Category: Breakfast

One of my favourite food blogs is Hortus Cuisine. I love the design of the blog and Valentina’s photography is incredible. There is an ethereal quality to her work which has me mesmerized whenever I look at it. A few weeks back she posted a recipe for Moufflèes – Egg Muffins which was the inspiration for this recipe. And as my foodie luck would have it, it was the 2014 Food Blogger Indaba a few weeks ago and in the…

After the Lemon Meringue post I have to do (some) repentance and I can’t think of anything healthier to get the New Year started than this smoothie. This makes for an easy on the go breakfast or light lunch to keep the calories in check as we try to even out December’s deliciousness. They say almonds are “better” than peanuts so you could perhaps replace the peanut butter with almond butter but I think the peanut butter flavour works quite well with…

Keep these in your arsenal for Xmas time to impress any annoying in-laws. Mix the dry ingredients the night before, combine with the fruit mince and other wet ingredients first thing Xmas morning and let the smell of fruit and spices waft through the house as the family and guests awake to these tasty delights baking in the oven. They make the perfect light Xmas morning breakfast. Serve as is or lightly buttered and topped with some mature cheese. I…

These pancakes are the perfect alternative to wraps and pita breads. They are light and buttery but strong enough to hold quite a bit of filling. The filling options are really endless – whatever you would have in a pita or wrap would work. I love serving them with my Slow Roasted Pork and these insanely easy and quick Cucumber Pickles. The combination is perfect for when you are serving many people and want a casual affair. Everyone helps themselves to make their…

It is so easy to find a recipe online these days but there remains a certain joy to paging through a recipe book and there are always a few  books I reach for (hand written notes of recipes flying out as I open them) when I am looking for something a bit more old school. And then I find myself changing the recipe completely! I am by no means a master baker and misunderstood science at school too much to…

Bill Granger is one of my favourite “celebrity chefs” and I was very lucky to see him in action at the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town this weekend. He has a wonderful stage presence and was a delight to meet and have a quick chat with at the book signing after his demo. All his books and recipes are fresh, simple, not in the least pretentious and always have an air of “happy”. These Banana Sour Cream…

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