Carb Conscious

Creamy Cauliflower Puree

There’s all this fuss about cauliflower these days, its proving to be a great substitute for rice, pizza bases and mash potato.  Aaaah… Mash Potato, how I love thee … unfortunately though, you do nothing for my waistline!  So I thought, let me see... read more

Chicken Lettuce Wrap with a Coriander Yoghurt Dressing

Photography by Darren Bester I love chicken wraps, not only are they super tasty but they healthy too!  Its always so well received by my family that I almost feel a little guilty because it took just minutes to throw together. Just when you thought it couldn’t... read more

Beetroot, Walnut & Bocchini Salad

Photography by Darren Bester Yield: 10, as a side Ingredients:  5 Bunches Beetroot, boiled, peeled, cooled & cut into quarters  200g Walnuts, broken into smaller pieces   300g Bocconcini Mozzarella Balls  2x 120g Rocket Leaves, roughly torn or punnet micro herbs  ... read more

Pea, Bacon & Mint Soup

Photography by Darren Bester  You say Pea soup and I’m immediately transported back in time… I’m in my family kitchen, I’m a child, my Mom is standing over one of her trusty AMC pots (pots which are now in my kitchen some 30 years on – Talk about quality!), the... read more

Mushroom & Cauliflower Yin Yang Soup

Photography by Darren Bester   Anyone who ever had the Mushroom & Cauliflower soup at Sinn’s Restaurant in Wembley Square, Cape Town will know what I was trying to achieve here !   That soup was one of those meals … You know the ones, where you... read more

Roast Chicken with Lemon & Herbs

Photography by Darren Bester   In my top 5 favourite meals of all time … Roast Chicken is definitely up there!  I remember as a child, as I’m sure we all do, finding the wish bone and then finding someone to snap it with, the winner received the... read more


Inspired by my recent travels to Greece and coupled with the fact that aubergines are in season and in abundance at the moment, I couldn’t resist cooking up a Moussaka! It was delicious and so easy to make … Ingredients: Yield: 4 – 5 1 Finely Chopped Onion... read more

Caesar Salad

Photography by Darren Bester   Yield: 4 Ingredients  8 Quail eggs 8 slices Parma Ham Baby Gem Lettuce or Crisp Lettuce or Cos Lettuce 8 Ciabatta Bread Slices Parmesan Cheese for garnishing For the dressing:  1 egg 1 clove garlic 2tsp Dijon Mustard 2 tbsp lemon... read more

Bite Sized Caprese Salad Skewers

Photography by Darren Bester   Yield: 20 – 24  Ingredients 12 Mini Rosa Tomatoes, halved 12 Bocconcini halved (fresh bite size mozzarella balls) 4 – 5 Fresh Basil leaves shredded Olive Oil Salt & Pepper to taste Cocktail Sized Fork Skewers Method:  Marinade... read more