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Spicy Pitta Wedges

These are used for dipping into and scooping up all of these little mezze/tapas dishes.  I love them still slightly warm, but they also are delicious, a day or two later to serve with cheese, if you have any left over! Ingredients 2 oval pitta breads A few tbsp olive oil Sea salt 2 tsp […]


Date Crumble

Ingredients: Date Jam 500ml cold water 500ml sugar 500ml chopped dates 5ml ground cardamom 45ml fresh lemon juice 125ml pistachios Crumble 250g butter 45ml sugar 45ml sunflower oil 5ml vanilla essence or vanilla paste 2 eggs 10ml baking powder 600ml – 700ml cake flour Icing sugar, to dust Method Date Jame: Dissolve the sugar and […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Claire’s Spinach Carbonara

PREP TIME: 15minCOOK TIME: 15minSERVES: 4 servings Ingredients  Salt 1/2 pound slab bacon, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1 pound fresh or dried spinach fettuccine 1 whole large egg, plus 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for garnish 2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper 2 cups baby spinach leaves […]


Sardines with Caper and Lemon Sauce

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Total: 30 minutes Yield:  4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup of flour 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus 1/2 teaspoon 1 tablespoon Emeril’s Original Essence or Creole Seasoning, recipe) 8 tablespoons Spanish olive oil 2 pounds fresh whole sardines, cleaned and gutted 1 small shallot, minced 2 cloves […]

Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Easy Vegetable Soup

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons lemon thyme leaves 2 cups (500ml) tomato purée (tomato sauce) 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock 1 carrot, peeled and grated 1 zucchini (courgette), peeled and grated 1 parsnip, peeled and grated Sea salt and cracked black pepper Finely […]


Escape To The Country

Escape to the Country returns with a new series to find the perfect home for families who are seeking to get away from city living.  Each episode features one couple or family who are looking to make the escape and relocate to the country.  Join the presenters on their quest to find a home that fits […]


Asian-Style Chicken Salad

Ingredients 1 packet Italian salad mix 1 ready-cooked chicken, shredded into thin strips (deboned and skinned) 2 avocados, sliced 1 fresh mango, cut into chunks or 1 tin lychees, drained and dried well 1 packet mange touts or snow peas, julienned 1 packet minute noodles 1 tbs sesame seeds DRESSING 1 tbs peanut butter 2 tbs […]

Kia Cook Off

Kia Cook-Off SA 2012

Kia Cook-Off SA 2012 is The Home Channel’s brand new cooking competition show looking for the best one-pot cook in the country. In the show, 27 contestants compete for the top spot and a grand prize of R50 000 and a holiday for two. Each week three contestants cook their favorite one-pot dish, be it […]