• 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. […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]