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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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Ricotta & Mfino Gnudi in a Tomato and Brinjal Sauce

Kwa Cheetah Mfino Gnudi … Baked Ricotta Dumplings … Africa on a Plate!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful ballet dancer called Rosemary who lived in England.  She fell in love with a very handsome life saver who came from a land far away!  He came from a place called Durban in South Africa where the sun shone every single day.  Rosemary and Shorty got married […]

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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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A glass of African Sunshine ... Mango and Vanilla Smootie!

Light & Lean: Fat Free Mango & Vanilla Smoothie only 57Calories!

  I am having a bit of a day here!  There are so many awesome dessert posts going up on Food24 at the moment that the little sugar dependent demon that lives on my left shoulder is having a field day.  She keeps poking her demon finger into my ear telling me to eat chocolate!  […]

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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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Mfino & Ricotta Quiche is ideal for a summer lunch or your picnic basket!

Mfino & Ricotta Quiche Recipe …. The Dinner Diva Semi-Finals Begin!

  I am an ardent fan of Kobus van der Merwe’s blog, Sardines on Toast.   I envy his ability, and more to the point, the opportunity he gets to create delicate and artistic plates of food anointed with what can only be described as ‘soupçons’ of exquisite flavours.  His use of indigenous plants and foraged […]

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Gnocchi al'Arrabiata.

Gnocchi with a Tomato and Chilli Sauce

A great gnocchi recipe is a must in your pasta arsenal.  This has to be the quintessential Italian winter soul warmer.  Commercial versions of this tend to feellike a squash ball bouncing around your tummy and leave you heavy and couch bound for six hours; but a plate of homemade gnocchi is like eating feather […]

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Moroccan Style Pumpkin & Apple Soup with Beer & Cheese Bread

A Spicy Moroccan Pumpkin and Apple Soup! Come on baby light your fire!

On the weekend of the July Handicap, my girlfriend Kami and I decided to get out of Durban for the day. I have no affection for equestrian events such as the July Handicap and the throngs of mindless sheep that it attracts; so a trip up the hill past Pietermaritzburg to the fresh air of […]

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Serve in a wrap or roti with hummus, crunchy salad and fresh coriander.

Meat Free Monday Spicy Falafel Wraps.

I had one of those days yesterday! As rare as crows’ teeth it was! And I just loved it. I watched an entire season of Nikita and ‘het myself amper seer gele! With my puppies, Bubbles and Feenix installed at my feet and Tino-the-claw-Tripepi, plonked triumphantly on top of my tummy like a plump cherry […]

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Minestrone topped with Basil Peso & Parmesan Cheese

Meatfree Monday: Italian Minestrone della Nonna.

Nothing swells this Mamma’s heart more than a request for one of my recipes. Daniele has just given up smoking and is on a health and fitness drive.   His darling of a girlfriend Suzanne, is mindful of eating too much meat, doesn’t smoke and is the gentle and supportive hand that is holding his […]

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