for a Fairview event and was quite nervous […]

Sweet Samosas for a weekend teatime treat!

Posted on March 28, 2014 by in baked goods

sweet samosas

Sweet samosas are nothing strange on this blog, after all my chocolate samosas hardly require recipe, but they are quite legendary by this time and whenever I make them, family and friends love them! Sweet Samosas are not strange in the Indian cuisine and you especially find them around Divali stuffed with coconut and typical […]

Milk tart Springrolls – Magic happens when two cuisines meet!

Posted on October 30, 2013 by in baked goods, rsg

milk tart

Milk tart is as South African as Madiba,  braaivleis and mealie pap (maize porridge) and many a competition is held every year to find the ultimate milk tart baker. Milk tart usually has a sweet pastry crust and a filling made with sugar, milk, eggs and flour. Of course the flavor that is synonymous with […]

Rice Recipes – Don’t throw away your leftovers!

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in rice, Uncategorized

rice Recipes

Rice recipes that will make you cook more rice next time. These recipes using leftover rice are simply delicious and all it took was 2 cups of cooked rice, a little imagination and voila…… deliciousness on a plate! Rice recipes are to be found everywhere, Google is swamped with them and even here on my […]

Falafel Salad – Meatless, but most definitely not tasteless!

Posted on January 27, 2013 by in salads, vegetarian


A falafel is my favorite market snack. The first thing I eat whenever I visit one of Cape Town’s many  foodmarkets, is a crunchy, golden-fried falafel. I can’t be bothered for them to put it in a pita with the usual coleslaw and yogurt dressing…… I want a plain falafel. I want to savor every […]

Goats Cheese Salad with Raspberry vinaigrette – a sublime combination!

Posted on January 6, 2013 by in vegetarian

Goats Cheese

This goats cheese salad with raspberry vinaigrette completely bowled me over! I know, I know it sounds terribly smug and full-of-myself, but the flavors just all blended so beautifully that I have to pat myself on the back!! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can cook a whole day and struggle so to […]