• 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. […]

  • 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, […]

  • main course
  • 15-minute Whatever’s-in-the-Pantry Stir-Fry

    This quick and easy, delicous stir-fry is one of my husband’s favourite meals. We often have it for lunch, or if we’re pressed for time and are not in the mood for cooking, we have it for dinner. It’s a tasty, fool proof meal that comes together with little effort or planning. No fuss stir-fry I’ve written […]

  • 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
  • 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 […]

  • beverages
  • Creamy Vegan Mocha Shake

    So, you like  love coffee, but you also really adore chocolate. Can we have a moment of appreciation for the person who invented the mochaccino? This mocha shake is seriously thick, creamy, and so good, you’ll be spooning out the last drops. Seriously, when I reached for the spoon, I knew it was a recipe […]