Sweet Pepper and Tomato Tuna

Ingredients 500g pack boxed thin spaghetti or linguini (optional) 340g canned tuna (ideally packed in olive oil) 2–4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced (or about 2 tbsp) 2–3 sweet mini bell peppers, chopped 1 can organic diced tomatoes, with juice 2–3 tbsp olives, pitted and chopped 1 tsp capers, drained 1 … Continue reading Sweet Pepper and Tomato Tuna

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Low-Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Shepherd’s pie is a satisfying British casserole traditionally made with ground lamb and topped with mashed potatoes. This updated version features milder-tasting ground kudu with a crown of mashed cauliflower for a lighter take on the wintery comfort food. Lean ground beef, ostrich or dark meat turkey can be substituted for the kudu. I tried … Continue reading Low-Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Pan Simmered Pork Chops with Apples & Onion

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 4 boneless pork loin chops (170g each) 3 medium apples, cut into wedges 1 large onion, cut into thin wedges ¼ cup water ⅓ cup balsamic vinaigrette ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Method Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; brown pork chops on both sides, about 4 minutes. … Continue reading Pan Simmered Pork Chops with Apples & Onion

Thai Chicken Pasta

6 servings INGREDIENTS 170g uncooked whole wheat spaghetti 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 package (280g) fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and cut diagonally into thin strips 2 cups julienned carrots (about 230g) 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 1 cup Thai peanut sauce 1 medium cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced diagonally Chopped fresh coriander, optional … Continue reading Thai Chicken Pasta

Boerewors Stew

Boerewors (farmer’s sausage) is as traditionally South African as Biltong, Koeksisters, Pap (maize porridge) and Vetkoek (fat cake). “Boeries” as it is affectionately known by locals, is staple fare in South Africa. It is wholesome, delicious and reasonably inexpensive. Above all, it tastes like nothing else on the rest of this planet! If you would … Continue reading Boerewors Stew

Pork Meatballs With Bacon & Mustard Sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients 400 g pork sausages 6 bacon rashers salt and pepper 1 head cauliflower 100 ml olive oil 30 ml (2 T) Dijon mustard 30 ml (2 T) red wine vinegar handful of fresh coriander Method For the Sauce Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Arrange the bacon on a baking sheet and … Continue reading Pork Meatballs With Bacon & Mustard Sauce

Healthy Lifestyle, Weight-loss, Active Living

DASH Diet Menu

In this part we have a week’s worth of meals! Phase 1 has 3 sample days, and Phase 2 has 4 sample days. Phase 1: Two Weeks to Shrink Your Waistline  Day 1 Breakfast Hard-boiled egg. (Hint: Make several hard-boiled eggs, and peel. Store in a zipper bag in the refrigerator. Then you will have them when … Continue reading DASH Diet Menu

All Wrapped Up

This is a handy recipe for breakfast, lunch, brunch or a main course.  With a few tweaks to the basic recipe, you can have an endless variety of flavours to enrich your palate. Try making some of these ahead and refrigerate. Servings: 1 Egg Per wrap/serving Method: Whisk the egg in a bowl until there … Continue reading All Wrapped Up

Basil Tuna Bake

Serves 2 – 4 Ingredients 2 tins tuna in brine, drained and lightly drizzled with olive oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped 1 head cauliflower 2 spring onions, chopped 1 onion, chopped Handful of fresh basil ½ cup full-cream Greek or plain yoghurt 1 egg 1 Tbs. … Continue reading Basil Tuna Bake