Idiot Proof Bread-rolls

When I say Idiot-proof, I do mean idiot proof (which also includes tipsy proof and I-don’t-know-how-to-bake-proof.) I am not a baker, occasionally I will try out a quick bread or tart recipe, but my heart lies with cooking. Fast Forward to a few weeks ago when I was making a delicious vegetable soup for my…

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Ice Ice Baby Cold Noodle Salad

Move out of the way winter warmers, It´s time for summer sensations With our SA weather being so unbearably hot lately, I have come to making cold dishes for dinner I have to say, I have not always been a fan of cold dinners, even when it is insanely hot like it is now but…

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Small Changes for Big Results, improved cooking methods.

There are some teeny tiny things you can do to takes your dishes that take them from yum to dayyyyum gurl. Number 1 – Pre roasting, I have noticed that with recipes that call for foods like potatoes, chickpeas, cauliflower, butternut, etc., they taste a lot better when you roast them separately rather than just…

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Secret Ingredient Butternut Soup

This soup is perfect for a cold, dreary, sit-under-the-blanket-and-watch-movies day. Butternut soup, in my opinion, is very diverse; it can be sweet, creamy, thick, think or savoury. It all depends on the spices and vegetables you add in. I went for a thick, creamy, hearty one today. Ingredients: 2 medium sized butternuts 3 carrots 2…

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Going niche with Spinach and Onion Quiche!

I love quiche, if you read all my recipes one after the other, you’ll see that I pretty much love everything! But quiche really is yummy, it’s cheesy, warm, hearty, but it can also be served cold, as a side, a main, a snack. It’s fantastic. This is the first time in years that I…

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Last of the winter remnants, Cauliflower Soup

The cool thing about soups are, that you can add in so many different ingredients, and the odd are, it will come out fantastic! Sometimes you won´t be able to taste everything you put in, well, I can´t, maybe my palate isn’t that sophisticated. Point is, you can add in so many different vegetables, and…

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Warm Vegetable Salad = Happy Warm Belly!

This is a nice and simple midweek meal; it can be served as a main or as a side dish with your favourite protein. I had mine with a nice warm garlic roll, Its super easy and quick to make!!! (insert) Drool. Ingredients Lentils Sweet potatoes Potatoes Green and red peppers Onions Broccoli Your favourite…

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A Simple Pasta Puttanesca or “Spaghetti alla puttanesca” in Italian yo!!

I love this pasta, when I first heard of the dish (In the Lemony Snickets movie, lol) I was intrigued. Olives in pasta? Anchovies in pasta? Sounds salty and delicious.  I have made different variations of this dish over the years, mainly going with what’s in the cupboards. That is the great thing about Italian…

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Taking it up a notch, the un-traditional Green Curry because why not.

Curry is one of my favourite dishes of all time. There are so many versions and variations that will make even the fussiest eater happy. You can eat it in summer, winter, hot, cold, with bread, rice, naan or even garlic bread. This is by no means a proper Thai green curry. I took the…

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