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De-boned Roast chicken with Dates and Goats Cheese

De-boned roast chicken has been on my to-do-list for a very long time. Roast chicken, I think I have perfected ( according to my family), but de-boned roast chicken I have avoided for far to long. The fear of failure is my downfall in life and it was also what kept me from trying to de-bone my first chicken.”What can ...

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Gnocchi with meatballs and a creamy tomato sauce!

Gnocchi, soft dough dumplings made with either potato, semolina or ordinary flour. It is mixed with eggs and cheese, preferably a hard cheese such as Parmesan or Peccorino! Gnocchi surely must be the ultimate comfort food to any full-blooded Italian. The last couple of weeks I literally had visions of these little dumplings cooking in a rich tomato sauce with ...

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Chicken and mushroom Pot Pies

Chicken and Mushroom is such a classic combination, especially in a pie. I think the chicken and mushroom combination works, because both chicken and mushroom are not overpowering flavors. Both favors just resonate home cooking to me. Whether it is in a Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One Pan wonder, Chicken Cheesecake or Meraai se pie, it just works everytime. Pot ...

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Beef fillet stuffed with sundried tomatoes and feta

Beef fillet, the crown prince of steaks and if cooked properly it is obvious why people will pay that much extra to enjoy this fine cut of beef! Beef fillet never lets you down and therefore if I have steaks on the menu, it will always be beef fillet, because you can bet on it that the meat will never ...

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Rib eye Steak with Camembert and Fig Chutney

Thick Cut – When pan-frying you can still get away with a fairly thin cut steak, but when you use direct, open coals, I suggest you go for thick(at least 3-4 c ) cuts. Fillet of course you will keep whole and cut it just before serving, or make it 5 – 6 cm cuts. Seasoning – Although there are ...

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Spicy Mexican Salad Wraps

Spicy Mexican food really gets my taste buds going. I love chilies, love fresh coriander and all the different textures and flavors of Mexican food. My family however is not too keen on chilies although I can see little Missy is becoming more adventurous with spicy food so maybe I will sonn have a partner in crime. Spicy Mexican food ...

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Cowboy Beans – The best and easiest recipe!

Cowboy Beans takes me back decades when we were all glued to our neighbor’s lounge floors watching Bonanza as he was the only one with a TV in the neighborhood. Cowboy Beans, as we eat it these days are definitely not something the Cartwright boys from Bonanza would have made, because they only had one pot and no oven. That ...

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