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September 15, 2019

Roasted Marrow Bones on Sourdough – a carnivore’s ultimate indulgence.

Posted on April 25, 2016 by in beef

roasted marrow bones

Roasted Marrow Bones are not for the fainthearted. If the idea of eating offal send shivers down your spine, you are not going to even attempt eating them. Roasted Marrow Bones are for the carnivores at heart. The people who belong to the offal gilds, those who order the man-size T-bone steaks and those who […]

Beef Short ribs with Pomegranate and Soy

Posted on February 24, 2016 by in beef

beef short ribs

Beef Short ribs were for years the under dog of beef cuts. People went for the steaks, the shin ( for stew), the tail (oxtail) and over Christmas time the tongue, but beef short ribs were just for the odd winter stew. Lately beef short ribs are the rage. Smokey BBQ beef short ribs are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jalapeno Burger with Blue Cheese Sauce – My oh my!

Posted on February 12, 2014 by in beef, rsg

jalapeno

Jalapeno is not the most viscous member of the chili pepper family and with a Scoville count of 2500 – 10 000 heat units, there are many varieties hotter than this. Jalapen0 is the pod-like fruit of the Capsicum family and because it is so nice and big with just the right amount of heat, […]

Moroccan Beef Salad – Yes, real men eat salad!

Posted on January 13, 2014 by in beef

moroccan Beef salad

Moroccan beef salad – a salad that says “Bite me, I’m a man and  I like salad! Moroccan Beef Salad is a sure way to get the man in my house to eat salad as a main meal! After a day’s work, the last thing he wants, is to be reminded of our New Year’s […]

Braai Day – My easy heritage recipes!

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in lamb, rsg

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Braai Day in South Africa falls on 24 September every year and I think more people celebrate Braai Day than Heritage Day which is what it is really called on our calenders. I share with your my easy braai recipes that is as colorful and flavorful as our diverse nation! Braai Day is sacred business […]

Mexican Feast as seen in Dinner Divas Episode 1

Posted on October 13, 2012 by in cooking competitions, Dinner Divas

mexican feast

Mexican  Feast was my meal choice when I heard I was a contestant and had to cook  in the new cooking/blogging series called Dinner Divas. Why Mexican? It’s simple we love it! Mexican Feast is one of my favorite family meals. I love it, it’s social, it’s delicious and not at all difficult to put […]