• Vegan Tom Yum Soup

    Vegan Tom Yum Soup

    Tom Yum is a hot and sour Thai soup traditionally made with shrimp paste and fish sauce. This vegan version creates an equally delicious soup using kombu, shiitake and fresh aromatics to create depth of flavour. Serves 2 For the …

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  • Walnut and Basil Pesto

    Walnut and Basil Pesto

    We’ve given this traditional basil pesto recipe a twist by replacing pine nuts with walnuts which are often cheaper and easier to find. Basil Basics Basil is crucial to certain European cuisines, Italian in particular, but it also features in …

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  • Oyster Mushroom Carbonara

    Oyster Mushroom Carbonara

    With oyster mushrooms in season, this rich and indulgent pasta dish is a special recipe you have to make at least once! Oyster Mushroom Basics Oyster mushrooms have a mild, slightly earthy flavour and every now and then you can …

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  • Lemon Verbena Cocktail

    Lemon Verbena Cocktail

    The Lemon Verbena Drop is a citrus-forward cocktail made with fresh or dried lemon verbena, which makes it perfect for summer sipping! Lemon Verbena Basics Lemon verbena has a bright, sweet, and herbaceous flavour with distinct notes of lemon. Leaves …

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  • Homemade Pasta (no pasta roller!)

    Homemade Pasta (no pasta roller!)

    There is no better way to enjoy pasta than to make it yourself. It’s also such a fun activity and this version is super easy too! Egg Basics The humble chicken egg is one of the most versatile ingredients in …

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  • Garlic Butter Cauliflower Steaks

    Garlic Butter Cauliflower Steaks

    This could be your new favourite way to eat steak. Milk solids in butter help the cauliflower steaks get beautifully caramelised, golden and tender.  Cauliflower Basics There’s a huge variety of cauliflower plants around the world: white, green, orange, and …

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  • Turmeric and Red Lentil Soup

    Turmeric and Red Lentil Soup

    As we approach spring, we search for light meals but there’s still a nip in the air. Enjoy this healthy and light soup going into the warmer months. Turmeric Basics Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory and …

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  • Berry Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl

    Berry Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl

    A beautiful and healthy way to start your day. Pomegranate Basics Depending on the variety and degree of ripeness, pomegranates can be sweet, slightly sour or very sharp – similar to tart cherries.  Pomegranate seeds (or arils) get their vibrant …

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  • Roasted tomato and basil soup

    Roasted tomato and basil soup

    Tomato Basics Tomatoes are naturally acidic, but when fully ripened, they’re also sweet and juicy which lends itself to both sweet and savoury flavours.  For example, tomatoes can be paired with a honey balsamic glaze for a sweet tone Roasting …

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  • Coriander Dip

    Coriander Dip

    This easy coriander dip is the perfect accompaniment to spicy sweet potato fries or crunchy raw vegetable sticks.  Coriander Basics Coriander is a versatile and sustainable herb because the entire plant is edible – leaves, stems, and dried seeds. Coriander, …

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  • Red Pepper Peri-Peri Sauce

    Red Pepper Peri-Peri Sauce

    Pump up your peri-peri flavour and colour with red peppers. Red Pepper Basics Green peppers have a slightly bitter, grassy flavour. Red, orange and yellow peppers are sweeter and fruitier, and red peppers are the sweetest.  In fact, green peppers …

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  • Honey-roasted Carrots

    Honey-roasted Carrots

    Carrots are a natural sweetener and packed with antioxidants. Carrot Basics Carrots have a wonderful, slightly sweet flavour and can be enjoyed raw or cooked.  They come in a variety of colours (yellow, white, orange, purple), but the orange ones …

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  • Star of the Month: Mint

    Star of the Month: Mint

    Fragrant and abundant, take advantage of this wonderful herb. Mint Basics Mint grows easily in South Africa. In fact, it can grow rampant and take over a garden if not restrained. Mint leaves add a bright, fresh flavour to both …

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  • Star of the Month: Jalapeno

    Star of the Month: Jalapeno

    Spicy but nice – who doesn’t love the heat of a jalapeno pepper? Jalapeno Basics Jalapenos are usually picked and eaten while still green, but if they fully ripen they turn red, orange, or yellow. Jalapenos are hot chillis. Most …

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  • Star of the Month: Thyme

    Star of the Month: Thyme

    Thyme is one of our favourite fragrant herbs that grow incredibly easily in SA. Goat’s Cheese & Thyme Bruschetta Lightly toast two pieces of sourdough bread. Spread a generous amount of chèvre (goat’s cheese) on each piece of toast. Sprinkle …

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  • Star of the Month: Spinach

    Star of the Month: Spinach

    Come winter or summer, it’s the vegetable that never stops giving. Make use of this easy-to-grow and find staple. The Basics Spinach is easy to prep and clean. Simply cut and remove the large middle stem. Roughly chop the remaining …

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  • Star of the Month: Chives

    Star of the Month: Chives

    This unassuming and underrated herb can totally transform a dish. Chive Basics Chives are the hollow green stems of chive plants, but their bright purple blossoms are also edible.  Prep them by thinly slicing or snipping them with kitchen scissors. …

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  • Star of the Month: Onions

    Star of the Month: Onions

    Onions are the foundation of so many recipes, yet often undervalued. Today we celebrate their greatness! Recipe of the Month: Sweet, Caramelised Onions Peel two onions and thinly slice into half-moons. Heat a non-stick frying pan and add 1 tbs …

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  • Star of the Month: Sweet Potato

    Star of the Month: Sweet Potato

    Sweet potatoes are an amazing staple that can be used in so many ways! Recipe of the Month: Easy Baked Sweet Potato 1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C. 2. Thoroughly wash the sweet potato, then dry with a paper towel. 3. …

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