Recipe Index

This index is arranged, under headings, in roughly the order in which I posted the recipes. Click on the categories below to find recipes. Or press Control+F, then enter an ingredient in the search field.

- SALADS
- SOUPS
- VEGETABLES & VEGETARIAN
- EGGS & CHEESE
- PASTA
- CHICKEN & POULTRY
- MEAT
- SEAFOOD
- CAKES, BAKES, BREADS & BISCUITS
- DESSERTS AND SWEET THINGS
- SAUCES & DIPS
- PRESERVING
- SNACKS, STARTERS & MISCELLANEOUS
- DRINKS
- LOW-CARB RECIPES


Prawn and Asparagus Salad with Verjuice Dressing & Mayonnaise

Low-Carb Tomato, Mozzarella & Chorizo Salad with Caperberries and Basil


New-Potato Salad with Avocado, Wasabi and Seared Tuna


Low-Carb Cucumber, Dill & Yoghurt Salad with Capers and Anchovies


Low-Carb Green Bean, Tomato & Prosciutto Salad with Basil Oil


Moroccan-Spiced Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Mint & Almonds


Roast Aubergine, Gammon & Mung Bean Salad


Low-Carb Salmon, Beetroot and Rocket Salad


Citrus Couscous Salad (to go with Moroccan lamb chops)


Warm Lamb and Potato Salad with a Mint Dressing


Pea and Pea Shoot Salad with Bacon & Eggs


Salad of Prickly Pears, Feta and Watercress


Sandwich-Press Chicken, Potato and Green Bean Salad


Roast Butternut and Baby Corn Salad


Salad of Scotch Quails' Eggs in Straw-Potato Nests


Herby Rice Salad with Feta, Walnuts and Dried Pomegranate Seeds


Cauliflower Salad with Crisp-Fried Chorizo Sausage and a Warm Lemon Dressing


Salad of Shaved Baby Fennel, Apple and Smoked Mackerel


Coronation Chicken and New-Potato Salad


Halloumi and Beef 'Carpaccio' Salad with Fried Capers


Redemption Salad of Multicoloured Roasted Peppers


North African Chicken and Couscous 'Everything' Salad


Egg and Fennel Salad with Nasturtium-Leaf Mayonnaise


Salad of Smoked Chicken, Persimmons and Cashews, with a Cumin Vinaigrette


Salad of Warm New Potatoes, Smoked Trout, Celeriac and Watercress


Roast Baby Aubergines with Rocket and Peppered Cream Cheese, and a Tahini Dressing


Pretty Little Individual Tuna Salads


Smoked Mackerel and Chickpea Salad with Crunchy Chilli Breadcrumbs


Elinor's Salad of Broad Beans and Asparagus, topped with a Poached Egg and Parmesan Shavings


Warm New-Potato Salad with Bacon and Mustard Greens


Salad of Green Beans with Lemon, Garlic, Olive Oil, Toasted Hazelnuts and Peppered Cream Cheese


Salad of Griddled Baby Butternut with Lemon, Garlic, Feta and Mint


Spring Salad of Edamame Beans, Fennel, Avocado and Pancetta


Roast Beef Fillet with Creamy Celeriac and Horseradish Cream Salad


Fusilli Pasta Salad with Marinated Chicken, Pesto and Tomatoes


Kohlrabi, Baby Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Yoghurt & Horseradish Dressing


'Carpaccio' of Kohlrabi with Radishes and Blue Cheese


Wasabi and Avocado Potato Salad with Seared Sesame Tuna Steaks


Fennel Salad with Caramelised Pears, Walnuts and Blue Cheese


Rocket and Fig salad with Blue Camembert and Toasted Walnuts


Shredded Cabbage Salad with Chilli-Lime Dressing, Crunchy Noodles and Refried Peanuts


Really Easy Roast Pepper and Caper Salad


Brown & Wild Rice Salad with Feta and Herbs


Hot baby potatoes with cold tuna-caper dressing


Crunchy Quinoa Salad with Beetroot and Feta


Warm Grilled Aubergines with Chilli and Pesto


Couscous, Feta & Pea Salad with Naartjie (Tangerine) Dressing


Light Potato Salad with Garlic, Lemon and Yoghurt


Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Caper Dressing



Cold Cucumber, Herb & Yoghurt Soup with Verjuice Granita


Spring Onion & Celery Soup with Smoked Trout


Spicy Low-Carb Roast Chicken Soup


Spring Onion & Celery Soup with Smoked Trout


Creamy Low-Carb Cauliflower-Cheese Soup with Lemon Butter & Bacon


Quick Nourishing Green Soup, Using Left-Over Fresh Herbs


Spicy Low-Carb Roast Chicken & Tomato Soup with Halloumi Croutons


Low-Carb Pea, Spinach and Parsley Soup with Bacon Bows


My Epic Chicken Soup with Nutmeg, Thyme & Cream


White Gazpacho with Tomato Granita


Spicy Chicken, Tomato and Sweetcorn Soup


Chakalaka Soup with Little Boerewors Balls


Cream of Watercress Soup with Wobbly Eggs


Chicken Soup with Braaied Mielies [Barbecued Sweetcorn]


