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Shiitake Mushroom and Cabbage Lo Mein

Shiitake Mushroom and Cabbage Lo Mein

Shiitake mushroom and cabbage lo mein is a flavour-packed, kid-approved vegan main that’s sure to satisfy even the most devoted carnivores.  Best of all?  It’s on the table in less time than takeout! This week our kids are back to school, and we’re all busy…

Scrumptious Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Scrumptious Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Say good bye to store bought vegan patties.  Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers are quick, delicious and kid-approved.  Vegan “burgers” that are so good even the meat lovers will adore them! As my husband and I pursue our vegan experiment, one of the things that has…

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 —…

Small Batch Raspberry Cointreau Jam

Small Batch Raspberry Cointreau Jam

Jam making doesn’t have to be complicated.  This small batch raspberry jam, perfumed with the rich aroma of Cointreau, comes together in a mere 30 minutes.  No canning skills required! I know lots of folks think of canning as hard work.  For whatever reason, I…

Crispy Jamaican Banana Fritters

Crispy Jamaican Banana Fritters

Jamaican banana fritters are a delicious, quick, easy treat! They’re also a wonderful way to use up spotty brown bananas, as the bananas’ natural sweetness is the only sugar in the batter. It’s official.  We’ve moved!  The past two months have been insane at my…

Braised Pork Shoulder with Pears and Leeks

Braised Pork Shoulder with Pears and Leeks

Braised pork shoulder with pears and leeks slow cooks in the oven until it falls off the bone.  This melt-in-your-mouth dish just might be the perfect Sunday supper.  It’s elegant, yet easy, nutritious and delicious.  Sure to please your hungry crowd on any day of…

Sugar Free Blueberry Chia Breakfast Pudding

Sugar Free Blueberry Chia Breakfast Pudding

Blueberry chia breakfast pudding is an easy way to start your day strong, with lots of great nutrition and fibre to power you through the morning!  Best of all, it takes mere minutes to prepare. I don’t know about you, but there are days when…

Instant Pot™ Spiced, Poached Pears in Red Wine

Instant Pot™ Spiced, Poached Pears in Red Wine

Poached pears in red wine has to be the ultimate, cozy cool weather dessert.  Paired with warming spices, and poached in the Instant Pot™, it’s easy too.  This elegant dessert is ready with limited effort in under an hour. Pears are surely the unsung heroes…

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.…

Rich, Creamy Baked Apples with Mughlai Flavours

Rich, Creamy Baked Apples with Mughlai Flavours

Baked apples prepared in a rich, creamy sauce fragrant with Eastern spices make a cosy, satisfying dessert. This is a rich, decadent treat that’s easy to prep in advance to serve a crowd. During the cooler months there are times when you simply can’t help…