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eggs baked in creamy spinach & leeks

eggs baked in creamy spinach

I’m becoming increasingly interested in adding greens to my breakfast repertoire. Especially if I take the time to make something a little more fancy other than straight up eggs and bacon on toast. Avo is obviously the winning addition. Everyone loves smashed avo on toast with a poached egg, but spinach is also the perfect green to pair with an egg recipe. Add cream and buttery braised leeks to the mix and you are in for an indulgent treat. Continue Reading →

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spinach & ricotta cannelloni bake

spinach & ricotta cannelloni bake

I would have to say that spinach and ricotta stuffed cannelloni is amongst my all-time favourite pasta dishes but I have never made it myself. I mean how even? It’s so straightforward and easy to do and once in the oven, it bakes into utter deliciousness on its own. It is so comforting, its like giving your inside the biggest hug. Continue Reading →

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chicken pie with ricotta & spinach

chicken pie with ricotta spinach

This fresh and vibrant chicken pie with ricotta, feta and spinach comes from Cait McWilliams from the hugely popular BBC Lifestyle TV series the Great South African Bakeoff. Tonight is the finale of the second successful season and its going to be nail-biting. Cait is in the final with Carol and Nasreen starting out with the signature bake challenge then the technical bake challenge and the final challenge being the showstopper. Continue Reading →

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meatball and spinach ravioli bake

meatball and spinach ravioli bake

This recipe excited me because I’ve wanted to make it for a while. It also involves pasta, so nothing is better than that. Initially I conceptualized it being with tortellini, but good fresh filled tortellini is difficult to come by in South Africa, so ravioli – a much more common variant it is. I’ve combined fabulous things to make this dish. Spinach and ricotta ravioli, a homemade Italian tomato sauce, meatballs and buffalo mozzarella. These are all cooked separately and then brought together in a large skillet like a marriage made in heaven and baked. I also added some Parmesan because obvs. Continue Reading →

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kale ‘caesars salad’ with roast chicken

kale 'caesars salad' with roast chicken

kale 'caesars salad' with roast chicken

So I know that kale recipes are a huge thing on the internet but here is South Africa we tend to catch onto food trends a little late. Although I had sourced kale years ago at a speciality green grocer to make the highly controversial kale chips (I added Parmesan cheese and I loved them by the way), it is only recently that you could find kale in a mainstream supermarket.

I’m pretty pleased about this. Continue Reading →

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