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