November 17, 2019

Mung bean falafels – crunchy, vibrant and delicious!

Posted on June 19, 2017 by in vegetarian

Mung Bean Falafels

Mung Bean Falafels are just so much better than the chickpea version. These green Mung Bean Falafels are so funky and I loved the crunchy texture. I loved the process, because you have to sprout the mung beans first, but that is the coolest thing ever.  So one packet of mung beans yield enough for […]

Vetkoek with Lamb and Hummus – A fusion of flavors!

Posted on March 30, 2016 by in lamb, Uncategorized

Vetkoek with Lamb

Vetkoek with Lamb is as South African as Braaivleis and the beloved Madiba. I think we all grew up with warm, spongy vetkoek stuffed with just about anything. Vetkoek with Lamb is the perfect partner for a bowl of steaming hot soup and with winter knocking at our doors, I can think of no better […]

Falafel Salad – Meatless, but most definitely not tasteless!

Posted on January 27, 2013 by in salads, vegetarian


A falafel is my favorite market snack. The first thing I eat whenever I visit one of Cape Town’s many  foodmarkets, is a crunchy, golden-fried falafel. I can’t be bothered for them to put it in a pita with the usual coleslaw and yogurt dressing…… I want a plain falafel. I want to savor every […]

Lamb Burgers – mini in size, maxi in flavor!

Posted on September 24, 2012 by in lamb

We had these mini lamb burgers with Mediterranean hummus as a pre-run for National Braai Day which was today 24 September. I was in JHB at the Good Food and Wine show so Braai Day in a way happened without me today. Luckily I can as a true South African,  slap a few chops and […]

Falafels, a Middle Eastern treat for Meatless Monday

Posted on February 7, 2011 by in vegetarian

Falafels are always the first thing I look for when arriving on a market. We are blessed with many markets in and around the Western Cape and trust me at all these markets there will be someone selling Middle Eastern Falafels, pitas and schwarmas. I just love the intense aromas of cumin and coriander that […]