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Creamy Chilli Prawn Linguine

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Recipe RatingThis is a very quick and simple recipe to make some Creamy Chilli Prawn Linguine but it tastes oh so good Ingredients 400g Blanched and Cleaned Prawn tails. (I used the frozen ones and defrosted them slowly but fresh

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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup

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Recipe RatingThis is a very quick and easy recipe but the results are just divine. Ingredients 4 x Boneless Chicken Fillets Cubed Salt and Pepper to taste 3 x Cloves minced garlic 250g Cream Cheese 1kg Broccoli (fresh or frozen)

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Chicken Mayo Cheese Braai Pie

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Recipe RatingI love anything with chicken mayo so came up with the idea to try it in a braai pie. To give it some zest I added cheddar cheese to the first try and eventually ended up with three cheeses

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Moroccon Beef Meatballs

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Recipe RatingThanks goes to to Ray for this great moroccon beef meatballs recipe Ingredients 2 x slices white bread 125 ml milk 1 kg minced beef 1 x egg 2 x tablespoons fresh coriander (chopped) 1 x tablespoon ground cumin

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Meatloaf

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Recipe RatingOne of the famous movie lines is “Monday night is left over meatloaf night” and this has resulted in me wanting to try it. This is my first try at it and came out delicious. For the South Africans

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Chocolate Syrup

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Recipe RatingVery easy to make and tastes delicious over ice cream and also delicious in Cafe Mocha’s INGREDIENTS 1 cup cocoa powder 1 cup sugar 1 cup cold water 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1 tablespoon vanilla essence METHOD In

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Cheesecake

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Recipe Rating I just loooove cheesecake but never new it was this easy to make. Ingredients 2 x 250g packs cream cheese, room temperature 1 x tin sweetened condensed milk 30 to 60 ml fresh lemon juice 5 ml vanilla

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Creamy Cremora Tart

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Recipe RatingSuch a simple, easy and quick tradiional recipe to make but so delicious Ingredients 500g Ellis Brown Cremora 250ml Boiling Water 2 Tins Condensed Milk 250ml Lemon Juice 1 packet Bakers Tennis or Marie Biscuits Method Mix cremora with

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Baked Asparagus Tart

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Recipe RatingMy mom used to make this for me over the years on my birthday and it is still one of my favourite dishes. Ingredients 250g bacon or bacon bits 1 large onion chopped 250g butter 140g (250ml) mezina 1

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Chicken Tikka Masala

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Recipe RatingIngredients 600g chicken fillets cut into large cubes Chicken Marinade  6 garlic cloves 1 tsp ginger paste 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ground coriander/dhania 1/2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp paprika 1/2 to 1 tsp red chilli

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Butter Chicken

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Recipe RatingThis is simply an amazing dish. First round turned out very spicy but adjusted the chilli powder and eureka. Ingredients Marinade 600 g boneless, skinless chicken breast or chicken fillet 100 g double cream plain yogurt 2 tablespoons garlic

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Clam Chowder

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Recipe RatingVery easy recipe for a hearty tasty thick winter chowder. Not that well known a dish in South Africa but you will not be disappointed. The kids went back for more! Ingredients 1 x 200g packet diced bacon 1

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Thyme Lamb Shank

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Recipe RatingThis is my first try at a lamb shank and I was amazed at the end result. Very simple recipe with only a few ingredients. Ingredients 1 x sliced onion 2 x lamb shanks 1 x 200 ml cream

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Pork Neck Potjie

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Recipe RatingRecipe courtesy of Paul van Niekerk This is a very easy recipe with minimal ingredients and ideal for the camping potjie and something different. Ingredients 1 x 2-2.5kg deboned pork neck 1 x 250 ml Red Wine 1 x

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Pork Roast

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Recipe RatingEven though pork shoulder is an inexpensive meat cut I found after making the Mojo Marinated Pork Shoulder a few times the marinade recipe is very expensive.  I then tried the make a more affordable option and came up

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Pap Sauce

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Recipe RatingPap (“Maize Porridge”) and sauce is a very traditional South African dish. Many years ago I was introduced to this dish and quite liked it but for some reason everybody had their secret recipe for the sauce and did

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Honey Mustard Mushroom Chicken

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Recipe RatingThis is a very simple dish with few ingredients that actually came out delicious. Ingredients: 1 x Large Onion Sliced 4 Large Brown Mushrooms (250g) 250ml Cream 4-6 Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs 2-3 Table spoons Dijon Mustard 1 x

