Beef Kofta’s with fresh chopped salsa

Hey! For those of you who noticed..it has been a while. I am still getting back into the groove of things – to be honest cooking hasn’t been a high priority and my benchmark went from “yummy” to “edible” for a while! Then something happened in the last week – I started to feel like…

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Ginger pork meatballs in a coconut broth

For the meatballs: 1 Kg ground beef 2 large eggs 1 slice bread, soaked in 2 tbsp milk for 5 minutes. 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 red chillies, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fish sauce salt and pepper For the broth: 1 can coconut milk 2 tbsp chilli flakes 2 cups chicken stock…

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My Beef Stroganoff

Just over 2 months to go until my little baby boy arrives! I do hope he is on time….anyone who has ever said pregnancy is fun and you feel great is talking absolute shit. Its very uncomfortable and long! Plus everyone carries on about how you wont be getting any sleep when the baby gets here…

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Delicious Meatballs

Winter is here it seems which is lovely…being pregnant in summer wasn’t fun, i feel winter is going to be alot more conducive to comfort now at the business end of the 9 months. It also brings comfort food which is what I have been wanting. These meatballs were tender, juicy, with just the right amount…

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Beef and Black Bean Crispy Chimichangas

(if your a geek you’ll get it/my boyfriend made me do it)   Mexican has always been one of my favourite foods….a combination of spicy meat, crunchy salsa, gaucomole, and sour cream to cut through it all – it just DOES IT FOR ME…even more so now that I am pregnant. Something has happened to…

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Ultimate cheeseburger

The Ultimate Cheese Burger

This is my take on Jamie Oliver’s ultimate burger which is SO GOOD. For mine i decided to go big and stuff the burger with blue cheese….mind blowing! For the patties (makes 4 x burgers) 500g beef mince 1 egg 250g blue cheese, crumbled 1 small white onion, finely grated 1 tsp cumin seeds 1…

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Chilli and Basil Beef

Stir fries are great during the week – quick to prepare, healthy but also very tasty. If you want to bulk it up a bit more you could serve it with rice if you like. We had ours with cauliflower rice. Ingredients 300g beef fillet thinly sliced 1 small bunch kale, chopped 2 carrots sliced…

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Low – carb taco salad with sweet potato chips

Mexican is one of my favourite cuisines – i maintain that you can put sour cream and a good guacamole on ANYTHING and it will be delicious. These are basically deconstructed taco ingredients, served with sweet potato chips to spoon it all up. Note: I made my own taco seasoning – you are welcome to…

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Cheesy stuffed Mexican Burgers on Sweet potato rosti

Yum…that’s all i can say about this one really. So so delicious. Did not miss out on the roll at all but then again I’m quite used to having bunless burgers now. As for stuffing the burgers with a cheesy pocket of amazingness – i saw it on the food channel – Guy’s big bite….

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#SlowSundays – Main Course – Beef and Red Wine Stew

This is an adaptation from Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon. I just don’t want to call it that as I feel way too pretentious doing so:) You need time on your hands, hence why it’s the perfect slow sunday meal Ingredients 600g stewing beef half a bottle of pinotage or other red wine you like 2…

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Soul warming food – Braised Beef shortribs with Cauliflower puree

Brrr it’s getting crazy cold here. Snow on the mountains – very early this year. Global warming? Perhaps. This is the sorta food i like to cook on Sundays when you have all the time in the world. Play some music, pour some wine and just take your time. Ingredients: About 8 beef short ribs…

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Mel’s Moussaka

I haven’t blogged this week! It’s because it’s month end and the cooking is dire to say the least. Well it doesn’t taste dire but it certainly isn’t anything to blog home about. There are some dishes though that are very tasty and wallet friendly for the end of the month. I use aubergine and…

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Freedom day braai – grilled sirloin with herbed butter

Today is freedom day so we get the day off! But more than that, the day means alot in our country. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994. The elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age of over 18 from any race…

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Spicy Beef Low-carb Enchiladas

I really love enchiladas, so i thought about what makes an enchilada so good… To me, it’s the spicy filling, golden cheesiness, and then definitely guacamole. You could put that on anything and it would emulate an enchilada for me. Suffice to say, i decided to try a low-carb “wrap” in place of a tortilla….

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Low Carb/Banting Cottage pie

I’ve been doing banting for a few months now, and without any exercise i have lost 6kg’s. I dont bant 100% of the time…i love food too much. We try work with a 80/20 rule, so generally we are more relaxed on the weekends without going overboard. This is one of my favorite banting recipes…

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