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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

Ingredients For the Crust 24 Oreo cookies-finely crushed 1/4 cup unsalted butter-melted For Cheesecake Filling 900 grams cream cheese – room temperature 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar 3 Tablespoon cocoa powder 4 eggs – room temperature 280 grams bittersweet chocolate-chopped For Chocolate Topping 3/4 cup heavy cream 170 grams bittersweet chocolate – finely chopped 1 Tablespoon granulated… Read more »

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner is a good idea to make sure that you are getting  the correct nutrients into your body so that you can function at your best everyday. It is quite a popular theme these days for people to skip breakfast and/or lunch and then compensate for it by eating a massive… Read more »

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Grain-free Apple Spice Coffee Cake

I decided yesterday I felt like baking a cake, and so I decided to try one of Danielle Walker’s recipe’s. As much as we can, Andrew and I try and eat more or less according to a paleo lifestyle, cutting out refined sugars and carbs however, we obviously don’t always stick to it. I was… Read more »

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Homemade Chicken Pie

Ingredients for short crust pastry  340g flour 150g unsalted butter, diced 80g water Pinch of salt Ingredients for pie filling 450g diced Chicken Thighs 50g butter 140g diced carrot 70g diced leek 70g diced onion 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 heaped tbsps of flour 50ml white wine 250ml cream A pinch of salt and pepper… Read more »

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Honey Roasted Pears

Ingredients: Pears Honey Frozen yogurt/ice cream Baking paper Method: Preheat oven to 220 degrees celcius. Line a rimmed baking sheet with baking paper. Place pears on paper, cut sides up, and roast for 15 minutes. Brush tops with honey, saving any extra, and roast until softened, 5 to 10 minutes longer. Cool pears slightly on… Read more »

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Week night dinner: Chicken soup

We are avid Master Chef fans, and the goal of all sauces, jus, and broths is to extract as much flavour from them as you can. This means no packet sauces and no flour to make a thickened feel! It means doing it the natural way, and this means making use of all of the ingredients and treating… Read more »

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Hearty Sausage Stew

You know those meals that leave you feeling happy all over while eating and after eating it? Those are usually an indication that they probably not that healthy for you, but this one isn’t too bad. When I was growing up my gran would make her famous sausage stew, and THAT is what I felt… Read more »

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Greek Evening!

As a family we LOVE to cook! Sometimes just so that we can try a new cuisine, we will turn our whole evening into that cuisine, hence the title GREEK EVENING. One day Andrew sent me a link to an authentic Greek guy called Akis Petretzikis (His name is SO Greek! He’s the real deal… Read more »

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South Africa’s Hottest Food trends for 2016

  Top Trends for 2016: 1. Organic Growth for Clear Label: ‘Clear label’ established itself as a key trend in 2015, with greater transparency and the focus on simpler products with fewer artificial additives taking the concept to the next level – there is a greater desire for pure foods and less gross chemicals! 2. Free-From… Read more »