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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 […]

Pork steaks with roasted tomatoes

Posted on February 5, 2014 by in pork

pork steaks

Pork steaks are definitely one of the most flavorful cuts of pork…… that’s  my opinion any way. They are tender and have just a little fat in the meat so when grilled, roasted or fried, the pork steaks are juicy and never dry. Pork steaks are delicious when pan-fried and served with mashed potatoes, or […]

Cabbage Au Gratin – From poverty to Prada!

Posted on January 20, 2014 by in cheese, vegetarian


Cabbage – the Cinderella of the vegetable basket, the black sheep in the herd and the ugly duckling in the nest, or at least that is most people’s perception of this vegetable! Cabbage however is found in some of the worlds most classic and loved recipes. Think… coleslaw, sauerkraut, kimchee, bubble and squeak to mention […]

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 […]

Paleo-friendly Feta and biltong snacks

Posted on December 9, 2013 by in cheese, vegetarian


Paleo-friendly eating seems to be the in thing at the moment and years ago, Atkins was on everybody’s lips and these days Paleo is the buzz word in dietary circles. Paleo-friendly eating is slightly different to low-carb eating! Diets like the Atkins and Sure-slim and I am sure many others propagate a diet that starts […]

Moussaka – a healthier, lighter and easier version of this Greek Classic!

Posted on March 19, 2013 by in lamb


Moussaka is one of those recipes that you either love or hate. Sad thing is, I hated it  as a child. The “slimey stuff ” ( my childhood name for eggplant) and the texture of the mince just never gelled for me. Moussaka did not appeal to me, because although I believe that bechamel sauce […]