Potato Bake with Crispy Fried Shallots

Potato bake is a South-African favourite. With this simple recipe you will make it in a snap and friends and family will absolutely love it. You will need: 8 medium sized yellow potatoes washed 700g of Grated cheese 500ml of Fresh cream Coarse salt and pepper to taste Garlic Powder Crispy fried shallots for extra…

Mini Pizzas

This is the recipe we always use for making pizzas. This instant yeast works the best! The dough was thick, airy and fluffy, sooo delicious I must say. For the topping I used some beef cut up into blocks with some onion sliced up, topped with some shredded beetroot and cheese. The beetroot really gives…

One-Pan Chorizo Risotto Two Ways

From all the Hello Fresh recipes this one was our favourite, the original recipe was made with Risoni pasta, I just made it with some jasmine rice, and added my own twist to it. I will give the measurements for the recipe with the risoni too. I also made the recipe more user friendly so…

Yogurt Cheesecake with Caramel Cookie Crumble Base

I came up with this recipe, as I love yogurt, it’s healthy and it’s sooo creamy and deliciousness. After one bite you are just gone want more and more! I must say from all the cheesecakes I have made this one is the winner! You only need 4 ingredients. Start by taking a packet of…

South African Samoosas

Since arriving in New Zealand, me and my husband miss eating samoosas the most. You can just walk around and in every café and corner shop will have them. My husband enjoyed the samoosas so much he said it beats the ones in South-Africa and the ones he tasted before. He said it was just…

Chicken Lasagna

Love lasagna, so I made this delicious, spicy, saucy, chicken goodness! It’s a real crowd pleaser too. Ingredients:2 Chicken fillets 2 Carrots peeled and grated 1 Onion chopped 1 Green capsicum chopped 3 Tomatoes chopped 1 Thumb size ginger peeled and grated 1 Tbs tumeric or saffron 1 Tbs curry powder Salt and pepper to…

Chicken Cottage Pie

We all love cottage pie, for the most part. My mom always made this for us and we couldn’t wait for dinner. I put my own twist on it, and made it a chicken cottage pie. It is very rich but soooo delicious with just the right flavours and spices. Hope you enjoy it as…

Auckland Botanic Gardens

We recently visited the Auckland botanic gardens. They have the most beautiful plants and trees as well as a place to have a bite. The entry is free for all visitors. They are open from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 6pm. It was a lovely sunny day and we enjoy it very much. We…

Four Seasons Bacon Pizza

Me and my husband love making pizza! It’s a family tradition that his father and mother taught him! My husband taught me and we love homemade pizza. This is simply delicious, easy, fresh and healthy! Pizza Topping: 1 Bag of Bacon sliced into pieces 1 red capsicum chopped 1 yellow capsicum chopped 1 onion chopped…

Parenthood

Since becoming a new parent a few months ago, me and my husband went through some crazy nights and days and no it have not ended but we wouldn’t want it any other way! We are blessed with a happy, healthy and thriving baby! Before becoming a parent, we read alot done so much research…