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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 […]

Snacks – Eggplant Antipasto Recipe

Posted on November 21, 2010 by in vegetarian

Snacks, snacks and more snacks….phew, I’m tired just thinking about it! It is the time of year where I wish I had a personal caterer who would, at the drop of a hat and a moment’s notice, deliver platters of delicious snacks to my door step. “The school is having a price-giving, could all the […]

Melanzane Parmigiana – Eggplant Parmesan

Posted on May 10, 2010 by in vegetarian

Melanzane Parmigiane, Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Melanzane di Parmigiana….I’m confused! What the heck is the correct spelling? In my house we simply call it Eggplant Parmesan or baked eggplant. I do not care much for the correct spelling, what I do know is that it is cheesy, comforting, healthy(in a way) and utterly delicious. It is […]

Eggplant with 3 cheeses.

Posted on February 5, 2009 by in vegetarian

Eggplants!!!! You either love them or hate them, but if you are in the “hate them” group, I implore you to try this recipe before you finally make up your mind. The success of this recipe is in the tomato sauce. What you need here is a deep, rich, reduced and chunky tomato sauce. I […]

Aubergines all gooey and cheesy!

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in cheese, vegetarian


Aubergines  have become kind of  staple in our house since we decided to quit the carbs for a while. Quite tricky to find replacements for rice and potatoes and pasta and all the plate-fillers. Aubergines filled that gap for us. We grill them(most of the time), saute them, fry them and stuff them! Aubergines were […]

Tomatoes in abundance, let’s cook Tomato Chili Chutney!

Posted on April 8, 2013 by in vegetarian


Tomatoes in a flaky Caprese Tart, tomatoes in a delicious pasta sauce or Tomatoes Fried in crumbs, it does not really matter what form or recipe you serve tomatoes, it almost always brings a smile to my face. Tomatoes bring back  vivid memories of us walking through my uncle’s luscious garden with a salt pot […]

Moussaka – a healthier, lighter and easier version of this Greek Classic!

Posted on March 19, 2013 by in lamb


Moussaka is one of those recipes that you either love or hate. Sad thing is, I hated it  as a child. The “slimey stuff ” ( my childhood name for eggplant) and the texture of the mince just never gelled for me. Moussaka did not appeal to me, because although I believe that bechamel sauce […]

Pumpkin Fritters adapted for RSG

Posted on June 6, 2012 by in rsg

I posted this recipe for pumpkin fritters about 2 years ago and have sins adapted the recipe to improve the taste. Not that there was anything wrong with the original recipe, I just think this one is better. The change in method was so small and yet the change in taste was quite significant and […]

Fruity Lamb Kofta on Warm Homemade pitas

Posted on August 4, 2011 by in lamb

  To eat a Fruity Lamb Kofta on a homemade pita in real life, you have two choices! You can either spend a fortune and travel to some exotic Mediterranean destination or you can hop down to you nearest supermarket and try to make them yourself. I would sell parts of “me” to visit some […]

Jack Parows Braai Broodjie – When kitch becomes cool!

Posted on June 24, 2011 by in vegetables

Jack Parows Braai Broodjie! Has Nina gone mad? Why Jack Parows and what’s he got to do with a Braai Broodjie(toasted sandwich)? For those of you who don’t know,  Jack Parow is an Afrikaans rapper that has taken the country and the world by storm. Do I like his music? “No!” Do I like the […]