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Ingredients :

-Half a cup of pasta of your choice
-5 cucumber rings diced
-1/2 cup sliced carrot
-1/2 cup diced celery
-1/2 cup diced red pepper
-1/2 cup sliced black olives
-1/4 cup diced red onion
-Half diced avocado
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Half a cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions :

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in the boiling water until cooked through. Drain and cool.
Mix pasta, carrot, celery, , red pepper, black olives, and red onion together in a large bowl.
Whisk avocado, olive oil, lemon juice, parsley , salt and black pepper together in a separate bowl until smooth; stir into pasta salad to coat; garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

NB:Strictly use olive oil for this recipe .

Credit: Cooking with Metjie

Pap served with beef bones and greens.

Bones: Boil until cooked, add onions together with curry, stir a bit until soft. Add tomatoes, let simmer, stirring in between until well blended with meat. You can add chicken or beef stock/cubes. Let cook until you have a consistency gravy.

Greens: cut your greens, heat butter in a pot, add greens, salt and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Using butter makes greens more softer and gives a good flavour.

Credit: Future AKA Mama Jackie’s Kitchen

Meat pies share to save

I cut my meat in small cubes boiled them until tender,added bbq spice,garlic,then fried it until brown,i then added cubed carrots and green beans,i chopped in green peppers,i Lt it fry for a few minutes then added brown onion soup mixed with a bit of flour..

Then added already boiled potatoes..For the dough..I used 4 cups flour,1 small cup oil,a bit of salt,white pepper,1 egg,1tsp baking powder,and milk,i mixed everything together,roll out the dough,make round shapes,roll them again,add your filling,close up your pie,and brush with egg bake until it’s a bit brown.

Credit: Chocho Mubanga Chef

requested recipe

6 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar 
2 1/4 Tbs dry yeast
60g margarine
1tsp salt
2cups warm milk
2TBs melted butter

Mix warm milk sugar and yeast let it foam for 5minutes then add margarine, beaten eggs and salt then add it to flour then knead ur dough until soft and pliable the grease your bowl with oil let it prove for 1hour then shove it back again let it rise aggain then seperate into small balls let them prove again then eggwash them bake for 15 minutes then use the melted butter to brush ur scones when they are baked.

Credit: MakaBhoyo’s Home Recipes

Home made rotis

Roti recipe
3 cups flour
3TBS oil
1tsp salt
250 gram butter( for rolling over your dough)
Warm water (enough to make a pliable dough)

Mix salt, flour and oil until it resembles bread crumbs, then add water mix ur dough well until your hands get clean then leave it covered with a clean kitchen towel for 30minutes, then make small balls, on a clean surface spread ur butter and using a rolling pin make rotis size of ur round dinner plate then using a non stick pan put in a drop of oil then toss your rotis for hardly two minutes

Chicken fillets 
Sweet chillie marinade(steers
Prego sauce
Lemon and herb marinade
Chillie hot flakes
Salt and pepper

Marinade your fillets and let them rest for 2 hours then grill then for 30 minutes on your highesest oven heat then remoce from oven.

Grated cheese 
Red pepper 

Put dressing of ur choice then put washed lettuce, cheese, chicken fillets, cucumber and red peppers then fold it and enjoy

Wash ur chicken then Season your drumettes with salt and pepper and chillie flakes then grill them for 30minutes then remove from oven and drain water

Basting sauce
Mix tomato sauce, barbaque sauce and Worcester sauce and chillie flakes then making a basting sauce then brush it to your drummetes and put then in ur oven for 15 minutes more then remove and bast with sauce again and serve.

Credit: MakaBhoyo’s Home Recipes

Lamb bones bought ka Woolworths with iDombolo

Dombolo recipe
Clean hands
12 cups flour
2 packets yeast (if e too much for u reduce)
2 grated carrots 
Chopped parsley
125ml sugar
60ml salt 
Warm water (kala ngamehlo)
Oil 60ml

Mix flour, sugar, salt, carrots and parsley then add yeast mix it well then add oil and water knead it well until it forms a soft ball avoiding it to be sticky then let it rest. For 2 hours to rise.

Lamb bones
Bones (washed)
Enough water 
Green pepper (maningawuthandi ningawufaki)
White pepper 
Garlic granules 
Knorrox cubes
Chicken stock powder
Smoked paprika
Brown onions soup
Chilli flakes
Black pepper 
Cinnamon sticks

Wash your bones then put water covering your bones, then add salt let it boil for 20 minutes then add chicken stock powder, cinnamon sticks and rosemary close your saucepan and let it boil for another 20minutes then add knorrox cubes, black and white pepper, chillie flakes, garlic granules and smoked paprika let it boil for few minutes then add onions and green pepper then add soup as is dp not mix it with water. Then with ur clean hands make balls from ur dough and put it on top of ur stew reducing heat to avoid burning let it cook for 30 minutes and serve.

Credit: MakaBhoyo’s Home Recipes

Chicken gizzards curry

Chicken gizzards(cleaned)
Baby carrots 
Green pepper
Supreme curry powder(amapelepele)
Paprika (amapelepele)
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder
Garlic herbs
Cinnamon sticks
Chicken stock 
Bay leaves
Peri peri sauce(nandos)

Wash and clean your gizzards and boil them with cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and salt and pepper for 1 and half hours

Then put oil in ur pan and fry onions and green pepper, garlic powder then add curry powder, paprika and salt and pepper. Add water (250ml) and peri peri sauce then add gizzards reduce heat let it cook on low heat then add garlic herbs and chicken stock powder then add pepperdews and baby carrots.

