October 23, 2019

Make your own sushi

Posted on February 27, 2018 by in seafood

Make your own sushi

Make your own sushi, yes, just enough know-how to get you started. To make your own sushi, is easier than you think. This tutorial is  for beginners are for those of you who love to eat sushi, but has never tried their hand at making their own. It is such fun and a great activity […]

Smoked Chicken Rice Salad with mango

Posted on February 16, 2018 by in Chicken, salads

Smoked Chicken Rice Salad

Smoked Chicken Rice salad with hints or curry and fresh mango – Oh my word, I cannot even describe how delicious it is. Especially in this heat. My Smoked Chicken Rice Salad is also the perfect way to showcase the amazing wood-smoked chicken breasts I get from Klein Merino. They are so beautifully smoked, plumb […]

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Blue Cheese

Posted on May 25, 2015 by in rice

Top 5 Vegetarian recipes

Wild Mushroom Risotto is my ultimate comfort food! It’s like a hug in a bowl, so when I am strapped for time and in need of something belly-warming, risotto is on the menu! Risotto is also the one dish that so many people are intimidated by! I think we are intimidated because we hear about […]

Rice Pudding with green figs and remembering iconic brands……

Posted on May 22, 2013 by in desserts, rsg


Rice Pudding was the first thing that jumped to mind when I looked out the window this morning, only to be greeted by a classic Cape Town winter morning. Rice Pudding, even though our college hostel kitchen staff tried to ruin it with blotches of smooth apricot jam, always brought comfort and warmth, maybe it […]

Possibly the best rice pudding I’ve ever had at Sidewalk Cafe

Posted on June 25, 2012 by in rice

Parmesan Rice Pudding

I love the creaminess of rice pudding, I also love the fact that it is not so overly sweet as I am not a fan of sweet desserts, maybe with the exception of Malva Pudding, so when I saw rice pudding on the menu at Sidewalk Cafe, I was a happy camper, until my daughter […]

Winter-warming roasted garlic, corn and butternut risotto

Posted on June 6, 2012 by in rice

This time of year, I want winter-warming recipes, recipes that stick to my ribs and warm me up from the inside. A creamy risotto does just that. I think it is so awesome  that three such simple ingredients can be changed in something so delicious and creamy ….rice, cheese and stock! I had only a […]

Oven Baked Prawn Risotto on RSG

Posted on May 2, 2012 by in rsg

Oven baked risotto is my go-to-recipe that I haul out whenever I have to feed a crowd quickly and in an affordable way. I often use this recipe on youth camps and even  when I entertain, oven baked risotto finds its way to my table. I can dress it down or up, but either way, […]

Risotto Balls – I think I found a new Vegetarian Favorite!

Posted on February 21, 2011 by in vegetarian

Risotto Balls all crispy and golden in color on the outside and soft and gooey AND cheesy on the inside…it is what foodie dreams are made of. Seriously, if you think risotto is delicious, you will love risotto balls, they are everything a good risotto should be, but better! I am so glad I prepared […]

Arborio Rice pudding with a Blackberry Compote

Posted on June 17, 2009 by in desserts

Rice Pudding must be one of the most comforting desserts around!! It is velvety, smooth and creamy and not at all difficult to make!! We grew up with rice pudding, but in those days things like vanilla pods and Arborio rice were unfamiliar to my mom and gran, yet we were often treated to this […]

Paella on a budget!

Posted on December 10, 2008 by in beef

If you have a swimming pool, you will always have friends and children in your home who do not normally live there. Please do not think that I am complaining…I love it, in fact I would much rather have other children playing here than my children going somewhere else…you know the mother-hen syndrome! This does […]