Fragrant Tropical Black Rice Pudding from the Instant Pot™

Fragrant Tropical Black Rice Pudding from the Instant Pot™

Black rice comes together with mango, coconut and a hint of cardamom to make a rich, exotic pudding filled with healthy goodness.  Best of all, the Instant Pot™ makes its preparation super quick and easy. I’ll never forget the first time I actually saw black…

North African Grilled Lamb Chops with Tahini Sauce

North African Grilled Lamb Chops with Tahini Sauce

These warmly spiced North African grilled lamb chops are sure to become a family favourite.  The exotic spices complement the richness of the meat.  Finish the plate with a simple green salad and a drizzle of unctuous tahini sauce for an easy meal that’s guaranteed…

Easy Instant Pot™ Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Easy Instant Pot™ Shiitake Mushroom Rice Pilaf

This fragrant shiitake mushroom rice pilaf is redolent with exotic Eastern spices.  Its full-bodied flavour makes it an elegant accompaniment to roast or grilled meats.  However, thanks to the robust flavour and nutrition of the mushrooms, it is an equally appropriate centrepiece for a rich,…

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

These air fryer masala nuts, are the easiest and most delicious happy hour accompaniment I can think of.  They’re totally addictive.  Best of all, you can use the same technique to make an infinite variety of flavours! As I’ve said before, I love gadgets.  However,…

Peppadew® Cheese, a Fresh Twist on a Southern Classic

Peppadew® Cheese, a Fresh Twist on a Southern Classic

Peppadew® cheese is my version of a classic spread I grew up with.  It’s perfect for stuffing celery sticks, spreading on crackers, or making the most decadent grilled cheese or quesadilla you’ll ever eat.  Best of all, it’s the easiest appetiser you’ll ever make! Warning:  Peppadew®…

Easy Instant Pot™ Mexican Hot Chocolate Candied Nuts

Easy Instant Pot™ Mexican Hot Chocolate Candied Nuts

These easy candied nuts made in the Instant Pot™ contain all the delicious flavours of Mexican hot chocolate.  However, they’re guaranteed not to heat the kitchen or the cook! Having grown up in the Northern Hemisphere, where Christmas is in winter, the holiday gets me…

Instant Pot™ Wild Mushroom and Spring Pea Risotto

Instant Pot™ Wild Mushroom and Spring Pea Risotto

The Instant Pot™ makes wild mushroom and spring pea risotto easy enough for even the busiest weekdays.  It’s a dish that’s delicious, nutritious, comforting, and on the table in 30 minutes.  What more could you ask for? There is something infinitely comforting about a dish…

Easy Instant Pot™ Peppadew® Potato Salad

Easy Instant Pot™ Peppadew® Potato Salad

This South African peppadew® potato salad is perfect for summer entertaining.  Enjoy this classic salad as a side at your next cookout, without overheating yourself or your kitchen, thanks to the Instant Pot™. I love potato salad.  I don’t know many folks with German heritage…

Iced Rooibos Fruit Tea, A Refreshingly Healthy, Sugar-Free Summer Cooler

Iced Rooibos Fruit Tea, A Refreshingly Healthy, Sugar-Free Summer Cooler

Iced rooibos fruit tea is low in sugar and high in anti-oxidants.  It’s the perfect way to cool down and rehydrate all summer long! As a Southerner, I grew up on the tradition of sweet tea and lemonade.  These are our favourite sweet, cooling beverages.…

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad

Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Steak and Wilted Spinach Salad is a light, satisfying supper that comes together in under 30 minutes.  It’s perfect for busy weeknights and bound to become a family favourite. Here in Johannesburg, we’ve been having a bit of a schizophrenic spring.  The…