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.
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
In my mind, Moussaka comes in two different options: you get the milder but heavy on the spices options (with more cinnamon and nutmeg) or you get the richer, tomato versions. Like a true Mediterranean, I've always been partial to the tomato versions (because life is better with high quantities of tomato and cheese). I… Continue reading Nina’s Moussaka
Today I had taken mince out of the freezer with the intention of making Chili, but once I got home it just didn't sound appealing anymore. Instead, after sticking my head in the fridge and having a look at what was there (not much) I decided to use up the last bits of whatever I… Continue reading Cottage Pie
I've always loved Butter Chicken, but don't really have the patience for the time consuming process that making it requires. Like any true South African, I love Woolies convenience, and often rely on their spice packs when I want to cook a quick and easy meal. However, in true Nina fashion, I never follow the… Continue reading Quick Butter Chicken
Serves 4 I decided to make chicken pie for a friend who is allergic to mushrooms, which meant my usual creamy chicken and mushroom mixture wouldn't have worked. After experimenting a bit this recipe came out as a tasty alternative! Ingredients: 1 sachet Ina Paarman chicken stock 4 chicken breasts 2 cups boiling water 1… Continue reading Chicken & Vegetable Pot Pie