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September 30, 2020

Oven-roasted Tomato Pesto

Posted on August 17, 2020 by in vegetables, vegetarian

Oven-roasted Tomato Pesto

This Oven-roasted Tomato Pesto is super easy to make and trust me you will eat it on everything. From sandwiches to biscuits, roast potatoes and even in salads. The Oven-roasted Tomato Pesto takes sun-dried tomatoes to the next level. I love having jars of pesto in my fridge or cupboards. To be honest, I feel […]

Green Tomato Tarte Tatin

Posted on July 24, 2020 by in baked goods

Green Tomato Tarte Tatin

A Green Tomato Tarte Tatin is not something you just make every week. It is also not something I want to eat every week. Making a Green Tomato Tarte Tatin is an event. Unless you have your own vegetable garden and you have access to green tomatoes, making this tart is an event indeed. Before […]

Fried Tomato salad

Posted on January 15, 2018 by in salads, vegetables

Fried Tomato salad

Fried Tomato salad is definitively meeting healthy eating halfway. Fried Tomato salad has all the elements of a good salad. The crunch, creamy, bitter, tart and then it meets up the forbidden world of fried food. Yes, forbidden for many as we started the new year with resolutions to eat healthier. Usually after a December […]

Chunky Tomato Bean Soup

Posted on July 11, 2016 by in soups

Chunky Tomato Bean Soup

Chunky Tomato Bean soup with chunks of warm ciabatta…. what more can you ask for on a cold, rainy day. Chunky Tomato Bean soup is not one of those soups you have to cook for ours on end. You don’t have to soak the beans, peel and chop the tomatoes – none of that. It […]

Tomato Stew with Summer Vegetables

Posted on November 4, 2014 by in lamb, vegetables

tomato stew

Tomato stew in summer? Stews are for winter when it is cold and miserable outside and you want something to enjoy in front of a warm fire place! Tomato Stew is  my all time favorite stew! I love stews, curry, bean stew, lamb stew and the South African Classic Waterblommetjie Stew! I am somewhat ashamed […]

Mussels in a fragrant tomato sauce!

Posted on April 9, 2014 by in rsg, seafood

mussels

Mussels, often referred to as the “poor man’s shellfish”, because they are relatively cheap and plentiful! Prepared properly it can be a meal for royalty let alone a poor man! Mussels are staples in my West Coast Paella or Seafood potjies, but my son’s absolute favorite is mussels in a creamy, garlic sauce or soup. […]

Risoni – Baked with the simple flavors of the Mediterranean!

Posted on February 4, 2014 by in pasta, vegetarian

risoni

Risoni is a form of pasta! It literally means “big rice” and  is also sometimes referred to as orzo. Risoni is perfect for light summer salads, adds bulk to your soups in winter, but I made this pasta bake the other night and it was such a hit with the family, that I just have […]

Tomatoes in abundance, let’s cook Tomato Chili Chutney!

Posted on April 8, 2013 by in vegetarian

tomatoes

Tomatoes in a flaky Caprese Tart, tomatoes in a delicious pasta sauce or Tomatoes Fried in crumbs, it does not really matter what form or recipe you serve tomatoes, it almost always brings a smile to my face. Tomatoes bring back  vivid memories of us walking through my uncle’s luscious garden with a salt pot […]

Anel cooks Tomato Pasta Sauce + 10 Variations on RSG

Posted on June 27, 2012 by in pasta

Tomato Pasta Sauce with Anchovies and Capers

This tomato sauce blew me away! Seriously, I have never heard or seen this way of making a tomato pasta sauce and honestly I  will not look for another recipe ever……EVER! So simple and so divinely delicious, that my search for the perfect sauce has ended. The lady who had the wooden spoon in her […]