Thanks for stopping by to check out my recipes :). This blog started as a way for me to record and share my favourite recipes. I've always been the kind of cook who 1) never follows some else's recipe to the T the first time and 2) works by eyeball and taste rather than measure. This 'chuck it in until it looks pretty' method of cooking is fun, and means that my meals never taste the same twice. However, it also means that I can never remember what recipe originally inspired a dish I've made, or what personal touches I added! I decided to be stricter on myself in recording quantities and document them here.
The husband came home with sooo many bottles of OBS a while ago (he won them at a work function), and at total loss for what to do with them I went searching for recipes. I originally found this in the Camps Bay Family Meals recipe book (which was given to me by an aunt)… Continue reading Sherry & Soya Chicken
Baked apple and cinnamon are two of my favourite things, so when Laverne made an Apple Strudel for dessert when we were there the other night I was inspired to come up with my own recipe. It's not perfect yet, but I am tweaking it slightly each time I make it. Ingredients: 8 small or… Continue reading Apple Strudels
I threw this recipe together yesterday and the husband immediately told me to put it on the blog - a sure sign that he wants it again! Ingredients 2 tblsps olive oil 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 pack of chicken breasts, sliced 1 packet Tenderstem broccoli salt and pepper to taste 1/2… Continue reading Quick Chicken and Broccoli Pasta
I've always loved Thai Curry and make it often (although I've not yet added it to the blog - as with everything else I follow a different recipe each time). This is a meal my mom used to make which has a lot of the same flavours (coconut, lemongrass and mild chili) but leaving out… Continue reading Imitation Thai Curry
This dish was created by my dad and has been a firm favourite ever since, especially as a side dish at a summer braai. Serves 10 Ingredients 12-14 potatoes, boiled and mashed 1 tub cottage or cream cheese (any flavour works, but preferably smooth) 1 tsp garlic salt black pepper to taste 1 table spoon… Continue reading Potato Pie
I was looking for ideas for healthy snacks a few months ago and came across this recipe. As usual, I made a few of my own tweaks as I went, and didn't record them. This afternoon when I was trying to find the recipe from before I couldn't remember any of the changes I had made,… Continue reading Healthy Wholewheat Banana Muffins
Makes 16 I've always loved Red Velvet, mostly because cream cheese icing is my reason for living. However, after a bit of experimenting I've found a recipe that produces really yummy cake to go underneath the icing. Ingredients: 2 1/3 cups flour 3 tablespoons cocoa pinch salt 1 tsp bicarb 1 tsp baking powder 1… Continue reading Red Velvet Cup Cakes