My Recipes, RECIPES

Everyone loves homemade pizza, right? Right.

March 20, 2018

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Homemade pizza, what is there about this dish not to love? I say nothing because you literally get to make up any combination that you’ve ever dreamt about having on a pizza and you get to make it for a fraction of the price one would pay at a restaurant. Plus, it’s so much fun making your own dough and then decorating it before popping in the oven and filling the house with the smell of baking bread covered in awesomeness!

This week as part of my Munching Mongoose recipe series I’m going to share our go-to-pizza-dough recipe as well as a killer recipe for a homemade tomato sauce that will convince you that you’re at least a quarter Italian, even if you’re not!

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Beetroot Rosemary and Boerenkaas Risotto

March 9, 2018

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For the last few weeks, I have been sharing a series of recipes that I have developed using key ingredients from my weekly Munching Mongoose order which is always jam-packed full of the freshest, organic locally produced product. It’s been a month now of me using this delivery service and I must say I’m really enjoying it, I get so excited when my new bag of goodies arrive and I get to start thinking of things that I can make.

Up to now, all the recipes that I have shared have been really quick but this week when I was presented with the most beautiful looking ruby red beetroots I knew what I wanted to make and that was Beetroot Risotto. So I’m going to warn you from now that this dish is definitely not the quickest to make, but the end result is a creamy, rich beetrooty extravagancer that is well worth the effort.

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Dinner and dessert, yes please!

March 2, 2018

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Yet another week has passed which means its time for another one of my Munching Mongoose recipes. I’m not sure how many of you guys are signed up to Munching Mongoose or something similar, but this is the first time I’ve ever used a home delivery organic grocery service and I must say I’m really enjoying it! I’m also loving the fact that the owners are super serious about what they do and the products that they put out. I’ve learnt so much from them and knowing that the food that I’m getting is free of nasty things like chemicals, fertilisers, hormones, antibiotics etc and that they are all grown in healthy soils which means that the plants are more readily able to absorb nutrients makes me feel a lot better about the things that I’m feeding my family, especially my kids! It’s also so nice to receive things like prickly pears and pomegranates, (which were in this weeks bag) fruits that I never think about buying but are so damn delicious!  There is nothing quite like a cold sweet prickly pear.

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COOL STUFF

PEACEFUL SLEEP ADVENTURE SERIES – PART FOUR

February 27, 2018

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It’s that time of the month again, time for another round of my Peaceful Sleep Adventure Series where I look at bringing you guys cool and interesting things to do in and around Johannesburg this Summer all whilst under the protective force field created by Peaceful Sleep’s extensive Family Care Range. 

This time I wanted to do something that was not only fun for the whole family but also a bit out of the ordinary, something that I don’t think a lot of people have thought about doing, something that allows you to enjoy the outdoors the fresh air and the night sky all whilst sitting comfortably on your behind eating snacks and watching Alec Baldwin in a babies body making jokes and wearing sock suspenders like a boss (do people still wear these things?!).

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RECIPES

Vegan Milk Tart

February 27, 2018

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Did you guys know that today is National Milk Tart Day? I love the fact that this South African sweet treat is loved so much that it needs its own special day, I would personally give it more than just one day, but hey that’s just me!

A milk tart is traditionally described as a shortbread crust with a milky filling and is said to come from the Dutch back in the 1600s. When I describe it I like to use the words ‘Can I have another slice please and make it a fat one?’. This tart makes me think of tea and Summer afternoons in the garden and I wish I actually made the effort to bake them more often. So seeing as it is National Milk Tart Day I thought I’d share the recipe for this Vegan Milktart that Nicole (before she left) and I made together in partnership with Maizena.

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HOMEMAKERS Expo 2018

February 22, 2018

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Today I decided to check out the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo 2018 happening at the Ticketpro Dome in Northriding. I love all things interior and housey so it felt like this expo was right up my alley.

There are a lot of different types of stands to check out and all sorts of products, some of the stuff was cool to see but not really the type of thing I’m in the market for and then were other things that I would have snapped up in a second if I had a briefcase full of cash to spend. So if you’re looking for a space to get ideas and contacts for renovations you’re doing or want to do to your home, or if you’re looking for ideas for outdoor firepits and furniture, indoor plants and kitchens, floors and lighting, art and interiors then this is just the place for you.

It has a lot of variety from the very modern to the slightly more designer stuff and few antiques in between (there was one awesome store with some amazing little bits and pieces). They also have quite a few stands selling nifty kitcheny gadgets that you think you don’t need, but want non-the-less! Oh, and there is also a nice food aisle with lots of delicious things to snack on. I’m not going to lie I actually started there and went from stand to stand taste testing before I moved onto the stuff I couldn’t eat!

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