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Romany Creams

Romany Creams

Romany Creams might very well be South Africa's favourite chocolate bicci. Two coconut-chocolate biscuits are sandwiched between melted (@cadbury_sa Dairy Milk) chocolate.  The most difficult thing...

Pecan Horseshoe Biscuits

Pecan Horseshoe Biscuits

There are 2 ways to bake a good biscuit. You can either stand, complaining that you need to shape them. Or put on a playlist, take a seat in a warm spot with everything laid out on a table and...

Nan Katai

Nan Katai

For some of us, growing up with Nan Katai meant gifting or receiving a Tupperware with grease proof paper seperating the layers. It is made for Diwali, and for Eid. For teatables when someone left...

Coffee Biscuits

Coffee Biscuits

Old-fashioned biscuit or modern-day cookie? I've been thinking about this a latteFor the biscuit: 250g butter 1 cup icing sugar Half a cup of oil 1 cup Maizena 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 tbsp coffee...

Sole Fish

Sole Fish

If ever there was a moment that I needed to justify that "pictures do not do this meal justice" was today. - There are so many wonderful reasons why you need to save this recipe. It's quick to put...

Salmon

Salmon

How to order: Request between 100g to 120g portion per person. I prefer the skin on (you may request that it be removed but I like to keep it on as it acts as a barrier between the fish and the pan)...

Risotto

Risotto

Practicing mindfulness demonstrates that some things unfold in their own time; like a Risotto. It's the one dish that can force you to slow down. - There are 2 steps to creating the perfect Risotto;...

Raisin, Peach and Pistachio Lamb Pulao

Raisin, Peach and Pistachio Lamb Pulao

This Raisin, Peach and Pistachio Lamb Pulao is a mildly flavoured rice dish and offers an interesting contrast between sweet and savoury. #NaqiyahWinter To make: Half a cup of slivered almonds 3...

Prawns

Prawns

How to order: Small or Queen Prawns, shell removed (including head and tail). - Cost factor: Fairly inexpensive. A 500g portion of prawns feeds a family of 6 and you're able to use left-over rice. -...

Pap and chops

Pap and chops

In the #NaqiyahWinter Series, I unpack some of our conscious comfort-eating foods. I use the word 'conscious', because comfort food always has that bad rep of being associated to 'emotional-eating'....

Lamb Stew with dumplings

Lamb Stew with dumplings

In this Lamb stew, chunks of deboned lamb are slowly braised with thyme, onion and vegetables. After a few hours, the meat becomes tender and coated in a rich, deeply flavoured gravy. - But why stop...

Fishy on me

Fishy on me

Type: Hake, fillet with skin on. - How to order: Request as above, 1 portion per person. Hake is generally one of the cheaper priced fish that you can purchase. I prefer to alternate between hake...

Crayfish Curry

Crayfish Curry

I've been using this recipe for Crayfish Curry for over 2 years now. When I asked my friend (who shared it with me) for the recipe credit, I was so surprised to see that it was Salwaa Smith of...

Beans Curry, Pumpkin and Puri

Beans Curry, Pumpkin and Puri

It sometimes feels as if we 'eat our emotions'. Does food make you long for a person or place? I feel 'comfort food' is as much about a person or memory experienced as it can be to warm one from the...

Breakfast Mushrooms on Toast

Breakfast Mushrooms on Toast

Mushrooms on Toast unexpectedly transports me back to my late teenage years. I idled time at the closest shopping mall and lunch would always be Mushrooms on Toast at Mugg & Bean. The memories...

Mother-in-Law’s Punch

Mother-in-Law’s Punch

There is no large family gathering which can go without a large bucket of this delicious mother-in-law's punch, cooling in the freezer a few hours before. If left in the freezer for too long, it...

Grilled Prawns with Savoury Rice

Grilled Prawns with Savoury Rice

I feel like prawns really don’t require much effort to dress up. I prefer this grilled version so no flavour is lost in a pan. If you’re cooking for a large family, grilling also involves less...

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

A rich cashew nut sauce with smoky notes gives this butter chicken recipe an authentic flavour profile reminiscent of your favourite North Indian/Pakistani restaurant. It takes a little effort to...

Mielie Meal Roti

Mielie Meal Roti

Now that you’ve tried your hand at making roti (ideally, you should make it at least 3 times before advancing to Mielie Meal roti), let me guide you through the steps of making this roti. This...

Red Masala Chicken

Red Masala Chicken

The reaction that you expect from your guests when they walk into a home where this Masala Chicken is cooking, is: ‘It smells like Eid!’ For as long as I’ve known my mother-in-law, this is one of...

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