Special occasions

Festive classics with a SA flair

Published on December 6, 2023

We love the snowy Christmas that you see on TV as much as the next person, but we can’t resist adding some SA flair to the festive classics. Give these yummy recipes a try:  Citrus and chakalaka stuffed chicken  Serves 4  A take on the traditional turkey with cranberry stuffing. Swap out the pork mince for […]

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Walnut parsley and sundried tomato babka

Published on November 9, 2023

Eating in the great outdoors is being reinvented with the help of Marina Filippelli’s picnic survival guide, Foolproof Picnic. The golden rule? It’s as simple, or as demanding, as you make it.  Walnut, parsley and sundried tomato babka   Makes 1 loaf Babka is a sweet braided bread but with this recipe, it’s been given […]

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3-ingredient chocolate covered strawberry yoghurt popsicles

Published on November 8, 2023

Elevate your popsicle game this summer with this simple recipe. Lock in moisture and taste by wrapping, coating and folding extra flavour around these sweet treats.  3-ingredient chocolate covered strawberry yoghurt popsicles  Serves 6-8 Feel free to swap out the white chocolate for dark or milk chocolate. We know everyone has their favourite!  Ingredients  4 […]

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4 yummy recipes with tomatoes

Published on November 7, 2023

Whether you fancy a summer ratatouille, or a no-fuss baked tomato pasta, tomatoes are the versatile ingredient to see you through.   Endlessly versatile, tomatoes are bursting with flavour, juice and colour. These four ways bring out the very best in them.  Shakshuka   Serves 4 This North African dish of eggs poached in a spicy […]

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Potluck dishes for the perfect get together

Published on October 5, 2023

Try our go-to potluck dishes for the perfect bring-and-share sunshine soirée.  Croque Monsieur skillet  Serves 6 • Total time 25-30 minutes Ingredients  150g sliced ham or salami (cooked bacon works well, too)  12 slices ciabatta or sourdough, toasted  2 cups grated cheddar or mozzarella  2 tubs (250ml each) store-bought cheese sauce  ½ cup milk or cream  […]

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Light and creamy semifreddo fit for any occasion

Published on October 3, 2023

Light, sweet and creamy, our gorgeous rose syrup and raspberry semifreddo is fit for any occasion.  Rose syrup and raspberry semifreddo  Serves 6-8 • Total time 1 hour, plus overnight freezing Ingredients  4 large egg yolks  1 cup sugar  1½ cups cream, whipped to stiff peaks  1 tub (250g) mascarpone  1 cup fresh raspberries, plus extra […]

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Braai sides that will steal the show

Published on September 8, 2023

Any braai isn’t complete without a side! Have your pick of 5 braai-side solutions that’ll steal the show.   Charred broccoli  Serves 4 // Total time 20 minutes Ingredients 1 packet (230g) tenderstem broccoli  1 Tbsp sesame seeds  1/4 cup flaked almonds  For yoghurt sauce  1/2 cup yoghurt  1 Tbsp tahini  1 Tbsp olive oil  2 Tbsp […]

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Dietician Aziwe Booi shares a healthier take on braai sides

Published on August 31, 2023

Registered dietician Aziwe Booi celebrates local grains and shares a healthier take on braai sides.   September is a month dedicated to our South African cultural heritage. We are privileged to have such cultural diversity as a nation – it even extends to our palates! We highlight some of our most nutritious traditional grains and show […]

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4 beer-tastic meals to celebrate International Beer Day

Published on August 4, 2023

Who said you can only drink a cold one? Cooking with beer can bring out rich and delicious tastes in your dishes. So celebrate International Beer Day on 4 August with these recipes using beer. Beer-smoked chicken Serves 6 Cooking time 2 hours Ingredients For the chicken 1 whole chicken 330ml can of beer For […]

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MyKitchen’s famous South African potjie recipes

Published on August 1, 2023

Master this classic South African staple with these fabulous recipes (and handy tips) fit for any braai Seafood potjie  Serves 6  Total time 1 hour 20 minutes   Ingredients  3 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped  1 bulb fennel, chopped (reserve fronds) 3 cloves garlic, sliced 3cm knob ginger, peeled and grated 1 red chilli, seeded […]

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