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Winter Left-Overs Comfort Food Recipe 3: Ostrich Mince Meatballs

This was my daughter’s suggestion and it turned out great! We had some Ostrich mince and some flour we wanted to finish and ta da! Ostrich mince meatballs. They were fantastic! Also a great way to empty those almost-empty spice bottles. When it comes to fruits and vegetables, I often leave the skin on or use […]

Winter Left-Overs Comfort Food Recipe 2: Chocolate-Chip Biscuits

So it is not exactly healthy…but it is comfort food! We had left over flour and chocolate-chips which we wanted to use but you could chop up a slab of chocolate instead (for the chocolate part). Most of the other ingredients, you would generally have in your kitchen. Ingredients 95ml butter (softened) 80ml brown sugar 1 tsp […]

Winter Left-Overs Comfort Food Recipe 1: Left-Over Rice Pudding

At times these recipes were born out of having a family member with allergies, at other times they were born out of not wanting to go to the shops on cold evenings and wanting to empty the “back of the cupboard” items; whatever the reason we hope you will enjoy these recipes that we will share […]

Egg replacements for those with Egg Allergies

If you have someone with egg allergies in your household, you will relate to my feelings about eggs. There is nothing quite like baking with eggs. They are like…creamy, binding, taste-exploding wonders but here are a few ideas of what you can replace eggs with when baking in this handy diagram I was sent. I am […]

Roadtripping snacks the kids can help make!

With the autumn days flying by and the holidays around the corner, now is the time to fit in the last few road trips and/or picnics. Preparing food can sometimes be a boring chore that is lumped onto mom’s already growing to do list. Why not get the kids involved? My daughter loved making these […]

Brownie in a Mug

Here is another one! Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons butter, melted 2 Tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence pinch of salt 4 Tablespoons sugar 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 4 Tablespoons flour Directions: In a mug mix butter, water, vanilla and salt. Mix well. Add sugar and mix. Add cocoa and mix. Add flour and mix. Microwave 60 to […]

Christmas Breakfast

Christmas morning is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. We normally have a few people over for Christmas breakfast before heading out to visit the family. So I have gathered a few Christmas breakfast ideas which I think are just too cute for their Christmas socks! Pizza Christmas Tree Ok, so the […]

Quiche in a Mug

I love, love, LOVE this. So fun, so quick and ideal for breakfast in bed on Mother’s or Father’s day. As with all microwave recipes, you can adjust it to what works best for you. Ingredients: 1 free-range egg 1 1/2 tablespoons milk Salt (I like to use herbal salt) Pepper 1/2 crust of bread (those […]

Egg-Free, Wheat-Free, Soya-Free Cake

This is a great basic recipe for those with wheat, egg or soya allergies. This recipe can be used for a simple cake or cupcakes. Ingredients 2 cups of mixed gluten-free flours or ready made gluten-free flour (such as glutagon) 1 cup sugar 4 tsp gluten-free baking powder 1 tsp vanilla essence or extract ½ cup […]

5 Minute Banana Bread in a Mug

Do you have a lonely banana going a bit brown in the bowl? Use it to make yourself a fantastic, quick treat cooked conveniently in a mug in the microwave! As always, with most “cakes in mugs”, you are better off using a larger mug, combining the ingredients in another bowl or jug and pouring […]

Gluten Free Pasta

To all my allergy sufferers (or mommies of allergy sufferers), I have found another product! I love the Orgran pasta range (and their other products) but I have found another alternative which is slightly more affordable in some shops. In fact, I was lucky enough to find my local Pick ‘n Pay stocking it. It […]

Spicy Chickpea “Nuts”

Try this healthy, low-fat substitute for nuts when a craving strikes! Chickpeas are a helpful source of zinc, folate (Folic acid) and protein. Recent studies have also shown that they can assist in lowering of cholesterol in the bloodstream. Ingredients 1 Can of Chickpeas 1 Tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil (or Avocado Oil) 4 tsp of spices of […]

Apple, Pear and Banana crumble

This is a quick, easy and delicious recipe for winter. Adding bananas gives a sweetness to the crumble and it goes toffee-like around the edges. Top with cream for the ultimate dessert. Ingredients 2 Granny Smith Apples – peeled and sliced 2 Ripe Pears – peeled, cored and sliced 3 Tbsp Apple Juice 1 Tbsp […]