Lentil & Herb Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmas)

Dolmas epitomise everything I love about Mediterranean food. Simple peasant-style fare that is often made using left-overs from other dishes in order not to waste, but doesn’t feel, look or taste like peasant food at all. I have always loved Dolmas, and some of my earliest vital memories of food are watching my grandmother stuff…

Caramelised Onion Stuffed Aubergine

Despite loving what I do Monday always hits with an intense pressure that can be uncomfortable. I always feel the need to cram in as much as I can and often feel deflated and a little lacklustre come 4pm. Cooking something complicated and time consuming is NOT an option. We stick to our Meatless Monday…

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…

Spinach, Herb & Feta Triangles

I guess I could have called these Spanakopita as they really are a variation on those wonderful spinach filled Greek pies. However the change in flavours that the fresh coriander and mint contribute really puts them in a league of their own. I love adding fresh herbs to my dishes wherever I can and the…

Oranjezicht City Farm Market

This blog post is well overdue as I have been shopping at this market now for over 2 years now. From its first sessions in Oranjezicht Farm itself to its move to Zilla Villa (Leeuwenhof) and its final (hopefully) residence at Granger Bay by the Waterfront, this market has gone from strength to strength and…

Carrot, Caraway & Cashew Pâté

One of my favourite ways to get more vegetables into my boys diet is with a veggie pate. Carrots are especially delicious in this type of dip as they have a naturally sweet taste and roasting them first condenses their flavour even more. I love the idea of adding the hemp oil that Lemcke gifted…