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Garlicky Bok Choy

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook: 8 minutes Total: 23 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 pound baby bok choy, split in half lengthwise 2 tablespoons roughly chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock, or canned, low-sodium chicken or […]

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Peanut and Spicy Orange Sauces

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes Inactive Prep Time: Easy, Moderate, Complex Ingredients For the peanut sauce: 1/2 cup veal stock (125 ml) 1/4 cup  smooth peanut butter (60 ml) 1 tablespoon soy sauce (15 ml) 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (15 ml) 1 tablespoon honey (15 ml) 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil […]

At Home

Chewy Seedy Oat and Apricot Bars

Makes about 18 bars / Vegetarian Pack these in lunch boxes, but always be sure to steal one for yourself to enjoy with a cup of coffee once the kids have gone to school! Ingredients 300g (11 oz) porridge oats 100g (4oz) pumpkin or sunflower seeds, or a mixture of the two 50g (2oz) dessicated […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

PREP TIME: 15COOK TIME: 30SERVES: 2 servings Ingredients 4 ounces thick slab applewood smoked bacon, cut in 1/4-inch pieces 1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed, and halved lengthwise Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and sliced Method Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. […]


Cinnamon Buns

  Ingredients 1 quantity of sweet dough (get the recipe here) 125g butter, softened 80ml dark brown sugar 20ml ground cinnamon Glace icing 375ml sifted icing sugar Water to mix 3ml vanilla extract Method Roll the dough out into one large or 2 smaller rectangles.  Mix together the butter, sugar and cinnamon.  Spread this over […]


Roasted Vegetable Strudel

Serves 8 Ingredients 5 sheets phyllo 60g unsalted butter and olive oil spray 125g Ina Paarman Sun-dried Tomato Pesto 1 eggplant, sliced and roasted 250g baby marrows, cut into thin strips and roasted 250g medium brown mushrooms, roasted handful of basil leaves 300g haloumi cheese, grated Method Preheat oven to 180⁰C. Brush alternate sheets of […]


Container Gardening

The modern trend is towards smaller properties and often the garden area is either very small or non-existing.  In this episode we show you how to bring colour and life into your outside area by growing plants & colour in pots, containers and hanging baskets.


Building Bryks

BUILDING BRYKS is an eight episode construction/renovation series that follows the Bryk family as they fight their way through a construction nightmare in building their dream home. For this family of five, it has been a long road to their first home. They’ve had houses before (they’ve moved over a dozen times in the last […]