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Oven-baked Crisp Crumbed Chicken Fillets


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

When this beautiful basket arrived as a desk drop from the Lay's PR team, severe cognitive dissonance agitated my brain. Ever since my dietary/lifestyle overhaul, crispy crisps (or potato chips) are not on my consideration list for mindful snacking. And when I think back to my sedentary-face-stuffing days, it was usually chocolate or marvelously milled ...

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Freshly Blogged Challenge #8: The Chop and Baked Red Curry Chicken with Aloo Meat Parathas


Monday, August 26, 2013

I don't know if it was self-fulfilling prophecy at play or a deep premonition, but I held off preparing my entry for the latest Freshly Blogged challenge until I had a look at the latest chopped blogger list. And so it was, the axe had fallen. I'm happy to have made it this far, taking ...

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Freshly Blogged Challenge #6: Lemony chicken liver scone pie and mandarin chocolate puds


Saturday, August 17, 2013

I was looking for a way to marry what seemed like two very disparate components in this week's Freshly Blogged Challenge: chicken livers and white chocolate. The organisers were just sympathetic enough to allow us two dishes and I decided to use citrus elements to link my main and dessert. I adapted a family recipe for ...

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Freshly Blogged Challenge #3: Ostrich Sausage Chutney and Dried Fruit Mielie Meal Bread


Friday, July 26, 2013

My Freshly Blogged experience is all about the learning. I'm using these challenges as an opportunity to skill up and tackle techniques that are new to me. In this latest challenge, I faced two things I'd never prepared before; bread and a braai/barbecue. Our ingredients this week were: PnP Red Grape Juice (for those of us who ...

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Freshly Blogged Challenge #2: Tagine Teriyaki Beef with Sweet Potato Rosti and Turnip Mash


Friday, July 19, 2013

From last week's verdurous veg to this week's meaty challenge, Freshly Blogged pit us against; Beef Suet Knorr Stock Pot PnP Soup Pack (mine consisted of carrot, leek, celery and turnips) Beef Shin Pnp Star Aniseed PnP White Wine Vinegar Our allowances included the addition of two fresh ingredients and one grocery item. The challenge basket's star anise and vinegar put me on to an ...

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A spicy butternut soup with grilled yellow pepper and pan-fried haloumi


Thursday, July 21, 2011

  Of all the ways to subdue this hardy squash, making a soup out of mashed butternuts  is my favoured application. Spiced up or seasoned simply, creamed or fortified with other vegetables; the versatile butternut soup in any incarnation is a soul-soothing addition to our supper table. During winter, I like to pep up our meals with ginger ...

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