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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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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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Bruschetta topped with Braai'd Tomatoes, Peppers, Brinjal and Garlic

Bruschetta topped with Char GrilledVeggies for National Braai Day.

Have you heard the one about Italians braaing? No? So, why don’t Italians braai? Italians don’t braai because the spaghetti falls through the grill! Ha ha ha! With a plethora of beautiful and inspiring meaty dishes already hitting the blogosphere I thought that I would add my Italian flavour to our very South African, National […]

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A simple bowl of hot and spicy chilli heaven!

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino to warm you up today.

Thank heavens for Pasta aglio, olio e peperoncino!  This has to be one of the easiest plates of pasta to knock together, second only to Pasta Bianca Neve (Snow Whites Pasta) which is made with a little cream cheese.  Sometimes the pace of life in la casa Tripepi goes into overdrive.  Of late we have […]

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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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Lentil and Bulgur wheat fritters

Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Fritters

Last week my flavour buds seemed to go on a hormonal jive and I found myself craving all sorts of spicy food.  Resistance was futile and by Wednesday I could think of nothing else.  My taste buds were packed and on an aeroplane to the Middle East, there was just no going back.  I found […]

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Un buon piatto di pasta!

Easy Napoletana Pasta Sauce Recipe :Ravioli Napoletana for Meatfree Monday.

Ravioli Napoletana for a Meat free Monday. The basic unit of Italian Pasta sauce currency has to be the Napoletana Sauce. The combination of three store cupboard ingredients cooked together forms the basis for countless Italian favourites. The foundation garment of most authentic Italian pizzas, pasta sauces and Pasta al Forno dishes, is the humble […]

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