THE BEST SUMMER FRUIT NO-BAKE STRAWBERRY CAKE

Summer is knocking at South Africa’s doorsteps therefore it’s time to indulge in some cool delicacies. This Strawberry cake is best had chilled. There is No need to bake, just set in the refrigerator and enjoy for dessert. DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM             PREP TIME: 3 HOURS     SERVES: 6 Ingredients: 400 grams shortbread biscuits. 200 grams melted butter…

HOW TO MAKE COCOA PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH

Recently, I have gone into the habit of wanting to make my own things at home rather than buy from stores or restaurants. I mean its a fun experience and you get to know how things work in the kitchen. Moreover, you will save lots of money. I am sure you know that ingredients are…

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN BASED PIZZA AT HOME

I have never imagined that one day I would be able to make my own pizza! The very thought of making a pizza dreaded me. Perhaps the food programs on TV that I watched as a child: where the chef took the dough and spun it in the air made me dread doing it because…

WHAT FOODS TO EAT IN WINTER TO KEEP WARM?

The winter season is one of the most stressful times for me in terms of food preparation . Unlike winter, summer food is easy to make. You have light meals during the day to keep yourself cool. For instance, in summer I would retire to bed with only having a smoothie and nuts for dinner….

VEGETABLE-MINCE SAMOSA RECIPE

INDIA MEETS SOUTH AFRICA These are heavenly South African samosas filled with kale & mince meat. They are crunchy baked and a perfect snack for any occasion especially in Cape Town where the winter season is hitting its peak. I love to put twist to recipes, for instance samosa are originally from India, however this…

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR COOKING SKILLS

Just a little bit of my childhood background: I grew up in Zimbabwe where I lived with my grandparents. Our African culture trains children from a young age to cook for the whole family (usually 6 members-10 members: that is the norm) For my case, I lived with 13 family members; my cousins, aunties, uncles…

THE BEST & HEALTHIEST POTATO CURRY SALAD

LET’S GET SPICY Put a smile on the face of your family with this gorgeous, nutritious and delicious potato curry salad. Do you have neighbors whom when they cook you smell something wonderful? It makes you hungry and you wish they invited you for dinner. Now, imagine opening your oven and being greeted by an…

SPICY CHICKPEA & LENTIL MEAL

JAPAN INSPIRED How do you know a meal is nutritious? When it is colourful! Essential colours to have on your plate include green, red, yellow, orange & black. Vibrant meals suppress your appetite and help you maintain or lose weight. Challenge yourself this winter to always have colour on your plate be it for breakfast,…