mango and passionfruit yoghurt brûlée

mango and passionfruit yoghurt brûlée

This dish hovers somewhere between a dessert and a very decadent breakfast treat with wedges of perfectly ripe in season mangoes covered in fresh passion fruit pulp. [click to continue…]

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fennel and radish salad with lemon and olive oil

I’m posting this recipe again because seriously I can’t get enough of it. It has now become a weekly thing in my house.  It’s hard to believe that a couple of years ago I didn’t like fennel and found the liquorice aniseed flavour intolerable. Now I crunch my way through bulb after bulb adding a variety of things on the side. I love to stuff this salad into toasted whole wheat pitas with left over grilled salmon or roast chicken. I pile it onto open sandwiches with seed bread and hummus. It pretty much goes with most things. Its delicious with raw or cooked fish and grilled chicken. The other day I turned it into a stunning slaw by adding shredded cabbage and a dollop of my easy home-made mayonnaise.

Super healthy fresh, citrussy and packed with flavour and crunch #winning.

It’s a Jamie Oliver recipe and there are a few things you need to do to ensure its a success:

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raspberry soufflé

by Sam on February 26, 2015

raspberry soufflé

raspberry soufflé

If you had any nervousness about making a soufflé you needn’t have with this really straightforward and delicious recipe. Soufflés are show stoppers, and you will impress whoever you make these for. Capturing everything that is summer in one dessert, they are slightly tart and light, kind of like eating a raspberry cloud if such a thing existed.

raspberry soufflé

A friend, who is a guy, made these the other day and they looked perfect. He’s someone I trust impeccably when it comes to food. The recipe comes from a Woolworths flyer that was handed out in stores over Christmas. The measurements are quite precise – you must weigh your egg whites, but I prefer that when making things that you want to work out exactly. [click to continue…]

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creamy miso mushrooms and eggs

by Sam on February 20, 2015

creamy miso mushrooms and eggs  on toast

creamy miso mushrooms and eggs

This is my take on mushrooms on toast topped with a fried or poached egg. It’s for when you want to make breakfast that little more special, or show someone you love that you really love them. Or, if you’re like me, and enjoy eating eggy things anytime, then this is great for lunch or supper too.

creamy miso mushrooms and eggs on toast

You really don’t need a recipe here because you just make whatever quantity you need, and it really is a case of a splash of this and a dash of that. My secret ingredient is miso paste, because I can’t get enough of it and love adding extra umami flavour to most things these days. I even made the most delicious ginger miso ice cream, which sounds weird but think salted caramel but with more depth. [click to continue…]

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market day

by Sam on February 17, 2015

Market Day issue 1The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town is probably the best food market in the country, and Market Day issue 1 is a beautifully curated journal of part of this vibrant foodie space. Conceptualised and produced by the highly talented food media guru Russel Wasserfall, its a feast from beginging to end.

I was honoured to be invited to contribute a story, well the photography part of the story, of The Creamery. I shot images of their stunning cafe in Newlands, their stand at the market and three delicious ice cream recipes – which appear in the journal, in my studio. I also developed and styled three recipes for the Charcuterie.

This is a peek into what the publication looks like, so pick up your copy when you are next at the market (only R150) and selected book sellers.

Market Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit Mill

Market Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit MillMarket Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit Mill

Market Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit MillMarket Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit Mill

Market Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit MillMarket Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit Mill - The Creamery

Market Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit MillMarket Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit MillMarket Day - Neighbourgoods Market - The old Biscuit Mill

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