Expert Advice

Upgrade your kitchen with the Hisense PureFlat Slim fridge

Published on March 18, 2024

Hisense’s new PureFlat Slim fridge boasts a sleek design and next-generation features that will keep all your food fresher for longer.   Hisense’s new H630BSB-WD PureFlat Slim fridge is a game-changer for South African homeowners.   Click here to learn more about Hisense’s new PureFlat Slim fridge.   Boasting a stylish design and a vast range of next-generation […]

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MK test out 2 yummy slow roasted lamb recipes

Published on March 6, 2024

In this edition of MK Test Kitchen, we test out slow roasted lamb recipes from two of our favourite international foodies, Jamie Oliver and Yotam Ottolenghi.   Yotam Ottolenghi’s roast lamb Serves 8 This yoghurt crust works wonderfully on roast chicken or beef. Ingredients For the marinade 1½ Tbsp allspice berries 1½ tsp cumin seeds […]

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5 great kitchen tips to make your life easier 

Published on March 5, 2024

These easy solutions to everyday kitchen frustrations have been hiding in plain sight. You’re welcome!  Pips no more  Picking pips out of your food after squeezing a lemon is such a drag. An easy way around this is to cover half a slice of lemon in muslin cloth, then squeeze out the juice. Hey presto, […]

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Easy-peasy French pastries 

Published on February 15, 2024

Easy-peasy French pastries made affordable and delectable.  Tarte au citron (Lemon tart)  SERVES 4-6  For the all lemon lovers out there! Reduce the sugar for a tangier result.  Ingredients  1 roll (400g) shortcrust pastry, defrosted  1 lemon, zested and juiced  3 lemons, juiced (1 cup juice total)  ¾ cup (150g) castor sugar  125g bu er, […]

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How to nail the classics using an air fryer 

Published on February 14, 2024

Oil, no oil or spray and cook? From the prefect crispy roast chicken to really putting the humble potato to the test and more, here’s the lowdown on this modern-day convection oven.  The dos and don’ts   Use this definitive list to help you get the most out of your air fryer – that way, […]

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3 forgotten things that take over your kitchen 

Published on January 30, 2024

Do you really need all those condiment packets in your drawer? Don’t even get us started on that old mug you forgot at the back of the cabinet that’s been there for 15 years! Declutter these three items from your kitchen to free up much-needed space.  Take-away condiments and cutlery  Every kitchen has that notorious […]

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4 tips with meatballs you never knew about

Published on January 28, 2024

Dry and chewy meatballs will be a thing of the past once you’ve read these great tips. Your taste buds will thank you!  Choose fatty meat  Not just any cut of meat will make the cut for a juicy meatball. Although you can make a meatball with any meat, opt for fattier ground meats. Beef, […]

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4 new ways to upcycle kitchen tools 

Published on January 27, 2024

From making giant ice cubes in a muffin pan to keeping a fry-up’s fat at bay with a colander, here are four clever new uses for old kitchen items.   Colander as an oil splatter blocker   Who says you only need to use your colander to strain rice and pasta? A metal colander is a great […]

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Street food that will leave the family wanting more 

Published on January 16, 2024

New year, new flavours! The spontaneity of authentic street food will breathe new life into your kitchen – and leave the family asking for seconds.  Mushroom and peanut vegetarian spring rolls  Makes 12-14  These spring rolls work well with just about any green or soft veggies – perfect for clearing out your fridge! Change the dipping […]

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4 ways with 2-minute noodles 

Published on January 10, 2024

Grab a bowl and upgrade a simple packet of instant noodles with these easy flavour combos.  Chilli oil peanut noodles  Serves 2-3  Peanut butter and chilli are a match made in heaven, especially for those who love their food with some heat.  Ingredients  2 cloves garlic, grated  1 Tbsp fresh ginger  2 Tbsp chilli flakes  2 […]

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