Apple Slaw with Tahini Dressing

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!

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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”

Lemon-thyme Roast Chicken Salad with Red Pepper Pesto-Tomato 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!

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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).

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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”

Lamb and Haloumi Salad

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.

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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”

Sugar Snap Pea, Radish and Mozzarella 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.

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Mexican Quinoa Bowl

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!).

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Bun Cha with the Best Dipping Sauce Ever

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.

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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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Avocado and Jalapeño Dressing

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.

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North African Salad

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. IMG_2534_2 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.

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