Special occasions

A Traditional Jewish Passover-Inspired Feast

Published on March 23, 2023

The MK team whips up a Passover-inspired feast to show off traditional flavours with twists the whole family can enjoy.    Roasted beetroot and citrus salad  Serves 4 • Total Time 35-40 Min  Ingredients FOR THE SALAD   6-8 baby beetroots, halved  glug olive oil   aalt and milled black pepper  2 cloves garlic, sliced  2 packets bok […]

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Mango, Orange And Chilli Prawn Cocktail 

Published on March 14, 2023

Did you know orange fruits and veggies are good for your immune system and vision? We breakdown the health benefits. Adding an array of colours to your diet has numerous health benefits (not to mention it makes your plate pretty, too).   ORANGE  Fruit and veg such as carrots, citrus and stone fruit set their […]

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Cook A Classic: Lady Marmalade

Published on March 10, 2023

People have been making jams, jellies and preserves for hundreds of years – and for good reason. Preserving not only locks in flavour, but enhances it too. This month: sticky onion marmalades are in season. Try this age-old, yet modern, recipe to make your own.    Sticky onion marmalade   Makes 500ml Jar • Total Time […]

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Be the Snoek, Spatchcock and Rib Braai Master

Published on March 2, 2023

South Africans will use any opportunity to braai, that’s for sure! If you want to be crowned the Braai Master this year, here are three of our all-time favourite basting sauces and marinades guaranteed to impress your guests. Apricot-butter braaied snoek SERVES 6 | COOKING TIME 90 min INGREDIENTS 1 whole snoek, filleted Coarse salt and black pepper […]

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Easter Treats Easy Enough For Kids To Make

Published on March 1, 2023

  Gourmet Easter shakes with chocolate drizzle MAKES 3 | COOKING TIME 20 min Satisfy your chocolate cravings with these gourmet Easter shakes! For even more decadence, you can melt down Nutella and drizzle it over. INGREDIENTS 100 g milk chocolate 3 chocolate eggs 3 cups vanilla ice cream 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup milk Pinch sea salt METHOD 1. Melt the […]

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Brunch Ideas Your Kids Can Help With

Published on February 23, 2023

We know that with the school holidays around the corner, you’ll need to find a way to keep the little ones busy, as well as keeping the peace while making sure everyone is fed copious amounts of delicious food! We whip up some delectable brunch themed recipes and include tasks that the kids can do […]

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Valentine’s Menu: Party of One

Published on February 13, 2023

Single with no desire to mingle? It’s the perfect day to practice self-love and to treat yourself to this delicious 3-course solo dinner menu. Happy Valentine’s Day!  Starter: Phyllo veggie parcels  Cooking time ± 90 minutes  Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 100g mushrooms, sliced 2 baby marrows, sliced lengthways 1 brinjal, sliced lengthways 3 tbsp […]

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Valentine’s-Day-Inspired Recipes Kids Can Make

Published on February 7, 2023

Show mom just how much you love her with these adorable Valentine’s sweet treats.   Cereal love bites   Makes 10 • Total Time 1 Hour   Ingredients 400g marshmallows (pink and white)  ¼ cup butter  5 cups puffed rice  80g white Chocolate, melted  pink gel food colouring (optional)  2 tbsp colourful sprinkles   Method 1. Grease and […]

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Quick-To-Whip Up Budget-Friendly Desserts 

Published on February 6, 2023

Sweethearts on a shoestring, these date-night desserts won’t break the bank (or any hearts)!  Fiery and fruity crêpe cake   Serves 8 • Total Time 20 Min (Plus 1 Hour Resting Time)  Ingredients FOR THE CRÊPES 4 eggs   1L milk  ¾ cup sugar  1 tsp vanilla extract  2 cups flour  ½ tsp salt  ¼ cup […]

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7 Tips To Perfect Your Next Risotto

Published on January 23, 2023

Creamy, gooey yumminess that melts in your mouth – why would anyone want to avoid cooking this mouth-watering Italian dish? Here are a few tips to help you make a risotto that will leave your special someone wanting more and more… 1. Use short-grain risotto rice   If your rice is mushy and can be […]

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