Category Archives: Side dish

Steamed broccoli, sesame seed and mature cheddar salad

Broccoli is ridiculously healthy and can be delicious, yet it seems so often just be boiled into oblivion. We eat broccoli all the time, but I realised that I haven’t posted any of the many variations of steamed broccoli salad … Continue reading

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Roasted sweetcorn, red onion, parsley and sour cream salad

What is it about tasty mush at the moment? It seems to be all I am capable of in the kitchen. I thought a jaunty piece of parsley would help make it look less mushy, but it still looks like … Continue reading

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Steamed green beans and balsamic roast tomato and olive salad with feta and almonds

On these cold winter nights the usual go-to salads are not all that appealing. Oh the coldness! I am still not completely used to being so cold most of the time. I also always seem to be cooking in a … Continue reading

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Seedy rice with leeks, peas, wild rocket and creme fraiche

A lot of people don’t like rice. I get it. It can be really boring. Or starchy. Or mushy. A lot of the time it is the sauce that is the important bit and the rice just makes you full. … Continue reading

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Sundried tomato and pistachio pesto

After waddling into the new year, wishing for a belly trolley, I decided I had better squeeze a few more recipes in before I get sidetracked with the imminent pterodactchild. I had hoped to kick off the year with some … Continue reading

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Veg braai parcels

We had the pleasure of staying at River Cottage for a weekend. No electricity. No cell phone reception. It wasn’t warm enough to swim in the river, but it was all very restful and pretty. I lay sprawled in the … Continue reading

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Thai son-in-law eggs

As you know, I am not an egg fan, but somehow all the flavours of this recipe kill the overpowering egg flavour. Eggs actually become somehow tasty. I learned the recipe years ago while studying for the first incarnation of … Continue reading

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