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July 3, 2020

Food that inspires me to cook!

Posted on March 31, 2014 by in baked goods, vegetables

food

Food has become such an integral  part of our lives! Yes, we do eat 3 times a day, but what I mean by this statement is that it has infiltrated in almost all areas of our lives. A few years back, a car was advertised with a half naked blond draped over the bonnet, these […]

Low-carb beef tamales and grilled cobs of corn!

Posted on February 28, 2014 by in beef, vegetables

low-carb

Low-carb is a buzz word at the moment. People are going crazy with the idea of dropping the bad carbohydrates and replacing it with all the so-called forbidden fatty meats and cheese. Low-carb to me in essence means, I must drop the bad carbohydrates, the cakes, pies, pasta and my all time favorite POTATOES! Of […]

Pumpkin Pie – Is it a vegetable or is it pudding?

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in baked goods, vegetables, vegetarian

pumpkin

Pumpkin pie is an American tradition and every year during the fall or autumn sites like Pinterest is flooded with recipes for this pie! No Thanksgiving table will be complete without the traditional pumpkin pie! Pumpkin pie in South  Africa however is not so well-known and I think it is because we like the traditional […]

Onion rings without the gluten guilt!

Posted on July 30, 2013 by in vegetables, vegetarian

onion

Onion rings are the master of me, I simply cannot resist them! I seldom make them for that specific reason, but so wish they were not that lethal. Whenever we treat ourselves to a proper steak, it must have all the trimmings with it…. fries, onion rings and a good sauce. Onion rings done the […]

Leek and Goats Cheese Gratin

Posted on July 29, 2013 by in vegetables, vegetarian

leeks

Leek, my new best friend in the kitchen! Why did I not figure this out long ago, at the moment I prefer a it to an onion, it is more subtle and it gives a lovely creamy consistency to your final dish! Leek in risotto  is just perfect. It is so creamy and delicious, yet […]

Roast potatoes – good, better and BEST!

Posted on May 16, 2013 by in vegetables, vegetarian

Roast Potatoes

Roast potatoes, in my humble opinion the center of the perfect Sunday roast. Sadly so many people get it so, so wrong. Too oily, not crispy enough or burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. Roast potatoes do not have to give you a headache. Follow a few simple steps and one thing’s […]

How to make the perfect Rosti on RSG

Posted on February 8, 2012 by in vegetables

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I made my debut on RSG ( my weekly radio slot) with rosti and after all this time, I still get numerous emails and requests of people struggling to make this simple, yet utterly delicious delicacy. You see, a rosti is like an open canvas and last night when I posed the question on Twitter, […]

Por favor for Mexican Spud Skins!

Posted on January 26, 2012 by in vegetables

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Deep fried spud skins! Come on people really? Can you think of anything more tempting than that? YES, I can! Spud skins with a Mexican Twist, in other words  smothered in Tomato salsa and topped with loads of sour cream and chillies…..See what I mean? Few things can compare, for sure! We are on day […]

Creamy Potato and Butternut Cake

Posted on January 24, 2012 by in vegetables

top 5 potato recipes

When I took this Creamy Potato and Butternut Cake from the oven I had this huge happy smile on my face. I love how a meal sometimes just comes together, not quite how you planned it, but better and a whole lot tastier. I knew what I wanted, a layered potato and butternut cake, but […]

Asparagus-Parma ham

Posted on November 16, 2011 by in vegetables

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This week’s blogger that will be featured on RSG on Thursday morning is the bubbly Christie-Anne Wolmarans from Johannesburg. Judging by the flavors that she has combined in this recipe, I can see a long and prosperous career in food for this vibrant lady. This recipe was created by Christie for the November 2011 Readers’ […]