• dessert
  • Funky Monkey Bowls

    Fair warning: this post contains a deliciously indulgent recipe. Proceed with caution. I should probably start off by saying that we don’t have Ben & Jerry’s in South Africa, so when the sudden explosion of homemade Chunky Monkey bowls appeared on my Instagram feed, I took to Google to check what all the fuss was about. For […]

  • Breakfast
  • Ultra Toasty Homemade Maple Granola

    There are a few foods that are universally known to be addictive: nuts, popcorn, slangetjies (my Cape Malay folk will relate), and… muesli. Muesli versus Granola South Africans typically relate to and recognise the word muesli more than they do granola. While the word muesli originated in Europe, granola has its origins in North America. However, etymology is not the beginning and end of their […]

  • 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. […]

    Mushroom Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries and Basil-Cashew Mayo

    Mushrooms are an exquisite, versatile food. It’s no surprise then, that it’s one of our favourite vegetables.  They come in many different varieties, which means that there’s sure to be one that suits your palate. You can add mushrooms to soups, stir-fries, pastas, curries, salads and even burgers! Have you ever ordered a veggie burger […]

  • dips and spreads
  • Luxurious Basil-Cashew Mayo

    Do you know the feeling of trying something new, and it just…works? That’s what happened here. I felt like trying something exciting. All of the nut or seed mayos I’d previously seen were made with lemon juice for taste. But I wanted something different: flavourful and creamy, without trying too hard to be a ‘veganised’ […]

  • sides
  • The Easiest, Tastiest Sweet Potato Fries

    These sweet potato fries are such a game changer. We all know how comforting carbohydrates are when you eat them, and how soul-crushing it is when, after you’ve eaten it, you feel bloated, and filled with regret. Just me? I’ve said this before – I’m all about balance. And so, while I thoroughly enjoy having […]

  • Breakfast
  • Homely Coco-Caramel Oats

    Of all the fruits known to man, dates remind me of my childhood and upbringing the most, and it’s still one of my favourite things. George on the other hand, was persuaded of the matter, with a gentle nudge in the right direction. 😉 Not surprising then, that ever since our date caramel came into existence, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Breakfast
  • Guilt-free Banana Bread Oatmeal

    Banana bread is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s not fancy or complicated. But the fragrance, sweetness and moistness of a good banana bread, makes it an all-time favourite for many of us. This recipe was an accidental development. Last week, while making our vanilla oatmeal for breakfast, thought about switching it up a little. […]

  • Breakfast
  • Delectable Chocolate Nice Cream in Minutes

    Chocolate for breakfast, yaaaay!!! 🙂 Crash course on cocoa Did you know that raw cacao is actually healthy? Similar to green tea, cocoa contains a significant amount of polyphenols. Polyphenols are compounds that are found naturally in plants, and have antioxidant properties. For all of us who aren’t in the fields of medicine and nutrition, […]