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Vegan Sesame Soba Salad

I find people who don’t like noodles a rare and confusing breed, and FYI “zoodles” do not count. Noodles, done well, are quite literally happiness in a bowl. With the weather heating up and chef work consuming my life I needed a comforting fix to eat on the go. Asian noodles are lighter, brighter and pack more of a punch …

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Dead Easy Vegan Pancakes

Clear your schedule because here are your lazy Saturday morning plans! Cape Town is heading into summer, and that means private chef season is kicking off. Having time off, let alone a day on the weekend is a rarity. So, while I am usually a sucker for anything Jason’s Bakery on a Saturday morning, working late into a Friday evening …

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Gooey Giant Cookie

A few weeks ago, team over at Ucook invited me to collaborate on a couple of dishes. The brief: my favorite sweet treats. With an office of ever hungry blokes, the old adage “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” could have been written for this dream team. We work together frequently developing and shooting new recipes …

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Charred Spring Onion and Chilli Butter

As a private chef you learn a few tricks. One being – the makings of the perfect, quick, dinner start with good pantry preparation. I know, that does sound contradictory, but hear me out. Pickles, condiments and flavoured butters can turn a simple plate of veggies and grains into something really special. Flavoured butters, in particular, are really under rated. …

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Cheesy Wild Rice Patties

I spent the weekend working on some new recipes and in the process I ended up with FAR too much left over rice. We have all been there, right? You look at the dried quantity, end up cooking far too much and half of the rice is popped in the fridge to be forgotten about. This year I am trying …

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Mexican Grain Bowl

I spent the weekend working on some new recipes and in the process I ended up with FAR too much left over rice. We have all been there, right? You look at the dried quantity, end up cooking far too much and half of the rice is popped in the fridge to be forgotten about. This year I am trying …

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Tuna Poke

After months of watching Poke become the new darling of Instagram foodies in the States, I am thrilled that the trend has finally hit Cape Town.┬áNo, I am not talking about the awkward feature on Facebook, but the Hawaiian fast food that has been all over your Instagram feed recently. While native Hawaiians have been enjoying Poke (Say it with …

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Strawberries and Cream Chia Pudding

The final chapter in my chia pudding series- Strawberries and Cream Chia Pudding. Summer is just around the corner and the new season berries are absolutely divine! I highly recommend taking a trip to Stellenbosch, 30 minutes from Cape Town, to Polkadraai farm to pick your own strawberries. The experience can’t be beaten and they are best when freshly picked. …