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Braised lamb shanks with moroccan spices

Ingredients 4 lamb shanks Salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp olive oil 2 chopped onions 1 tsp crushed garlic 1/2 tsp ground ginger Pinch of saffron 1/4 tsp paprika 1-2 cups of stock (mushroom or vegetable) Method Sprinkle the lamb with salt and pepper to taste. Warm the olive oil in a sautЋ pan [...]

Mocha dream squares

Nothing goes better together than chocolate, coffee, nuts and a super creamy texture, you will have to agree once you’ve tasted these delicious squares. Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter & 1 Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp. cocoa 1/2 cup sugar 6 Tbsp. ground espresso (fine grind) 1 egg, beaten 2 cups biscuit crumbs 1 cup macadamia nuts, [...]

If i had my life to live over

If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I’d limber up. I would be sillier than I’ve been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously, take more chances, take more trips. I’d climb more mountains, and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice [...]

Mexican rolls

Ingredients 1 clove garlic 2 avocados 2 tomatoes 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp Mexican chilli powder 2 slices naan bread Directions Crush and peel garlic. Rub the garlic around the inside of a small mixing bowl. Cut avocados in half and remove the stones and peel. Place the avocados in the bowl. Mash with [...]

Loaded melon

Take one oval shaped watermelon Cut a small circle out of the top Pour in half a bottle of Peach Schnapps (or other tasty treat) Pour in half a bottle of Vodka Give it a shake Pop the top back in…. Refrigerate overnight (or if you can’t wait… a couple of hours) Slice up… (very [...]

Peach salad

Ingredients 6 peaches, pitted and sliced 5 kiwifruits, peeled and sliced 1/3 cup orange juice 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint Directions In a medium bowl, place peaches and kiwi, pour in orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Toss to coat fruit. Garnish with mint; refrigerate for several [...]

Sauteed chicken with mushrooms and yogurt

Ingredients 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1tbsp. flour 4 tsp. butter 1 thinly sliced onion 250 gms sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt Method Sprinkle chicken lightly with flour. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat. Cook chicken until browned all over, about 5 minutes on each [...]

Sausage and kumara slice

Ingredients 500g sausage meat 1 onion, finely chopped 2 medium sized kumara, grated (500g) 1 apple, unpeeled and grated 1 cup grated tasty cheese 4 eggs, beaten Freshly ground black pepper Method With wet hands line a 23cm diameter quiche dish with the sausage meat. Place the onion, kumara, apple, cheese and beaten eggs in [...]

Hokey pokey dessert

Ingredients: 5 Tbspns sugar 2 Tbspns golden syrup 1 tspn baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) Method Use a large heavy based saucepan (cooking pot) as it foams up – and watch carefully while cooking as it burns easily. Bring sugar and golden syrup to the boil slowly stirring all the time. Simmer gently over a [...]

Chicken kebabs

Chicken kebabs

3 x chicken breasts skinned and diced into 2 – 3 cm chunks. 12 cherry tomatoes. 2 small onions, quartered 1 large green pepper cut into 2 – 3 cm cubes 50 ml olive oil 1 Tbsp Soya sauce 2 Tbsp lemon juice Half a tsp thyme leaves Half a tsp pepper Method Using six [...]