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April 8, 2020

Beef Koftas with Homemade Pitas and Tzatziki

Posted on February 1, 2016 by in beef

beef koftas

Beef koftas, most definitely is the street one food I cannot resist. The intoxication aromas of the meat grilling and then topping it with cool, tangy tzatziki. Beef koftas made with love and hints of ground coriander, cumin, paprika, allspice and season with salt and pepper. Oh my word, you can whisk your family off […]

Grilled Steak with green olive, caper butter

Posted on November 12, 2015 by in beef

Grilled Steak

Grilled steak for two is what you eat when the kids are out and you are having a date night! I am a very involved mom, right, hovering over the kiddos, caring for their every need. ( I know, I need therapy!) I like having them around, so I was not at all prepared for […]

Beef Stew with Mushrooms and Gremolata

Posted on October 19, 2015 by in beef

beef stew

Beef Stew and especially Beef cheek stew is very trendy at the moment and those who can stomach the idea of eating cheeks, pay top dollar for the delicacy. Your beef stew can however also be made with chuck, brisket, shin, leg, blade, oxtail and of course the much sought after beef cheeks. I was […]

Cowboy Beans – The best and easiest recipe!

Posted on August 21, 2015 by in beef

Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans takes me back decades when we were all glued to our neighbor’s lounge floors watching Bonanza as he was the only one with a TV in the neighborhood. Cowboy Beans, as we eat it these days are definitely not something the Cartwright boys from Bonanza would have made, because they only had one […]

Spicy Mexican Salad Wraps

Posted on July 10, 2015 by in beef

Spicy Mexican

Spicy Mexican food really gets my taste buds going. I love chilies, love fresh coriander and all the different textures and flavors of Mexican food. My family however is not too keen on chilies although I can see little Missy is becoming more adventurous with spicy food so maybe I will sonn have a partner […]

Rib eye Steak with Camembert and Fig Chutney

Posted on March 10, 2015 by in beef

rib eye

Rib eye or ribeye steak is a man steak. Big, bold and packed with flavor, because it is cut from the center of the prime rib roast. Rib eye is my new favorite cut of steak. Fillet, of course it is by far the most tender cut to grill, but to me, it lacks character […]

Beef fillet stuffed with sundried tomatoes and feta

Posted on November 5, 2014 by in beef, rsg

beef fillet

Beef fillet, the crown prince of steaks and if cooked properly it is obvious why people will pay that much extra to enjoy this fine cut of beef! Beef fillet never lets you down and therefore if I have steaks on the menu, it will always be beef fillet, because you can bet on it […]

Gnocchi with meatballs and a creamy tomato sauce!

Posted on September 29, 2014 by in beef, pasta

Gnocchi

Gnocchi, soft dough dumplings made with either potato, semolina or ordinary flour.  It is mixed with eggs and cheese, preferably a hard cheese such as Parmesan or Peccorino! Gnocchi surely must be the ultimate comfort food to any full-blooded Italian. The last couple of weeks I literally had visions of these little dumplings cooking in […]

Beer-braised Meatballs – Comfort food at its best!

Posted on July 25, 2014 by in beef

Beer-braised Meatballs

Beer-braised meatballs are like meatballs on steroids. Yip, the same old, same old, just better….. way better! Beer-braised lambshanks, the recipe most asked for from my new book, Easy Cooking from Nina’s Kitchen! Of all the recipes that magazines asked for to feature, this one was definitely their favorite. I had so much feedback from […]

Banting Bliss – Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Posted on May 27, 2014 by in beef

banting

Banting, oh my word, everywhere around me I spot the “banters”! Banting is the new dieting, like hipster is the new mainstream and pop-up is the new restaurant…… I like it a lot! Banting was started by  William Banting, a formerly obese English undertaker  who lost a substantial amount of weight by cutting back on […]