Luffa and Shrimp curry

By |2017-05-08T12:02:24+00:00October 8th, 2013|As Seen On, Featured Articles, Food, Indian Food Easy Peasy, Mains, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood|

Luffa and Shrimp curry - Chinese okra This recipe forms part of a series prepared for Pick n Pay Fresh Living Magazine, October 2013 issue A vegetable, and an exfoliator! My grandmothers, like yours too, if they were a part of the same generation, practicised thrift to a fault. They had to, really, with large [...]

Cassoulet and the quest for the best in the South of France

By |2017-05-05T16:53:16+00:00June 16th, 2013|Chicken & Poultry, Destination Meals, Europe, Food, Food & Travel, Holidays, Mains, Portfolio, Travel in Europe|

Cassoulet - a journey to learn more about the dish in the South of France and a Cheat's Recipe for a Rainy Day Cassoulet

Peppered Mackerel Sandwiches

By |2017-05-08T12:10:21+00:00February 18th, 2013|Europe, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mains, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood, Travel in Europe|

Balik Ekmek, fish sandwiches from Istanbul and how to make them.

Arroz de Marisco – Portuguese Seafood Rice

By |2017-05-08T12:16:36+00:00December 27th, 2012|Europe, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mains, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood, Travel in Europe|

Arroz de Marisco, how to make this Portuguese Seafood Rice dish. Worth every step, and snippets of Lisbon.

Creamy Cape Malay Chicken Curry with Apricots

By |2017-05-08T12:17:07+00:00December 24th, 2012|Chicken & Poultry, Destination Meals, Food, Mains, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Wine Events|

A spicy and creamy Cape Malay Chicken Curry with soft Turkish apricots - a twist on the classic

Souvlaki Hot dog – Greek street food with a twist

By |2017-05-08T12:17:31+00:00December 21st, 2012|Europe, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mains, Meat, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Travel in Europe|

Tapping into the street food hot dog trend, I make the simplest of Greek foods, the souvlaki, marinated with thyme and mint and serve it on a hot dog bun. Some scenes favourite scenes from Athens

Thai Red Curry with Seared Ribeye Steak

By |2017-05-08T10:42:14+00:00December 21st, 2012|Asian Food, Curries & Casseroles, Food, Food & Travel, Mains, Meat, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Wine Events|

Earlier this year, I was invited to participate in the Women and Wine of the World International Competition 2012 and appointed 'godmother'. My task is to pair dishes with the winning wines. The first is a gewürztraminer with a Thai red curry with seared ribeye steak - how to make a red curry paste from scratch.

Dukkah crusted Seared Ostrich with Herby Couscous -McCormick Flavor Forecast 2013

By |2017-05-08T12:18:10+00:00December 18th, 2012|Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Mains, Meat, Recipe Index, Recipes|

I paired dukkah crusted ostrich with seasonal asparagus served with a dollop of saffron cream and herby couscous with slices of Turkish apricot - flavours of Africa and the Middle East mingling in one wholesome, healthy dish.

Caramelised Onion & Beef Phyllo Pastry Tart with Green Olives

By |2017-05-08T11:28:26+00:00December 13th, 2012|Africa, Bread & Savoury Bakes, Chicken & Poultry, Food, Food & Fab Endorsed, Food & Travel, Mains, Meat, Mediterranean Delicacies, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Travel in Africa|

Caramelised Onion & Beef Phyllo Pastry Tart with Green Olives - a holiday series colaboration with Mediterranean Delicacies - part one, a visit to Chefchaouen, Morocco.

Spicy Chicken Stir Fry with Golden Enoki Mushrooms and Fresh Papaya

By |2017-05-08T10:42:52+00:00November 21st, 2012|Asian Food, Chicken & Poultry, Food, Mains, Recipe Index, Recipes|

Showcasing an utterly beautiful golden enoki mushroom. Together with chicken, red chilli and pak choi I made a stir fry and added fresh papaya slices at the end - the smooth, cooling fruit added a fresh honey-sweetness that complimented the chilli. The dish is lightening quick to make but the combination of textures and flavours makes it feel a lot more complex. This stir fry is crunchy, spicy, nutty (from the enoki) and sweet.