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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beetroot and Carrot Salad

I really love the crunch in this salad - it's hearty and earthy and all the things a good salad should be. The beetroot is raw so it needs to be finely sliced or you can just buy the ready sliced packets from Woolworths. This salad is the perfect accompaniment to any braai or with chicken.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sweet and Sour Surprise Cake

Something a little bit sweet with some hidden sour :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ricotta Gnocchi with Pesto Cream

The Sasko Flour folks asked me to come up with a new range of exciting recipes and I'm seriously in love with the first one: Ricotta Gnocchi. It's better known as 'cheats gnocchi' because is pretty damn easy - you don't have to worry about getting a sticky or gloopy consistency in the same way you do when making potato gnocchi, in fact there's no really in it risk at all.

Yum yum...

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sexy Salad

I fist tasted this salad at a great new restaurant in Birdhaven called Arbour. The combination of fillet, blue cheese and apples in a salad sounded strange to me but I gave it a bash and was really pleasantly surprised; the potatoes give the dish the earthiness it needs to balance the sweetness of the apples and the richness of the cheese and the creamy wholegrain dressing brings all of the elements together.

This is my version which I have subsequently termed: The Sexy Salad