Chicken, Rice, Egg and Lemon: My Flop-Proof Avgolemono Soup


Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeezy Pea and Gammon Soup with a Cool Mint Topping


Hearty Soup with Tomatoes, Lentils and Gammon (scroll to end)


Roast Ratatouille Soup with Basil Mayonnaise


Creamy New-Potato Soup with Frizzled Parma Ham


South African Tomato and Onion Soup with Roast-Garlic and Camembert Toast


Lightly Curried Mussel Soup with Fresh Coriander


Moroccan-style Tomato and Preserved-Lemon Salad with a Tomato & Paprika 'Broth'


Spinach and Pea Soup with Creamy Lemony Mint Topping


Spicy Chicken, Tomato and Sweetcorn Soup


Lettuce, Cucumber, Spring Onion and Pea Soup


Jerusalem Artichoke Soup


Moroccan Soup with Chicken, Couscous, Mint and Lemon


Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Parmesan Crisps


Blend-Ahead, Deeply Delicious Spicy Mince, Bean and Tomato Soup


Umami Tomato Soup: passion in a bowl


Quick, thick chicken soup for kids, using the remains of the roast


Roast Red Pepper & Tomato Soup


Mexican-Style Sweetcorn Soup


Four-tin, Ten-Minute Chickpea, Sweetcorn and Tomato Soup



(SEE ALSO Salads, Soups, Eggs, Cheese)

Low-Carb Wine-Braised Leeks with Cream, Thyme & Parmesan


Wine-Braised Baby Leeks in Crisp Prosciutto


Low-Carb Griddled Baby Butternut with Chorizo, Feta & a Lemon Dressing


Roasted Golden Beetroot with Spinach, Bacon & Ruby Grapefruit


Low-Carb Double Cauliflower Cheese


Buttery Tomato Tart


Wine-Braised Baby Leeks in Crisp Prosciutto


Low-Carb Slow-Cooked Courgettes & Cherry Tomatoes with Melty Feta Wheels


Puff Pastry Stars with Creamed Mushrooms


Gado-Gado: hot & cold salad with a spicy peanut sauce


Hot Caprese Tart with Tomatoes, Basil & Mozzarella


Waterblommetjie and Pepper-Feta Quiche


Vegetarian Aubergine Burgers with Poached Eggs & a Paprika-Garlic Dressing


Creamed Curried Mushrooms on Toast


Luxurious Broccoli 'n Cheese with Gammon and a Parmesan Crust


Wine-Braised Baby Fennel in Crisped Prosciutto


Champ with Chives and Garlic


Low-Carb Marinated Mushrooms, Beans & Feta


Devilled Mushrooms on Toast


Warm Marinated Olives with Lime, Thyme and Chilli


Fresh Asparagus, Peas and Parmesan on Hot Toast


Shemeji Mushrooms-on-Toast with Cream and Pepper


Easy Caramelised Onion and Feta Tart - using pickled onions


Onion and Blue Cheese Tart


Lemony Green Beans with Frizzled Prosciutto, Fried Breadcrumbs and Aïoli


Spiced Baked Aubergines with Yoghurt and Pomegranate Seeds


Baby Mielies [Sweetcorn] with Smoked Butter, Chillies, Lemon and Garlic


Roasted Pressed Beetroot with Sour Cream


Crustless Courgette, Mint and Feta Tart


Luxurious Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon and Leeks


Braised Baby Leeks with Halloumi 'Popcorn' and Frizzled Prosciutto


Easy Caramelised Onion and Feta Tart - using pickled onions


Baked Aubergines with Tomato, Scorched Red Pepper, Feta and Mint


Double-Craggy Garlic Bread with Herbs, Lemon and Peppered Cream Cheese


Salad of Warm Baby Leeks with Blue Cheese and Chilli Croutons


Redemption Salad of Multicoloured Roasted Peppers


Ricotta-and-Parsley-Filled Paccheri Baked with a Tomato, Butter and Sage Sauce


Oven-Baked Vegetables in a Spiced Coconut Gravy


Sauté Potatoes


Sweetcorn Chilli-Bites with a Mint Yoghurt Dip


Potato, Cheese and Chilli Phyllo Triangles


Roast Baby Aubergines with Rocket and Peppered Cream Cheese, and a Tahini Dressing


Chickpea and Feta Fritters with a Mint and Paprika Dressing


Crispy Courgette 'Fritters' with a Gingery Lemon Dressing


Festive dips: Chermoula-style Red Pepper & Cumin Dip, and Avocado, Crème Fraîche & Coriander Dip


Zaheera's Easy Sweetcorn, Coriander and Chilli Crustless Egg Tart


Beetroot Hoummous with Wilted Greens, Feta and Lemon


Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with a Fresh Tomato and Cream Sauce


