Pumpkin Fritters

This is a really nice South African side dish. Adding a little sweet with your savoury. Time: 40min Portions: 4-5 Ingredients 600g Pumpkin pieces 1 tsp Nutmeg 1 tsp Cinnamon 2 Eggs 2 Cups flour 2 Tbls Sugar 2 tsp Baking powder 1-2 Cups oil (for frying) Syrup 175ml Sugar 100ml Water 250ml Milk 15ml Butter…

Stuffed Brown Mushrooms

Holy mother of mushrooms!! This recipe is an absolute winner, and so simple to make. Time: 30min Portions: 4 Ingredients 6-8 Big fat brown mushrooms (stems removed) 1/4 Cup breadcrumbs (maybe a little more depending on the size of the mushrooms) 1/4 Onion (finely chopped) 2 tsp Crushed garlic 2 Tbls fine grated (powder) Parmesan…

Beer Batter Onion Rings

Once or twice I’ve found a restaurant that makes a decent onion ring, but truly tasty ones are hard to come by. Until now… Time: 30min  Portions: 4 Ingredients 2 Medium red onions (sliced into rings) 250ml Flour 250ml Beer (I used a blonde craft beer) 500ml Cooking oil 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Black…

Sauteed Balsamic Asparagus

This makes a great side dish with steak or chicken. Time: 12min  Portions: 4 Ingredients 1 Bunch of asparagus (+/-12 medium asparagus) 1 tbls Balsamic vinegar 1 tbls Soya sauce 2 tbls Butter 1 tbls Parmesan (finely grated) Black pepper Sea salt Method Melt the butter in a pan over medium high heat. Add the asparagus,…

Parmesan Potatoes

Yes, that’s right, another potato dish. ‘Cause hello, potatoes! Time: 1 hour 15min  Portions: 4 Ingredients 8 Medium potatoes 3/4 Cup parmesan cheese (finely grated) 1 tsp Sea salt 1 tsp Black pepper 1 tbls Flour 2 tbls Oil 1 tsp Crushed garlic 1/2 tsp Paprika Dried Sweet Basil For the sauce: 250ml Cream 2…

Cream Cheese Sweet Potatoes

This sounds weird, but trust me, it’s delicious! Time: 1 hour  Portions: 4 Ingredients: 4 Medium Sweet potatoes 1/2 Cup butter 1 tsp Thyme 220ml Cream cheese 2 tbls Olive oil Method: Preheat oven to 220°C. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray and sprinkle with olive oil. Bake for 1 hour. In a…

Hasselback Potatoes

First time trying these, and they are stupidly good. Time: 1 hour 10min  Portions: 4 Ingredients: 8 Medium potatoes 1/4 Cup butter (softened) 2 tbls Olive oil Black pepper Sea salt 2-3 tbls Parmesan cheese (powdered) 170g Cream cheese Dried Sweet basil Method Preheat oven to 220°C. Cut your potatoes into thin strips* (be careful…

Roast Potatoes

Potatoes are probably my favourite things ever! You can do so many different versions of it. Proper roast potatoes obviously had to be on my list of must-conquers. Here’s what worked for me. Time: 1 hour  Portions: 4-5 Ingredients 6-8 Large potatoes 2 tbls flour 2 tbls parmesan Black pepper Salt 1/4 Vegetable oil 2…

Beetroot Avo Feta Salad

Such a nice summer salad. You can use preserved beetroot, but I prefer to use fresh ones. Time: 25min  Portions: 4 Ingredients 5-6 Medium beetroot 2 Medium avocados 100g Feta (a wheel) 45ml Olive oil 45ml Balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp Crushed garlic Pinch of dried rosemary Method Boil the beetroot in a medium pot for…

Baked Beetroot

This was such a lovely surprise. It makes a great side with roasts or steak. Time: 1 hour 15min  Portions: 4 Ingredients 6-8 Medium beetroots 2 tbls Fresh Thyme 2 tbls Dried herbs (mixed) Salt & Black pepper 45ml Olive oil 45ml Balsamic vinegar 3 Garlic cloves Cream cheese Pecan nuts Method Preheat oven to 180°C….

Roast Cauliflower

Okay, I know most people don’t like cauliflower and I totally get it, but this is different. It’s crunchy and spicy and unlike your typical cauliflower dish. Try it with a cream cheese dip (you’ll thank me later). Time: 40min  Portions: 4 Ingredients 1 Head cauliflower 1 Cup mozzarella cheese (grated)* 1\2 tsp paprika, salt, black…