A Christmas feast - keep it simple!

With the festive season approaching, many people find the thought of preparing the Christmas dinner terrifying. Don't get frazzled. Appetiser: Dips and crudités Give everyone time to mingle while partaking ..

Asparagus, Beetroot and Fetta Salad

A lovely summer entree, or salad, perfect for the warmer weather... really tasty, healthy and easy. Ingredients (Serves 6) 2 bunches asparagus, washed and trimmed. 1 bunch beetroot, roasted (Se..

Baked Ricotta

Served warm or cold it makes an excellent savoury breakfast, a brilliant snack, or add some salad or baked vegetables and you have the perfect low-starch, low-kilojoule, high-protein lunch or dinner. Poifect. I..

Beef Salad

You can replace rump steak with left over cold roast beef for this salad. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g rump steak, all fat trimmed off 1 baby Cos lettuce, washed 1 bunch baby rocket, washed 1/4 red cabbage, shre..

Braised Beef with Mushrooms, Red wine and Herbs

It is always a good idea not to add all the liquids at once to braised meat dishes. That way meat gets a chance to cook in its own juice and the flavours diffuse much better. Once wine (alcohol) is heated it evaporates, ..

Brown Rice and Tuna Salad

For a variation, you can replace tuna with chopped hard-boiled eggs. Also, if anyone in the family has a peanut sensitivity, try cashews or some other nut. Ingredients 2 cups cooked brown rice 4 x 185g can tuna, dra..

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Coriander

If you want to add protein to this soup stir through diced tofu after you puree it. Alternatively you can puree the tofu with the soup which will give you a very creamy texture. Allow 100g tofu per person. Ingredie..

Chicken and Pomegranate Salad

An easy lunch or light dinner, this is perfect for the end of the week. Try this for a low stress light dinner à deux Ingredients (Serves 2) 350g chicken meat, breast or thigh. Barbequed, steamed or left ov..

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Broccoli – Turning Presidential Humiliation into Triumph That green knobbly unassuming vegetable, broccoli, soared to fame in 1990, when George Bush Snr banned it from Airforce One, saying “I haven’t liked it since..

Delicious Cabbage Salad

This salad is colourful, delicious and great for you -- perfect for barbecues. It’s full of vitamins and antioxidants, and very good for your digestion. Ingredients ½ red cabbage (also known as purple cabbage) ½..

Egg & Lettuce 'Sandwich'

The crisp cool of the lettuce is a wonderful contrast to the warm comfort of the boiled googs. Ingredients (Serves 1) 2 large organic eggs, hard boiled* and shelled, still warm 1 tablespoon butter salt and pepp..

Fish with Tomatoes and Chat Potatoes

We know that fish is good for us, but many people find cooking fish difficult. This recipe is easy, nutritious and delicious and once mastered takes little effort or planning. Ingredients (Serves 2) 4 pieces of fir..

Flathead Fillets with Potato and Fresh Herb Salad

I used to make this potato salad for kids in child care centres I catered for and it was always a big hit. Yes they did eat the herbs and came back for more! Ingredients (Serves 4) 600g flathead fillets (boned an..

Great Northern Beans with Rice

This was my father's favourite dish, so it was cooked quite often in our house. The best thing about these beans is that they are wonderful hot or cold. My father’s favourite version was the hot one with rice wh..

Green Tea Noodle & Seared Tuna

Fish is good for you, however, many people find cooking fish difficult. Not so with this simple, flavour packed recipe from Friederike Stottele. Ingredients 200g of Organic cha soba green tea noodles (cooked as ins..

Lamb, Beetroot and Pomegranate Salad

Mediterranean-inspired salad for a twist on the trusted lamb and fetta combination. Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 large lamb backstrap (approx. 200g) 1 beetroot (steamed), roughly chopped 1/2 bunch watercress Seeds ..

Lentil Salad

Legumes (such as chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils and baked beans) are a fabulous addition to our diet, they are high in protein, fibre and low in fat. Some people are scared of legumes. Not because they are particu..

Lentil Stew

It is not quite '101 ways with lentils' but I am getting there. Can't help it, I love them and they are so easy to prepare. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g dry brown or green lentils 400g can diced Italian tomatoes 1..

Lunch Box Salads

Salads are great for lunch boxes, but for them to be a success they have to be packed well and have to have dressing. Ingredients A largish size rectangular plastic container with lid. This is for the salad. A sm..

Marlin Steaks with Green Beans, Pesto and Roast Tomatoes

Kids usually eat vegetables if they have other flavours such as garlic, salt, soy sauce added to them. Pesto is a good choice for flavouring vegetables. Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 marlin steaks 400g green beans, topp..