Vegetables

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Kale burst onto the ‘super food’ scene faster than you could say Goji berry. It has also, it seems, stayed in vogue  for longer than most of the super foods that simply seem to disappear quietly making room for the latest health-promoting product. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of ‘super foods’ is definitely a real one, they are most definitely foods that are absolutely loaded with essential nutrients and cancer-fighting anti-oxidants, but my own lifestyle leans more towards eating a well-balanced diet and eating whole foods and Organic, when possible. So my first...

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Easy Summer Outdoor Entertaining

Easy Summer Outdoor Entertaining

How fitting that it’s one of the most gorgeous summer days today… Possibly it’s more noticeable because it’s that time of summer when you realise that the days are getting a little cooler and you’d better appreciate every sunny, wind-free day you’ve got! This brought me to the thought of outdoor entertaining, something I personally think I’ve got down to a fine-art. I can honestly say that I am at my happiest when I’ve got a glass of chilled white wine in my hand and I am sitting around a huge table with friends and family eating in a relaxed,...

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Curried Potatoes

Curried Potatoes

There are a few things I seem to crave every winter and potatoes seem to always be one of them. Add curry, and you’ve got the ultimate, winter comfort food. In the midst of a food revolution where protein is in and carbs are out,  I like to stand by the good old saying of  ‘eating everything in moderation’ will do little harm. I’ve also started eating less carbohydrates, so when I’m going to make a potato dish, I’m sure going to enjoy it! Potato curry is a dish I wasn’t really aware of until my husband and I went backpacking through India and Nepal a...

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Tomato Gazpacho

Tomato Gazpacho

I’m not going to claim to be a very big fan or expert on tomato gazpacho, but it’s one of those delicious recipes that I have full intention of giving a second chance this summer. The ingredients are just so fresh and what could be more healthy than a raw vegetable soup? Paired with some crusty French sourdough and cheese, it’s the perfect summer starter to be enjoyed under the trees in the summer breeze with good friends. Today is one of those days, you just couldn’t imagine bringing something hot to your lips and I can kind of be convince of a delicious cool soup to...

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Roast potatoes, two ways

Roast potatoes, two ways

You’re in for a serious treat today. I don’t know if it’s just in our South African culture, but we love roast potatoes…Years ago all I knew was a very standard, white fleshed potato, but now-a-days we’ve got the most beautiful varieties available in our local stores and they were the inspiration for this shoot. This is where I think it all started for me… Just before I turned four, my parents took my siblings and I on the adventure of our lives. They bought ‘Round The World’ plane tickets and we flew to Canada where my father would work for...

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Two Delicious Beetroot Salads

Two Delicious Beetroot Salads

      My earliest childhood memory of beetroot is seeing the creamy pink, ring gelatine moulds that brought life to the tressle tables at the church bazaar. At four, I remember being captivated by this intensely pink vegetable and liking it instinctively. Many years have past and my love of beetroot hasn’t waned, so much so that I dreamt up this lentil and caramelised beetroot recipe as the starter on my wedding menu. Bright pink beetroot pancakes, rich beetroot and chocolate cake… The colour and flavour of beetroot adds playfulness to any dish. It can be prepared in a variety of ways,...

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