Coq au Vin

Serves 6 The French celebrated Bastille Day this week and that, combined with the cold weather, seemed like a very good reason to make coq au vin! Recipes that I have encountered for this hearty French casserole require the entire chicken, chopped up, to be immersed in the pot of wine. I prefer to use…

Boerewors (or Chorizo) Shakshuka

This Sunday is Father’s Day! If food is your love language and you’re able to be with your dad, I have some recipe ideas for you – starting with this great breakfast. While traditionally Middle Eastern in origin, this version has some South African flair to spoil Dad. This recipe needs some time to cook…

Lamb Curry

Father’s Day in SA happens in the middle of winter, and since it’s particularly cold this week, you might want to cook something that will heat up the kitchen! Look no further than this delicious lamb curry. Apart from needing a few extra spices, (so you may need to source those now if you don’t…

Chocolate Bourbon Mud Cake

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! If you’re looking to spoil your dad with some decadence today, try this delicious mud cake- with rich chocolate and a splash of bourbon! Here’s what goes in 250g of butter 100g of dark chocolate 100g of milk chocolate 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup…

Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Cake

This is for the ice-cream lovers! Sweet and zesty at the same time, this is a delicious dessert that always hits the spot. It requires a little extra time because there are three layers to make and you need to allow enough time for it to chill before you serve it. Here’s what goes in:…

Falafel Burgers

Makes 12 – 14 If you’re not a fan of a meat burger, look no further than this Falafel Burger patty. It doesn’t taste like meat, because it’s not meant to – but it’s loaded with flavour! If you enjoy Falafel and Middle Eastern flavours, you’ll love this, and the ease with which you can…

Peanut Butter Cookies

The weekend is fast approaching so perhaps you’ll have time to fill up your cookie jars! For the peanut butter lovers, here’s a decadent peanut butter cookie recipe to which I’ve added some crunch with rolled oats. There is so much good stuff in them they almost feel healthy. Here’s what goes in 3 quarter…

Spicy Butternut Soup with Coconut Milk

As the cold begins to creep in, we go in search of meals that are warm and comforting. For me this soup is that and more. It can be served as a light lunch, easy to heat at different times of the day for all those working at home now on different schedules. It pairs…

Apple, Pear and Almond Pie

This is a classic revived. Dead easy to make and so versatile – it’s a great option for tea at a birthday party or dessert after a meal. You can also make small individual ones and pack them for a picnic. Here’s what goes in: 2 large pears, (I seriously use any kind – even…

Fridge Cheesecake

Serves 8 This is a simple, no-bake cheesecake that makes a beautiful dessert or tea-time treat that can be kept for days in your fridge. You can serve it at any occasion and can easily vary the topping if you find other fruits in season, or prefer something like a lemon curd or granadilla drizzle….