Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir “grains” (a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter).
It is a powerful probiotic and has numerous health benefits. Benefits include relieving intestinal disorders, contributing to a healthy immune system and restoring the balance of friendly bacteria in the gut to name a few.
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My date night dish last week was inspired by a meal I had at Arugula Bistro & Bread. I decided to change it a little bit and make Cider Pork Ribs with a Jalapeño and Pistachio sauce.
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I wanted to redeem myself after overcooking the beef fillet at the girls’ lunch in June, so I decided to make Beef Wellington for date night. Keeping in line with the English theme, I made Haddock Fish Cakes for a starter and Lemon Posset for dessert.
I needed a Burmese recipe and a dessert recipe for my South East Asian date night menu so was very excited when I came across a Burmese Semolina Cake by the Spice Island Tea House. I paired it with a Low Carb Coconut Ice Cream which I am happy to say turned out to be my best attempt at ice cream making so far.
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Last weekend it was time for our annual Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) wine shootout. 14 MCC wines, 9 very enthusiastic judges.
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For the second part of the South East Asian date night menu I made an Indonesian Oxtail Soup (who knew they ate oxtail in Indonesia), a Thai Coconut Fish dish (always a favourite) and a Filipino Pork Adobo which is a dish I’ve been wanting to make for ages.
Continue reading South East Asian Date Night – Part 2. Indonesian Oxtail Soup (Sop Buntut), Thai Coconut Fish and Filipino Pork Adobo
I could not decide which country’s cuisine to make for my South East Asian Date Night menu, so I decided to make a few favourites from different countries and a few new dishes never tried before. I ended up with quite a lot of dishes, so I’m doing this in three separate posts.
Trying to find a table for lunch at a jam-packed Melkbosstrand beachfront (without a reservation – yes I know) on a public holiday did not work out so well on Tuesday. We returned home hungry and decided to make a paella with whatever ingredients we had at home. Continue reading Paella
We had the family over for lunch on Sunday and as my dad loves a good lamb curry, I decided on an Indian menu with the curry made in a potjie over the coals for a South African twist.
Decided to make an old favourite of mine for date night with a little bit of a twist.
Continue reading Date Night – Oxtail Stew