Home Food // Smoked Trout Salad with Basil Dressing

I originally posted a picture of this salad about two weeks. Since then I have had a few requests for the recipe (although let’s be honest a salad doesn’t need much of a recipe). Anyway, my husband was also a big fan so I’ve made it again, but this time managed to get in a […]

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Home Food // Chilli Con Carne

I love Mexican food. I’m pretty sure it’s because I love a good excuse to load my food with cheese, sour cream and guacamole! But growing up I always had an aversion to beans which made enjoying Mexican a little difficult. It is actually this chilli con carne recipe which began my foray into beans […]

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Inspiring Food // Simply Delicious

In this post I thought I’d share one of my early cooking inspirations – Alida Ryder’s Simply Delicious blog. I first encountered Simply Delicious in 2012 when I moved out of home and was desperate to make not only edible but delicious meals. It was probably one of the first food blogs I’d ever come […]

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Home Food // Chorizo & Tomato Pasta

This pasta is my ultimate comfort meal and is currently (and has been for quite some time now) my go-to pasta recipe. I tend to go through phases where I make something a lot because it’s just so delicious. That is, until I manage to come up with something better. But this one has been […]

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Home Food // Fruit & Nut Granola

My standard weekday breakfast is full-cream yoghurt, sliced banana and berries (if they happen to be in season) with granola sprinkled over the top and finished off with a swirl of honey. It is the highlight of my morning to eat my delicious breakfast out of a tuppaware at my desk while catching up on […]

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Home Food // Gem Lettuce with Blue Cheese Dressing

This salad isn’t really much of a salad at all, but more a vessel for the consumption of this incredibly delicious blue cheese dressing. I use baby gem lettuce for this salad as quartered or halved they make great bite-size pieces which are able to hold lots of dressing. You could also use other lettuces […]

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Home Food // Mushroom Risotto

In 2012 one of my good friends asked me what I wanted for my 25th birthday. I asked for a cookbook. She interpreted this differently to a conventional cookbook and gave me an A4 notebook to record all my favourite recipes. She got me off to a good start with a few of her favourites […]

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Home Food // Malva Pudding

My mom did a Silwood Cooking course when she first got married in the 1970’s and this quintessential South African dessert is one of dishes she was taught. Over the years it has become a firm favourite in our family. I absolutely love this malva pudding recipe and although I’ve made it a fair few […]

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Home Food // Red Curry with Prawns

This curry maximises the ratio of impressive to effort (can you tell I work in finance? 😉). I find a prawn dish always has a bit of a wow factor, but are generally quite easy to create making them great for entertaining. This dish is no exception. For this recipe I use the cooked, extra-large […]

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Home Food // Butternut & Chickpea Curry

This butternut and chickpea curry is a slight adaptation from the one in Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals book. I received that cookbook soon after I moved out of home and it was certainly a great one for learning some easy dishes to serve my flatmates after work. In those days the dishes always took […]

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