October 26, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

Banting Bliss – Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Posted on May 27, 2014 by in beef


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 […]

Chinese Beef Shortribs and Vegetable Stir Fry

Posted on January 28, 2014 by in beef

Chinese Beef

Chinese Beef – Oh my gosh, it is like my new best recipe. Yes, I did say I was on a bit of an Oriental wave at the moment, but this IS good! Chinese Beef Shortribs have been on our table quite a few times since I made it the first time two weeks ago. […]

Roast Beef Brisket stuffed with Mushrooms.

Posted on June 6, 2013 by in beef

roast beef

Roast beef, the quintessential Sunday lunch, in South Africa served with soetpatat (sweet potato) , cauliflower and white sauce, roast potatoes and green beans. At least that is how Ma Brandt cooks it and no wonder my children refers fondly to this meal as “Brandt-kos”. Roast Beef in England is a different story, served with […]

Steak – tenderized and crumbed and a happy childhood memory!

Posted on January 25, 2013 by in beef


Steak was a weekend luxury when we grew up. Every Friday my mom would bring rump steak from the butchery and Saturday nights after the lawns were cut  and the sprinklers had their turn at freshening the garden, my dad would light the fire and we would grill the rump steaks. The smell of freshly […]

The winner of Meatball Challenge and a recipe that made me jump with joy!

Posted on December 21, 2012 by in beef


Who makes the best meatball in South Africa? The search was on, after our epic meatball cook-off with the judges of the TV series Dinner Divas! I wanted to know who makes the best meatball and what is their secret. I received numerous entries and the secret ingredients used, were as colorful as our precious […]