Buttermilk Pancakes

Pancakes, my favourite thing to make in a pan. When it comes to making pancakes, I like to keep things simple and go for the rule of 1:2 – I’ve been making this recipe since I was 14 and it has not failed me yet. Enjoy the greatest day of the year 🙂 Ingredients:1 cup…

Roasted Butternut Soup

I’ve often said that if I could eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be soup. Give it to me in every form, cooked for hours or ingredients roasted in the oven to bring out the maximum flavour. With that said; I present to you my butternut soup, veggies roasted to…

Eggs in a creamy, spinach sauce.

SALT, FAT and ACID. This dish has it all and takes 15 minutes to throw together. Try it for dinner or a leisurely breakfast, it wont let you down. Ingredients : 3 eggs1 packet of spinach or kale (washed)1 leek (chopped)50g – 100g of grated Parmesan (depending on your taste)Zest of half a lemonJuice of…

Naughty eggs

You know what day of the week I vibe with? Sunday. You want to stay in all day and wear pajamas? Acceptable. Want to eat brunch at 3pm? Acceptable. Want to listen to evermore (Ivy fans, RISE!) all day and do nothing? Also acceptable. I eat eggs all week. Mostly a quick scramble or boiled,…

Kale Salad – The salad I can’t stop eating.

This salad came about due to pure desperation and quite honestly, a lack of tomatoes and cucumber in my fridge. I decided to use what I had and the result was SO GOOD that I will continue to keep this in my back pocket. Ingredients : 140g chickpeas OR 6 roma tomatoes 4 garlic cloves…

Calamari on Toast (or anything really)

When Gavin and I lived in Cape Town, at least one Sunday a month – we would head to Cafe Manhattan for a lazy brunch or an even lazier lunch with cocktails. I would always order this garlic pan fried calamari and now living in Ireland, I knew I had to recreate this tasty dish…

Steak Tagliata

I don’t want to be dramatic but THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MEALS OF ALL TIME. It’s simple, delicious and a classic I can get behind! I discovered this dish by complete accident, I went to a restaurant and ordered a steak tagliatelle fully thinking I’m going to get a creamy steak pasta BUT…

South African Dom Pedro

When my brother and I were growing up, we both knew that going to Spur, meant two things : Ribs and Don Pedro. I went YEARS without drinking it but then we moved to Ireland and suddenly I started making them again and sure enough, it is a hit! Everyone goes crazy for them. Here…

Sausage and Sweet Potato Meal

Breakfast. That’s it, the whole post. Breakfast is easily one of my favourite food groups, yes, a whole food group – don’t fight me on this. I was inspired to make this dish after a trip to the market and all the wonderful smells and this was the results, a hug in a bowl. Ingredients…

Roasted pork neck with garlic and rosemary stuffing

We had bit of a thunder storm in Cape Town today and suddenly I started thinking of making a good old fashioned roast. Something that is warm and comforting and is exactly what the doctor (or weather gods in this case) ordered. I picked up a beautiful pork neck today and immediately fell in love…