Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Out & About: Food Photography Workshop

Last week I had dinner with two of my oldest and best friends, and while we were catching up on family, work, the usual stuff, I mentioned that I had attended a food photography workshop the previous weekend. It was then that one of my friends rehashed a story about how the two of us had been sitting in our high school French class one day and how I had mentioned that I would love to be a food photographer one day. I always knew I would be involved in the food world one day, but it was amazing to hear her story as I had completely forgotten saying it! Life is a funny thing eh?

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Cheesy Mushroom & Pork Enchiladas

This recipe went down a treat when I made it at home. Even my little Miss who finds the teensiest smidge of black pepper in any meal unbearably exotic enjoyed it! These rich enchiladas are flavoured with Mexican inspired spices, topped with a double layer of sauce and baked to cheesy perfection in the oven. Get in my belly! As part of the #JoinTheBlendTrend series this recipe is also all about blendability and that fabulous ingredient: mushrooms!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015


Seeing as we are in Heritage month with National Heritage Day, also popularly known as Braai Day, coming up on Thursday, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe that can be whipped up on the old barbie! These hot wings are perfect for spring and summer entertaining - enjoy them around the braai with friends, serve them up at your next party or munch on them while you cheer on the Springboks (she said optimistically)!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Do you know how a song can evoke a particular memory, or how a specific scent can transport you straight back to a moment in the past? Well, this dish will always take me back to a certain time. It was at the end of last year shortly after my son was born. He was a few weeks old and we were so in love with our sweet newborn but completely exhausted from lack of sleep and the upheaval that comes with the territory. One afternoon, an angel in the form of one of the moms from my daughter's play school arrived at our door with a bag of rice, chocolate biscuits and a tupperware full of tasty beef stroganoff. It was a very welcome delivery at that particular time and this dish will always remind me of that day.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015


I have so enjoyed putting today's post together, and I am not going to tell you how many of these tortilla pizzas I have baked and tasted over the last two weeks. (Clue: a good few!) All in the name of research of course, and to make very, very sure that this recipe is just right for you, dear readers.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015


Years ago I remember watching a television interview with nutritionist, Michael Pollan who said that you could eat as much junk food as you wanted, as long as you made it yourself. I think the idea was that the time and effort involved would deter people from doing it too often! While I do enjoy the odd take-away I much prefer to make those types of meals myself anyway - they taste so much better when home made and do not have to take hours to put together. Burgers would definitely fall into that category, but in my humble burger-loving opinion I am not sure that today's recipe could be considered junk food at all.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


I may have overdone it this time... dieters, look away now! I was recently invited to participate in a Mystery Box Challenge, and last week when I received my hamper full of tempting ingredients from the lovely folks at Today I just had to squeeze them all into my dish.