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The Block USA – Flipping the Block

Four teams of skilled competitors join forces on an extraordinary renovation. They’ll demo, reno and transform four run-down condos into move-in ready show pieces…all while living amidst the construction dust! In the end, the team that gets the highest bid for their condo unit at auction, minus what they spent from their design budget, will […]

Chuck's Day Off

Pork Belly & Scallop Started with Coffee Glaze

Chuck Hughes’ slow braised pork belly is paired perfectly with a delicate scallop drizzled with a thick coffee glaze. Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 3 hrs 35 minutesYield: 4 servingsEasy, Moderate, Complex Ingredients For the pork belly: 1/4 cup vegetable oil (60 ml) 2 pounds fresh pork belly 1 medium carrot, roughly chopped 1 celery […]


Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Cumin and Coriander

Served with yoghurt and cucumber Raita. Shoulder of lamb responds very well to slow-roasting.   The long cooking at a low heat makes it deliciously succulent and the meat becomes falling-apart-tender, all the fat renders out and the skin becomes crisp and delicious. The lamb needs very little attention for the four hours it’s in the […]


Butter Chicken Curry

This week on Recipe for Success our student chef Jeanette Moseneke from Johannesburg prepares Butter Chicken Curry for Niel Jewel from Bread and Wine, Reuben Riffel speaks to Cheryl Nesbitt about her Recipe for Success. Ingredients 4 tsp Clarified Butter 1 Onion (medium) 2 tbs Spice Mix (Garam Masala, chilli, turmeric, wet masala, coriander and […]


Thai Chilli Fish Cakes with Roast Potato

Thai Chilli Fish Cakes with Roast Potato Wedges and Mango Salsa Ingredients  300g fresh hake 2 slices white bread 100ml fresh milk ½ red pepper, diced 6 cherry tomatoes, finely sliced 1 egg 1 small chilli, finely chopped fresh coriander salt, pepper ¼ cup flour 400ml sunflower oil Salsa 1 small mango, chopped into small […]


Open House Overhaul

Samantha Pynn is a self-proclaimed open house junkie and designer who spends her weekends visiting open houses on the hunt for a hidden gem. What drives Sam nuts is the potential in almost every house she tours. Yet, so many people try to sell a house in desperate need of an OVERHAUL.  From heinous wallpaper, […]


Fettuccine Alfredo with Spinach and Mushroom

This week on Recipe for Success our student chef Tiisetso Sebola from Cape Town prepares Fettuccine Alfredo with Spinach and Mushroom for George Jardine from Jardine, Reuben speaks to Michael Jordaan about his Recipe for Success and then there’s still the viewers competition worth almost R 250 000.00. Ingredients

 250g  Fettuccine Pasta 
150g  Spinach
 125g  […]

Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Mango and Banana Yoghurt Gelato

Serves 4–6 Ingredients 2 bananas, peeled and chopped 3 mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 cup (280g) thick natural or vanilla yoghurt Method Place the banana and mango in a sealed container and freeze for 2–3 hours or until frozen. Place the frozen fruit and yoghurt in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. […]