Curry Recipes

The love for curry in my home has originated from my dad, who still to this day, will make himself a curry for dinner about 2-3 times a week. The same chicken curry, over and over, with slight variance in heat, but he loves eating his chicken curry and that’s great! When I got married,… Read more »

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 »

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Ingredients 680 grams cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup Sugar 1 2/3 cups Reese’s peanut butter chips (or chocolate chips, and add in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter) 1/4 cup milk 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract Tennis Biscuit Crust  Chocolate Drizzle  Method Heat oven to 230 degrees celius. Beat cream cheese and Sugar in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth. Place peanut butter chips and milk in… Read more »

How to plan a food menu that will impress your guests

These days your guests are going to remember your event if the food was tasty! Because really tasty food creates happy feelings and you want your guests to leave your event having had a great time. This is not difficult to achieve but there are a few things to think about and a fair amount of administration… Read more »

Healthy Dinner Ideas

Why is healthy eating important? When combined with exercise, a healthy diet can help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol level, and improve the way your body functions on a daily basis. People of diferent ages and activity levels have different calorie needs. How much you eat of a certain type of food, such as… Read more »

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 »

Heathy breakfast 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 »

Choosing to eat healthy is a choice

It is on most people’s new years resolutions to eat more healthily, but then they struggle to do so. I think they struggle to because most people have a lack of understanding about what healthy and unhealthy food looks like. The other reason is that a lot of people assume they cannot afford to eat… Read more »

Almond and Cacao Energy Balls

I am someone who needs to eat smaller portions, but more regularly throughout the day. These date balls have been a lifesaver. They are absolutely delicious and so healthy too! This batch made about 28 date balls. This recipe is from Deliciously Ella. Ingredients 200g almonds (1 cup) 400g medjool dates (2 cups) 4 tablespoons… Read more »

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 »

  • 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 »

  • Week night dinner: Bolognese

    This is your normal bolognese mince, but with a gourmet hearty twist. Don’t let the word g.o.u.r.m.e.t put you off – give it a try, it is not difficult and I think you will welcome the flavour burst you create through using these added ingredients. Ingredients: 500g Beef mince Pasta, shell shaped Olive oil, 2… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • A new season. A new experience.

    One of the reasons that Andrew and I came to Ireland was for both of us to get a head start in our careers – we are both working hard at moving forward in the fields that we studied. (IT and Psychology) Andrew is thriving in his career, and I have had an interesting time… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Why we eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter

      When I think of Easter I smile because it is a time that brings family together. In some families they will spend time together reading and reflecting about the Easter story; having easter egg hunts, spreading butter on hot toasted hot cross buns, and laughing together. In all of this have you ever thought… Read more »

  • A traditional South African dish: BOBOTIE

    What is Bobotie?  Bobotie is a delightful South African dish that is filled with beef mince, spices and aromatics with an egg topping. It is a favourite in most South African homes, and it is traditionally served with a side of yellow rice with raisins in it. Why is it a traditional dish? It’s commonly… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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