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Lorraine Pascale: How To Be A Better Cook

Professional chef Lorraine Pascale is looking to help amateurs improve their kitchen skills. In each episode, she takes an inexperienced cook and helps build up their confidence so the rookie can make impressive meals for friends and family. The tasks Pascale tackles include teaching a 52-year-old builder — who has never cooked a meal before […]

Crispy salmon, polenta chips and grilled asparagus

Ingredients For the polenta chips 900ml/1½ pints vegetable or chicken stock 200g/7oz instant polenta 1 stick rosemary, leaves finely chopped (about 1 tbsp choppedrosemary) flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 20 large sage leaves 20 slices pancetta 2 tbsp olive oil For the gremolata 4 garlic cloves (can use more or less depending on your taste), roughly chopped handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped 1 lemon, finely grated […]

Baked Peaches with Spiced Sour Cream

Ingredients: ½ cup (120 ml) rolled oats ¼ cup (60 ml) brown sugar ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon (0.5 ml) salt 2 large peaches, cut in half, pit removed 4 tablespoons (60 ml) cold butter, divided Spiced sour cream: ½ cup (120 ml) sour cream 2 tablespoons (30 ml) brown sugar ½ teaspoon […]

Broccoli Frittata

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients 8 slices of thick cut bacon, chopped a splash of water 12 eggs 1 bunch of broccoli, trimmed and cut into small florets 1 ½ cups of your favourite cheddar cheese, grated ½ cup of milk ½ teaspoon of salt Method Preheat your oven to 350°F and turn on […]

Pan Rushed Pork Chops With Tarragon Mushrooms

Yield: 2 servings Ingredients a splash of vegetable oil 2 pork chops 1 onion, sliced  thinly 4 cloves of garlic 8 ounces of whole button mushrooms, rinsed 1 cup of your favourite red wine ½ cup of whipping cream ½ teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of pepper 3 stalks of fresh tarragon, chopped Method Match […]

Sweet Potato Rostis with Horseradish Dip

Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled 1 potato 1 yellow onion 1 tablespoon (15 ml) flour ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) pepper Vegetable oil, for frying Creamy Horseradish Dip (see recipe), for serving For the Horseradish Dip 1 cup (240 ml) sour cream 2 tablespoons (30 ml) mayonnaise 1 tablespoon (15 ml) […]

Romaine Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2-3 romaine hearts or baby romaine heads 3 radishes, thinly sliced ½ red onion, thinly sliced Dijon vinaigrette ½ cup (120 ml) olive oil 2 tablespoons (30 ml) grainy mustard 1 tablespoon (15 ml) honey Juice of 1 lemon ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) salt ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) pepper Method: To make the Dijon […]

French Onion Soup

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients For the Topping: 8 slices of baguette a splash of olive oil a sprinkle of salt and pepper 2 cups of Emmentaler cheese, some grated, some sliced For the Soup: 4 tablespoons of butter 12 large onions, thinly sliced ½ cup of sherry 6 cups of real chicken broth 2 teaspoons of […]

Apple Pecan Gorgonzola Turnovers

Ingredients: 2 7oz. prepared puff pastry sheets, thawed 1 egg 1 teaspoon (5ml) water, for egg wash 1 cup (240ml) apple butter ½ cup (120ml) toasted pecans, chopped ¼ cup (60ml) gorgonzola cheese, crumbled Method: Preheat oven to 400oF (205oC). Lightly flour a clean work surface and roll out puff pastry into a large rectangle. […]

Power Pear Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 medium Bartlett pears, cored and diced 1 frozen banana 1 tablespoon (15ml) cashew butter 3/4 cup (120ml) almond milk 1 tablespoon (15ml) veggie protein powder (optional) Method: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Special Orange Juice

Ingredients: 2 medium oranges, peeled 4 medium carrots 1 pomegranate, seeds only 1 sprig fresh mint Method: Clean all ingredients thoroughly. Cut ingredients to fit into juicer feeding chute. Run ingredients through the juicer.

Pan Rushed Chicken with Apples and Sage

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients 2 boneless chicken breasts a pinch of salt and pepper a splash of vegetable oil 1 Tbsp of butter 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 apples, cored and chopped ¼ cup of apple cider 1 Tbsp of cider vinegar 2 Tbsp of grainy mustard 1 Tbsp of dried […]

Caesar’s Salad

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients For the croutons:                   4 slices of rustic white bread, cubed or torn 2 Tbsp of water 2 Tbsp of olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, sliced For the dressing:                   1 head of garlic, peeled 1- 50 g can of anchovies, not drained 4 Tbsp of Dijon mustard 1 ½ cups of […]

Yogurt with beets and walnuts

Ingredients: 1 large beet Olive oil, for brushing 1 sprig of fresh thyme 1 cup (240ml) Greek yogurt 1 cup (240ml) walnut halves, chopped 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil Juice of ½ a lemon Salt and pepper, to taste Method: Preheat oven to 400oF (205oC). Cut off stem and peel beet. Coat in olive oil […]


Ingredients: 1 large spaghetti squash 1 head of garlic for roasting, using 3 cloves only Olive oil, for roasting Salt and pepper, for roasting and sautéing 1 red onion, sliced thinly 2 cups (480ml) kale leaves, chopped 1 can chopped tomatoes, with juice 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 teaspoon (5ml) fresh thyme, […]

Maple Water Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup (240ml) maple water 1 cup (240ml) frozen strawberries 1 cup (240ml) frozen mango 1 cup (240ml) kale 1 cup (240ml) spinach ½ avocado 1 scoop veggie protein powder (optional) Method: Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Cauliflower Steaks with Raisin Caper Sauce

Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, stalk removed, cut into thick slices Olive oil, for brushing Salt, for sprinkling ¼ teaspoon (2ml) sweet paprika ½ cup (120ml) raisins 1 cup (240ml) 2 tablespoons (30ml) capers, drained and rinsed ½ teaspoon (3ml) dried thyme 1 tablespoon (15ml) red wine vinegar 5 tablespoons (75ml) butter Salt and fresh ground […]

Tuna Shrimp Rice Wraps

Yield: 2 Servings Ingredients 1-170 gram can of flaked tuna, drained 8 cooked shrimp, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise 2 large rice paper rounds a handful of fresh basil leaves a handful of fresh cilantro leaves Method Toss the tuna and shrimp with the mayonnaise in a small bowl.Soak the rice paper rounds one at […]

Donal’s Meals in Minutes

LA based Donal Skehan’s cookery series will teach viewers everything they know about modern meals by learning lots of tips, hints and cooking hacks. Donal will be using his skills to give viewers a bullet proof guide to quick cooking, using one pan dinners, 5 ingredient suppers and shop bought cheat meals, while nutritionist Paula […]

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1-400 gram bag of mini marshmallows 2 cups of any milk 6 to 8 large scoops of your favourite vanilla ice cream 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Method Toast the marshmallows on a baking tray under your broiler, (but on the bottom rack of the oven) until puffed and […]

Figgy Buns with Hazelnuts and Walnuts

Ingredients: ½ cup (120ml) dried figs Hot water, for rehydrating figs 2 tablespoons (30ml) unsalted butter 1 2/3 cups (400ml) milk 2 tablespoons (30ml) light brown sugar 1 ¾ oz. (50g) fresh yeast 2 1/2 cups (600ml) all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups (360ml) whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon (5ml) salt 1 cup (240ml) walnuts, toasted […]

Spicy Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Yield: 4 – 8 Servings Ingredients 6 sweet potatoes, cut into 6 or 8 cubes each 2 eggs, whisked a splash of orange juice 1 tablespoon of cinnamon a pinch of salt 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded any leftover chili, vegetarian or otherwise 6 sweet potatoes, cut into 6 or 8 cubes each 2 eggs, […]

Nutty Banana Bread

Got ripe bananas? Desiree shares her take on classic banana bread during her favourite time of the day, baking time. Ingredients: 2 overripe bananas 2 eggs 3 tablespoons (45ml) coconut oil, melted ¼ cup (60ml) plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon (5ml) pure vanilla extract ½ cup (120ml) maple syrup 1 teaspoon (5ml) baking soda ½ […]


Tom cooks his version of a lasagne with a few twists you won’t have tried before that are guaranteed to pack in extra flavour. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 800g best quality mince 200g diced pancetta 2 onions finely diced 4 garlic cloves, grated 2 sticks of celery, finely sliced 2 carrots, finely diced 4kg of ripe […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Pink Velvet Frosting

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups (360ml) almond flour ¼ cup (60ml) cocoa powder 1 teaspoon (10ml) baking powder Pinch of salt ¼ cup (60ml) honey ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil ¼ cup (60ml) water 4 eggs 1 tablespoon (15ml) vanilla extract For the Pink Frosting 1 cup (240ml) cream cheese 1 teaspoon (10ml) vanilla extract 1 […]

Veggie Omelet

Ingredients: ½ onion, chopped 1/3 cup (80ml) cremini mushrooms, sliced ¼ cup (60ml) sundried tomatoes, sliced 1 cup (240ml) baby spinach leaves 3 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons (30ml) gruyere cheese, shredded Olive oil, for frying   Method: Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add in onions and mushrooms and sundried tomatoes, and saute until tender. […]

Bloomed Wild Rice Salad

Ingredients: 1 ½ cup (360ml) wild rice ¾ cup (180ml) Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced ¾ cup (180ml) celery, chopped ¾ cup (180ml) radishes, thinly sliced ¾ cup (180ml) peas 3 tablespoons (45ml) olive oil 1 ½ tablespoon (22ml) Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons (10ml) honey 2 teaspoons (10ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice Pinch of salt Freshly […]

Veggie Soba Noodles with Peanut Dressing

Ingredients: For the Peanut Sauce 3 tablespoons (45ml) smooth natural peanut butter, warmed up 1 tablespoon (15ml) rice vinegar 1 tablespoon (15ml) coconut oil 2 tablespoons (30ml) tamari or soy sauce 1 tablespoon (15ml) brown sugar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon (15ml) lime juice   Veggie Soba Noodles 2 cup (480ml) soba noodles, cooked […]

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Deb’s flourless chocolate torte Full recipe available here >> //freesweet.co.za/recipes/debs-flourless-chocolate-torte   Ntwenhle’s easy pancakes Full recipe available here >> //freesweet.co.za/recipes/ntwenhles-easy-pancakes   Gabriella’s zingy lemon cupcakes Full recipe available here >> //freesweet.co.za/recipes/zingy-lemon-cupcakes   Chef Lucia’s chocolate fondant Full recipe available here >> //freesweet.co.za/recipes/chef-lucias-chocolate-fondant   Ayanda’s Rich Chocolate cake Full recipe available here >> //freesweet.co.za/recipes/ayandas-rich-chocolate-cake   Deb’s Milk Tart Full recipe available here >> //freesweet.co.za/recipes/debs-milk-tart

Aromatic Steamed Mussels

You will never steam mussels the same way again when you taste Aromatic Steamed Mussels and Tomato Mussels with Penne.  Learn how simple risotto is to cook with Risotto with Classic Italian Flavours; Italian Bacon and Blue Cheese Risotto and Risotto Cakes.  Join Chef Michael Smith as he goes back to basics with a twist!   Yield 2 – 4 servings Ingredients […]

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