Author: heinstirred

This post is in collaboration with La Motte Wine Estate. A good quality sausage is one of the easiest ways to make a delicious meal and this recipe for Baked Sausages with Apple and Red Onion is a quick and…

Going Home by Sophia Lindop

It is always exciting when a book you have worked on is released and I am thrilled to share some of the images of Going Home – Food and Stories from Lebanon, The Land of my Forefathers – by Sophia…

JAZZ™ Apple and Camembert Focaccia

This post has been paid for by JAZZ™ Apples. A homemade focaccia is such an easy way to add some flair to a get together with friends. And I am convinced this JAZZ™ Apple and Camembert Focaccia will add a…

Zucchini Pea Fritter with Feta and Green Goddess Dressing

I always say in our photography workshops that your job as a food photographer is to create a reaction with the image you shoot. The person looking at the image needs to either want to eat it, make it, or…

When the cake craving hits and the last thing you feel like is baking, mug cakes are the instant gratification solution. And this Peppermint Crisp Mug Cake combines that easy fix with South Africa’s most popular chocolate bar. My recipe…

Winter has arrived with a splash in Cape Town so I think my timing for sharing this recipe for Savoury Oatmeal with Poached Egg, Crispy Shallots and Aleppo Pepper is pretty spot on. The inspiration for the recipe comes from…

If you love nachos and Indian flavours this recipe for Indian Inspired Nachos with Coriander Chutney and Tamarind will make you incredibly happy. The recipe comes from Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family by Priya Krishna, an…

Mushroom Soup with Marinated Mushrooms

This post is in collaboration with La Motte Wine Estate. The inspiration for this Mushroom Soup with Marinated Mushrooms and Garlic Toasties came from the reality of reaching that stage of the lockdown where I had only one bottle of…

I baked this Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting when Instagram was awash with lockdown banana bread baking. There was an email from Donna Hay one morning for a One Bowl Banana Cake and I liked the idea…

Sourdough Focaccia

I am pretty chuffed my sourdough starter is still going and I seem to have found my rhythm. After baking the very popular Sourdough Breakfast Cookies a few weeks ago, this Sourdough Focaccia is another bake from the weekly feeding…

Twice Roasted Crispy Parmesan Crushed Potatoes

Twice Roasted Crispy Parmesan Crushed Potatoes to satisfy any and all comfort food cravings. And even if my lockdown waistline and sluggish fitness might not be in full agreement with this dish, they will concur that it is really good and…

7 hour Shredded Lamb

This 7 hour Shredded Lamb is one of those recipes that takes a bit of time but requires very little work and yields a stand out delicious meal, with enough leftovers to feast for a second time. What makes this…

These Sourdough Breakfast Cookies come from the lockdown trend of sourdough starters and baking banana bread. It does not seem you have experienced lockdown unless you have baked a loaf of banana bread or have a sourdough starter on the…

Roasted Butternut with Sesame Wafu Dressing

A fellow foodie sent the recipe for this Sesame Wafu Dressing from Shu Han Lee’s instagram account a while back. I “banked” the recipe immediately as I thought the dressing looked delicious and would work in a number of different…

The Dalgona Coffee has become a sensation on TikTok and Instagram while many of us are in lockdown or quarantine all over the world. Loads of images of the now-famous Korean coffee – a glass of milk, chilled with ice…

Chocolate Tahini Cake With Nutella & Sour Cream

This Chocolate Tahini Cake is based on the Crispy Chocolate Cake from Alison Roman’s cookbook called Nothing Fancy, a collection of unfussy recipes for having people over that became an instant New York Times best-seller. Alison Roman is a columnist…

Black Sesame Tiramisu

We waited for more than an hour outside in the falling snow for the Black Sesame Tiramisu at Montreal’s Ichigo Ichie. And it was worth every freezing minute. Granted, all we wanted was some ramen but it was the black…

