Archive for March, 2010

Pears with Carmel Sauce

Pears with caramel sauce

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel We are in the middle of our fruit harvesting season, and we have the most delicious pears this year. They make the most refreshing pudding for those hot lazy days when summer is almost over. Ingredients: 4-5 large, fresh pears ½ cup sugar – adapt to the tartness or [...]
Mint Chicken Biryani

Mint Chicken Biryani

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Biryani is a rice based dish made with meat, and/or vegetables and spices and traditionally cooked on slow heat to let the flavors blend in. There are several different recipes and styles popular all over India and local variants of this dish are not only popular in South Asia but also in Arabia [...]
Baked Bananas with Cinnamon Sugar

Baked Bananas with Cinnamon Sugar

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel My youngest loves making food, and asked if he may add a recipe too! This was his offering – really easy for little hands, and not at all messy. Ingredients: 1 Banana for each person Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar 2 Tablespoons lemon or orange juice 2 tablespoons butter. Preheat [...]
Dates and Resins Cake (Eggless)

Dates and Raisins Cake (Eggless)

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Few weeks ago my neighbor baked this kind of cake and brought some for my family. I absolutely loved its rich velvety texture and natural sweetness. Moreover, it had a refreshingly different flavor from the regular chocolate or vanilla cakes. I asked for the recipe and decided to give it a try. [...]
Mexican style Vegetable soup with black beans and rice

Mexican style vegetable soup with black beans and rice

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Chicken Noodle soup-shred chicken

Low Fat Chicken Noodle Soup

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On cold winter evenings, I love having a big bowl of chicken noodle soup for dinner. It is a nutritious, hearty and low fat meal that does not need too many ingredients. Moreover, this is one of the dishes my entire family enjoys including my 2 year old son. I thought I should make one more batch [...]
Baked Beans Chilli

Baked Beans Chilli with Beef

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel For a little taste of Mexico, I always make this dish for our family. I enjoy using sweet chilli sauce in many dishes, because it adds bite, with a sweet tang, to many dishes. I do not need to slave over finding the right flavors, in the right combinations – I just add a [...]
Cherry Pineapple Crumble

Cherry Pineapple Crumble

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As I was just enjoying the last piece of leftovers, I was wondering how easy it was to put together this delicious fruity dessert. I made it recently for my son’s birthday party and I can’t wait to make it again. Along with the cake, I wanted to make a simple eggless and light dessert and I hardly [...]
Toad in the hole

Toad in the Hole

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By Heidemarie Swanepoel I wanted to surprise my husband with breakfast in bed this morning, and wanted to make something quick and easy to prepare that would steal his heart. They do say: “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, don’t they. Well, with this morning’s breakfast in bed, I [...]
Karahi Paneer

Karahi Paneer

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I like MDH Karahi Chicken Masala and use it pretty often when I make a chicken curry dish such as ‘Karahi Chicken’. I used the same masala this time to make a vegetarian dish – Karahi Paneer. Paneer is a form of cottage cheese that is prepared in a number of ways- scrambled, curries, stuffed and [...]
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