Category Archive: South African

Paprika Pork and Bean Potjie for campfire nights!

This easy Paprika Pork and Bean Potjie(stew) is definitely going to feature on our menu this holiday. I don’t know about you, but my favorite time of the day while we are on… Continue reading

It is a (Steak) Wrap!

Wraps are the latest in fast food trends here at My Easy Cooking HQ. Gone with the Happy meals, the Streetwise two’s and the pizza cravings and in with the Beef or Chicken… Continue reading

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

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… Continue reading

Reuben’s at the One & Only, Cape Town

Reuben’s  at the One & Only, Cape Town has just launched its new a la carte menu for the festive season and I was fortunate enough to enjoy this glorious feast. The restaurant… Continue reading

Another quiche recipe? This time packed with South African flavors!

Why another quiche recipe, you would ask and it would be a legitimate question to ask, because here at My Easy Cooking, I have made so many quiches over the past years, that… Continue reading

Cape Town – South Africa – The most beautiful city in the world!

Cape Town is a favorite holiday destination for so many people this time of the year and I want to predict that towards 2010 when the World Cup will be hosted here, more… Continue reading

Hermanus – South Africa – our favorite holiday destination.

Picture courtesy of Google imagesHermanus is within reach of Cape Town International Airport and renowned for its champagne air,long stretches of beach, mild climate, rich floral kingdom and friendly environment.“Hermanus, also described as… Continue reading

Grilled Organic Lamb

Barbeque, braai (pron: bri), grilling, call it what you like, it is still one of the most favorite ways to prepare meat. If you can find organic spring lamb you have the basis… Continue reading

Easy cooking for Effortless entertaining Part 2 – Breakfast on the Patio

Why not invite friends over for a Breakfast? It is easy, a lot less stressful than a full-on meal and definitely a lot less strenuous on the wallet. At the moment we are… Continue reading

Easy cooking for effortless entertaining Part 2 – Paella on a budget!

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… Continue reading

Easy cooking for effortless Entertaining Part 1 – Salad on a stick!

Salad on a stick? Yes, it doesn’t get any easier than this! This is then my last post about Starters or Snacks and the beauty of this post is that it has no… Continue reading

Easy cooking for effortless entertaining Part 1 / Smoked oysters smothered in Cheese!

Today I share with you the second last post of Part 1/Snacks or Starters. What is amazing about these delicious little bites is that you can prepare the different elements of this dish… Continue reading

Easy cooking for effortless entertaining Part 1 – Chicken Liver Pate

Chicken Livers….you either love it or you don’t. Some people, like me, would sneak into the kitchen at night and eat the Chicken Liver Pate in spoonfuls from the fridge and others are… Continue reading

Easy Cooking for Effortless Entertaining Part 1 – Starters/Snacks

With Thanksgiving behind us an Christmas on its way, I find myself always on the lookout for easy recipes and ideas to make entertaining fuss-free and without much effort. I heard someone say… Continue reading

Let’s get stoned ….with flambe Apricots, hazelnuts and dates!

Stone fruits are in season now and the markets have an abundance of prunes, peaches, nectarines and of course apricots… The other day I found apricots at a reasonable price and bought a… Continue reading

A Birthday party for our princess!

This weekend I we celebrated our little one’s 8th birthday. You will therefor understand my absence from your sites. Yesterday I had a slight tummy bug and although I browsed through some of… Continue reading

Patatas Bravas……let’s have tapas!

My husband went on a business trip to Spain about two years ago and on his return very boldly announced: “We are moving to Spain!” The children went: “Yeah!!!!!” and I went: “What?????”.… Continue reading

The ultimate cured Beef and homemade mustard sandwich!

Christmas is 1 month away and people here in South Africa are stocking up on all the cured meats for the season. The favorites in this part of the world is gammon, pickled… Continue reading

Apple and Coconut Crumble…always a comforting thought!

There is something comforting about apple pie and as I browse through the different posts, I often see recipes for ” the ultimate apple pie” or “apple pie like my mother use to… Continue reading

Grilled Pineapple with Chili and Greek Yogurt!

I have a very simple recipe to share with you today and it will most probably only appeal to the people in the Southern Hemisphere, but it was a show stopper at my… Continue reading