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How to make aubergine shakshuka with chorizo and chickpeas

Ever made shakshuka? Well, now is your chance. Traditionally a North African/Israeli breakfast dish, this hearty, budget-friendly meal is gaining popularity all over the world (even in London’s upside down dinner scene) thanks to the genius of Yotam Ottolenghi, among others....

A gluten-free spiced pear and almond tart

It’s not as difficult to turn your favourite tart recipe into a gluten-free version as you might think. And it’s also not necessary to have fancy ingredients around to create a beautiful, simple dessert or tea-time eat. This pear and...

The most delicious pomegranate gin cocktail

If you haven’t yet discovered the gin revival that’s happening right now, you are in for a treat. From fynbos to Kalahari-truffle infused, there is a world of expertise, craftsmanship and flavour to be discovered. As part of our gin...

A must try falafel naanwich with tzatziki and spiralled veggies

To date, naan has been relegated to the sidelines when serving soups, curries or stews. The winds of change have however blown and this moreish flatbread, steeped in tradition, has been elevated to center stage: meet the naanwich. And if...

A perfect slow-cooked lamb knuckle curry

When leaves start falling and thoughts of cosying up around a fire top the weekend to-do list, thoughts of comfort food also start rumbling in your soul. So, it’s a great time for the slow-cooker to take centre stage in...

Delicious stuffed lamb loin with a berry and chocolate sauce

Using chocolate to add a depth of flavour to savoury dishes is a trend we have been watching for a while now so we thought we’d give this stuffed lamb loin a bitter berry, chocolate spin. The result? A decadent...

How to make hasselback potatoes

Hasselback potatoes have got to be one of the kitchen’s best kept secrets. They are ridiculously easy to make (we’re talking a potato thinly sliced just not right through) and when drizzled with loads of olive oil and seasoning and...

Carrot and beetroot salad with hazelnut dressing

With the vastness of our country, comes the difficulty of not being able to speak generally of the changing of seasons. Friends in Cape Town may be stomping through autumn leaves and feeling the chill whereas others on the North...

Perfect for holidays braaied sweetcorn with three dipping sauces

There’s something soothing for the soul about sitting around a roaring camp fire under a canopy of stars, while the bush TV crackles and roars – simple butter coated sweetcorn (or mielies as they’re fondly known in SA) braaing away over...

Peanut butter biscuit and choc chip ice cream sandwich

Here in South Africa, many of us who learnt to ‘cook at our grandmother’s knee’, may remember making these little squidgy peanut butter dough balls, pressing them down with a fork and then eating far too many of the baked...