Salad of Griddled Baby Butternut with Lemon, Garlic, Feta and Mint


Spicy, Super-Crunchy Garlic Potato Wedges with Roast Pepper Dip


Rumbledethumps: hot mash, cabbage, leeks and cheese


Quick Vegetable and Feta 'Strudel' with Lemon, Dill and Yoghurt Sauce


Oven -dried Cherry Tomatoes Preserved in Olive Oil


Slow- baked Cherry Tomatoes with Ricotta and Thyme


Tomatoes Baked with Garlic Butter and Cream


Fresh Beetroot Greens with Olive Oil Dressing


Parsnip, Potato and Cumin Pancakes with Crème Fraîche and Chives


10-minute Phyllo Tartlets with Blue Cheese and Leeks 


Hot Caprese Salad on Phyllo Pastry


Cauliflower with Butter, Lemon, Parsley and Crispy Breadcrumbs


Mashed Madumbis with Spring Onions, Butter and Cream


Quick Sweetcorn, Feta and Leek Fritters


Creamy Scalloped Potatoes, the foolproof way


Lemony Potato Wedges with Sumac


Naartjie and Chickpea Couscous


Oven-Roasted Ratatouille


Luscious confit of baby tomatoes, basil and garlic


The supersonic, ultra-crispy potato wedgie


Quick, Easy Marinated Mushrooms


Savoury Cheese and Onion Tart


My mom's legendary Asparagus Tart


My aunt's Avocado Mousse


Potato- topped Celery, Leek and Cheese Pie


Brown & Wild Rice Salad with Feta and Herbs


Mango and Cheddar Toasties


Jamie Oliver's Baked Butternut


Curried Celeriac


Crunchy Quinoa Salad with Beetroot and Feta


Squashed Crispy Potatoes with Rosemary and Parmesan


Warm Grilled Aubergines with Chilli and Pesto


Fettucine with Warmed Tomatoes, Garlic and Rocket 


Buttery Parsnip Mash



Camembert Baked in Vine Leaves, with Verjuice-Poached Grapes


Deep-Dish Quiche with Blistered Tomatoes, Peas, Ham, Basil & Mozzarella


Low-Carb Double-Bacon Cheese & Herb Mini Quiches


Low-Carb Parchment-Baked Feta with Thyme & Chilli


Amasi Cheese Pops with Herbs and Spices


Two Scrumptious Low-Carb Cheese, Nut & Herb Pestos


Low-Carb Double Cauliflower Cheese


Drained Maas Cheese Roll with Lemon, Pepper & Smoked Paprika


Easy Maas (Amasi) Drained Cheese with Capers, Radishes & Herbs


Waterblommetjie and Pepper-Feta Quiche


Old-Fashioned Ham and Eggs Au Gratin


Luxurious Broccoli 'n Cheese with Gammon, and a Parmesan Crust.


Pea and Pea Shoot Salad with Bacon & Eggs


Omelette Arnold Bennett with Smoked Angelfish


Salad of Scotch Quails' Eggs in Straw-Potato Nests


Easy Caramelised Onion and Feta Tart - using pickled onions


Onion and Blue Cheese Tart


Luxurious Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon and Leeks


Double-Craggy Garlic Bread with Herbs, Lemon and Peppered Cream Cheese


Spicy Pizzas Made with Naan Bread


Home-made Double-Creamy Garlic, Lemon and Herb Yoghurt Cheese


Double-Egged Crustless Spinach & Bacon Tart


Breakfast Eggs Baked with Tomato, Red Pepper and Smoked Sausage


Egg and Fennel Salad with Nasturtium-Leaf Mayonnaise


Zaheera's Easy Sweetcorn, Coriander and Chilli Crustless Egg Tart


Non-Slip Two-Tone Half-Devilled Stuffed Eggs


Gilly's Egg 'Bavarois'


Quick Crustless Tuna Tart: instant family supper


Savoury Cheese and Onion Tart


Profiteroles with a Double-Creamy Blue-Cheese Filling


Ripe Figs with Baked Camembert and Spicy Caramel Walnuts


Peppered Halloumi with Red-Pepper Tahina Dip


Henna-Patterned Spiced Cream Cheese


Four-Pepper Cream Cheese with Green Olives


Leaf-Wrapped Wine-Soused Camembert, over the coals


Parmesan Crisps


Jellied Quince with Cheese


Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Parmesan Crisps


Roast Baby Aubergines with Rocket and Peppered Cream Cheese, and a Tahini Dressing


Salad of Green Beans with Lemon, Garlic, Olive Oil, Toasted Hazelnuts and Peppered Cream Cheese


'Carpaccio' of Kohlrabi with Radishes and Blue Cheese


Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Caper Dressing





Spaghettini with a Double-Creamy Onion, Lemon and ‘Caviar’ Sauce


Fusilli Pasta Salad with Marinated Chicken, Pesto and Tomatoes


Mike's Youvetsi: a Greek comfort food


Ricotta-and-Parsley-Filled Paccheri Baked with a Tomato, Butter and Sage Sauce





Chicken Liver Paté with a Jellied Verjuice Topping


Chicken with Roasted Onions, Grapes & Verjuice


Low-Carb Silken Chicken-Liver Pâté with Green Peppercorns


Low-Carb Chicken Breasts in a Butter, Basil & Tomato Cream Sauce


Low-Carb Paprika Chicken with Tomatoes, Green Beans and Olives


Low-Carb Griddled Chicken Breasts with Romesco-Style Sauce


Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Breasts, Fennel & Bacon with a Cauliflower and Nutmeg Mash


