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Halloween Cheese Claws

Halloween Cheese Claws

A spooky savoury snack for Halloween… Continue reading

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Melanzane Parmigiana

Melanzane Parmigiana

This post is a tribute to my cousin Nick. Nick liked to tease me about my vegetarian lifestyle so, many moons ago, I was pleasantly surprised when he rustled up a Melanzane Parmigiana. I fondly remember this rich and flavoursome dish and only now realise the effort that is required to make the blinking thing! I have tried to recreate a similar dish here (but with a few time-saving adaptions). Continue reading

Green Bean and Kabuki Pea Bredie

Green Bean and Kabuki Pea Bredie

After a summer of tardy blogging, I’d like to win you over with this quirky and flavoursome Bredie. In this recipe, the kabuki pea (aka marrowfat pea) and green bean join forces in a not-so-typical South African stew (called a Bredie). To my surprise, the dish went down a storm in my family. Plus, I have a confession to make… Continue reading

Turnip and Chickpea Cobbler

Turnip and Chickpea Cobbler

Together with chickpeas, the humble turnip takes centre stage in this vegetarian cobbler. This dish will brighten a dark day: colourful, warming and flavoursome. It is nice and healthy with lots of Vitamin C- packed veggies and the little cheese and sunflower seed ‘cobbles’ add a nice crunch. Continue reading

Baked apples with Rosehips and Pecans

Baked apples with Rosehips and Pecans

This delicious pudding is wonderfully sweet, full of goodness and without the sugar. It has become a regular part of our Sunday lunch! It uses seasonal fruits (apples and rosehips) and contains immune boosting Vitamin C and many other nutrients. Served by itself or with custard, it is the perfect way to finish a meal on a cold day. Continue reading

Pear Crumble

Pear Crumble

This ain’t no ordinary crumble! The sugar is replaced by sultanas to give a wonderfully chewy yet golden and crunchy topping. The whole family loved this pudding on a cold, autumnal day. Packed with fruit and topped with a sultana, almond and oat crust, this dish also contains lots of good things. Continue reading