• treats
  • Better-for-You Banana Fritters

    Fritters are one of the treats that were perfected and popularised by the Cape Malay community. These simple hot cakes are so comforting, and for me, the aroma alone, brings back a flood of memories from a different time in my life. Like with many comfort foods, fritters are often quite greasy, and made with […]

  • main course
  • Lean, Green, Veggie Tacos

    Many of us in western countries grew up eating sandwiches for lunch. And while the great thing about that is that we came to enjoy various kinds of bread, we all know that all breads are not created equally. The bread we buy at supermarkets are often so processed and made with ingredients we rather should avoid. […]

  • dips and spreads
  • Ultimate 2-Ingredient Date Caramel

    This recipe couldn’t be simpler or tastier. All you need is a food processor, dates and coconut milk, and you’re golden! A few weeks ago, I woke up thinking about salted date caramel. It’s been on my mind ever since, and I’ve been on a quest to perfect it. I’ve seen lots of recipes for […]

  • salad
  • Tuna Mayo v2.0: Mock Polony Salad

    I remember a time when opening my lunchbox could possibly have been the highlight of my day. Being at school and finding my favourite fillings on my sandwiches was priceless – Thanks, Mom. Chicken and potato, vienna smoortjie,* and tuna-mayo were some of my favourite treats. *For my international friends: I haven’t found an appropriate […]

  • curry
  • Warm Indian-Spiced Vegetable Curry

    Measurements and abundance I have a confession to make. I’m not a fan of recipes. Eek! I grew up watching my mom – who was a cook by trade – toss spices and salt into 60 litre pots, by hand. Her measuring system was a combination of eye tracking, prayer and instinct. And so my siblings I […]

  • Breakfast
  • Creamy, Dreamy, Nutritious, Chocolate Porridge

    We highly recommend this recipe for mornings when you’re in need of extra care. It’s not your everyday kind of oats. It’s the kind you make on a relaxed Sunday morning, to share with that special person in your life. Furthermore, unlike pancakes and other breakfast delicacies, that take some time to prepare, this oatmeal […]

  • Breakfast
  • Yummy 10-Minute Vanilla-Cinnamon Oats

    As discussed in yesterday’s post, we are embarking on a four-week health journey. The objective for week one is to, Increase your fruit intake by starting your day with a good breakfast. The Breakfast Dilemma “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We’ve […]

  • cooking for guests
  • Basil Pesto Celebration Pasta

    This is one of my husband’s favourites, and one I thoroughly enjoy too. I like the challenge of figuring things out, as well as trying new combinations and tricky methods. The thrill of it all coming together, is pure joy. But then there’s nothing quite as enjoyable as simplicity, especially when it comes to food. […]