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Lemon Butter Gurnard On The Braai

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Recipe RatingDuring the december holidays we had the opportunity to buy some fresh fish at the harbour in Stilbaai. Upon inquiry the guy behind the counter said that the gurnard (or better known as a “Knorhaan”) is the poor man’s

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Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding

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Recipe RatingSo simple yet so delicious. Adapted for local ingredients. Ingredients 1 x cup uncooked Arborio rice (Risotto rice) 2 x cups water 1 x 250ml full cream milk 1 x 250ml cream 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Hamburger Patties

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Recipe RatingFriday evening is sort of hamburger night in our home. This was however met with patties bought from the butchery or supermarket which was just not that great at the best of time. Subsequently one night I decided it

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Baked Chicken Chimichangas

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Recipe RatingI every so often like some mexican food and this is my first attempt at making it at home. It came out superb. The next time I will try and make my own salsa. Converted from www.keyingredient.com Ingredients 230g

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Grandma Kitty’s Buttermilk Rusks

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Recipe RatingAs we all know your mother’s food always tastes the best (tongue in cheek) but this was Grandma Kitty’s famous buttermilk rusks. Ingredients 1 kg Self Raising Flour 250g Butter 500g Buttermilk 2 x Eggs 1 x Cup sugar

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Mediterranean Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Recipe RatingOriginal recipe from http://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/ adapted to local ingredients Very quick and easy to make. Ingredients 4-­6 skinless chicken fillets ⅔ cup chopped roasted red peppers 2 teaspoons Robertsons Italian Herb Seasoning 4 tablespoons oil – divided 3 teaspoons minced garlic ½ teaspoon

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Creamy Lemon Thyme Chicken

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Recipe RatingIngredients 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons Robertsons Italian Herbs 2 teaspoons Robertsons Thyme 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1 teaspoon lemon pepper juice of 1 medium

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Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup

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Recipe RatingThis is a very simple and quick delicious soup. Ingredients 500 g Cauliflower fresh or frozen 250 g Bacon bits 1 x Table Spoon Butter 1 x Table Spoon Oil 1 Tea Spoon crushed garlic 1 Small (125 g)

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Pembreys Bistro

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Recipe RatingWe recently went to Knysna for a weekend break and visited some of the restaurants in the area. Our first evening out was at Pembreys. It turned out to be a wonderful evening out. The decor is simple but

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Home Made Mustard

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Recipe RatingEver since I can remember as a kid my mom used to make home made mustard for us. Fortunately the recipe was handed down for us to enjoy. Ingredients 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup White Apple Vinager 1 Cup

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Unbeatable Bean Soup

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Recipe RatingThis is by far one of the best bean soup recipes there are. I am a big fan of thick soups and  this particular one if you get it right you can literally make the spoon stand upright in

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Penne Alfredo

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Recipe RatingWe once visited the Piatto restaurant in the Eastgate Shopping center and my wife ordered the Penne Alfredo which turned out to be absolutely sublime. For years I tried to figure out how they made it and finally managed

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Roasted Tomato And Onion Soup

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Recipe RatingSimply delicious, full of flavour and a sure fire winter warmer soup. Ingredients 4 onions with skins on, halved 1 kg Roma tomatoes, dark red 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled 4 carrots, peeled and halved olive oil salt and freshly

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Mojo Pork Cubanos

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Recipe RatingThe first time I saw the movie “Chef” I simply fell in love with it and was so inspired by the food and the combination with the music I just wanted to try out this Cuban style food. Living

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Mojo Marinated Pork Shoulder

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Recipe RatingThis was the recipe used in the movie “Chef” for making the Cubanos sandwiches. The recipe was developed by well renowned Chef Roy Choi especially for the movie. I actually tried the recipe out this weekend and was completely

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Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup

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Recipe Rating“A superb broccoli cheese chicken soup. Serve with crusty ciabatta bread or puff pastry straws.” Ingredients: 1 tablespoon melted butter 1/2 medium chopped onions 1 cup cream 1 cup full cream milk 2 cups chicken stock 600g  fresh broccoli

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Viva Madrid Spanish Chicken

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Recipe RatingIngredients 3T Olive Oil, divided into 2 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded thin ½ cup flour 2 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic minced 6 dates, pitted and chopped 2 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons chilli powder

