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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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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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Perfect for a hot summers day Orange Caramels

Flan de Naranja Recipe …. a Dessert that can Beat the Durban Heat!

I always find it nigh impossible to break the ice after a long lay-off! Jan, the hedonist wages a fierce yet useless battle with Jan, the organised-disciplined mum, wife, worker, blogger, cook cum general factotum! All this battle seems to achieve is a Jan that’s frozen stiff. This happens every year! I am not comfortable […]

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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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