Recipes

I like to live life abundantly and am passionate about food, both the eating of it and the creating of good, wholesome, unpretentious meals. I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and sharing a good meal with family or friends. Here are some of my own recipes that people usually ask me for. Enjoy!

May 31, 2020

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

One of my favourite cakes to eat is Carrot Cake. Maybe I convince myself it is healthy and not really cake! In my opinion, the best kinds of carrot cake have just the

May 27, 2020

My Falafel

My Falafel

I love Greek and Middle Eastern food and have always enjoyed eating Falafel, the vegetarian dish of chickpea balls that originates from the Middle East. My biggest gripe when eating falafel is that

May 24, 2020

Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

The dense, fudge-like texture of these chocolate brownies may lead you to think they are extremely decadent, but actually they are made from sweet potato and are relatively healthy.  They are easy to

May 20, 2020

The Best Mousaka

The Best Mousaka

Although time-consuming, this Greek dish won’t disappoint. It is divine and makes a great meal to serve to guests as it is impressive and very more-some. Serve alongside a Greek Salad and

May 17, 2020

Healthy Crunchies

Healthy Crunchies

Who doesn’t love crunchies? The sweet oats and crunchiness of this biscuit makes them a favourite snack for both the young and old (in fact even my Bassett Hound loves them). The

May 13, 2020

Spicy Mexican Soup

Spicy Mexican Soup

When it is cold and rainy, there is nothing better then making a pot of warm, nurturing, spicy soup. Take inspiration from Mexico and get your protein from the beans while allowing the

May 10, 2020

Nina’s Lemon Cake

Nina’s Lemon Cake

This is my youngest daughter, Nina’s favourite cake and every year I make it for her birthday. It is really easy to make, beautifully moist and so divine, just make sure you

May 6, 2020

Butternut Curry

Butternut Curry

BUTTERNUT AND CHICKPEA CURRY (With Rotis) I love this easy vegetarian curry as the colours and flavours are warm and nurturing. I served mine in home made Rotis but you could also serve

May 3, 2020

Best Chocolate Cake

Best Chocolate Cake

This is seriously the best chocolate cake ever! Once you have tried it you won't ever need to search for another chocolate cake recipe again. I have tried and tested quite a few

Apr 29, 2020

Pesto Pizza

Pesto Pizza

PIZZA WITH BABY TOMATOES AND BASIL PESTO This is a wonderfully simple and light, yet tasty pizza that your whole family can enjoy. Perfect for casual weekends or Meatless Mondays. Make sure you

Apr 26, 2020

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

I used to live next door to a wonderful couple who owned an apple farm in the beautiful Elgin valley, close to Cape Town in South Africa. They would frequently drop off a

Apr 22, 2020

Simple Spaghettini

Simple Spaghettini

This simple pasta dish is officially called 'Spaghettini Alla Carrettiera' and is a family favourite. If you like pasta with plain not-so-saucy sauces, like I do, then you’ll love this dish. Don’