Black bean and tomato pasta

This is a quick and filling dish, perfect as a post-workout dinner as it packs protein, iron, and carbs. 200-250g rigatoni (or another type of short pasta) 15ml olive oil 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 tin whole peeled tomatoes 1 tin black beans, rinsed 1 teaspoon dried chilli (to taste)…

Going Italian at Cook Franschhoek

                                                                          Franschhoek is beautiful any time of the year, but in mid-winter even more so: The lovely autumn-coloured trees, the misty mornings and rainy skies, add a special touch to anything one does in this small town in June. We opted to attend a cooking class at a local restaurant as part of a weekend-long…

Baked Wild Mushroom Risotto

I love risotto, but sometimes I just don’t have the patience to stand in front of the stove, stirring, and stirring, and stirring… This recipe takes care of that problem, and is delicious to boot! Serves 2     15ml olive oil    15ml garlic, chopped     1 red onion, chopped     200g exotic mushroom mix…

Butternut, Sweet Potato and Red Lentil Curry

Serves 2 15ml olive oil 1 onion, chopped 5ml garlic, chopped 5ml dried chilli 5ml ginger powder 2.5ml turmeric 2.5ml coriander powder 1ml cumin 1ml cinnamon 15ml curry powder (or to taste) 1 small sweet potato, sliced 1 small butternut, cubed 125ml red lentils ½ can chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas 250ml vegetable stock 250ml…

Green Bean Stew

Serves 2 Ingredients 1 onion, chopped olive oil for frying ± 200g green beans, chopped (width-wise) 1 teaspoon chopped garlic ½ teaspoon dried chilli 3 small potatoes, skinned and diced 1.5 cups vegetable stock (I prefer Ina Paarman’s delicious dried stock) ± 200g tomatoes, peeled and diced Black pepper (lots!) Salt Sugar Optional: Fry’s Vegetarian…