Recipes

It is always nice to try something new, however, we shouldn’t forget the classics either!

Keep an eye on my website for some great (or very disastrous) experiments in the kitchen… Here you will find a recipe for every occasion; whether you want to be healthy, fancy or just looking for some comfort food. By following the dropdown menu next to the Recipe tab at the top you will be able to search for recipes by type or cuisine. Alternatively just scroll to see all recipes.

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Bacon and egg salad

Cobb salad with poached eggs and sumac

Refreshing Cobb salad with bacon and a poached egg, sprinkled with sumac.

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Fuss-free Instant Pot Ribs

Fuss-free Pork Ribs (in your Instant Pot!)

Easy, fall-off-the-bone pork ribs. Made in the Instant Pot ensures that the whole experience is fuss free all whilst ensuring maximum flavour. This will be the best ribs you’ll ever make! For the full recipe plus tips and tricks on how to cook these ribs in the Instant pot visit Life, with Clotted Cream.

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Fig Tabbouleh with Pomegranate Glazed Halloumi

Fig Tabbouleh with Pomegranate Glazed Halloumi

What is better on a hot summers day than having a salad for dinner?! I regularly make salads as a main dinner meal, but this one is the most requested by my hubby. He totally loves halloumi (as do I) and I’m always seeking new ways to spruce up this beautiful cheese.

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Instant Pot Spaghetti

Instant Pot Spaghetti

Sluuuuuurrrrrp-ah! That is the sound I hear in my head with the image of Lady and the Tramp slowly making their way through a strand of spaghetti. Both gazing intensely into each other’s eyes (in my memory at least!). And then, just like that, the huge bowl of spaghetti with the inviting dollop of red…

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Simple Banana Salad

Easy Banana Salad

South Africans love bananas! We will eat this especially with curry dishes or at a braai (bbq). We also put banana on pizza paired with bacon or on toast with peanut butter and golden syrup. Let’s ease you in with a simple salad first…

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Creamy Guacamole

Guacamole is probably one of my most favourite dips to make. It is so quick, so versatile and can be adapted to suit almost every occasion!

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Elote - Mexican style sweetcorn

Elote (Mexican-Style Sweetcorn)

It is finally time for fresh sweetcorn here in the UK! We don’t often get sweetcorn that still has the husk on and when we do manage to find it, it is sure to be a real treat. With the use of the Instant pot is even easier to make this delightful dish.

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The Ultimate Guide to South African Mieliepap

The Ultimate Guide to South African Mieliepap

There is not one South African that doesn’t know a thing or two about mieliepap. No braai (bbq) is complete without having pap in some form or another – either slowly bubbling away in a black cauldron on the stovetop or made into little balls and deep-fried or even layered with yummy cream, cheese and…

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Maize Rice Recipe

Maize Rice

Maize rice (or mielie rys in Afrikaans literally translates to riced corn) is made from the kernels of a specific type of white corn. It is a is a huge staple in South Africa and is eaten with stewed meat.

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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!

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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.

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Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

Instant Pot Oxtail Stew

“Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.” Jonathan Safran Foer For me, this quote has never been more true than when I think about Oxtail. 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…

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Homemade yogurt

Homemade Instant Pot Yogurt

Ever since I could remember I dreamt of making my own yogurt and when I saw Instant Pot had a function to make yogurt, I was totally set on buying one of these miracle pots. I therefore was totally over the moon when my hubby surprised me with a Instant Pot!

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Chicken and Noodle Laksa soup

Instant Pot Chicken Laksa

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.

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Cottage pie with baby marrows

Cheesy Cottage Pie

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.

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Lamb with potatoes and pesto

Lamb with Pistachio 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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EINKORN BREAD

Einkorn Bread

I love receiving edible gifts, especially those that are unusual. My friend B gave me a pack of Einkorn Flour a couple of months ago. I’ve been totally intrigued by it and couldn’t wait to try it out.

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Beetroot and Goat's Cheese Quiche

Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Quiche

So I have a few things in the fridge that is nearing their expiration date. And, as the quote above suggests, I really hate waste. I had to come up with a way to use up the ingredients before they really do expire and so the Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Quiche is born.

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A box of Fuerte Avocados

Avocado Jelly Salad

When I grew up, the family would gather on a Sunday for lunch. Everyone will be responsible for bringing one salad and one meat dish so it almost always resulted in someone bringing some form of jelly salad. My most favourite one is the Avocado Jelly Salad.

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Hot Cross Buns

Homemade Hot Cross Buns

The Hubby and I wanted to do something together in the kitchen. We’ve always loved M&S’ Bramley Apple hot cross buns and we’ve searched for quite some time for the right recipe.

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Rocket Salad

Rocket Salad

I absolutely love serving salads as part of our dinner in the evening, however, I do like to keep things interesting as I would hate for it to become just another side-dish that have to be consumed just because it is healthy.

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Potato and Candied Bacon salad

Potato Salad with Candied Bacon bits

When all things spoke the potato said, ‘set me warm, dig me warm, eat me warm, that’s all i want.’ I couldn’t agree more with this age-old Irish proverb! Who doesn’t love a great dish that comes from the most humblest of origins: the potato.

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Spicy Mulled Wine

Spicy Mulled Wine

Growing up I though that mulled wine was just plain and simply very wrong. Then I moved to the UK ten years ago and I discovered that I was the one in the wrong!

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Homemade pizza

Homemade pizza dough

Can you smell it yet?  That rich bready smell that wafts through the air as scorching heat gradually transforms it into a crisp golden hue of forbidden deliciousness…

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Watermelon, feta and mint salad

Watermelon, feta and mint salad

With summer time I’m always on the prowl for something that is light, but tasty at the same time. With an abundance of mint in our garden it is inevitable that I have to incorporate it into my cooking.

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Sweetcorn Fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters

Growing up my mother always woke up super early.  Even on a Saturday.  Some Saturdays we were lucky enough to be spoilt with these little sweetcorn fritters for breakfast.  Mieliekoekies! 

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Homemade burgers

Homemade burgers

It is that time of year when everyone thinks: ‘Let’s have a BBQ!’ Go all out and make your own burger patties. You won’t regret it…

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Buttermilk Lasagna

Buttermilk Lasagna

I had a glitch with my online shopping today.  The result?  I had to be very resourceful with what I had in the fridge, freezer and cupboard when it came to making dinner tonight!

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Rice

Fluffy basmati rice

Whilst growing up my mother only cooked brown rice.  By the age of ten I was an expert in cooking brown rice.  Then I move to the UK, met my hubby and a new chapter in my life started: Basmati rice…

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Traditional South African Potjiekos

Sometimes I miss being little.  On Saturday evenings we would often sit outside as my dad makes a potjie. There are as many recipes out there as there are potjies, but of course, my dad’s Drunken Chicken Potjie is the best!

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Melkkos

I love writing in Afrikaans.  It is an incredibly expressive language and you can describe feelings and emotions not only with flair, but also with wit, and in such a way that you can make anything less insulting by putting a ‘tjie’ at the end of the word…

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Hamburger Pasta bake

So the hubby is in the mood for hamburgers and I fancied a good old pasta bake for a change of tastebuds.  So I combined the two and came up with this Hamburger Pasta bake.

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Mexican Fiesta – Steak Asada

I’m very fortunate to have a hubby that loves good food just as much as I do. Every now and again I love going all out on dinner. I pull out all the stops for a show stopping gastronomic extravaganza.

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Jaffles

My hubby really loves braaibroodjies, but with the lack of a broodjierooster I had the genius idea of making jaffles using braaibroodjie ingredients!

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