50 cloves of garlic – soup

Who doesn’t loooove garlic ? No, seriously, who ? Garlic is pretty special if you ask me. It’s considered as one of natures original wonder drugs 😀 and this is due to an active compound called allicin. According to online healthy life ambassadors ‘Natural Society’ dot com “A mere one milligram of allicin is nearly…

panzanella salad

I cannot begin to explain how much I love panzanella. If there’s one thing my good friends know about me, it’s that I do not like raw tomatoes. My one exception to this rule that I will eat them pending they are paired with strong robust flavours – and you know what? Panzanella is exactly…

classic roast lamb – studded with rosemary and garlic

My all time comfort food list would have to include roast lamb. It’s my favourite roast meat. Because Parker and I have been crook all this week I needed comfort food. Luckily on Labour Day, we found a local fruit shop and butcher open, and I found everything I needed. *Pre-heat oven to 220*C Ingredients:…

rosemary and roasted garlic bean dip

Oh what a week I have had.. Parker has been super sick, and now I have what could possibly be the worst cold of my life time.. I feel like death. Sadly Parkers appetite has been on the down low.. Nearly non-existant 😦 The only thing he has managed to eat today is this dip…

slooooow roasted lamb

Lamb would have to be my favourite meat. I’m not sure why, but it’s definately my comfort food, oh and so is slow cooked meals. Just remember: low and slow is how it goes! This rule pretty much applies to all meat too 😀 (majority of the credit goes to Barbara from http://www.winosandfoodies.com – check out…

sweet potato chips with y+g sauce

So simple and easy 🙂 Tasty and Delish. **Pre-heat oven to 200*C Ingredients – 1 large sweet potato – red wine vinegar – olive oil – salt and pepper – 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin seeds 1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the whole sweet potato into thin strips. 2. In a small bowl, add…

garlic red wine braised lamb shanks

Great for one of those rainy days. So wholesome and delicious. Ingredients – 4 lamb shanks – 2 cans of diced or crushed tomatoes – 1/2 leek sliced finely, or a small onion diced finely – 2 tablespoons of plain flour – 1/2 – 3/4 cup of red wine – 1 bay leaf – 2+…