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

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Recipe RatingIngredients 30ml (2T) olive oil 100g butter 1 large onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 – 2 packets various wild mushrooms or brown mushrooms sliced 400g risotto rice 125ml white wine Salt and freshly ground black

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Tuna and Smoked Mussels Salad

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Recipe RatingWe were camping at Stilbaai for the December holidays and started to run out of ideas for a nice cold lunch salad as it was pretty warm that year. I got the brain wave to try a combination of

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Creamy Honey and Mustard Chicken

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Recipe RatingIngredients: 4 x Chicken Fillets Breasts cut into half and then into medallions 1 Onion Sliced and then halved 25 ml Olive or Coconut Oil 25 ml Butter 1 x Clove Crushed Garlic or more to taste 1 x

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Three Cheese Pork Fillet

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Recipe RatingIngredients : Two whole pork fillets Olive Oil 1 x round Feta Cheese Sliced into thin slices Cheddar Cheese Grated German or Swiss Ementhal Cheese Grated Ina Paarman Braai and Grill Seasoning Toothpicks Alternatively you can add some Peppadews Method

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Mustard Pork Fillet Medalions

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Recipe RatingIngredients 25 ml Coconut or Olive oil 400-600 g pork fillets cut onto medallions about 1 cm thick 1 x Onion Sliced and then the slices halved 250 g Brown or Portobello mushrooms sliced 15 ml butter  1 x

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Braai Pie

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Recipe RatingThis is one of my favourite braai activities and took quite some time to get it to perfection so pay close attention to the method to get it right. Ingredients 400 g Chicken Fillets cut into strips 1 x

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Pan Fried Salmon

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Recipe RatingThis is quite something different but the taste is simply sensational with the mixture of jeera and capers. Ingredients 30 ml Butter 20 ml olive or coconut oil 2 x teaspoons crushed garlic 5 ml ground cumin (Jeera) 4

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Potato Salad

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Recipe RatingIngredients 8 x Medium potatoes (BP1 Cultivar if you can find them) 3 x Boiled eggs 250 g Diced bacon 1 x table spoon Coconut oil. 1-1.5 x Cups Nola Ultra Creamy Mayonnaise (Need to judge how much) Dash of Milk

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Whole Beef Fillet

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Recipe RatingFillet has always been my favourite beef cut and braaing it whole just makes it so much better. It pairs very well with the Echo Falls Merlot, Creamy Mushroom Sauce, green beans and butternut. Ingredients 1 x whole beef fillet (I

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Braai Broodjies

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Recipe RatingIf there is one thing that is synonymous with a South African Braai it is Braai Broodjies. My good friend Johan Heyns shared this recipe with me and we have been making it ever since. Ingredients Sasko Honey and Oats sliced

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Chilli and Garlic Prawns

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Recipe RatingWhen buying your prawns always try and find the 16/20 size prawns as they are a good size and taste great. I tried and tested this recipe for a number of years until I got it right so here

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Tomato Chicken Crème Fraiche

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Recipe RatingBanting Friendly Recipe for a wonderfull Tomato Chicken Crème Fraiche Ingredients 3 to 5 Chicken Fillets 2 Table spoons Olive or Coconut Oil Ina Paarman Chicken Spice 2 x Teaspoons crushed garlic 250 ml Cream 250 ml Crème Fraiche 1

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Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Recipe RatingIngredients 1 x punnet (250 g) Brown Mushrooms sliced 1 x 250 ml Cream 1 medium to large onion sliced 2 table spoons olive or coconut oil for cooking 2 table spoons butter 1-2 teaspoon’s crushed garlic salt and

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Seeded Rusks

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Recipe RatingIngredients 1 kg Eureka Mills Stone Ground Unbleached White Bread Flour 25 ml baking powder 250 ml brown sugar 250 g Pouyoukas Omega Seed mix (contains linseed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds) 100 g slivered almonds 375 g melted butter (the

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Paprika Chicken Livers

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Recipe RatingI have always loved chicken livers and finally managed to put this recipe together after numerous attempts to get it right. Ingredients 1 x tub 500 g fresh (preferred) or defrosted chicken livers 2 table spoons olive or coconut

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Chilli Butternut and Lamb Soup

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Recipe RatingIngredients 1 x medium to large butternut 1 x packet of Royco Chilli Beef and Green Pepper Soup 250 ml cream 1 x medium onion sliced 400-500g lamb cubes 1 x table spoon olive oil Ina Paarman Braai and Grill Spice

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