Fresh, Spicy Mint Chutney

Fresh, Spicy Mint Chutney

Fresh, cool, spicy mint chutney is a refreshing condiment with infinite uses.  It’s a perfect companion for smoky kebabs, crunchy fritters, samosas, papadums.  It’s even tasty drizzled over pizza.   This delicious sauce, with its balance of tart, spicy, and cooling flavours is a welcome addition…

Quick, Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Quick, Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Fresh tomato salsa makes any day feel like summer. It takes mere minutes to make and its fresh, spicy, tart flavour is sure to brighten any meal. Try this quick recipe to make any day feel like a fiesta. Fresh tomato salsa, also known as…

Ful Medames, a Hearty North African Breakfast Treat

Ful Medames, a Hearty North African Breakfast Treat

Ful medames is a hearty Egyptian breakfast staple that’s also delicious as part of any mezze spread.  It takes just 30 minutes to prepare, and is packed with nutrition and flavour.  Guaranteed to become a new family favourite! If you have not yet had the…

Easy, Healthy, Vegan Queso

Easy, Healthy, Vegan Queso

With just a handful of pantry ingredients, you can whip up a batch of oil-free, healthy, vegan queso.  Best of all?  It’s stretchy, lip-smacking delicious, and sure to please even the most devoted cheese lover. My Grandpa, who was also my childhood hero, was a…

Decadently Delicious Homemade Guacamole

Decadently Delicious Homemade Guacamole

Homemade guacamole is so fresh, delicious, and easy to make that there’s really no reason to buy it in a shop.  Store bought guacamoles are convenient, but they don’t taste anything like the real deal.  Once you learn how easy it is to make —…

Creamy Caribbean Curry Dip

Creamy Caribbean Curry Dip

This easy Caribbean curry dip is the perfect complement to crudités, packing just the right balance of sweet, salt, and spice.  It’s a perfect companion for sundowners on the terrace! Spring is in the air in Johannesburg.  There’s less of a chill in the mornings.…

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®…

Anglo-Indian Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

Anglo-Indian Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

In India, there are many varieties of tomato chutney, ranging from fiery hot to salty.  However, this sweet and sour version is one of my personal favorites.  It has a delicate flavour which complements and enhances the taste of grilled and roasted meats.  In fact,…

Aromatic White Bean Hummus with Toasted Spices

Aromatic White Bean Hummus with Toasted Spices

Your guests will be delighted by this fragrant, flavorful white bean hummus.  The toasted spice topping makes it special and adds a little extra texture to this classic dip. With the holidays right around the corner, we’re all looking for a handful of quick and…

Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

This delicious Thai sweet chili sauce is inexpensive to make and comes together in just 15 minutes.  Once you make your own, you will never buy the bottled sauce again. Thai sweet chili sauce is among my favorite condiments.  It is delicious as a dip…