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July 19, 2019

Flavor Profiles – create your own delicious recipes.

Posted on October 5, 2016 by in beef

flavor profiles

Flavor Profiles will help you to create your own delicious recipes. Once you know and understand it, your creativity in the kitchen will take flight. Flavor Profiles help you understand how to combine and balance flavors which is a crucial cooking concept. Flavor Profiles come naturally for some people, but sadly for others not. Through […]

Banting Quiches with Bacon and Blue Cheese

Posted on March 10, 2016 by in baked goods

Banting Quiches

Banting quiches are somewhat of a contradiction, I’d say! The best part of a quiche, for me, is in the buttery, cheesy crust. Yes, the filling is important too, but what gives the quiche substance, is the crust that keeps it altogether. The banting quiches that I have made so far, were disappointing, because the […]

Asparagus with Creamy Camembert Sauce

Posted on November 10, 2015 by in cheese, vegetables

asparagus

Asparagus, oh the luxury of Spring and Summer! During the year, we have to settle for the tinned variety or if the cravings overtake common sense the imported ones, but come September and October we can feast on fresh asparagus. It seems to me that most people like to keep it simple. Yesterday on a […]

Banting Chips – crunch, crunch away!

Posted on June 16, 2014 by in pork, snacks

banting

Banting has it ups and downs, it’s positives and negatives, but overall we are having fun! Banting, for those who have been sleeping under a carb-rock is the slang word for LCHF or  Low Carbs High Fat way of eating that Tim Noakes introduced in his book The Real Meal Revolution! Now, although we love […]

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 […]

Oven-roasted Rack of Pork with Macadamia Crust

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in pork

oven-roasted

Oven-roasted to perfection, juicy on the inside, crumbly and crackly on the outside, what more can one ask for in a roast? Oven-roasted pork can be somewhat dry, but with a few hints and tips I will show you how to get the best from this delicious cut of meat. Oven-roasted meats can be daunting […]

Aubergines all gooey and cheesy!

Posted on June 10, 2013 by in cheese, vegetarian

aubergines

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 […]

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 […]

Mushrooms, Paleo and all things LCHF

Posted on May 11, 2013 by in vegetarian

mushrooms

Mushrooms, the  spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus with a stem, a cap and gills or spores underneath the cap, that’s if you need a scientific explanation  of this deliciousness! For me, mushrooms add the earthy component to a dish. Mushrooms never steal the show, but rather hang around in the background, but leave them […]