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…