Beetroot brownie

Decadent Coconut & Beetroot Brownies in 1 Hour

Have you seen the new McCain Diced Beetroot packs? It’s a game changer! No more stained hands…and clothes…and kitchen towels. When I saw these packs I knew that I HAD to bake with them. I didn’t want to make a typical red velvet brownie so instead I added some coconut which completely changes the texture. Did you know that a dessert is only considered a … Continue reading Decadent Coconut & Beetroot Brownies in 1 Hour

Sweet & Sticky Oxtail Casserole

Bring on the comfort food!

I think we can safely say that Winter has hit hard in SA. Even the Durbanites are complaining about the cold! You know what that means…it’s COMFORT FOOD SEASON!!! “Summer bodies are made in Winter”…not in my house! The people who say ‘Summer bodies are made in Winter’ are an enigma to me. For me, Winter is all about soups, stews and hearty family meals. … Continue reading Bring on the comfort food!

Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella in under 15 minutes

I’m all about cutting cooking time while maximising flavour so here is my seafood ‘paella’ recipe that can be cooked and ready to eat in 12-15 minutes. Ingredients: 1kg of Seafood Mix 1 packet of Woolworths Heat and Eat Spanish Rice 5 garlic cloves 1 small lime Method: Add a splash of olive oil (and a blob of butter if you like) to a wide … Continue reading Seafood Paella in under 15 minutes

Spicy Coconut Curried Pasta

Spicy Coconut Curried Prawn Pasta

There was an amazing special on prawns at Food Lovers Market last week so of course I bought two bags, haha! Tonight I cooked them both and made two pastas. A spicy one for us and a plainer one for the girls. It was very much an experimental dish but it turned out pretty great so here’s the recipe… Ingredients 1 tin of coconut milk … Continue reading Spicy Coconut Curried Prawn Pasta

Recipe : Microwave Fudge

One of the most memorable smells from my early childhood, is the smell of microwave fudge. My mum would make this over school holidays when I was in primary school, together with peanut brittle. The whole house would smell like a bakery and it felt like forever waiting for the fudge to cool down. Something about the greyish weather triggered that memory for me today … Continue reading Recipe : Microwave Fudge

R500 dinners

5 Dinners for R500? Piece of cake!

I love my Monday mornings. I bet you don’t hear that very often! It’s true though. My Monday mornings are for making To-Do lists for my week ahead as well as for meal planning the weeks dinners quietly while drinking a latte and nibbling on an almond square. It is a little oasis of peace amidst the organized chaos of normal momlife and besides enjoying … Continue reading 5 Dinners for R500? Piece of cake!

baked Meatballs

Recipe – Quick and Tasty Baked Meatballs

I asked my kids what they wanted for Valentine’s Day supper…Guess who was making 1kg of meatballs on Valentine’s morning 🙋🏽‍♀️ They came out really great though so here’s my recipe for you to try. You can halve the ingredients for a single meal. Ingredients ▫️ 1kg of beef mince ▫️ 1 small onion ▫️ 5 medium garlic cloves ▫️ A handful of coriander ▫️ … Continue reading Recipe – Quick and Tasty Baked Meatballs

The easiest fish recipe you will see today!

I am not a huge fish fan but I do love the buttery taste of kingklip. This recipe is deceptively easy considering how good it tastes at the end. Ingredients Kinglip (fillet or on the bone) A tin of coconut milk or coconut cream for a thicker sauce Fresh thyme Onion Red pepper (I used green but red would be better) Method – preheat the … Continue reading The easiest fish recipe you will see today!