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!

Aug 26, 2020

Healthy Bean Salad

Healthy Bean Salad

This is a simple, quick and really healthy salad, that accompanies grilled fish or lamb kebabs or koftas really well. INGREDIENTS A quarter of a packet of mixed salad leaves or baby spinach

Aug 23, 2020

Pancakes

Pancakes

Sundays are pancake day in our house. Pancakes are a great example of what I call ‘Voluptuous Food’ as there is just something about this simple combination of flour, egg and milk that

Aug 19, 2020

Lora Lei Salad

Lora Lei Salad

This tasty and healthy cabbage and noodle salad is always a success when entertaining. The original recipe was given to me by my mom’s cousin, who invented it while sailing around the

Aug 16, 2020

Healthy Panna Cotta

Healthy Panna Cotta

This delicious light and flavoursome Panna Cotta is dairy and sugar-free and full of goodness. This pudding is best made in advance and left overnight to set and develop the vanilla flavour. Fresh

Aug 12, 2020

Lemon and Garlic Chicken

Lemon and Garlic Chicken

Although I don’t eat chicken, my family do enjoy having it for dinner and it is just one of those sources of protein that is budget friendly and so versatile. This dish

Aug 9, 2020

Roast Curried Cauliflower

Roast Curried Cauliflower

I love Cauliflower! It is such a versatile vegetable and lends itself to so many dishes. This curried version goes well alongside a chicken or fish dish or as a stand alone healthy

Aug 5, 2020

Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce

It is pretty simple to make your own apple sauce and definitely worth trying. You can store it in a sterilised mason jar for up to a month, taking it out to enjoy

Aug 2, 2020

Garlic Steak Noodles

Garlic Steak Noodles

This is a wonderfully simple recipe, great for a family meal in the middle of the week. I am vegetarian so while I serve my family this recipe, make myself a simple veggie

Jul 29, 2020

Tahini Yoghurt Dressing

Tahini Yoghurt Dressing

This is a healthy, fresh and tasty dressing that you can add to salads or serve on the side as a condiment to various middle eastern dishes. It goes extremely well with Moroccan

Jul 19, 2020

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

These are the easiest and tastiest cupcakes, perfect for a birthday party or celebration. The first few years of my daughters’ lives were filled with many an afternoon of baking and decorating cupcakes.

Jul 15, 2020

Butternut Soup

Butternut Soup

I love Butternut and there are so many Butternut soup recipes around. As a traditional South African starter, it is often made with an orange flavour and recently I have found a few

Jul 12, 2020

Chocolate Coconut Biscuits

Chocolate Coconut Biscuits

I had a chocolate craving yesterday and whipped up a quick batch of these (almost guilt-free) biscuits that are really quick and easy to make and totally delicious. I love having a tin