Spicy Shredded Duck with Crackling


My Epic Chicken Soup with Nutmeg, Thyme & Cream


Peppercorn Chicken with Chilli & Mint


Low-Carb Mediterranean Chicken 'Sandwich'


Warm Duck Salad with Crackly-Topped Beetroot


Chicken with Bacon, Leeks and Cider


Coriander & Coconut Satay Chicken with Creamy Peanut Sauce


Sandwich-Press Chicken, Potato and Green Bean Salad


Shredded Duck With Crisp Skin and Dried-Pear Sauce


Jellied Turkey Terrine with Parsley and Capers


Butterflied Turkey with a Ricotta, Nut and Apricot Stuffing


Chicken 'Saltimbocca' with Emmentaler and Lemon


Quick, Easy Sandwich-Press Chicken Breasts for Kids


Spiced Butterflied Chicken with Saffron and Yoghurt


Coronation Chicken and New-Potato Salad


Easy Duck Rillettes


Festive Turkey Stuffing with Green Peppercorns, Pork Sausage, Apple and Thyme


Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Pie


Rosemary and Parmesan Chicken Strips with a Lemon Dipping Sauce


North African Chicken and Couscous 'Everything' Salad


Whole Chicken Legs with Parma Ham & Lemon Herb Butter, and Sauté Potatoes


I-Love-You Chicken Pie from South Africa


Salad of Smoked Chicken, Persimmons and Cashews, with a Cumin Vinaigrette


Mini Bunny Chow with Butter Chicken


Pot-roasted Chicken Stewp with Herbs, Garlic and Bacon


Summer Linguine with a Cold Sauce of Poached Chicken, Tomatoes and Basil


Mango and Macadamia Turkey Stuffing with Sage and Sausage Meat


Chicken, Feta and Bacon Roll-Ups in a Tomato and Rosemary Sauce


Oven- poached Chicken Breasts with a Cold Lemon-Tarragon Cream


Paprika Chicken with Sour Cream and Thyme


Quick, Easy Chilli -Bite Chicken Strips


Roast Orange Chicken Breasts with an Apricot and Nut Stuffing


Moroccan Soup with Chicken, Couscous, Mint and Lemon


21st Century Coronation Chicken with Mango: light, bright and spicy


Quick oven-baked chicken breasts in a spicy yoghurt-coconut sauce


Quick, thick chicken soup for kids, using the remains of the roast


Roast Chicken, my way


Roast Chicken with Lime Leaves and Curried Celeriac


Oven- roasted Chicken Pieces with Tomato, Feta and Olives


Beer-can chicken on a braai 


Lemony Chicken Strips: my family's all-time favourite dish


Creamy Lemon Tarragon Chicken, a la Nigel Slater






Low-Carb 'Grannies in Blankets'


Christmas Gammon in a Wonderbag, with an Oros, Brandy & Ginger Glaze


Seared Beef or Venison ‘Carpaccio’ with a Thai-Style Dressing


Low-Carb Swedish-Style Meatballs in a Creamy Lemon Sauce


How to cook beef topside & fillet in a wonderful Wonderbag


Low-Carb Slow-Roasted Pork Neck with Caramelised Onions


Quick Low-Carb Gammon Steak with Tender-Stem Broccoli, Garlic & Cream


Low-Carb Lemon & Turmeric Meatballs in Lettuce Cups, with a Creamy Tahini Sauce


Low-Carb Tomato & Onion Beef Curry with Herby Cauliflower 'Couscous'


Beef Shin, Tomato & Olive Stew with a Naartjie Gremolata


Dave's Famous Roast Pork Belly


Slow-roasted Stuffed Leg of Lamb with a Basil Walnut Sauce


Paprika Pork Fillet with Greek Yoghurt


Rolled Shoulder of Venison, from Sydda Essop's book 'Karoo Kitchen'


Potted Pork Shoulder with Green Peppercorns, from the leftovers of a roast


Effortless Fennel, Sausage & Tomato Tray-Bake


Lemony Lamb Shoulder with Potatoes en Papillote


Bacon-Wrapped Chipolatas with Whipped Mustard Sauce


Christmas Gammon with a Pomegranate and Pink Peppercorns


Sausage, Pumpkin, Potato and Halloumi Tray-Bake


Peppered Burgers with Smoky Cheese & Puffy Onion Rings


Pork Steaks with Wine, Tarragon and Mustard


Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Chops with Citrus Couscous Salad


