Category: Recipes

Meat recipes, Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Uncategorized

Lamb and vegetable skewers with cucumber raita

Okay, so I think it’s fair to say that I eat out quite a lot…mostly in the name of research of course. So when I eat at home, I’m often looking to concoct light dishes for dinner. This one came out really well! The marinade added depth of flavour to the lamb and all the […]

Fish recipes, Recipes, Shopping

Amazing Asian prawn salad

I recently made this delicious salad when we had friends round for dinner. With a lovely base of herbs and zesty dressing topped with quickly fried juicy prawns, it’s the perfect light, fresh starter. Serves 4 12 large prawns, shelled but with tail still on 1 cucumber, peeled into ribbons 2 handfuls basil leaves 2 […]

Recipes, Sauce recipes, Thoughts, Vegetarian recipes

The story of monkey gland sauce

Monkey gland sauce is a South African barbecue-style sauce usually served with steaks or burgers. Non South Africans wince when you order it in restaurants, but don’t worry, it doesn’t involve any monkeys or any glands. I’ve been on a mission to find out the story behind its name and who invented it when – […]

Cook with Biltong, Meat recipes, Recipes, Recipes using tomatoes, Uncategorized

The Cook with Biltong Club: scrambled eggs with biltong, tomatoes and spices

It’s time to get cooking with biltong again. This month I’ve gone for something completely different. I got the inspiration from Spanish and Mexican dishes I’ve eaten which combine eggs and tomatoes really well. My thinking was why not add biltong? It really works and it’s good to serve up something new for people to […]

Poultry recipes, Recipes, Recipes with leftovers, Salad recipes, Uncategorized

Chicken, litchi and cucumber salad

Another fantastically easy salad. I had roast chicken left in the fridge from the weekend so came up with a combination of light, summery ingredients that I could match with them. A delicious combo. 10 litchis, peeled, destoned and halved 1 small cucumber, cut into ribbons using a vegetable peeler 1 packet of microleaves, pea […]

Fish recipes, Recipes, Salad recipes, Starter recipes

Smoked mackerel, watercress and horseradish potato salad

This salad is quick to make and the combination of firm new potatoes, zesty horseradish and the peppery mackerel and watercress is just perfect. I served it with beetroot which is also the perfect match with all the other ingredients. It also works well as a starter, just make the portions smaller. Serves 4 500g […]