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….

Pink Gin and Fairy Cakes available online

Lockdown has had many of us spending more time than usual in the kitchen and I hope my recipes have inspired you a little during this time. In my book, “Pink Gin and Fairy Cakes”, you’ll find even more simple, fuss-free recipes that you can keep cooking once we return to our busy lives. At…

Bobotie

This is a South African favourite! A comforting meal of Malay origin, perfectly spiced to warm you up this winter. Bobotie is absolutely delicious served with a bit of savoury or yellow rice and dare I say, very sad if not accompanied by a dash of Mrs Balls chutney! The leftovers make a fabulous “mince…

Bran and Banana Muffins

Makes 12   With everyone all over the world being in some sort of lockdown, there are many banana bread recipes being shared. I certainly have made my fair share of banana bread over the past few weeks, but I found these muffins even easier to make and easier for the kids, in that they…

Carrot and Butternut Soup

As our lockdown in South Africa continues, I find myself on the internet searching all things about food. Did you know that today is International Carrot day? Perfect timing for sharing this recipe it seems- also because it’s an absolutely freezing cold day at home so soup recipes are being well received. Carrots are a…

Strawberry Ice-Cream Cake

Serves 8-10 I ended up making this once because I had bits of left over ice-cream all over my freezer. The layers of different ice-cream, with biscuit in between is really impressive and you can make it as big or small as you want to. You can use any flavour combinations and make this as…