Donut Peach and Tomato Salad

This Donut Peach and Tomato Salad recipe is more of a non-recipe than a recipe. I saw donut peaches in the shops and as I have never tried them before I bought some to taste, and from there I made…

Salted Chocolate Halva

This Salted Chocolate Halva was another one of those recipes that crossed my path and immediately saved as I just had to make it at some point. Homemade tahini halva, coated in melted dark chocolate and dusted with sesame seeds…

Grapefruit Mimosa Spritz

This Grapefruit Mimosa Spritz is without a doubt my new favourite drink. Slighty sweet, slightly bitter, bubbly, refreshing and elegant. Think grapefruit Mimosa meets Aperol Spritz. 1 part Aperol, 2 parts freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and 3 parts bubbly (champagne…

Lightroom Editing Masterclass

After a number of requests for a Lightroom Editing Masterclass, I am happy to confirm that it will take place on Saturday 7 March 2020 in Cape Town. The masterclass will be a hands-on session where I will show what…

Baked Ricotta & Tomato Tart

This Baked Ricotta Tart is the first recipe of the new year and the new decade. And I think it is such a delicious and versatile recipe to start 2020 on heinstirred. Great for brunch, lunch or dinner and the…

Spicy Oven-Fried Rice with Gochujang

Spicy Oven-Fried Rice with Gochujang or how to win with leftovers this festive season. I found his recipe for Spicy Oven-Fried Rice with Gochujang on the New York Times Cooking and thought it will be such a great recipe, not…

Lemon Brûlée Muffins

Disclaimer. This recipe for Lemon Brûlée Muffins has been paid for by Ultramel Custard. The inspiration for this recipe comes from the first post I ever saved on Instagram, all the way back in 2017. I love the save functionality…

Tahini Cake with Chocolate Sesame Frosting

Once in a while a cake recipe crosses your path and you know you just have to bake it. And this Tahini Cake with Chocolate Sesame Frosting and Caramel Shards shot up to the top of my seemingly endless list…

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

This Basque Burnt Cheesecake has been a bit of an internet sensation in 2019 and it breaks all the rules of baking a traditional cheesecake. The recipe comes La Viña, a restaurant in San Sebastián—the Basque region’s capital city –…

Olive Oil and Lime Madeleines

Baking Madeleines have been on my to do list for ages (I bought a pan about 3 years ago!) and I am happy to finally post a recipe for Olive Oil and Lime Madeleines. Dipped in white chocolate and freeze-dried…

Honeycomb Cannelloni

I have been wanting to make Honeycomb Cannelloni for years now so I am thrilled to have finally made it, that it not only tasted really good but looked pretty fantastic. All in all, a winner of a dish. You…

Hein van Tonder Food Photography

Fried Halloumi is one of my favorite things and adding it to a salad with spoonfuls of hemp pesto makes for a delicious and super nutritious meal with the summer days ahead. Serve the protein-packed hemp pesto as a dressing…

Gåte at Quoin Rock

Disclaimer : I was an invited to experience the “Trip around the World” lunch offering at Gåte at Quoin Rock I recently experienced Gåte at Quoin Rock‘s “Trip Around the World” new day time menu. Situated on the slopes of…

Heinstirred Cards

I am delighted to introduce the Heinstirred Greeting Cards Range. Inspired by fusing food and nature, distinctive images were photographed and set in original heart-shaped designs. It’s an idea that has been floating around since the beginning of the year…

Peppermint Crisp Cheesecake

I don’t really suffer from FOMO (the fear of missing out) but when two of you favourite food writers, The Kate Tin and Bibby’s Kitchen make cheesecake in their Instant Pots, I have to do the same. And as it is…

Prawn and Calamari Salad and Feasting off the Beaten Track in Vietnam

This recipe for Vietnamese style Prawn and Calamari Salad is the third recipe inspired by my recent trip to Vietnam with the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The other recipes are the delicious Massaman Curry from Thailand and Khmer Chicken Soup…

