Butter bean and lentil patty

Today was recipe testing day, my daughter refuses to eat any red meat and that includes beef burgers, she removes the patty and has the bun with just the lettuce and tomato. I wanted to create a meat substitute and these butter bean and lentil patties are really good. I used eggs and breadcrumbs as…

Deep fried fish

I’ve been wanting to make a whole deep fried fish for so long and I finally did it! This is one of those dishes that I’ll be serving at our summertime outdoor gatherings. I had very little faith that I could do this without damaging the fish, I expected the fish to break, be overcooked,…

Creamy spinach and chicken pasta

Lately I’ve been into these one pot pasta dishes, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with a two year old who is highly emotional and always throwing tantrums and a three month old who wants to stare at mama all the time. By the end of the day all I want is a meal that I can…

Hoisin ginger chicken stir fry

This meal is another easy weekday dinner which takes less than 30 minutes to make. I love cooking but during the week, I prefer to spend my time with my children when they get home and who says cooking dinner has to be time consuming. This stir fry could be a one pot meal, it’s…

Istanbul Kebab & Shawarma Fordsburg

I recently went on a little food adventure searching for the most authentic Turkish food in Johannesburg. After visiting a few places, Istanbul Kebab and Shawarma was definitely one of the best and I loved that our food was freshly prepared. I visited the Fordsburg restaurant and I was very impressed with the quality of…

Beef lettuce wraps

I’ve been loving these lettuce wraps, they light and fresh and I love that I don’t feel bloated after eating it. My family loves them, it’s a perfect light summer weekday meal option and very easy to make. Ingredients 400g Tenderised steak cut up in strips 2 tsp crushed garlic 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1…

No-bake Mascarpone tart

Lately I’ve been craving a yummy fruity summer dessert, however it’s impossible to bake any cake with a 3 month old baby who demands my attention. Blueberries are my favourite, combine that with lemon zest, creamy sweetened mascarpone and a rich buttery base…deliciousness! This no bake tart is quick and easy to make, my daughter…

Lao gan ma chicken noodles

There’s nothing better than a bowl of spicy noodles… This Lao gan ma chicken noodles are yummy and it’s my go to meal when I don’t have time to cook. The Lao gan ma sauce can be found at any Chinese market, alternatively you can use any crispy chilli oil sauce. Ingredients 2 Tbsp Loa…

Momo Baohaus

Momo BaohausΒ is one of my favourite food spots in Johannesburg. I love the modern minimalist decor and the delicious food. They have a variety of poke bowls, baos, tapas and sushi rolls and the quality of the food never disappoints. They have vegetarian options and I think it’s the perfect spot for a casual meet…

Paella

My parents believed that having dinner together as a family every night was one way we could all stay connected. Food is powerful and has a way of bringing people together whether it’s with your family and friends or someone you just met. Sitting down together and sharing a meal is truly an intimate experience…