• herb flatbreads in a basket
4 Mar, 2016

Herb flatbreads

By |March 4th, 2016|Bread, Recipes|0 Comments

Flatbreads can be found in North Africa and throughout the Middle East.  They are so easy to prepare, even if you are no seasoned bread baker!  Practically fuss-free and unlike traditional bread recipes, they are really unleavened bread, although my recipe does give a little rise and I feel makes them feel lighter and less [...]

  • sesame seed topped white bread rolls on a rack
17 Feb, 2016

Quick n easy bread rolls

By |February 17th, 2016|Bread, Recipes|0 Comments

What could be more satisfying that producing your own dough and baking a loaf or batch of bread rolls.  The smell that fills the house is tempting enough.  There really isn't that much to bread making and if you've never tried, this simple six step recipe will have you well on your way.  I have [...]

  • salad dressing ingredients
16 Feb, 2016

Basic salad dressing (vinaigrette)

By |February 16th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Recipes, Sauces, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

There is nothing to be scared at something so simple. Yes, they are always served at fancy restaurants, however, bear in mind that it requires no cooking and can be rustled up in 2 minutes.  It is just a case of balance of sweet and sour.  Oil and vinegar.  Your choice, but if you follow [...]

15 Feb, 2016

Fruit n nut muesli breakfast bars

By |February 15th, 2016|Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

These are a million times better than those available in the supermarket, full of empty calories, sugar and fat.  This is the healthy, no-bake alternative to granola or muesli bars.  It is packed with dried fruit (natural sugar) and nuts/oats for protein and energy.Fruit 'n nut breakfast bars - A no-bake and easy to make, [...]

15 Feb, 2016

Health rusks

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Health rusks - These are like muesli bars and slightly crumblier than buttermilk rusks. You can always swap ingredients for an even healthier version...i.e. replace the butter and sugar for oil and natural sugar alternatives. - sugar, butter (melted), bran flakes (crushed), self raising flour, baking powder, salt, sultanas (or raisins), milk (at room temperature), [...]

  • buttermilk rusks (Karringmelkbeskuit) ouma rusks
15 Feb, 2016

Buttermilk rusks (karringmelk beskuit)

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Buttermilk rusks, karringmelk beskuit in Afrikaans are probably the most popular choice and most traditional flavour when it comes down to a rusk.  A true staple in most South African's diet, or at least they are to the expats I know.  These are hard 'double-baked' biscuits and make the perfect dunkers/dippers in tea and coffee.  [...]

  • super healthy rusks (beskuit) on a plate
11 Feb, 2016

Super healthy rusks (free-from)

By |February 11th, 2016|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

I love South African rusks (not to be confused with baby rusks in the UK & Ireland), but they are not on my radar with my careful eating, so I wanted to try and find a way of still enjoying a rusk or two.  The traditionalists out there might scoff.  But, with the help of [...]

  • pancakes with sugar and lemon
8 Feb, 2016

Pannekoek (pancakes)

By |February 8th, 2016|Breakfast, Low calorie, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Pannekoek (pancakes) - This is a traditional pancake mix for large flat pancakes, similar to crepes. They are best served warm with maple syrup and some fresh berries or savoury topping of your choice. - plain flour, egg (beaten), baking powder, water, salt, rapeseed oil (sunflower, olive oil or butter), Put the dry ingredients into [...]

  • rustic date and fig bread in basket
16 Nov, 2015

Rustic date and fig bread

By |November 16th, 2015|Bread, Recipes, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Rustic date and fig bread - Bursting with fruit and a sweet flavour, this sourdough-style bread combines two types of dough and bakes in just 20 minutes. - starter dough: wholemeal flour, fast action yeast, water, 2nd dough: wholemeal flour, strong white flour, salt, butter (melted), treacle, water, figs, dates (stoned), starter dough: In a [...]

  • rustic sausage cassoulet
16 Nov, 2015

Sausage cassoulet

By |November 16th, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Sausage cassoulet - A filling and tasty crowd pleaser of a dish for the whole family. Sausage casserole with tomatoes and chick peas with a gratin style crunchy topping. - pork sausages (good quality), rapeseed oil, onion (finely chopped), garlic (finely chopped), bacon (lardons/pancetta), dry white wine, chopped tomatoes, carrots (sliced (optional)), salt, black pepper, [...]