Light Meals, Lunch-box Ideas

Mini Lunch-box Pizzas

Although a pretty organised person by nature, some weeks throw us out of whack and it feels like we're chasing our tails. The first two days of this past week felt like that, but by mid week I seemed to be on top of things again. It's during these crazy times that I am really glad… Continue reading Mini Lunch-box Pizzas

Breakfast, Drinks, Light Meals

Blueberry & Oat Smoothie

I love Blueberries. They grow really well in New Zealand and throughout Summer we have an endlessly delicious supply. These tiny blue berries (funny that!) have oodles of health benefits too, things like aiding in weight loss as they are extremely low in calories and helping to prevent heart disease. Whether fresh, frozen, in jams and chutneys… Continue reading Blueberry & Oat Smoothie

Sauces, Savoury

Creamy Mushroom and Cheese Sauce

I've never really been a fan of a slab of red meat on my plate, even at a Steak House more often than not I'll order ribs, chicken or fish. But occasionally I just get the need to tuck in, especially when I drown it in this rich creamy sauce. You really do have to… Continue reading Creamy Mushroom and Cheese Sauce

Light Meals, Salad

Potato and Chorizo Salad

I know I was going on about my favourite potato salad the other day, and I stand by what I said, but this one is pretty darn good too. The spiciness of the chorizo, the crunchiness of the veggies combined with the smooth garlicky aioli makes a very tasty light meal indeed. It's almost time for… Continue reading Potato and Chorizo Salad

Biscuits / Cookies, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Shortbread Chocolate-dipped Hearts

I'm always amazed at how much some people invest in Valentine's Day, whether financial or emotional; while others prefer to spread the love and attention out throughout the year. Whichever type of person you are, why not give a home-baked gift this year? Personally, I'm not phased if this day comes and goes because I think it's… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Shortbread Chocolate-dipped Hearts

Baking, Cupcakes, Icing, Valentine's Day

Red Velvet Cupcakes

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I decided it's time to make my delicious Red Velvet Cupakes again. Not very "in vogue" at the moment, but then I never seem to follow trends, I do as I please, and I feel very pleased while writing this enjoying one of these smoothly-velvety-textured chocolate yet red little… Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes

Braai, Light Meals, Salad

Good old traditional South African Potato Salad

My husband teazes me that I must be Irish because of my love of potatoes. But having said that, this is his favourite salad - combining the humble yet versatile potato with hard boiled eggs, chives and tangy mayonnaise. We can't go through Summer without having it at least a few times, especially with it being… Continue reading Good old traditional South African Potato Salad

Breakfast, Drinks

Smoothie in a bag

As days get busier again, I find it really hard to remember to make the time to eat fruit. I love fruit, but as a Mom, you tend to put yourself last - no martyr here, believe me, just the plain and simple truth. My snacks and/or lunch for my work day never quite stacks… Continue reading Smoothie in a bag

Baking, Cakes, Icing

My favourite Carrot Cake

Well January whizzed by in a flash! Hotter than normal humid days, barbeques, potjies of delicious meat stews, restaurants, great friends, lazy thrown-together meals on the deck in the evening heat, cool afternoon swims, road trips - and the cicadas finally arrived to sing their buzzy tunes - all in all not much wrong with… Continue reading My favourite Carrot Cake