Homemade Gyoza (or Japanese potsticker dumplings) made with homemade wrappers filled with a minced pork filling and a vegetarian filling.
It is always nice to try something new, however, we shouldn’t forget the classics either!
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Homemade Gyoza (or Japanese potsticker dumplings) made with homemade wrappers filled with a minced pork filling and a vegetarian filling.
Learn how to bake cute designs into a cake batter to decorate a Pumpkin Spiced Swiss Roll.
Learn how to cook a spiced pork shoulder in your electric pressure cooker until it falls apart.
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.
Colourful Coleslaw with pomegranate seeds and a creamy no-mayo dressing.
A delicious dry rub that will enhance the flavour of your pork spareribs.
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.
Cook your best ever bulgur wheat in your Instant Pot pressure cooker. It will come out fluffy and soft and you don’t have to stand over a hot stove.
A super simple recipe that will quickly satisfy your craving for Mac and Cheese in less than 10 minutes. For the full recipe plus tips and tricks to make this dish even more flavourful, visit Life, with Clotted Cream.
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…
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…
South Africans has the weirdest taste in food. Great food, but sometimes the combinations that we concoct is a little bit too cultured for the Western civilisation’s tastebuds!
Saturday night comfort food is what comes to mind when I hear nachos. Good friends, good company and lashings of guacamole. YUM!
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!
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.
This recipe allows you to not only take out the over processed flavour of tinned refried beans, but it will also taste as if you have spent hours making this!
There is just something about the saltiness of bacon and the creaminess of avocado that is just meant to be. Throw in some chicken, blue cheese and an Instant Pot and this will quickly become a staple dish in your household.
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…
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.
Throughout the lockdown I have been trying to use ingredients that I won’t normally have the courage to cook with. These duck legs were delicious and will quickly become a regular on our dinner table.
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!
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.
“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…
Rasmalai is one of those desserts that have really stumped me. Finally I think I’ve cracked it!
Panna Cotta – the name says it all! Rich, indulgent and utterly decadent.
Who doesn’t love an interesting salad?! I promise you this side salad will liven up any meal in an instant!
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!
These lamb shanks were utterly delicious in the Instant Pot. If you like Mediterranean flavours, then this one is just for you!
A couple of nights ago I’ve made a Lamb Shank with Feta and Olives. I wanted to add a bit of luxurious creaminess to the dish so I made this dip as a side to the gorgeous lamb!
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.
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.
I’ve never been able to make good mashed potatoes. Until now…
I’m totally all over a good salad, especially those that can double-up as a full nutritious plate of deliciousness.
Eggs is one thing that is really getting on my nerves… They are actually really difficult to cook – and get it right!
Winter is nearing and that can only mean one thing… Soup!
In memory of my childhood favourite rhubarb dessert, I decided to put my own Summer time spin on it for this pavlova.
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…
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.
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.
I am totally in love with Italy and all things Italian, especially the food culture and Mediterranean flavours.
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.
Ever since I can remember my mum would always ensure that, when in season, we have beetroot salad on the table.
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.
I can still remember the first time I had Moroccan food. I was in South Kensington with my cousin. I cannot remember what I had that night, but I do remember coming home and thinking: ‘wow! that was bloody fantastic!’
Pea and Mint is a wonderful summer combination. Along with a squeeze of lime, it really makes this risotto come alive.
In South Africa we bought avocados by the case. It is for that reason that I love making this recipe.
Whenever I hear the word Summer, I can hear the sizzling sounds of meat cooking on the fire. Sticky pork ribs is ultimate summer food.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I cannot stand an over-boiled egg! The moment you bite into a blue-boiled egg the struggle begins…
Meat and potatoes. That is what life is all about. Meat and potatoes. If you chuck in some cheese then life would be perfect!
Homemade curries just fill the house with an amazing aroma.
Every time I watch Despicable Me I have to chuckle when Dave yells: ‘B-A-N-A-N-A!’
To me there it only means one thing… Let’s bake!
Who doesn’t love a good steak? Put the steak in-between two pieces of (homemade) bread, add some bits and bops and you have yourself the best steak sandwich ever!
Is there anything more comforting than having the rich smell of freshly baked bread waft through the house?
No pizza is complete without a little red sauce to pave the way to a culinary taste explosion – here is my version…
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…
What would you do if potatoes become extinct?
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.
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!
I am a firm believer of many things. One of those are that one should never settle for ordinary. Always do that little bit extra to make the ordinary, well, extraordinary!
Summer time is salad time. The fresher the better!
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…
I went to Nursery between the ages of 3-6 and I still remember how every Friday was baked fish finger and rice day. ‘Til this day I love it still.
You had me at potato dumplings…
Pesto can be so versatile. And, if done right, it can be very healthy too!
I rarely buy ready made meals; I prefer making everything from scratch because that way I know exactly what goes into my body.
When I was little my mum always made a massive spread for my birthday each year. One of my favourites was Peppermint Crisp tart.
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!
We decided that it would be really a lot of fun to do a cookery class at Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School. It truly was a lot of fun!
I am sure that there are as many recipes for Chicken Katsu Curry as there are people in this world. After loads of research I’ve finally put together a recipe that the hubby approve of!
I think I’ve finally cracked it! For years I struggled to cook the perfect poached egg. Until today.
There are a few staples that you will always find at a South African braai: pap, sous, greek salad, garlic bread and potato salad. This is my ultimate potato salad recipe.
My sister-in-law’s sweet potato bake hits just the right spot!
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…
This used to be my most favourite Tuna and Spinach tagliatelle dish of all time. Then I became allergic to fish and moved to the UK where spinach tagliatelle are hard to come by so I had to adapt…
I can (and often do!) eat spaghetti for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Why is it unconventional?
Word of warning: This creamy deliciousness is not for the dieters amongst us!
My hubby have been following the truck on Amazon ever since it has started. Since we are both on holiday this week, we couldn’t be more excited to learn that the truck was going to be nearby…
I love the rain. When it rains in South Africa we eat pancakes. I love pancakes. This year I’ve incorporated traditions from both sides of the equator.
Oh no! I cannot believe it is nearly February. Nearly a twelfth into the New Year and I’m still in the Christmas spirit!
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!
Bobotie. A word that brings many warm memories! This warm, subtly spiced meat dish is traditionally served with yellow rice and a banana salad (although we would eat banana salad on any occasion!).
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…
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.
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.
My hubby really loves braaibroodjies, but with the lack of a broodjierooster I had the genius idea of making jaffles using braaibroodjie ingredients!
I don’t know about you, but I have #GBBO fever at the moment. It really had me long for some well-deserved brownie baking me-time.
Time to get your spiralizer out for this classic little number.
Whenever I have a lazy day and still want to eat healthy, I whip up some roasted veggies as a side dish.
The slow cooker is most likely the best invention since sliced bread. I completely adore the comforting smell that fills the kitchen when the cooker has been bubbling away for a while.
I once had a bad experience with butterbeans. I wanted to be hip and cool and made a butterbean dip to go along with my crudite lunch instead of my usual hummus.
I class chicken as a vegetable. As a South African, meat is a very important part of our diet, however, chicken doesn’t count as meat. Nevertheless, I now live in the UK and this Mediterranean chicken has become a regular dish on our table.
Chicken Pesto Pasta is a regular dish in the Jorge household. It always bring back warm memories from when we just started dating.
For many a good cuppa can solve most of life’s problems. For me a good cup of coffee need to make me feel like I want to burst with happiness.