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Avocado Porcini & Lime Espresso

Avocado Porcini & Lime Espresso’s

I think that it’s fair to say that I am a bit of an Avo-holic! I include this buttery little fruit in my diet in some form or another at least four times a week. I spend most of my life on diet, paying for my Italian food sins. I gym every day and watch […]

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Prawn & Chicken Steamed Dim Sum

Steamed Chicken and Prawn Dim Sum

  Prawn and Chicken Steamed Dim Sum – Steamed Dim Sum is such a favourite in la casa Tripepi as is all the food of Asia.  Like Italian food, it’s well balanced and jam packed full of flavour, reflects the character of a continent and the foods that are readily available in its markets.  Much […]

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Serve topped with sliced chilli and spring onion.

Vietnamese Chilli Meatball Soup to Warm You this Winter.

I find it impossible to walk past a second hand book shop or stall and some of my most treasured booked were obtained in this way. A few weeks ago TrickyRicky and I set off for a Saturday morning visit to the Essenwood Craft Market. With a spicy, crunchy and soul warming Falafel clutched in […]

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L&L Falafel & Beetroot Burger (120)

Light & Lean: Beetroot Falafel Burgers …. only 144 calories each!

I just LOVE Saturdays! TrickyRicky stops off at Essenwood Market in Musgrave Road and brings me a falafel and salad wrap home for lunch. It feels like such an indulgence when I sink my teeth into those spicy little balls! Last weekend Karmie and I decided to go and do a really long and intense […]

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The tomato stack is only 325 calories!

Light & Lean Steak Stacks …. only 356 calories a portion!

  I am posting from a very beautiful and sunny Cape Town today! You Capetonians are just so very lucky as your evenings are lovely and cool offering one a welcome respite from hot days! So far, my days have been spent sorting out Daniele’s flat. My goodness, six black bags of old clothes and […]

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Avocado, tomatoe, basil & coriander wrap ... this will have you smiling all the way to the scale!

Light and Lean: Spicy Avocado, Cream Cheese & Herb Wrap …. only 247 calories!

I have so many blog posts on the go that I am starting to confuse myself! I KNOW I am harping on about being on Die-T but it rather does determine the nature of the food that we are eating at the moment. TrickyRicky and I have both got a maximum of calories that we […]

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I love the crunchy bits of skin .... and the cheeks.

Fresh Panga Fish on the Braai with a Peperonata Sauce.

TrickyRicky and I are dieting!  It’s like living in a home that is in mourning …. Tricky reminds me that the word DIET is made up of two parts … Die …. With a T on the end!  It’s really difficult to keep a Tripepi on the straight and narrow when it comes to dieting.  […]

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TrickyRickys award winning 12 Minute Wonder Pasta - Spaghetti alle Vongole e Carfiofi!

Spaghetti with Clams and Artichokes get’s my ‘Best Pasta Dish of the Year Award”

    But it’s only   until I, on the other hand have hit the slippery slope and am having an intimate affair with my martini glasses and my pool loungers! I am surrounded by my boys and we are already celebrating the season! I LOVE CHRISTMAS! So, it’s another quick-quick, DINNER IN 12 Minutes […]

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Dinner Divas: Finals Challenge #1 … the Show Must Go On!

I spent so much time agonising over my decision to enter Dinner Divas.  Entering meant signing a contract that could mean that I would have to miss my dearest nephew Claudio’s wedding to the love of his life Jennifer.  Actually, electing to miss such a special ‘Tripepi family occasion’ did not come easily to me.  […]

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Tuna & Mushroom Pasta Sauce.

Spaghetti al Tonno, 10 minute Tuna, Mushroom and Tomato Spaghetti

Tuna & Mushroom Pasta Sauce. TrickyRicky and I have been paragons of virtue for the last few weeks; surviving of a standard breakfast of bran flakes that taste like cardboard, lunching on meat free summer salads and dining at night on simply cooked meat with steamed vegetables. We surely qualify for an award of some […]

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