Category Archive: easy cooking

Proudly South African Seafood Potjiekos

Potjiekos is as South African as Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Table Mountain and I am convinced if all the politicians in South Africa would join me for a delicious Seafood Potjiekos, maybe… Continue reading

Italian Meatball Sub and other man stuff!

If you research the word “Sub” on the Internet, you get answers such as submarine, subscription, substitute, but the two explanations that I caught my attention were “sub”, referring to sub-woofer and “sub”… Continue reading

1, 2, 3, 4 Ingredients…Raspberry Cheesecake!

Raspberry Cheesecake made with only 1..2..3..4 ingredients. No way! Well, that was just about my first reaction too when I  heard about  this recipe. Proper cheesecakes are all about whipping cream or egg… Continue reading

An age-old curry recipe – Curry Beans

Of all the curry recipes I use, this recipe for curry beans is my favorite meatless or vegetarian recipe. I feel so good when I make this, because although it has all the… Continue reading

How to cook a Spanish Frittata in an Air Fryer?

By now everyone who knows me and have been to my kitchen will know that I am quite an avid Phillips Air Fryer user. I have tried just about everything in the machine… Continue reading

Chef’s Table Event at the Table Bay, Cape Town

Eating at any Chef’s Table is a treat, period! For a passionate foodie like me, it is like walking through an art gallery if your were to be an artist. I look, sniff,… Continue reading

Spaghetti and Meatballs – Refreshingly different!

Spaghetti and Meatballs, what a classic. I bet many households have it on their menus at least once a week, maybe once a fortnight, yet still it is a favorite amongst young and… Continue reading

One can of Tuna -Tuna Pie

Question: How do you tun-a-fish?   Answer: ” Howzit fish? Just a silly joke I have heard on the streets here in Cape Town, but because tuna is seen as a bit common and… Continue reading

What is a schnitzel? Pork Schnitzels with Rosemary and lemon

What is a schnitzel? My son asked the other night as he was scoffing down the third schnitzel. (Why was I not warned about teenage boys and their appetites?) My daughter was quick… Continue reading

Churros.The quintessential Spanish street snack with DieselVanilla Sauce

I think every picture I have ever seen of this delightful Spanish snack called Churros has made me want to get up, walk to the kitchen and bake them. Strangely though, I have… Continue reading

Pot Roast Chicken Casserole – When in doubt, take your time!

John Zimmerman said:”When in doubt, take more time!” When making a pot roast, it is so, so true. I remember my gran always made a Pot Roast Chicken Casserole on Sundays. It was… Continue reading

Chicken bake with Sun-Dried Tomato Scones

This Chicken Bake with Sun-dried Tomato Scones was (dare I say) one of the most amazing meals I have made in a long time. Don’t you just love it when kitchen magic happens?… Continue reading

Pancakes with Creamed Spinach – A delicious Meatless Monday recipe

Are crêpes and pancakes the same? I  don’t know? Seriously, this debate or argument has been around for ages and I don’t think we have come to a conclusion yet.In my mind a… Continue reading

Have an Apple Affection for our Monthly Mingle

I clearly have an affection for apples if you count all the recipes with apples I have done in the last while. I think the most memorable one of them all will have… Continue reading

Mexican Huevos Rancheros for Meatless Monday

Nothing can combat this cold weather we are having like adding a little Mexican heat and spice to a meal and that is exactly what I did when I made Huevos Rancheros for… Continue reading

Bacon, Camembert and golden syrup piled on corn fritters – heaven on a plate!

Bacon…….Camembert and  syrup must rank right there at the top of my favorites-things-to-eat-list! Let me begin by saying, this recipe is not for the faint-hearted….it will not be found in any diet manual,… Continue reading

A Pork Chop drenched in Crumbs and loaded with Happy Memories!

A thick pork chop drenched in crumbs, served with a ladle full of mashed potatoes and a big helping of buttery sweet peas will always remind me of my days at  University of Stellenbosch or… Continue reading

A Bread Recipe simplified – Pesto and Feta Loaf

A bread recipe easier than this one, will have to be the one you buy directly from the baker. Really this bread was almost effortless to make and yet when it came out… Continue reading

Mediterranean -Pasta-in-Minutes!

You can literally make this Mediterranean Pasta in Minutes – the amount of minutes it takes to boil the pasta! Yes, that is how quick and easy it is! If you can slice… Continue reading

Rustic Tomato and Mozzarella loaf

While making this Rustic Tomato and Mozzarella Loaf, I had no idea just how delicious it would turn out to be. It really surpassed my wildest expectations! With all the desserts that I… Continue reading