Category: Cuisine

Traditional South African Vetkoek

Friday nights are Vetkoek nights. Delectable little rounds of bread dough deep fried until golden on the outside and fluffy and soft on the inside… Perfect for a rainy Friday evening where you just want to have comfort food and a shiny face!

Biltong-Inspired Beef Burgers

One of the most recognised South African foods is biltong. No matter where in the world you may go, there is always one person that is familiar with the meaty beef sticks that is so popular to the good people of South Africa.

Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

When I hear the word Oxtail I can not only taste the smush of the baby carrots and the crack of the new potatoes’ skin when you push down with your fork, but I can also smell the richness of the aroma that fills the kitchen.

Not so authentic Rasmalai

Rasmalai with saffron

Rasmalai is one of those desserts that have really stumped me. Finally I think I’ve cracked it!

Panna cotta with Vanilla Specks

Panna cotta with raspberries

Panna Cotta – the name says it all! Rich, indulgent and utterly decadent.

Instant Pot Chicken Laksa

Chicken and Noodle Laksa soup

There are very few things in the world that soothes the soul. Like sitting by a crackling fire whilst the wind sweeps eerily outside or a steaming bowl of soup that gently warms you from the inside out.

Cheesy Cottage Pie

Cottage pie with baby marrows

Ever since we’ve moved into our new home, I’ve really wanted to make some more freezer-ready meals for those nights that there is simply not enough time to cook something from scratch.

Creamiest Mashed Potato EVER!!

Creamiest mashed potatoes ever

I’ve never been able to make good mashed potatoes. Until now…

Chinese Five Spice Ribs with an Asian Noodle Slaw

Pork ribs with noodle slaw

This was a huge experiment! As I did our weekly shopping, I came across the pork ribs and they were on offer! So I whizzed this up one evening…

Lamb with Pistachio Pesto

Lamb with potatoes and pesto

On Saturday evenings after the rugby my dad will put a whole rack of lamb ribs into the oven and we would have that with pap. Nowadays I like to keep things a little more healthy and cook French-trimmed lamb ribs with a bit of potatoes and an awesome pistachio pesto.

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