Old-Fashioned Ham and Eggs Au Gratin


Warm Lamb and Potato Salad with a Mint Dressing


Curried Lamb Ribbetjies with Mint Yoghurt


Christmas Gammon with a Sticky Orange and Ginger Glaze


Pork-Shoulder Casserole with Peppers


Spicy Frikkadels [Meatballs] with a Surprise


Individual Beef Wellingtons with Crisp Bottoms


Steak with Pink Peppercorn, Rosemary and Lemon Butter


Lemon and Pepper Mini Meat Loaves with a Cool Yoghurt, Cream and Dill Sauce


Slow-Cooked Moroccan-Spiced Beef and Apricot Stew with Naartjie Couscous


Oven-Baked Pork, Sage, Cider and Potato Stew


Smoked Venison with Cream Cheese, Horseradish and White Pepper


Gordon Ramsay's Italian Meatballs


Christmas Gammon Glazed with Brandy and Coke


Boiled Gammon with Root Vegetables and Parsleyed Béchamel Sauce (scroll to the end)


Potted Pork Belly with Mace and Pepper, in the English style


Spicy Chickpea, Sausage, Potato and Tomato Stew, with Tzatziki


Steak Kebabs with a Monkey-Gland Dipping Sauce


Cape-Malay-Style Curried Lamb Kebabs with Apricots


Mini Pita-Breads with Spicy Meatballs and Hoummous


Roast Pork Belly with Pomegranate-Glazed Cape Quinces


Oven-Cooked Hearty Beef and Carrot Stew


Cape-Malay-Style Curried Lamb Kebabs with Apricots


Christmas Gammon Glazed with Brandy and Coke


War-time Meat Pies with a Potato Pastry


Fillet Steak with a Herby Lemon Crust and Béarnaise Sauce


Leg of Lamb with Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary Stuffing


Easy Chilli Beef Tacos


Roast Beef Fillet with Creamy Celeriac and Horseradish Cream Salad


Slow- cooked Lamb Shanks with Potatoes and Tomatoes


Casserole of Slow-Cooked Pork Neck with Potatoes, Lemon, Thyme and Garlic


Moroccan-Spiced Mini Meat-Loaves with Lemon & Mint Yoghurt


Mike's Youvetsi: a Greek comfort food


Glazed Roast Pork with Gingery Fresh-Prune Relish


Glazed Pork Fillet


Roast Pork Neck with Leeks, Carrots and Apples


Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato and Yoghurt Gravy - with toddler variation


Blend-Ahead, Deeply Delicious Spicy Mince, Bean and Tomato Soup


Garlicky Lamb Kebabs with Fennel Seeds, on Rosemary Skewers


Fillet Steak, Mash and Rocket with Balsamic glaze


Fillet Steak, Mash and Rocket with Balsamic glaze


Quick, No -Fry Family Mince


Pork fillet with mustard, tarragon and cream


How to cook (or braai) a fillet of beef to perfection


Quick Oven-Baked Meatballs with Tomato and Spag


Everybody-Loves-It Beef Stir-fry with Coca-Cola


Seven-hour lamb: fall-apart, sticky, garlicky, lemony heaven






Prawn and Asparagus Salad with Verjuice Dressing & Mayonnaise


Low-Carb Mediterranean 'Pasta' Salad, but with Calamari


Comforting Fish Cakes with Moroccan Flavours


Seared Tuna with a Burnt Tomato & Caper Dressing


Cape Pickled Fish with Lime, Thyme & White Pepper


Peri-Peri Calamari with Chorizo Sausage


Leaping Poached Trout with Cucumber Scales


Low-Carb Salmon, Beetroot and Rocket Salad - and m...


Cape-Style Spicy Beer-Battered Fish Bites (second version)


Gin-Cured Gravadlax with Crisped Capers


Rainbow Trout en Papillote with Lemon and Herbs


Seared Tuna with a Niçoise-Style Green-Olive, Caper & Tomato Salsa


Panfried Linefish with a Light Chive, Garlic & Yoghurt Sauce


Gin-Cured Salmon Gravadlax, Tartare-Style


Salad of Shaved Baby Fennel, Apple and Smoked Mackerel


Panko-Crumbed Calamari with Black Salt & White Pepper, and Lime Mayonnaise


Salmon, Rice, Egg & Dill Pie with Lemon-Caper Butter


Old-fashioned Potted Salmon (or Trout) with Mace and Cayenne Pepper


Dill Baby Potatoes with Smoked-Salmon Mayonnaise, Deep-Fried Capers and Frizzled Dill


Dill Baby Potatoes with Smoked-Salmon Mayonnaise, Deep-Fried Capers and Frizzled Dill


Quick, Easy Fish Cakes with Tinned Tuna & Butter Beans


Calamari Salad with Broad Beans, Lemon and Crushed Tellicherry Pepper


Smoked Franschhoek Trout with Hot Sesame Oil


Old-Fashioned Pinwheel Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche & Horseradish


