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Squash, butternut and pumpkin recipes to try in autumn

Published on May 17, 2024

From everyday butternut and posh pumpkins to an array of squash (gourd) and more, Mother Nature treats us to her autumn bounty in our round-up of recipes.  Posh squash  When selecting squash, pick those that are heavy for its size and solid to the touch. The earlier you get them in the season, the more […]

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5 of the best cow’s milk alternatives

Published on February 24, 2024

There was a time when the only milk you’d find on the supermarket shelf was cow’s milk. Today, however, there is a dizzying array of alternative milks… Here’s what you need to know about five of the most popular.  Almond Milk  Almond milk is a popular plant-based alternative to cow’s milk, favoured by those with […]

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4 unconventional recipes with peaches

Published on February 15, 2024

From fresh salads to cooling frozen lollies, we have just the round-up to make the most out of these juicy, sweet and delicious sun-kissed stone fruit.   Bacon and nectarine stuffed chicken breasts  SERVES 4   These bacon-wrapped chicken fillets tick both those boxes, be it a weeknight dinner or party. Salty meets sweet and everyone will […]

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Tasty chocolate sweet treats for the month of love

Published on February 7, 2024

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Trade the expected box of chocolates for a more delightful chocolate treat.  What’s better than getting a box of chocolates? How about a plateful of these delicious chocolate delights, prepared with love…   Chocolate mousse with peanut honeycomb  Makes 4 // Total time 40 mins plus refrigeration time Ingredients  Mousse 4 slabs dark chocolate, […]

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Tasty homemade pesto recipe

Published on January 9, 2024

Get a head start to your week by planning your meals in advance and getting more value for your buck with this delectable pesto meal  3 ways with pesto   Stir through couscous, rice or bulgar wheat, add roasted or fresh veggies and top with so boiled eggs.  Rub chicken pieces or fillets with pesto and […]

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4 ways to turn the humble potato into meal

Published on December 12, 2023

The humble potato is not only versatile, but inexpensive and can turn into a decadent meal in a flash!  Layered potato bake  Serves 4-6  Take this up a notch and serve with dollops of cream cheese.   Ingredients  2 Tbsp soft butter  2 cups cream  3 cloves garlic, grated  ¼ punnet thyme, leaves picked  ½ cup grated […]

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Getting ready for melon season

Published on November 7, 2023

Melons are a complete flavour burst on their own but with a little bit of sugar and spice, they get even better. Why not try it out yourself this summer?   The main melons found in SA stores are watermelons, spanspek (known as sweet melons or cantaloupe) and honey melon. Fresh produce markets often sell more […]

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Make cucumber your unsung summer hero

Published on October 4, 2023

Don’t underestimate the cool crunch  of cucumber on a  sweltering day! Whether it’s in your drink, sandwich or salad, you’ll be grateful for this unsung summer hero.  Cucumbers come in all shapes and sizes, each offering different ways of making food magic. The most common cucumber we see in our local stores is the English […]

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4 egg-cellent hacks you need to know

Published on September 13, 2023

Whether you fry them up for breakfast or use them in baking, the egg is the unsung hero of every kitchen. Grab your dozen and give these must-try hacks a try.   Cut your eggs without a mess  TikTok is the mecca of handy kitchen hacks. And this cutting tip is a goodie. Cut your hard-boiled […]

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4 tasty ways to make leafy greens the hero of your meals

Published on July 28, 2023

A dose of leafy greens is essential for a healthy diet, but often they’re left to wilt in the background. Take care of seasonal greens like kale, spinach and Swiss chard, and they’ll love you back.   TREAT YOUR GREENS RIGHT Packing power Kale, spinach and Swiss chard provide different levels of vital vitamins. Swiss chard […]

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