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Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Capers

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Tuna, Olives and Capers

This Mediterranean tomato salad is sunshine on a plate.  With tuna, olives and capers, it is ideal for an elegant, light lunch.  Serve it with a good loaf of crusty rustic bread to sop up all the delicious juices.  Add a well-chilled bottle of dry […]

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

These elegant king oyster mushroom steaks make a perfect starter.  The richness of the mushroom steaks contrasts beautifully with the salsa.  Its sweet, tart and spicy notes bring out the very best of the mushroom’s flavour. I have a love affair with figs.  Every year, […]

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 […]

Mughlai Garam Masala

Mughlai Garam Masala

Having spent many of our young adult years living and working in north India, my husband and I both have a deep appreciation for the rich mughlai flavors of this garam masala.  It is much more fragrant, and just a little bit richer than other […]

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 […]

Pico de Gallo, Mexican Salsa

Pico de Gallo, Mexican Salsa

Pico de Gallo (rooster’s beak in Spanish) is probably the most common Mexican sauce.  There is good reason for its popularity, because this salsa is both easy to make and totally addictive. Nobody knows why pico de gallo was originally named for a rooster’s beak. […]

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, […]