Smoked Snoek Chowder, Cape Town style


Hot Garlicky New Potatoes with a Cold & Silken Tuna Sauce


Delicate Double-Salmon Fishcakes


Smoked Tuna with Fresh-Horseradish Cream, Pink Pepper and Herbs


Snoek Kedgeree: A Taste of the Cape


Salad of Warm New Potatoes, Smoked Trout, Celeriac and Watercress


Spicy Prawns with Paprika and Coconut Milk


Extra-Lemony Cape-Malay-Style Pickled Fish


Triple-Lemony Linefish Baked in a Paper Parcel


Tuna Steaks with a Fresh Cucumber, Radish & Vietnamese-Coriander Pickle


Calamari Salad with Thyme, Lemon, Chilli and Olives


Chilli Snoek Pâté


Seared Peppered Tuna with Fresh Oregano


Pretty Little Individual Tuna Salads


Hout Bay Linefish Simmered in a Spiced Coconut Gravy


Smoked Mackerel and Chickpea Salad with Crunchy Chilli Breadcrumbs


Cape-Style Crispy Spiced Battered Fish Bites


Wasabi and Avocado Potato Salad with Seared Sesame Tuna Steaks


Cheesy Tuna and Sweetcorn Lunchbox Muffins


Dorado Steaks with a Zingy Sauce of Capers, Herbs, Olives and Anchovies


Quick Crustless Tuna Tart: instant family supper


Durban-Spiced Prawns with Coconut Cream


Hot Baby Potatoes with a Cold Tuna-Caper Dressing






Easy Upside-Down Pear & Almond Cake


Luscious Low-Carb, Sugar-Free Vanilla Cheesecake with a Nut Crust


Glittery Christmas-Tree Bread with Garlic & Rosemary


Baby Apple & Cinnamon Phyllo Bites


Christmas Profiteroles with a Passion Fruit & Mascarpone Filling


Christmas Cheesecake with a Fresh Plum Topping


Cape Gooseberry Meringue Pie


Cinnamon-Stencilled Cheesecake


South African Milk Tart


Nectarine Frangipane Tart


Fresh-Plum and Almond Cake


Butterscotch and Apple Upside-Down Cake


Lemon Butter Cake with Blueberries


Sour Cream Cheesecake with Fresh Redcurrants


Val's Apple and Apricot Selby Tart, with an Easy Biscuit Base and Topping


My Mum's Ginger-Glazed Shortbread


Chocolate, Amaretti and Coconut Fridge Biscuits


Cheesy Tuna and Sweetcorn Lunchbox Muffins


Jack's Granadilla Cake


Bunny and Turtle Flapjacks for kids


Gilly's Citrus Poppy Seed Cake


Audrey's Almond Tart 






Pavlova with Poached Apples and Caramelised Verjuice Syrup


Nougat and Ice Cream Cake with Hot Raspberry Sauce


Vanilla Panna Cotta with a Verjuice-Gooseberry Compote


Simply Amazing Magic Custard Tart


Watermelon Bites with Lemon-Balm Sugar


Winter Pavlova with Pears, Mascarpone & Caramel Sauce


Billowing Meringues with a Sunset Berry Coulis


Easy Rum and Raisin Ice Creams


My Easy Rum-and-Raisin Chocolate Truffles


Boozy, Fruity Trifle Cake for Christmas


Tower of Christmas Ice Cream with Berries and Meringues


Pears en Papillote with Chocolate and Vanilla


'Green Eggs and Ham' [Peaches and Cream]


Stripy Jelly Orange Wedges with Raspberry Juice


Naartjie Mousse in Dark-Chocolate Cups, with Rosemary Flowers


Audrey's Cape Brandy Tart


Hot-Cross-Buns Bread-and-Butter Pudding with Pears


Fresh Plum Jelly with a Lemon Panna Cotta


Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Meringues, with Raspberries


Passion Fruit [Granadilla] Panna Cotta with Raspberry Purée


Passion Fruit [Granadilla], Crème Fraîche and White Chocolate Cream Pie


Festive Phyllo Crackers with a Spicy Plum and Almond Filling


Layered Christmas Ice-Cream Cake with White Chocolate and Berries


Gin and Lime Mousse


Blender Strawberry Ice Cream, made in a jiffy


Apricot Ripple Ice Cream


Buttermilk Cheesecake with a Strawberry Topping


Magic Marbled Microwave 'Meringues'


Half-Candied Kumquats Dipped in Dark Chocolate


Hazelnut and Chocolate Cheesecake


Lightly Spiced South African Guava Ice Cream


Caramel-Dipped Naartjies [Tangerines], on Kebab Sticks


Elizabeth Moxon's Lemon 'Posset', with Hanepoot


Black Fruit Salad with Figs and Brown-Sugar Crème Fraîche


Prickly Pear Granita


Vanilla- and-Mace-Scented Panna Cotta with Warm Blueberries


Prickly Pear and Grape Salad with Frozen Rosemary Sugar


Bar -One and Coffee Ice Cream Bombe, with built-in sauce topping


Easy Strawberry Ice Cream


Muriel's Pecan Pie


Steamed Ginger Pudding


Kythera-style Yoghurt with Stewed Sweet Grapes


Tinned peaches with cold Ideal Milk


Lemon Sherbert


Peach and Orange Mousse


Gilly's Easy Nougat Ice Cream


Pear and Blackberry Almond Crumble


Spiced Plums with Tamarind


Earl Grey Granita with a shot of gin


Spiced Kumquat Compote, with Dark-Chocolate Variation


Hot Lemon Pudding


Jellied Quince


Instant, No-Churn Mango and Yoghurt Ice Cream


Muriel's gorgeous Israeli Chocolate Pudding





Whipped Mustard Sauce, to go with Bacon-Wrapped Chipolatas


Creamy Peanut Sauce, to go with Coriander & Coconut Satay Chicken


Creamy Peanut Sauce, to go with Coriander & Coconut Satay Chicken


Nasturtium & Macadamia Nut Pesto


Home-made Double-Creamy Garlic, Lemon and Herb Yoghurt Cheese


Home-made Double-Creamy Garlic, Lemon and Herb Yoghurt Cheese


Christmassy Plum and Tamarind Sauce


Parsleyed Bechamel Sauce (scroll to end)


