Moroccan Lamb Tagine

There are many versions of lamb tagine in Morocco but this one is my absolute favourite! Cooked slowly in a rich tomato sauce with dates and apricots it sounds like it would be too sticky and sweet but it isn’t at all and whilst the flavours are rich it isn’t a heavy dish either. I…

Seven Vegetable Couscous – Couscous Bidaoui

This is such a showstopping dish and although there are several parts to it, it is simple enough to make. The Tfaya topping is optional but recommended and the couscous itself can be made 10 minutes before serving. Please read the instructions thoroughly first here so you know the stages and process. There are no…

Lemon & Olive Chicken Tagine

A Tagine is a Moroccan stew that is cooked and served in a “Tagine” which is where it gets its name from. It doesn’t mean you need to have a Tagine to make one – a decent heavy based saucepan will do – however I feel that clay material that a tagine is made from…

Moroccan Orange & Lemon Roast Chicken

I think one of my earliest “pleasureful” memories of eating as a kid is one of eating roast chicken. My mother made the best, (of course) and it was a dish that brought us all together. I even remember her roasting a chicken and wrapping it in foil for long plane journeys so we could…

Delectable Date & Cardamom Slice

There are things you bake regularly every week and then there are things you bake only for weekend treats (well that me anyway ;-)) and these dangerously delicious date squares or slice falls somewhere in between. I love the fact that you need to add very little additional sugars because of the natural sugars in…

A Fishy Business

When I first found out about Gareth’s & Calvin’s new business venture I knew I wanted to do a little story on them and spread the word, as its these kinds of ventures that make me super excited! I do my best to buy from individuals and smaller enterprises but sometimes convenience gets the better…

Prawn & Saffron Risotto

This is my favourite risotto hands down and the addition of these huge juicy prawns from Caught Online just took it to another level. Good quality prawns are not easy to find in Cape Town and I am often so disappointed with how the flesh falls to pieces when I am shelling them. These plump…

Saffron & Prawn Fish Pie

Fewer foodie things offer more comfort then soft fluffy mash with a wholesome hearty filling, and with winter here and an apparent cold front with plenty of rain on the way I thought I would share my fish pie recipe with you all. Fish pie is of course quintessentially English but I have sneaked in…

Creamy Avocado, Basil & Lemon Pasta

Avocado’s are just incredible! We associate them with good fats (which is correct) but they are also a good source of pantothenic acid (VERY important B5), dietary fibre, vitamin K (blood clotting), copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C… SJOE! They are basically nutrient powerhouses and its has been said (don’t you…