10 recipes to tuck into this august

The best tres leches cake on the internet

roasted tomato risotto

August has rolled in just as quickly as every other month this year and aside from that really weird heat wave we had on Monday, winter is still going to be around a little bit longer. 

In terms of food, we haven’t quite reached peak comfort so these are 10 recipes that you can enjoy this month. 

Roasted tomato risotto (pictured above) and IF you have any leftovers, you can turn them into roasted tomato arancini

crispy fried roasted tomato risotto balls with smoked musselsClementine upside down cakes

Clementines and in particular Clemengold clementines (available in Woolies) are in peak season and I literally cannot get enough of them. This is a much-loved recipe of mine.

clementine upside down cakes

Chickpeas and chorizo with sherry

I love this recipe with my heart and soul and make it so often. It’s super easy to whip up and perfect for a quick mid week supper or share as a snack with crusty bread.

chickpea and chorizo tapas with sherry

Roasted mushroom burger 

If there is one thing I like after a good beef burger, it’s my favourite vegetarian burger. I like mine to be made of roasted mushrooms that have marinated in olive oil and pesto and served on a toasted brioche bun with cheese and salad things. 

vegetarian mushroom burger with pesto

Roasted aubergine with harissa & yoghurt

Inspired by Ottolenghi this is a quick and easy way to take you to Middle Eastern food heaven.

roasted aubergines with harissa and yoghurt

The tastiest Jerk chicken

I discovered jerk chicken (sadly) very late in the game but I’m all over it now. It’s also delicious when you turn it into the crunchiest fried chicken burger 

The tastiest jerk chicken breasts

Jamie Olivers crispy fried zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta & mint

If you can find zucchini blossoms at your farmers market (I find mine at Oranjezicht City Farmers Market) then make these. They are so delicious. 

Jamie Olivers crispy zucchini flowers stuffed with spicy ricotta and mint

The best tres leches cake that is actually a ses leches cake

Definitely, in the top 5 cakes, I’ve ever made

The best tres leches cake on the internet


While it’s still cold, let’s just enjoy some shakshuka, shall we? Great for breakfast, lunch or supper

Shakshuka with mushrooms and spinach





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  1. I love your recipe round ups Sam. I am definitely going to try your jerk chicken. It looks amazing, what should I serve it with?

  2. Thanks, Angela. I would serve it with rice defs and then maybe a green like beans or a green salad.

  3. Sam, there are so many delicious looking recipes here, I don’t know where to start! But I could defiantly go a huge bowl of that shakshouka right now, followed by ridiculously large slice of the Tres Leches cake.

  4. Thanks James 🙂

  5. It’s hard to believe that August is already here! Love your tomato risotto and the Tres Leches cake looks incredible!

  6. Oh. My. God. These recipes made my mouth water!! I wanna try every single one of them. Thank you for sharing!!

  7. Thanks Sean – glad you like 🙂

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