Festive Fridays – Mango Daiquiris

Festive Fridays I thought for the month of December we can celebrate with some tasty cocktails (or mocktails if you prefer) and maybe even a few tasty nibbles…so let’s get this party started! Recipe 6 Ripe Mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 1/2 cups white rum (or vodka or tequila if you prefer) 6 lemons juiced…

Flour-less chocolate cake

If you have someone in the house that cannot eat gluten, this is a great recipe for a rich chocolate cake, I also used dairy-free chocolate and egg substitute to deal with dairy and egg intolerances as well. Yummy served with a dusting of icing sugar, whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Recipe Yield: 10 inch…

Baby spinach and basil dip

Baby spinach and basil dip This is one of those make as you feel it recipes, add whatever takes your fancy. This is a favourite in our house and whenever we go to parties and BBQs I’m always asked if I can bring a bowl (or two). You can make this completely vegan if you…

Mini Bruschetta with cream cheese and balsamic dressing

Fancy a twist on the classic bruschetta? I don’t use onions, instead, I use cream cheese and feta! Rather yummy, and not at all difficult to make; grab a fresh crusty breadstick and cut about 1.5 – 2cm thick and toast these on a baking tray for 10 minutes @ 180C. while the bread is…

Rustic Truss Tomatoes

Quick and easy one for today, I cooked the truss cherry tomatoes and sliced chorizo in a different skillet, as I did not want this skillet hot, layer some fresh basil leaves and watercress, then simply drizzle some balsamic vinegar over the top, and THAT was my shot, capturing the drizzle. I love to capture…

Basil pesto with zucchini noodles

You can make the zucchini noodles at home, or you can buy them ready cut and just steam them in the microwave, add some basil pesto, some baby spinach leaves and fresh cherry tomatoes, create a light, yet filling meal. Basil Pesto Recipe Ingredients: 4 cups fresh basil 5 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2…

Fresh Avocado on Toast

Is there anything better than fresh avocado on a great rustic toast? I mean there really is no recipe here, grab a fresh avocado, I like mine still a little firm and remove the pip and slice evenly, grab your favourite bread, a wholegrain seed bread or similar rustic bread is delicious and toast, place…