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Jalapeño Poppers from the Air Fryer Are Faster and Lighter

Jalapeño Poppers from the Air Fryer Are Faster and Lighter

Jalapeño poppers are one of my favourite game day snacks.  They strike that perfect balance between rich, creamy cheese, bacon and spice!  When you make them in the air fryer, they cook in just 7 minutes and come out lots lighter than the oven baked […]

Succulent Chutney-Glazed Air Fryer Wings

Succulent Chutney-Glazed Air Fryer Wings

These succulent chutney-glazed air fryer wings will quickly become your go-to dish for casual entertaining.  They take less than 30 minutes to make and are a crowd pleaser that will leave friends and family begging for more. Wings have always been one of my family’s […]

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® […]

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

These delicious, Indian spiced lettuce cups are perfect for potlucks, parties and barbecues.  An easy, flavourful finger food that can be largely prepared well in advance of your festivities.  I confess I’m a sucker for ground meat kebabs.  Having lived and worked in India for […]

Healing South Indian Tomato Rasam

Healing South Indian Tomato Rasam

Tomato rasam is ubiquitous in Southern India.  It is like tea in China, or pasta in Italy.  It is a standard.  This simple, flavorful soup is as delicious as it is nourishing and satisfying.  It pairs well with rice, but can also be served on […]

Gyoza, Japanese Potstickers

Gyoza, Japanese Potstickers

Gyoza, or Japanese potstickers, are very similar to Chinese fried dumplings (jiaozi).  The only difference is that they tend to be more delicately seasoned and the wrappers are generally almost transparent. Visiting New York City’s immense Chinatown recently was an incredible treat and I can’t […]

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

These Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites are bound to become a new family favorite.  A healthy and tasty snack for every day eating. This Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bite recipe is inspired by my love for pakoras, an Indian snack.  I adore the fried version.  However, like everyone […]

Crispy Baked Baby Fennel

Crispy Baked Baby Fennel

This crispy fennel dish makes an ideal bar snack.  The delicate flavor of the fennel is complemented by a hint of balsamic vinegar for a lovely, addictive munch. This dish came about by happy accident.  During my early years in Johannesburg, I experimented a lot […]

Easy, Authentic Guacamole

Easy, Authentic Guacamole

I remember discovering guacamole on an extended trip to Mexico when I was six years old.  I’ve never forgotten that first, heavenly bite or the adventure of seeing it prepared in front of me in a traditional molcajete.  Homemade guacamole is fresh, delicious, and easy to […]