Camera anatomy and a Guide to Manual settings on your DSLR

A DSLR camera can be intimidating for most beginners and you tend to play it safe by shooting with automatic modes. The first step to using manual mode is to understand your camera and it’s settings. There are so many different DSLR cameras out there and the layouts are sometimes different, however every DSLR has…

Prawn ceviche tostadas

Ceviche is one of my favourite summer appetizers, I love the freshness of the lime juice and the sting of the habanero or jalapeno added to it. A proper Peruvian ceviche would consist of mostly raw fish, traditionally they would use sea bass mixed in freshly squeezed lime juice or bitter orange juice with onions…

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…