Beef, Light Meals, Soup, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Slow-cooked Beef and Vegetable Soup

With June being Winter Wellness month, what better way to celebrate health and vitality on a cold night than with a hot and filling veggie soup. Packed with flavour, colour and any vegetable in season you can think of, it's a delicious meal on it's own, but I decided to slow-cook gravy beef separately and… Continue reading Slow-cooked Beef and Vegetable Soup

Fish, Light Meals

Parmesan Crumbed Fish

A few years ago I discovered Panko breadcrumbs, and although I stock the normal breadcrumbs in my pantry as well, I far prefer using Panko unless the recipe specifically calls for normal breadcrumbs (as was the case in the pork schitzels I made recently). I was about to get very descriptive about the differences and similarities… Continue reading Parmesan Crumbed Fish

Light Meals

Spanish Chorizo Rice

Brown rice is delicious. It's nutty, wholegrain goodness is full of magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, an excellent source of manganese and high in fibre and although it takes a little longer to cook than white rice, it's benefits are worth it. I recently discovered Basmati Brown Rice - can it get any… Continue reading Spanish Chorizo Rice

Light Meals, Lunch-box Ideas, Vegetarian

Courgette Fritters

At first thought, courgettes seem to be a bit one-dimensional. I mean how much can you actually do with a courgette? But on closer inspection, this small sausage shaped green or yellow, plain or striped Summer vegetable, also known as a zucchini or baby marrow, can be enjoyed in as many ways as your imagination will… Continue reading Courgette Fritters

Braai, Light Meals, Vegetarian

Butternut on the Braai

I love Butternut! Besides it's gorgeous colour, it is a versatile vegetable that is super healthy and has far more flavour than pumpkin. It is naturally sweet, but is delicious as a savoury, main meal or side dish. It can be peeled, diced and boiled or steamed until soft and then mashed; cut into sticks… Continue reading Butternut on the Braai

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

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

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

Light Meals, Lunch-box Ideas, Savoury

Bacon and Courgette Quiche

With the warmer weather finally upon us, I find myself drawn to lighter meals. After a hot and busy day, the only thing I can seem to throw together is simple, easy, tasty meals using fresh ingredients. Last week I happened upon an old favourite and served with a fresh salad, it ticks all the boxes.… Continue reading Bacon and Courgette Quiche