Huevos Rancheros

Firstly, I now have a Facebook Page called Pinch of Salt (obviously) to share my posts on Facebook instead of on my timeline.  Go check it out and let me know what you think!

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Secondly, for anyone who is remotely interested in food, the history of food and what is going to happen in the future of food, basically anything to do with food and the way we cook and eat today, there is a brilliant documentary series on National Geographic at the moment called Eat: The Story of Food (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/eat-the-story-of-food/).   Continue reading “Huevos Rancheros”

Lemon Chicken Kebabs with Basil Pesto Yoghurt Dressing

It is another sunny weekend in Cape Town.  This morning after some freshly beetroot juice and a boiled egg on low GI toast with sliced tomato, basil and asparagus, Doug and I had a great hike from Rhodes Memorial up to the Block House.

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When you get to the Block House you have such an awesome view of Cape Town from Constantia all the way to Lions Head.  Such a great way to start a Saturday morning.

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Butter Bean Curry

Doug and I follow an 5/2 principle.  We eat very healthy food and exercise regularly during the week, but on the weekend we can let go a bit and indulge if we want.  So overall we live a very balanced, healthy lifestyle but if we want some ice cream or a nice cheesy pizza we don’t beat ourselves up about it.  This way we can enjoy the treats we allows ourselves without feeling guilty, because thats what the weekend is for.  That said, we don’t eat junk/fast ever and we rarely eat sugar or extremely processed food.  If I am going to indulge I want it to be quality food.

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Hummus

Many people just go buy something ready made food items from the shops, like hummus, pickled onions, chutneys, pizza bases etc.  Personally, I prefer making things from scratch.  I can control what ingredients I use, how much of each thing I add and I know its fresh! No preservatives, additives, flavourants, colourants or anything other ingredient that starts with an E, ends with a number and looks like it belongs in a chemistry lab.  I know what I have made hasn’t been sitting on a self for months and it was made in China with ingredients imported from South America.

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Roasted Brinjal and White Bean Salad

My first Meat-Free Monday of the year could not have been any better.  I was browsing through the latest Woolworths Taste Magazine (one of my favourite food magazines) and came across this amazing salad recipe: Roasted brinjal (also called eggplant or aubergine) and yoghurt salad with white bean puree, coriander dressing and pomegranate molasses.

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Admittedly though, I was a bit sceptical about the pomegranate molasses.  Every element of this salad is delicious individually; the brinjals are beautifully roasted complementing the sumac, the white bean puree can be used as a dip or eaten right out the blender, the coriander dressing is refreshing and even the pomegranate molasses tasted good.

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Chicken Satay

I have not posted in nearly a month! It’s been so busy since I came back from Mauritius.  Christmas was just around the corner and I had to plan and order food for 8 days in the Timbavati for 10 people over New Year.  Before I knew it it was a week into 2015 and I was back in Cape Town, ready to finish my thesis which is due in mid-February. IMG_5160 IMG_5167 Continue reading “Chicken Satay”