Credit: MakaBhoyo’s Home Recipes

Recipe of the Only Bread You Can Eat as Much as You Want, Recommended by Cardiologist

We are all aware of the fact how carbohydrates can influence our weight and as well as our health. But, who can resist that tasty fresh and warm bread?

Fortunately, there is a healthy bread recipe and from now on you should not get deprived from this amazing food product. This bread is based on only healthy ingredients free of gluten, cereals, and lectin. It has been recommended by a well-recognized cardiologist considering it highly beneficial for your health which for sure you will love it. This cardiologist states that not only carbohydrates and gluten are harmful for the body but as well as the lectins which are contained in all traditional breads.

The name of this cardiologist is Steven Gundry who has developed many lectin-free diets, and in these diets is the recipe of this low-calorie bread. This bread will not trigger any bloating or inflammation and when calories are concerned they are very low, in fact in one slice of this bread there is only 90 calories. The key ingredients of this bread are coconut flour, blanched almond flour and coconut oil.

Why lectin is harmful?

Lectin is present in plenty of foods like cereals, beans or other vegetables and legumes. This non-digestible protein can trigger many ailments like indigestion, leaky bowel syndrome and irritable bowel. Furthermore, as per a conducted animal study on rats it was revealed that lectin can boost the bacteria in the small intestine and lower the defense of mucous membranes.

Yet, not all experts are unanimous regarding the negative impact of lectin as some of them believe that their overuse can be very harmful. For instance, in the case of almonds, lectin is present in their skin, and because of that it is commonly removed or whitened.

Nonetheless, we recommend the use of the following super healthy bread recipe. Here it is:

Recipe of Homemade Healthy Bread

Required Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 pound of blanched almond flour
  • 1 pound of coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of sea salt
  • Half a glass of water
  • 1/3 glass of coconut oil, fondue


Start with heating the oven at 350°F. Next, start preparing the dough: mix the baking powder with the almond and coconut flour and then include the salt. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and pour the water and coconut oil. Combine both mixtures: the dry one and the liquid one and leave the dough to stand for 1 to 2 minutes.

Transfer the dough in a greased bread pan and in the end smooth the top of the mixture with a spoon. Place it in the oven and bake it for 50 minutes, that is, till the bread turns golden brown. Remove it from the oven, and leave it to cool off and then take it out from the pan. Your bread is ready for consumption, cut it into slices and enjoy its taste.

It can last up to 7 days if it is kept in a refrigerator or 1 month in a freezer.

The benefits of the included ingredients

Coconut flour is high in minerals like selenium, iron, or manganese. Plus, it is packed with fiber and very low in fat.

Almond flour can lower bad-LDL cholesterol and insulin resistance. Additionally, it is fairly loaded with vitamin E which protects against heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Coconut oil is very beneficial for the health as it contains caprylic acid that can battle certain microbes like fungi and yeasts. According to a conducted study this oil promotes a fat decrease in the abdomen area in obese women.


Bobotie and Malva Pudding: South African Cuisine


Bobotie (Serves 6-8)
2 thick slices of stale white bread
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 c. butter
2 large onions, chopped
1 3/4 lb. ground beef (sirloin apparently works best)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. tumeric
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground coriander
3 cloves & 5 allspice (I ground these up by hand with the peppercorns)
1/2 tsp. peppercorns
1/2 c. golden raisins (dark ones are OK too)
1/4 c. sliced almonds
2 tbsp. chutney**
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 bay leaves (or 6-8 lemon leaves)
1 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9″x13″ pan. Soak the bread in the milk then squeeze it out, adding the squeezed-out milk back into the original cup; if you now have less than a whole cup, top it up. Add the eggs and whisk just until mixed.
2. Saute the onions in the vegetable oil over medium heat until they start to turn translucent. Add the spices (not the bay leaves), nuts, chutney, and raisins, and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the meat and bread and cook, stirring, for a minute or two just until the beef starts to brown.
3. Turn the meat into the prepared pan, place the bay leaves on top, and pour the egg-milk mixture over it. Bake for 30 minutes until the custard on top has set.
**South African chutney is sweeter than Indian; you can fudge it by combining duck sauce and apricot jam.


Malva Pudding
1 egg
1 c. (250 ml) sugar
1 c. flour
1 tsp. (5ml) baking soda/bicarb
Pinch salt
1 tbsp. (15 ml) apricot jam
1 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tbsp. white or cider vinegar
1/2 c. (125 ml) milk

For the Sauce:
1/2 c. heavy cream
3 tbsp. (75 g) butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. (60 ml) brandy

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Butter an 8″ square pan or 9″ pie pan. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
2. Beat egg and sugar together well, and add the jam. Melt butter, add vinegar and milk, and add alternately to egg mixture with sifted dry ingredients.
3. Pour into the prepared pan and bake covered loosely with foil for 45-60 minutes.
4. Combine sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour the sauce over the pudding immediately after it comes out of the oven. Serve warm with custard, cream or ice-cream.

 Adapted from South African Gourmet Food & Wine