Beetroot Hoummous


Beetroot, Cumin and Garlic Dip


Smoky Aubergine and Hummous Dip


Roast Pepper Dip


Lemon, Dill and Yoghurt Sauce


Scorching Chilli, Garlic and Cumin Paste


Fresh Persimmon Salsa


Easy Home-Made Tomato Ketchup


Gilly's Gorgeous, All-Purpose Red Pepper Sauce


Gilly's Mild Roasted-Garlic Sauce


Frozen Flavoured Roux Mixture for White Sauce


Cold sauce of Capers, Herbs, Olives and Anchovies


Green Pawpaw and Granadilla Relish


All-purpose Cooking Elixir and Dressing 


Avocado, Feta and Garlic Whip






India Relish, as Hemingway may have eaten it


Kumquat, Ginger & Chilli 'Jam'


How to preserve fresh horseradish


Oven-dried Cherry Tomatoes Preserved in Olive Oil


Spiced Kumquat Compote, with Dark-Chocolate Variation


How to freeze Moroccan preserved lemons


How to oven-dry mint


Drying parsley in your oven


Quince Jelly: how to make a delightful old- fashioned preserve


 Easy Home-Made Tomato Ketchup


Old-fashioned Quince Paste: a right royal Elizabethan treat


Easy Peasy Home-Made Gherkins with Garlic and Chillies


Frozen Flavoured Roux Mixture for White Sauce


Spiced Plums with Tamarind


Green peppercorn, Rosemary and Lemon Salt


Sweet Chilli Jam: cheat's recipe





Camembert Baked in Vine Leaves, with Verjuice-Poached Grapes


Low-Carb Double-Bacon Cheese & Herb Mini Quiches


How to Make Thick & Creamy Greek-Style Yoghurt


Ricotta and Chive Hotcakes with Smoked Salmon Roses


Amasi Cheese Pops with Herbs and Spices


a href= "http://proparty.info/2014/01/roasted-grapes-with-blue-brie-and.html"> Roasted Grapes with Blue Brie, and frozen grapes as a snack


Low-Carb Parchment-Baked Feta with Thyme & Chilli


Two Scrumptious Low-Carb Cheese, Nut & Herb Pestos


Drained Maas Cheese Roll with Lemon, Pepper & Smoked Paprika


Puff Pastry Stars with Creamed Mushrooms


Pigs in Blankets (Pork Chipolatas in Pastry)


Freddy's Smashed Green Olives Marinated with Garlic and Coriander


Olive, Mozzarella and Rosemary Christmas wreath


Bacon-Wrapped Apricot & Macadamia Stuffing Balls for turkey and chicken


Low-Carb Cottage Cheese, Herb & Olive Oil Smothering Dip


Warm Marinated Olives with Lime, Thyme and Chilli


Ricotta, Nut and Apricot Stuffing for chicken or turkey


Scotch Quails' Eggs in Straw-Potato Nests


Thief-proof Nachos Towers with Avocado and Mint


Spicy Frikkadels [Meatballs] with a Surprise


Quick Artichoke, Feta and Lemon Bread


Tomato and Fennel Bread (scroll down page)


Hot Ricotta Dip with Thyme, Chilli and Garlic


Sheet Mozzarella Rolls with Sorrel, Lemon, Anchovies and Capers


Sheet Mozzarella Rolls with Beetroot, Rocket, Lemon and Marjoram


Old-fashioned Potted Salmon (or Trout) with Mace and Cayenne Pepper


Spicy Pizzas Made with Naan Bread


Home-made Double-Creamy Garlic, Lemon and Herb Yoghurt Cheese


Dried Naartjie [Tangerine] Peel


Double-Craggy Garlic Bread with Herbs, Lemon and Peppered Cream Cheese


Old-Fashioned Pinwheel Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche & Horseradish


Old-Fashioned Pinwheel Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche & Horseradish


Home-Made Baked Spring-Roll-Pastry Cones with Delicious Fillings


Green Eggs and Ham


Dragon Fruit on Fan-Rib Skewers


Festive Turkey Stuffing with Green Peppercorns, Pork Sausage, Apple and Thyme


Stripy Jelly Orange Wedges with Raspberry Juice


Henna-Patterned Spiced Cream Cheese


Star-Spangled Glitter Pizzas


Four-Pepper Cream Cheese with Green Olives


Leaf-Wrapped Wine-Soused Camembert, over the coals


Smoked Salmon & Horseradish Sandwich Fingers


Steak Kebabs with a Monkey-Gland Dipping Sauce


Cape-Malay-Style Curried Lamb Kebabs with Apricots


Mini-Pita-Breads with Spicy Meatballs and Hoummous


Mango and Macadamia Turkey Stuffing with Sage and Sausage Meat


Parmesan Crisps


Puffy Focaccia with Baby Sausages, Herbs, Feta and Garlic


Ripe Figs with Baked Brie and Spicy Caramel Walnuts


Curried Salt-Sprinkle


Whisky and Orange Dark-Chocolate Truffles


Tips and hints for freezing vital ingredients


How to re-heat a pizza, quick and crisp


Green peppercorn, Rosemary and Lemon Salt


Jellied Quince with Cheese


Microwaving veggies: try a paper bag!