The second part of my trip with the Tourism Authority of Thailand was visiting Cambodia and it was a bowl of Khmer Chicken Soup that immediately made we want to stay much longer than what our schedule allowed. We were…

Massaman Curry and Feasting off the Beaten Track in Thailand

The most famous Thai curries are green, red, yellow and massaman and this recipe for massaman curry is a nod to all the sights, sounds and flavours from my recent trip with Tourism Authority of Thailand to Thailand, Cambodia and…

My Vegetarian Braai

I am so happy to announce that a new book I have worked on, My Vegetarian Braai has been published and is available here as well as a Kindle edition on Amazon. It is not always you get the opportunity…

Gnocchi alla Romana

This recipe for Gnocchi alla Romana comes from Ilse van der Merwe’s brand new cookbook, titled, Cape Mediterranean – the way we love to eat. Cape Mediterranean is Ilse’s first cookbook and focusses on a South African style of cooking…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

It is never too cold for ice cream and it’s certainly never too cold for this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. In all honesty, I shot these images ages ago at the height of the Cape Town summer but…

Sweet Nachos with Caramelised Pink Lady® Apples

This recipe has been paid for by Pink Lady® Apples South Africa. I have been wanting to make sweet nachos for a while now ever since my favourite foodie saw sweet nachos appearing on quite a few menus while on…

Instant Pot Spicy Masala Fries

I have been an Instant Pot convert ever since purchasing one a few months ago, eagerly awaiting the publication of Madhur Jaffrey’s Instantly Indian Cookbook – Modern and Classic Recipes for the Instant Pot since news broke that she was…

Roasted Butternut Coconut Curry

This Roasted Butternut Coconut Curry has become my go to mid week meal, come winter or summer for that matter. Perhaps not the quickest meal there is but certainly easy, packs loads of flavour, filling and a super nutricious meat…

15 Minute Ramen

I love a bowl of ramen and this 15 minute ramen recipe is a must-have if you feel the same. Packed with flavour and ready within 15 minutes (give or take a few) you will have a steaming bowl of…

Lunch with Rick Stein in Padstow

I spent a weekend in Cornwall in the lead up to this year’s Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year awards event, where the image below was awarded Highly Commended in the Bringing Home the Harvest Category. It is the…

Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Mushrooms

This recipe and post have been paid for by The South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association. I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi with Mushrooms for a while now and The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association’s He.Eat.Plants…

Roasted Chicken with JAZZ™ Apples and Mustard

This post and recipe is sponsored by JAZZ™ Apples I am so happy with how this Roasted Chicken with JAZZ™ Apples and Mustard turned out. Flavourful chicken pieces with crispy chicken skin, doused in a mustardy almost sweet and sour…

Brandy Roasted Pink Lady® Apple Crumble Ice Cream

This post has been sponsored by Pink Lady® Apples I knew this ice cream would be good but I ended up so happy with this Brandy Roasted Pink Lady® Apple Crumble Ice Cream. Chunks of Pink Lady® apples roasted in brandy…

Fig and Brown Butter Clafoutis

I am spending the Easter weekend in Prince Albert and have seen boxes of what must the last of sweet Adams figs in all the shops. Fig season is nearly over so this Fig and Brown Butter Clafoutis is an…

Speckled Egg Choc Chunk Oat Cookies

I came across the recipe for these Speckled Egg Choc Chunk Oat Cookies on Instagram a week or so ago and they looked far too good to resist or not bake. And with Easter around the corner, a bit of…

Seed Bread

This recipe for Seed Bread comes from my friend Isabella Niehaus and features in her brand new cookbook Duinhuis (House on the Dune). The book is a feast, packed with some of her most famous recipes, glimpses into her life…

Chocolate Simnel Cake

The second new recipe for Easter is this utterly delicious Chocolate Simnel Cake from my friend Christine Capendale. It is one of the recipes which we created and photographed for an Easter High Tea feature recently and is a great…

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