banana bread with banana butterscotch sauce

These baby puddings are an entertainer’s delight – they’re incredibly easy to whip up, plus who doesn’t love banana bread? This recipe pushes the simple banana bread up a notch with...

Malai Murgh with kale; traditional Indian recipes with a twist

As you are well aware by now, I am South African with Indian roots. I’ve been on a little quest to create traditional Indian recipes, but with a unique spin on...

decadent chocolate mousse with red velvet berry crumble

‘Nuff said! I used Alton Brown’s decadent chocolate mousse recipe (omitted the alcohol, of course). There is no other way to make choc mousse, in my opinion. Some use melted marshmallows,...

salted caramel apple pie recipe

It’s practically impossible to conjure memories of sweet Autumn without recalling the taste of pies from the years behind you. Pies are one of Earth’s genius comfort food creations – a...

authentic south african snoek pâté

South Africans are incredibly patriotic when it comes to eating local. To understand the extent to which this stretches, try and separate a South African from their beloved braai-stand and see what...

The best roast chicken recipe

I was delightfully surprised about a week ago by my Austrian cousin, Nasrien, who came to visit me – not from Austria, LOL – but from Durban. I’d never cooked for...

Red velvet cheesecake cookies

Now I know that this sounds like a bit of a mouthful, but honestly? It really is just that – a little mouthful of decadent heaven! This is going to be my...

Salmon Canapé recipe ideas; Salmon & Potato

Aaaahhh, the month of love… I am at a loss for words. I think it’s obvious that some of us are looking forward, some are dreading it, and some have mixed...

Christmas lunch ideas

What is Christmas without the amazing food and feasting? To me, it is 80% of the fun during the festive season (or maybe I just love food that much). This year...