My favourites

My favourites

My favourites
Chicken and vegetable pie

Chicken and vegetable pie

This most certainly calls for pie – a comforting creamy chicken pie with carrots and peas and a flaky crust
My take on spaghetti and meatballs

My take on spaghetti and meatballs

But my favourite has to be that a mess means you had fun. I stumbled across such a cool article this morning about life lessons to be learned from toddlers
Raspberry and banana shake

Raspberry and banana shake

I have not heard a single comment about April Fool’s Day for the whole day. This is strange and makes me feel a little on edge, because, what did I miss
Garlic and cheese rolls with fresh parsley

Garlic and cheese rolls with fresh parsley

One of the highlights of my day is getting my literary fix on Brain Pickings. If you are not familiar with the site, I really really recommend you go check it out
Chicken and mushroom pitas

Chicken and mushroom pitas

My week, however, started with singing and dancing and all-round happiness. You see, I made myself a new playlist for the car yesterday and got started on it this morning
Rigatoni with chorizo and peppers

Rigatoni with chorizo and peppers

Spicy chorizo with onions, red and yellow peppers, and basil, oregano and paprika in a light tomato sauce over one of my favourite pastas, rigatoni
Raspberry frozen yogurt

Raspberry frozen yogurt

Ohmygoodness it’s soooooo good, I just can’t get enough of it. I’m turning into Yogzilla – the fiercest yogurt monster you’ve ever seen
Cheese and herb muffins

Cheese and herb muffins

Making plans for the future with my hubby. Things that make me really happy. Cloudy weather with unexpected showers
My take on spanakopita: Spinach and feta cigars

My take on spanakopita: Spinach and feta cigars

I interned at Your Family magazine when I was in my final year at NWU. I have never tasted spanakopitas quite as good as those again, and for that reason I had to try my hand at it
Chicken and prickly pear salad

Chicken and prickly pear salad

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Beef and mushroom brown rice bowl

Beef and mushroom brown rice bowl

Instead, I looked at my own rough, stained house painter’s hand. I needed comfort food – I mean, who doesn’t feel better about everything after a bowl of steamy brown rice topped with beef strips and brown mushrooms
Baby marrow and cheddar muffins

Baby marrow and cheddar muffins

I’ve been daydreaming about unfolding my tartan picnic blanket on lush green grass, unpacking the picnic basket and laying a spread of chicken sandwiches, strawberry salad and ice cold pineapple beer
Bacon and spring onion omelette

Bacon and spring onion omelette

Eggs have always been a staple in our house. Since I made the mushroom and chorizo omelette, these eggies have become a favourite – we’ve tried omelettes with just about every filling possible
Mango and vodka ice cream

Mango and vodka ice cream

When the mood strikes, you can simply scoop a few balls into a mug – because who has time to search for the ice cream bowls in times of need – sit back, and indulge in the rich and creamy goodness