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Cannoli Siciliani ... the perfect way to say Thank You on Mother's Day xx

Cannoli Siciliani ……. with love on Mother’s Day

This is a time that makes me reflect on the many ‘mothers’ I have known. And I use the word ‘mother’ in a very broad sense. One does not have to give birth to be a mother. I have been ‘mothered’ by so many incredible women over the years. I think of the many ‘nannies’ […]

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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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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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Scrambled eggs with Parma Ham and Caviar ... fit for a King!

The Kings Breakfast … Scrambled Eggs with Parma Ham & Parmesan Cheese

Last week, I was sitting in my garden on the bench, staring blankly into my pond. This is my sacred place, where I go to sit quietly, to ponder and just ‘be’. I see the fish in my pond as fish; they are not my pets, well, all save one whose name is Spud! He […]

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A warming winter Chinese Steaming Chicken & Fresh Noodle Pot

Chinese Steaming Chicken Noodle Pots

My goodness but 2013 had taken off with a huge bang. Our Project Management and Engineering baby, Titan Projects has been blessed with oodles of projects and contracts. TrickyRicky, Max and I have been operating at warp speed. This combined with my joining the gym and embarking on a pretty strict calorie restricted diet has […]

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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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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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Bread & Butter Pudding Italian Style made with Colomba and filled with Nutella and Pears  .....

Today is World Nutella Day ….

I just HAD to pop in and say Happy World Nutella Day!  I am on Die-t and am fantasising day and night about bathing in beautiful Roman Bathes filled with oozing warm nutty ‘Killer-litres’ of runny, orgasmic, dopamine producing, chocolaty Nutella!  I am going to try and hypnotise myself into BELIEVING that I have actually done […]

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