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Spicy Cocktail Nuts

Spicy Cocktail Nuts

Spicy cocktail nuts are a welcome addition to any happy hour buffet.  They’re filling, satisfying and healthy.  Best of all?  You can make them in under 15 minutes! When I was a little girl, nuts were always an integral part of holiday celebrations.  In those […]

Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney

Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney

This Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney is a refreshing condiment that can been enjoyed year round. It’s as tasty with meats from the braai as it is with salads, or crispy papadums. This chutney has been a favorite of mine since childhood.  I still remember […]

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 […]

Quick Heirloom Tomato & Basil Salad

Quick Heirloom Tomato & Basil Salad

This classic, Italian tomato salad comes together in a matter of minutes.  Best of all, it’s a real crowd pleaser and is easy to make in big batches.  This is an ideal side dish for family gatherings or outdoor entertaining. Sometimes, the simplest dishes are […]

Spicy Radish Salad

Spicy Radish Salad

This fresh, crunchy radish salad comes together in under 20 minutes and is an ideal accompaniment to grilled meats.  The texture and freshness of the salad contrast beautifully with the smokiness of meats from the grill.  It is equally delicious as part of an elegant, […]

Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy

Stir Fried Baby Bok Choy

Stir fried bok choy must be among the most iconic dishes on Chinese restaurant menus.  However, unfortunately, it is often deeply disappointing — limp and overly saucy.  The good news is that this is one of the easiest Chinese dishes to prepare in your own […]