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MY AT-HOME RECIPES

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Rice And Sultana Trail Mix

A perfect snack.
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Banana Bread Overnight Rice Bowl

It is a perfect and easy breakfast treat, ideal for prep ahead.
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Snoek & Patat Brown Rice Fishcakes with Korrelkonfyt

Snoek & Patat Rice Fishcakes are the perfect weekday dinner.
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Boerenkaas Rice-Braaibroodjie

A braaibroodjie with a rice twist.
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Poke Bowl

Delicious Poke Bowl made with Spekko Basmati Rice.
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Biltong and pear tartlet

Wagyu Beef Biltong and Pear Tartlet

This one’s going into my personal recipe journal of crowdpleasers.
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Spinach Kitchari

Kitchari is a nutritious dish that combines rice and lentils.
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Orange and Yogurt Loaf Cake

Always have an Orange and Yogurt Loaf cake tucked away in the freezer that you can take out a couple of hours before the time ...
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Rice And Sultana Trail Mix

A perfect snack.
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Biltong and pear tartlet

Wagyu Beef Biltong and Pear Tartlet

This one’s going into my personal recipe journal of crowdpleasers.
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Orange and Yogurt Loaf Cake

Always have an Orange and Yogurt Loaf cake tucked away in the freezer that you can take out a couple of hours before the time ...
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Cinnamon Smoked Soetkoekies

You might have heard of burnt butter, but have you ever tried making your own smoked butter?
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Doekpoeding

If you've never heard of it, the doekpoeding is very similar to a fruit cake, but not as involved. It does boast one of ...
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Quince Preserve with Caramel and Custard Choux Buns

You don’t have to be a pastry chef to put together a glamorous high tea.
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Apple and Pistachio Tart

This apple tart has been my personal go-to for more than 10 years.
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Mosbolletjie Hot Cross Buns

Mosbolletjies are a staple at every JAN destination. From the Cape and Kalahari to Nice in France, I have yet to meet someone who hasn’t ...
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Orange and Yogurt Loaf Cake

Always have an Orange and Yogurt Loaf cake tucked away in the freezer that you can take out a couple of hours before the time ...
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Braaied Pavlova Cake

A braaied pavlova cake is the simplest dessert you can make this Mother’s Day, but it will still be a showstopper with its symphony of ...
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Chamomile île Flottante

A wonderful, weirdly French dessert, featuring meringue floating on a sea of custard. Think of a floral Sunday custard with a bite of soft, sweet ...
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Chocolate Hollow Eggs Filled With Homemade Mousse

Chocolate hollow eggs are synonymous with Easter. So when the Forage And Feast Dark Chocolate Hollow Eggs appeared on the shelves of Checkers, I knew ...
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Raspberry Trifle

Ouma's Swiss roll was legend. I would always hide one out of sight, either by slipping it into her handbag or taking one back to ...
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Rose and Olive Oil Ice Cream

I often find some of the best meals are created from unexpected combinations, have ...
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Cinnamon Panna Cotta with Melon Jelly

Panna cotta is traditionally an Italian dessert but this recipe gives it an enchanting Kalahari twist.
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White Chocolate Truffles

Did you know that a twist of fate in a 1920’s French pastry kitchen ...
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Bobotie

One of my favourite things about traveling is discovering a new dish, but sometimes it’s getting reacquainted with an old favourite.
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Boerenkaas Rice Soufflé

Who says leftovers need to be predictable? —let them surprise you. Turn a simple meal into a feast by giving your leftover rice a second ...
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Lamb and Date Chutney Stew

This recipe is my love song to the Karoo and Kalahari. The most comforting meals are often the simplest and most wholesome, and this stew ...
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Italian Padkos

With a few tweaks, you can turn your padkos into a feast that even an Italian would love.
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Bonsmara Beef Stew with Self-Saucing Rice Dumplings

There are countless self-saucing puddings out there, but I’ve never come across a self-saucing rice.
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Roast Leg of Lamb

When it comes to the big holidays, I like to indulge in a little tradition. When a feast is this good, you let it tell ...
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Potato Gnocchi and Caponata with Lamb Stew

One question I get asked more times than I can remember is, “What do you eat at home?” It’s true, we chefs have a different ...
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The French Gatsby

Footlong Steak Sandwich with Red Wine Sauce and Frites

For those who are not overfamiliar with the delights of the Cape, a Gatsby is a sub-like sandwich that ...
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Crispy Bobotie Chip

