Veg Palau Toss

Eating healthy is easy, it’s a mindset shift, the desire to eat better, to sustain your energy as well as the environment. This serves 4-6 persons. 1 packet Rosmarino pasta rice 500g 3-4 medium sized zucchini 1 medium red onion 1 cup of sweet corn 4 medium carrots chopped 1 packet of Portebello mushrooms, sliced…

Dinner Time Stories SA

Dinner Time Stories, an incredible visual adventure, with the worlds smallest Chef, transporting you on a flavorful culinary journey. If you love animation along with delicious cuisine, this is a show you can’t miss! The option to add a wine pairing along with your meal is an optional extra, definitely adds to the experience as…

Cinnamon Choc-Chip Flapjacks

We fortunately enjoying warm weather perfect for a picnic, as well as load shedding, this means hours in the dark, looking at the positive side this encourages preparing food early, spending quality time with family. Here’s a quick and easy recipe to enjoy with a good cuppa. Cinnamon choc-chip flapjacks: Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3…

Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Breasts

Ingredients: Chicken fillets; Pesto homemade or shop bought; Sliced Tomato’s; sliced Mozzarella cheese; Turmeric; Salt; Black pepper; Red Masala; and Olive oil. Grease baking dish with oil. Method: Wash Chicken fillets, create a few slits with a sharp knife; Add the salt, pepper, turmeric and red masala; Marinate for about 15 minutes or more, Tastes…

Oreo Delight

The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something whimsical.  An English trifle is made with real egg custard poured over sponge cake soaked in fruit and sherry and topped with whipped cream. Th trifle dessert was also a way of using up leftover or stale cake. I have whipped…

Festive Mocktails

The festive season is a time for family gatherings, time to reflect on the year gone past. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for adults and kids to enjoy, adults you can always add in something stronger if required. Passion & Berry Spritzer Ingredients:  1.5 liter of strawberry sparkling water; or any other flavour of…

The Importance of Coffee in Craft, Cuisine and Culture

  Coffee, from its creation to its consumption, is a craft. The ritualist process of crafting the perfect blend – the care, the commitment, the community around it – is reflected in the experiential value of making and enjoying that perfect cup of coffee. This ritualistic routine is entrenched in our culture – whether enjoying…

Nespresso Master Origin – Columbia

This past weekend, Nespresso invited me to visit them at the Nelson Mandela Market on the Square in Sandton to share in the launch of their exciting new permanent range of coffees called Master Origin. As a coffee fanatic, how could I resist? So, with my refined palate and adventurous spirit in tow, I headed…

Deviled whipped eggs

Ingredients  3 Boiled eggs, this gives you 6 halves; 1 Tablespoon of creamy mayonnaise; Chopped parsley; Chopped spring onion; Black pepper; Salt to taste; Chopped chilli to taste; and Pinch of paprika fro garnish. Method: Cool eggs after they have been hard boiled, peel the eggs; Scoop out the hard yoke, mix the yokes with…

Oreo Velvet Chocolate Cake

One of the earliest printed recipes for chocolate cake came from the cookbook The Hostess of T-o-Day by Linda Larned (1899) and although it is a cake made with cocoa, it is different from modern chocolate cakes Early chocolate cakes were much lighter because they used significantly smaller amounts of sugar and cocoa. They also…