• fruit berry compote
23 Sep, 2015

Fruit compote

By |September 23rd, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Compote is cooked (stewed fruit) with added sugar, water and optional spices.  The fruit can be cooked whole or cut down and almost anything can be used – apples, figs, apricots, rhubarb, berries.  For the best flavour, it's good to use whatever seasonal fruit is available. I have found that it is possible to use [...]

  • refresher smoothie
31 Jan, 2015

Refresher smoothie

By |January 31st, 2015|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Smoothies & Juices, Vegetarian|1 Comment

Refresher smoothie - I have called this smoothie 'refresher' from the clean taste and cleansing properties of the drink. It offers energy, fatigue and viral infection fighting and improves blood circulation. Loaded with minerals and vitamins. - watermelon (sliced), mixed summer berries, pomegranate, fresh root ginger (peeled), water (or coconut water), Put all ingredients in [...]

  • Plaatkoekies (Crumpets)
31 Jan, 2015

Plaatkoekies (pancakes)

By |January 31st, 2015|Breakfast, Dairy-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

In Afrikaans this translates to stove cakes.  In Britain, we would refer to these as drop scones, which South Africa call them flapjacks.  Confused?  It is in essence thick batter being the difference to normal pancakes, or french style crepes.Plaatkoekies (pancakes) - This is a South African dish similar to British drop scones or sweet [...]

  • triple berry blast smoothie
7 Jan, 2015

Triple berry blast smoothie

By |January 7th, 2015|Gluten-free, Low calorie, Recipes, Smoothies & Juices, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|3 Comments

Triple berry blast smoothie - Great starter if you've never made a smoothie before. Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are my preferred choice. Mixed with greek yoghurt, apple/orange juice, a banana and a touch of honey/ginger and voila! - mixed summer berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or others), water, banana (chopped), fat free natural greek yoghurt, agave [...]

  • summer fruit pavlova
19 Dec, 2014


By |December 19th, 2014|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Pavlova - A perfect and light dessert for the summer using fresh berries. You can top this with any of your favourite fruit and cream. Unlike supermarket meringues, this recipe will leave with with a crisp shell and a mallowy (chewy) centre. - Meringue: egg whites, caster sugar, white wine vinegar, cornflour, vanilla essence or [...]