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10 recipes to enjoy in may

It’s hard to believe May is already here and even harder to believe that winter still hasn’t arrived properly in Cape Town. These late autumn heat waves are totally messing with my cold weather comfort food schedule and I really cant wait for the much-needed rain to set in. Anyway, here’s hoping this will all happen soon and these are 10 recipes that are perfect for May.

Spaghetti puttanesca

This is a perennial favourite and perfect for a quick and comforting week night supper

Spaghetti puttanesca

Pomegranate lemonade

Pomegranates are in season so its a great idea to make this lemonade. 

pomegranate lemonade

Mushroom & barley ‘risotto

This is one of my all-time favourite dishes to make as winter sets in. The Barley is so wholesome and nourishing with the mushrooms adding a big dose of umami.  Continue Reading →

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roasted cauliflower with curry spices and dukkah

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Roasting cauliflower is by far my favorite way of eating this wondrous vegetable that can masquerade as anything from a sauce to a carbohydrate. The texture is at its edible best and the flavour is so much stronger. I like to cut them into ‘steaks’ as they look quite striking on a plate, but cauliflower florets can also be roasted in the same way. Continue Reading →

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roasted cauliflower with curry, cumin and dukkah

roasted cauliflower with curry, cumin and dukkah

I think cauliflower is a bit of an underrated vegetable because it can often be bland, soggy and tends to get doused in too much sauce.  I think its relative ‘plain-ness’ gives it an advantage in that it absorbs a variety of flavours well, and when cooked correctly can offer up some stunning crunchy texture. This is why I like to cook it dry in the oven with spicy flavours. Continue Reading →

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