Recipes

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

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If you have tried one of my dishes, I would love to hear from you!

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Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Salad

Who doesn’t love an interesting salad?! I promise you this side salad will liven up any meal in an instant!

Homemade yogurt

Homemade 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!

Two pots of yogurt dip

Minty Yogurt and Feta Dip

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!

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.

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.

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.

Sliced 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.

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.

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.

Moroccan-style Chicken with Bulgar Wheat

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!’

Homemade Pork Ribs

Sticky Pork Ribs

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Banana Bread

B-A-N-A-N-A… bread

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!

Steak sandwich

The best steak sandwich ever!

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!

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…

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.

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! 

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…

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!

Buttermilk Chicken Katsu Curry

Buttermilk Chicken Katsu Curry

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! 

My Ultimate potato salad

The Ultimate Potato Salad

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.

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…

Pancakes! Pancakes!

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.

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!

Bobotie

As Winter is upon us and the first snow is falling I would like to share with you this beautifully warming dish.

Sunday night blues

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…

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.

Mexican Fiesta

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.

Jaffles

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

Baked brownies

Baking Brownies

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.

Pulled beef with flat mushroom and rice

Slow cooked Brisket of Beef

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.

Roasted sausages

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.

Mediterranean chicken served with tagliatelle and garnished with fresh basil and oregano

Mediterranean chicken

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

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta is a regular dish in the Jorge household. It always bring back warm memories from when we just started dating.

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