How to cook (or braai) a fillet of beef to perfection


All-purpose Cooking Elixir


Caramel-Dipped Naartjies [Tangerines], on Kebab Sticks


Perfect Microwave Popcorn


Old-fashioned, home-made ginger beer





Borscht in Small Glasses: Iced Beetroot and Gin Shots


Iced tea with Rooibos, Apple and a bit of spice


Blender Iced Coffee


Rooibos Tea Ginger Beer 




(These low-carb recipes are listed in no particular order. Most of them are diabetic-friendly recipes, but please check my notes before each recipe for details.)

Low-Carb 'Grannies in Blankets'


Low-Carb Recipes: 35 Scrumptious Dishes from South Africa


Low-Carb Tomato, Mozzarella & Chorizo Salad with Caperberries and Basil


Egg and Fennel Salad with Nasturtium-Leaf Mayonnaise


Low-Carb Cucumber, Dill & Yoghurt Salad with Capers and Anchovies


Low-Carb Cottage Cheese, Herb & Olive Oil Smothering Dip


Low-Carb Green Bean, Tomato & Prosciutto Salad with Basil Oil


Halloumi and Beef 'Carpaccio' Salad with Fried Capers


Spicy Low-Carb Roast Chicken Soup


Creamy Low-Carb Cauliflower-Cheese Soup with Lemon Butter & Bacon


Spicy Low-Carb Roast Chicken & Tomato Soup with Halloumi Croutons


Roast Ratatouille Soup with Basil Mayonnaise


Low-Carb Pea, Spinach and Parsley Soup with Bacon Bows


Low-Carb Wine-Braised Leeks with Cream, Thyme & Parmesan


Low-Carb Griddled Baby Butternut with Chorizo, Feta & a Lemon Dressing


Low-Carb Double Cauliflower Cheese


Low-Carb Marinated Mushrooms, Beans & Feta


Low-Carb Double-Bacon Cheese & Herb Mini Quiches


Low-Carb Parchment-Baked Feta with Thyme & Chilli


Two Scrumptious Low-Carb Cheese, Nut & Herb Pestos


Low-Carb Double Cauliflower Cheese


Low-Carb Chicken Breasts in a Butter, Basil & Tomato Cream Sauce


Low-Carb Paprika Chicken with Tomatoes, Green Beans and Olives


Low-Carb Griddled Chicken Breasts with Romesco-Style Sauce


Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Breasts, Fennel & Bacon with a Cauliflower and Nutmeg Mash


Low-Carb Mediterranean Chicken 'Sandwich'


Chicken, Feta and Bacon Roll-Ups in a Tomato and Rosemary Sauce


Gado-Gado: hot & cold salad with a spicy peanut sauce


Low-Carb Swedish-Style Meatballs in a Creamy Lemon Sauce


Seared Beef or Venison ‘Carpaccio’ with a Thai-Style Dressing


Low-Carb Slow-Roasted Pork Neck with Caramelised Onions


Quick Low-Carb Gammon Steak with Tender-Stem Broccoli, Garlic & Cream


Low-Carb Lemon & Turmeric Meatballs in Lettuce Cups, with a Creamy Tahini Sauce


Low-Carb Tomato & Onion Beef Curry with Herby Cauliflower 'Couscous'


Low-Carb Salmon, Beetroot and Rocket Salad - and m...


Lemony Green Beans with Frizzled Prosciutto, Fried Breadcrumbs and Aïoli


'Carpaccio' of Kohlrabi with Radishes and Blue Cheese


Pretty Little Individual Tuna Salads


Peri-Peri Calamari with Chorizo Sausage


Leaping Poached Trout with Cucumber Scales


Rainbow Trout en Papillote with Lemon and Herbs


Seared Tuna with a Burnt Tomato & Caper Dressing


Spiced Baked Aubergines with Yoghurt and Pomegranate Seeds.


Low-Carb Slow-Cooked Courgettes & Cherry Tomatoes with Melty Feta Wheels


Drained Maas Cheese Roll with Lemon, Pepper & Smoked Paprika


Easy Maas (Amasi) Drained Cheese with Capers, Radishes & Herbs


Warm Duck Salad with Crackly-Topped Beetroot


Luscious Low-Carb, Sugar-Free Vanilla Cheesecake with a Nut Crust


All text and photographs © Jane-Anne Hobbs) 2007-2016

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