Growing up I really disliked cole slaw. It always was swimming in mayo and for some unknown reason there were always raisins. Soggy raisin! I like raisins but not in a cole slaw!
Over the last few years I have started to enjoy slaw again, mainly because I make my own. I never (EVER) add raisins and I always swop out the mayo for yoghurt, tahini or a simple lemon and olive dressing. There are so many crunchy vegetables you can add – sugar snap peas, carrots, fennel, apple – as well as other tasty toppings like sesame seeds and sprouts Continue reading “Apple Slaw with Tahini Dressing”
Pinch of Salt is now a year old! Can’t believe how quickly the last year has flown by! I know haven’t posted in a while, the last month or so have been so incredibly busy!
Doug and I did a long weekend road trip to a wedding in the Karoo, I have been to London and back, I turned 25 (EEK!) and I hosted a Cuppa for Cansa (http://www.cuppa.org.za).
The Cuppa for Cansa is an amazing event where individuals or organisations can host a ‘cuppa’ to raise money for the CANSA foundation! There was so panic just before everyone arrived because I was still prepping food and cooking bran muffins in the oven but everything went off smoothly. I am so proud to say the Cuppa I host raised over R 4 000! So a big thanks to everyone who donated! Continue reading “Lemon-thyme Roast Chicken Salad with Red Pepper Pesto-Tomato Dressing”
Two weekends ago I went to a kitchen tea in Stellenbosch. We went to Clos Malverne Wine farm for a wine and ice cream tasting, two of my favourite things. The ice creams came in such interesting flavour combinations: beetroot ice cream with candied nuts, rosemary and dark chocolate with prune and guava.
The wine was paired perfectly with the different ice creams, and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the unusual flavours. I am normally a classic chocolate ice cream person. If you are ever in the Stellenbosch area, do yourself a favour and give it a try. Continue reading “Lamb and Haloumi Salad”
On Sunday, it was an absolute of a pearler of a day. The sun was shining, it was actually hot and the braai was out. Doug and I prepared a delicious peri-peri chicken for my family for a late Sunday lunch. Watch this space – the recipe will come soon! So delicious.
Continue reading “Sugar Snap Pea, Radish and Mozzarella Salad”
The last few weeks have been super busy and I have been slack about posting. But I am back and today I am posting a recipe from my new favourite recipe book: Deliciously Ella. I have wanted the Deliciously Ella recipe book for ages and FINALLY have it (thanks mom!).
Continue reading “Mexican Quinoa Bowl”
One of my favourite things to eat is fish. Apart from a fish curry, I like my fish simple and uncomplicated, coupled with a light fresh sauce and maybe a simple salad on the side. Nothing fancy.
Continue reading “Pan-fried Trout with Dill and Caper Dressing”
Bun Cha are little meatballs served with noodles wrapped in lettuce and are a common Vietnamese street food. I have never been to Vietnam, but if all food taste like this then I am going soon. These little bites of heaven are a firm favourite in my repertoire of recipes. Every time I make them, people love it and any ideas I may have had of leftovers go out the window.
Continue reading “Bun Cha with the Best Dipping Sauce Ever”
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.
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.
Continue reading “Roasted Brinjal and White Bean Salad”
I am back from the most relaxing and chilled holiday in Mauritius. I basically just read my book in the sun, swam in the crystal clear water and just did nothing stressful for 8 days. I also got to swim in dolphins which was absolutely amazing! It’s one of those experiences that really lives up to expectations. The bottle-nose dolphins were super friendly and the spinners kept us entertained by playing around and jumping out the water.
Continue reading “Avocado and Jalapeño Dressing”
I am going to Mauritius tomorrow! I literally cannot wait for 10 days are sun, relaxing, reading and the beach (and a bit of thesis but we will see). It has been such a busy year and this break is extremely welcome. For those who don’t know, Mauritius is off the east coast of Southern Africa, a popular island holiday destination. However, I do not know the internet situation while I am on the lovely island of Mauritius so Pinch of Salt may be a little quiet the next 10 days. But when I get back I will make up for lost time before Christmas comes around.
Continue reading “North African Salad”