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Homemade dressings far outshine any store-bought varieties, and Martha will show you how easy it is to make your own. She starts the lesson with a delicious shallot vinaigrette prepared two ways: whisked directly in the bottom of a salad bowl and shaken in a small jar. Vinaigrette in a Jar Makes 3/4 cup INGREDIENTS […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Mocha Brownies

Yield: 12 large brownies Ingredients 1 cup of flour 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder ½ teaspoon of baking powder ¼ teaspoon of salt ¾ cup of butter (6 ounces) 6 ounces of dark chocolate 2 cups of brown sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons of vanilla 1 cup or so […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Tarragon Deviled Eggs

PREP TIME: 15COOK TIME: 4SERVES: 4 Ingredients 6 large eggs Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet gherkins, plus 1 teaspoon brine 2 teaspoons finely chopped tarragon, plus 12 tarragon leaves, for garnish Directions Put the eggs in a small saucepot. Add […]

Chef At Home

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunches

EASE OF PREPARATION:  Easy, Moderate, Complex A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, […]

Cook Yourself Thin

Rich & Aromatic Meat Pot Pie

Gizzi: “This is a low-fat pastry with 100g less fat than normal pastry, so much lighter. I’m using low fat mince too and ditching the mash. You won’t need it with the crust I’m going to give this pie.” Serves 4 Ingredients For the pastry 225g plain flour 85g vegetable suet 1 tbsp olive oil […]

Chuck's Day Off

Mussels with Bacon and Rapini

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yields 4 portions   Ingredients 4 thick slices of crusty bread 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper 1 teaspoon of steak spice 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil ½ pound of thick cut bacon, diced (225 grams) 1 medium sized Spanish onion, halved and sliced 2 […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Grilled Lam and Feta Burgers

Allspice is one of those secret weapons in savory foods.  You can’t put your finger on it, but you know it is there.  It was named by the English, because they thought it contained cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  Shh, it is also the secret ingredient in Cincinnati-style chili. Yield: 4 to 6 servings. What to […]

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Food in a Flash

Join South Africa’s best-selling cookbook author, Sharon Glass, on her first ever TV series, Food In A Flash. Sharon will teach you how to prepare simple, delicious meals in no time at all, from budget meals to low fat options. A beautiful dinner of mint-marinated lamb chops with smashed potatoes and a ribboned salad is […]