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Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

Gnocchi in a prawn & tomato sauce

The second-best thing you can do with a potato is turn it into gnocchi. Since you ask, the best thing is deep-fried, slap chips. Sticking with gnocchi means you have...
Tuna and egg salad

Tuna and egg salad

There are times when the harassed lunch-maker wants something quick and easy that isn’t a chunk of ham between two slices of buttered bread. If you are this person, here’s...
The famous flattie

The famous flattie

Why did the chicken cross the road? It wanted to be a flattie. A feeble joke, I grant you, but here is one heck of a fine way to cook...
Lamb casserole

Lamb casserole: Easy cooking powerful flavour

The ideal dish must not only be satisfying, but generate feelings of cosiness and camaraderie. This tasty, heart-warming casserole does it all.
Brinjal salad: The perfect side dish

Brinjal salad: The perfect side dish

Unreformed carnivore that I am, the vegetable kingdom flickers only marginally on my culinary consciousness. But here’s a brinjal-based collection of tastes and aromas that’s impossible to ignore. It’s easy...
Chicken with brinjal and baby spinach

Chicken with brinjal and baby spinach

A casserole deserves a lot of attention for the best results – these textures and flavours take work to bring them together, but the final meal is worth it.
Hearty chicken casserole with dates & olives

Hearty chicken casserole with dates & olives

New ideas for chicken are always welcome, and this one’s a real winner, especially when accompanied by buttery, garlic-enhanced mashed potato. Here’s a delicious winter warmer that’s guaranteed to earn...
Creating the ultimate meatloaf dish

Creating the ultimate meatloaf dish

While chilli con carne remains this kitchen mechanic’s favourite US approach to minced meat, meatloaf comes a very close second. Here’s a simplified, classic, carnivorous recipe for beginners.
Laeveld icecream

Laeveld icecream

Only very good friends share their recipes. This one comes from my very good friend Immie Mostert, who got it from her grandmother, Suzanne le Grange. Now it’s yours –...
pork fillets with a sweet pepper sauce

Pork fillets with a sweet pepper sauce

Devoted wok mechanic that I am, pork fillets with sweet and sour sauce are the staple of my stir-fries. But as this delicious, classic recipe from Georgia in the US...
A Mexican breakfast with a KZN twist

A Mexican breakfast with a KZN twist

Huevos rancheros (ranger’s eggs) is the mid-morning meal on a Mexican ranch. Regardless of its origin, this recipe – in all humility – improves this KZN augmented culinary breakfast delight.
Easy butter chicken

Easy butter chicken

This delicious and satisfying dish works equally well as a midday meal for busy workers and a laid-back, candle-lit dinner for a few close friends. As a bonus, it’s simple...

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