Gratin is simply the French term for a dish with a crispy breadcrumb-and-cheese topping. This vegetarian version is one of my favourites!
Cook up a feast with two stalwarts from the pantry: potatoes and tinned tuna.
Cauliflower steaks with breadcrumb dukkah
These ‘steaks’ have loads of texture and make the perfect meat-free Monday meal. They also make a great no-fuss side dish.
Bread dumplings with bacon
A great way to use up stale bread is to make Italian canederli dumplings.
Stuffed rolled chicken with fennel and naartjie
If fennel and naartjie aren’t to your liking, substitute the fennel with a peeled green apple cut into blocks and use lemon juice and...
Bread ‘sushi’ with biltong and avocado
These rolls are ideal as a special picnic sandwich, as a snack or a lunchbox treat.
Whisky and breadcrumb ice cream
Make extra crumbed bread and sugar mixture as a garnish.
Pork rib chops with boozy mushrooms
Serve with your favourite sides.
Sweet chilli pork chops with bacon
Coconut-crusted pork chops with lime
Pavlova dream with chocolate filling
A pavlova is undoubtedly one of the most delicious desserts, whether it’s filled with Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit, whipped custard and...
This baked cheesecake is light and not overly sweet. It’s baked in a water bath, which ensures a silky texture.
Bruschetta with creamed feta
I tasted this for the first time at De Malle Meul in Philadelphia. The combination of the salty and creamy cheeses takes anything from...
Popper-filled chicken breasts
Feel free to replace the chillies with small roasted peppers.
Creamy chicken sausage rolls
As an alternative, use chopped cooked carrot, baby marrow or broccoli in the filling instead of corn
Creamy paprika chicken
The sun-dried tomato in vinaigrette elevates the sauce – even in the short cooking time – to something special.
Sticky pork chops with mascarpone polenta
This decadent polenta is delicious with everything from stir-fried veggies and thick tomato relish to chops!
Mushroom macaroni and cheese with truffle salt
Last year, I was gifted a jar of Altima truffle salt from Anthonij Rupert Wines. It is the first wine farm in the country to grow black...
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