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…

Butternut Conchiglioni with Tomato Sauce

This makes for delicious comfort food – feel free to make lots extra, as it’s even better the next day 🙂 If you have a bottle of passata, add a little garlic and use it instead of this tomato sauce for a quicker version. Delicious either way! 12-16 conchiglioni (large shell-shaped pasta) 1 small butternut, chopped…