Ever heard of a bobotie and rice chip? You have now! My new favourite starter.
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Pastorie Hoender

I grew up on pastorie hoender (directly translated as parsonage chicken), which in my mind is the one-pot-wonder to rule them all.
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Traditional Easter Feast

Over the Easter period, some of us opt for leg of lamb while others go for hot cross buns and pickled fish. Why not roast ...
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Spiced Ostrich Steak Salad

Ostrich is by no means a recent addition to the South African palate. We cultivated a taste for it years ago, but my rule of ...
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Pastorie Chicken Pies

The best thing about one-pot-wonders, like Pastorie Chicken, is the leftovers. When pulled off the bone ...
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Rooibos and Chamomile Roast Chicken with Artichoke Consommé

The day I mastered the consommé, I felt like a chef. To make a stock might ...
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Moroccan chicken with spicy rice

Moroccan Chicken with Spicy Rice

It’s one of those wonderful things about food, the ability to experience another culture through flavour ...
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Chicken and Rice Bites with Prawns and Bok Choy

Whenever I want to make a fresh start, I go for freshness in my meals and these chicken and rice bites are a favourite.
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Snoek & Patat Brown Rice Fishcakes with Korrelkonfyt

Snoek & Patat Rice Fishcakes are the perfect weekday dinner.
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Trout Terrine with Green Apple and Sesame Salad

Inspired by the charm of coastal kitchens and the joy of embracing seasonal treasures, ...
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Butter-poached Salmon and Squid Stew

Who said chefs don’t take shortcuts? At home, it’s all about kicking back a bit instead of spending hours and hours in the kitchen.
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Fish Cakes with Pommes Purée

Fish and chips always makes me feel like I'm on holiday. And although this dish isn't exactly the same thing, it definitely gets its inspiration ...
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Smoked Trout with Poached Egg

The “breakfast salt” in this recipe hits all the right notes, from a comforting Corn Flakes flavour infusion to a welcome kick of crunch.
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Nasturtium and Haddock Soup

My haddock velouté made its début at JAN many years ago and I could see immediately that we had a hit on our hands.
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Sesame Seared Tuna and Rice Salad

I know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t that trusty, tuna-from-a-can salad we keep on hand when we don’t want to make too much work ...
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White Wine Steamed Mussels with Beurre Blanc Sauce

Moules marinière is one of the most popular dishes in France. For this recipe, however, I took inspiration from Julia Child, who made her mussels ...
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Banana Bread Overnight Rice Bowl

It is a perfect and easy breakfast treat, ideal for prep ahead.
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Spinach Kitchari

Kitchari is a nutritious dish that combines rice and lentils.
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JAN-Kellogs Beetroot Roulade

Potpourri and Beetroot Roulade

Sometimes, we have to indulge something just because it’s a thing of beauty. If it sounds weird to you, beetroot’s use in dessert is not ...
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JAN-Artichoke Salad

Artichoke and Spekboom Salad

This recipe is my swan song to winter. Depending on the year, you don’t always get artichokes by late winter, but when you do it’s ...
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Jerusalem Artichoke Winter Rice Salad

My absolute favourite part about a Jerusalem artichoke is its smell. When it's raw, it smells like petrichor, the smell of rain falling on dry ...
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JAN-Cauliflower and Parmesan Gratin

Cauliflower and Parmesan Gratin

Few things crank up the comfort factor quite like a potato. But whenever I opt for a starchy spud, I often ask myself whether I’ve ...
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JAN-Mushroom Pie

Wild Mushroom and Grain Pot Pie

When someone uses the word “earthy” to describe a flavour, what’s the first thing you think about? For me, it’s mushrooms, without fail...
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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Tomato Chutney

So simple, yet so luxurious. The sight of a generous platter of heirloom tomatoes puts us in mind of a scene out of Under the ...
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CRÈME BRÛLÉE DOUGHNUTS

A sweet easy-to-make treat
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The Six Pillars of Taste

What can we learn from the older generations, the oumas and the nonnas, about cooking and consuming food? The answer is simple.
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The Art of Our Grandmothers’ Cooking

What can we learn from the older generations, the oumas and the nonnas, about cooking and consuming food? The answer is simple.
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A Slice of Romance

Delight your special someone with the sweetest romantic gesture this Valentine’s Day – a special cake crafted with love and meant for sharing.
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When Cheese Talks Wine

Sip, savour, and embark on the convergence of language in describing both cheese and wine. Now, you might be wondering, "What do these cheesy delights ...
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