Sesame roast beef

2020-09-30T08:19:20+02:00Friday, 29 January 2016|Dinner|Tags: , |

I was threatened with divorce towards the end of last year – 25 times. Turns out I have more male readers than I realised and pretty much none of them found my festive season bias toward all things sweet particularly pleasing. I admit it’s been a while since I’ve done a big old hunk of meat. So this roast beef [...]

Roasted nectarine and dukkah-crusted goat’s cheese salad

2020-09-30T08:19:21+02:00Thursday, 14 January 2016|Salad|Tags: , , |

Week two of avoiding carbs and I’m doing just fine. In fact, I’m loving it. Mostly because in the last week I’ve managed to pack away sushi (erm, rice), a pork and roast fennel burger (erm, bread) and a seriously deevine little crayfish pasta dish I slapped together from my super secret crustacean freezer stash. I told myself if I [...]

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Flank beef steak on the braai

2020-09-30T08:19:24+02:00Tuesday, 22 September 2015|Dinner|Tags: , , , |

Other than boerewors, beef is not something I braai very often. I simply think most cuts of beef respond better to other cooking methods. And at R140+ per kilo, beef steak – whether it be rump, sirloin or fillet – is not something I’m overly keen to feed the masses on. But last time I checked, a cow consisted of [...]

chicken caesar salad sarmies

2020-09-30T08:19:56+02:00Wednesday, 22 October 2014|Dinner, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Old recipes, in case you didn’t get the memo, are the bomb. While I still haven’t really gotten my head around shrimp cocktail (iceberg lettuce and thousand island dressing may have scarred me for life), I am falling in love all over again with things like Beef Wellington, Crepes Suzettes and one of my all-time favourite retro nibbles, Caesar salad. [...]

Courgette and chick pea salad

2020-09-30T08:20:00+02:00Wednesday, 17 September 2014|Salad, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Only 7 more sleeps to go before my favourite national holiday bar Christmas – National Braai Day. (For my Aussie and American readers, BRAAI = barbie/barbeque). Now I know calling it Braai Day instead of Heritage Day is tantamount to treason in the eyes of many a politician. Fortunately I don’t give a fig. Braai is my heritage and on [...]