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  • Pumpkin recipes

    October is Pumpkin Month

    As we experience the last cold weather here in South Africa before Summer arrives, it seemed appropriate to take advantage of the beautiful pumpkins that are filling our grocery shelves. Our normal limited choice of…

  • 15 Minute Almond Shortbread

    I’ve been playing around with some flavourings and decided that a little hint of almond, subtle but distinct, would be just the thing for this easy shortbread. These are flaky and melt in…

  • 5 Healthy Breakfasts we should be eating

    Purple means Plums, Blackberries, Blueberries, , Acai and all things good and healthy.  When you see these beautiful colourful fruits on your plate, you just know your meal is going to be overflowing…

  • Muffins

    Roasted Pumpkin, Parmesan and Basil Muffins

    I’ve always had a soft spot for muffins.  There are not too many that I would turn  my nose up to, in fact sweet or savoury, they press all the right buttons for…

  • Traditional South African Malva Pudding

    Malva Pudding – South African Dessert

    This dessert says “South African” like no other and is comfort food at its very best.    Every  South African cook has a variation of this pudding in at least one of their cookbooks.…

  • Crunchies like mama makes them

    Crunchies – A South African Favourite

    When I orginally started my blog it was for the sole purpose of keeping a record of all my recipes for my children who live around the world.  My mother’s recipes have…

  • Chia and Parmesan Crackers

    Rosemary, Chia and Parmesan Crackers

    I am a huge Donna Hay fan, have all her books and my ipad is filled to the brim with each and every magazine.  Late night reading for me will usually be hours of…

  • gluten free muffins

    Gluten Free Pecan and Cinnamon Muffins

    Whether you are allergic to glutens or not, the new found popularity in following a gluten-free diet or eating more gluten-free foods will most definitely benefit you, regardless of your current health.…

  • Ruby Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

    I have this crazy love for loaf cakes which I can’t explain.  Maybe it’s because there is something about the fact that they don’t require any fancy toppings or decorations to make them perfect.…

  • Healthy Brownie bites

    Nut Butter Brownie Bites

    Raw Energy – get the best out of your ingredients by eating them the way nature intended.  These Nut Butter Brownies are pure health, goodness and energy in every bite.   They are…