Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

This reminds me of the time when I was pregnant with my daughter and I convinced my husband to make me a box mix of poppyseed muffins, he straight up refused but luckily it didn’t take much convincing to change his mind. The cupcakes we’re delicious and for some reason this week I craved themContinue reading “Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes”

Brinjal and Tomato Pasta

I have to admit I struggle to get my kids to eat their veggies, it’s a constant battle of me pulling my hair out and muttering WTF under my breathe 😑. So I decided to reduce my blood pressure and find new and “exciting” ways for them to eat their broccoli, or in this caseContinue reading “Brinjal and Tomato Pasta”

Caprese pesto pasta salad

Warm summer evenings call for a light and refreshing dinner. This flavorful Italian inspired dish ticks all the boxes. Here’s how you can make this delightful dish Ingredients 250g pasta, cooked al dentè 60ml basil pesto Salt to taste Italian tomatoes Basil leaves Mozzarella cheese Method 1. Add the basil pesto to the strained pasta,Continue reading “Caprese pesto pasta salad”

Napoletana Sauce

You don’t have to travel further than your kitchen for this amazing Napoletana sauce. This is my first time making it and it tastes better than store bought sauce. This is perfect to spoon over a pizza or over linguine throw in a few fresh basil leaves and you have a meal in minutes. IngredientsContinue reading “Napoletana Sauce”

Easy Guacamole

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of creamy guacamole to scoop your nachos into, right? I whipped up a batch for dinner and it disappeared so quickly, that I thought it best to share the recipe with you. This guac is a definite winner. Ingredients 3 avocados 1/2 a red onion, chopped 1 firm tomato,Continue reading “Easy Guacamole”

South African Classic – Bobotie Pie

Ingredients 2 onions, chopped 2 tablespoons cooking pil 2 tablespoons curry powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 2 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 kg beef mince 1 white bread 250 ml milk 3 eggsContinue reading “South African Classic – Bobotie Pie”

Homemade Romany Creams

1 cup of sugar 250g soft butter, I used stork bake 1 tablespoon baking powder 3 cups dedicated coconut 2 cups of sifted flour 1 level teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder dissolved in 125ml hot water Cream butter and sugar, add the baking powder and cocoa mixture till combined, add coconut andContinue reading “Homemade Romany Creams”

Moist Carrot & Pineapple Cake

Ingredients For the cake: 2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil 3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sifted cake flour 2 teaspoons mixed spice 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup chopped cashews 450g carrots, grated 1/2 cupContinue reading “Moist Carrot & Pineapple Cake”

Cream of fresh tomato soup

How adorable is this idea? A fresh panini, hollowed out and stuffed with cheese, pop the panini into the oven till the cheese gets all gooey and top up with cream of fresh tomato soup….heaven on a plate I tell ya.Here’s how you make itRecipe: Ina GartenIngredients3 tablespoons good olive oil1 1/2 cups chopped redContinue reading “Cream of fresh tomato soup”

Bakery style cookies

Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. For me that describes the perfect cookie. These are chocolate cookies with chunks of almonds and orange zest. So chocolate, orange and almond cookies? 🤔. I added 350g of chocolate to the dough making sure you get a nice chunk of ooey gooey chocolate withContinue reading “Bakery style cookies”