Yogurt baked Slinger

I have gone fish crazy lately! It’s all I want to eat! Well, that and pork ribs, but that may not count because I want to eat ribs all the time anyway. But back to the matter at hand, I love fish and lately the universe has conspired to help me find a variety of…

Honey and mustard gammon steak

I LOVE pork!! With everything in my being! It is the only meat I will not sacrifice when my wallet is choking, come hell or high water I find a way to work pork into my student budget. Ordinarily I would buy pork chops from Spar but I recently discovered the pork section at Checkers…

Welcome to the Health Generation!

About 2-3 years ago I began to care about what I put in my mouth, an issue that I thought would not concern me for another decade or so. I wasn’t raised in a particularly “healthy eating” family, we ate what we wanted, when we wanted to eat it. However, now that I work out regularly,…

Horse Mackerel and red rice

While doing my regular shopping in Spar some time back, I spotted a fish that I hadn’t seen before. On the label of the long skinny fish was “Maasbanker”. With the aid of Google I later found out that it was actually Horse Mackerel. It is in the same family as tuna so one can…

Stir fried pork kidney

I am a huge fan of pork so naturally when I saw a couple of healthy looking pork kidneys in Checkers (airport junction branch) I couldn’t resist picking them up. It ended up being the first and last time that I would buy, cook and eat pork kidney. It just wasn’t pleasing to my taste…

Quiche without cream

I have eaten some yummy quiche’s in my short life but I had never tried to make one…till now! It was one of my holiday projects. I would prefer to make one with cream however it wasn’t available when I needed it so I had to improvise. I used a recipe from Cyder  with Eloise…

Fish and mango curry

Mango is a much loved fruit in Malawi so it makes sense that my parents are huge mango lovers though that gene somehow skipped my sister and I. We can eat them but I’ll take sweet melon, watermelon or plums any day over a mango, blasphemous I know. They are in season now in southern Africa…

Lunch at Thorntree

Over the holidays, my friend Uyapo bullied me (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it) into going out for lunch with him rather than hiding in my parent’s house like I usually do. By the time lunch was over I was so happy he had done so because it turned out to be a lovely outing. …

Jamie Oliver’s quick coconut dumplings

My sister is also an avid cooking fanatic (though she favors baking to general cooking) so when I was at home this holiday I let her do most of the hard work while I simply took pictures and ate when she was done, awesome. She also made me these cute purple velvet cupcakes to welcome…

Chicken tikka masala curry

As promised here is a recipe using the tikka masala paste that I bought from Spar. I picked up the recipe from the bottle, I figure the manufacturers know their spice paste best. It was a very simple recipe, one that you could come up with on your own really, I find that curry recipes…

Iced tea and spice pastes…

While trolling through the tea aisle in Spar for tea to use in my hair (yes I do that kind of stuff), I came across a Twining tea that had a scent I could not resist! It was an infusion tea flavoured with raspberry and peach. For whatever reason I can’t fathom making iced tea…

Dinner at Saffron

This past weekend, a friend of mine was visiting so we decided to go out for dinner. I had been told about the awesomeness of Saffron (an Asian fusion restuarant located at Sebele mall next to Debonairs) by a fellow blogger Kwame so I decided to take the opportunity to try it out with my…