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Apple Crisp

I would love to take full credit for this recipe but it is simply the recipe my mother made year after year when I was growing up. So simple and delicious. I love all apples but my newest favorites are Braeburn and Rome varieties. They are tart and hold up well when cooked. For this […]


Grilled Summer Fruits with Herb and Honey Butter

Add fruit and a dash of honey, and fruit salad is a hot little number! Serves 6 Ingredients 4 nectarines, pitted and cut into wedges 6 plums, pitted and halved 250g seedless grapes 1 large, firm mango, peeled and sliced 4-6 fresh figs, halved 100g butter 125ml honey 1 vanilla pod 10ml fresh rosemary (or […]


Tomato consommé

I never thought I’d include this kind of recipe in one of my books, as it’s more of a posh restaurant kind of dish. However, it’s so simple to make and incredibly fresh and delicious, I didn’t want to let personal style get in the way of a cracking recipe. I’ve based this soup on […]


Fruity Breakfast Sundae

Fruity Breakfast Sundae


Churros served with salted macadamia caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream

Reuben makes delicious Churros served with macadamia caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Taps will be the focus in our makeover and design trends. Reuben will then pair his dish with some of South Africa’s top Brandy. Ingredients Vanilla  ice cream 175ml Full Fat Milk 200g caster sugar 125g double cream 2 Vanilla pods, seeds […]


Soaked Bircher muesli with dried fruit

Ingredients 2 cups porridge oats 2 green apples, grated (skin on) 1 cup dates, finely chopped 1 cup coarsely chopped mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds etc) ½ cup dried apricots, chopped 1 tsp cinnamon Honey, to taste Soya milk Yoghurt and dried fruit to serve Preparation Mix the oats, apples, dried apricots and dates and the […]

Fearless in the Kitchen

Pan-seared Sushi Salmon

Yield: 2 servings (appetizer size). Ingredients 1 sushi grade salmon fillet (about 5-ounces) Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil 1 tsp. to 2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger 1 scallion/green onion, finely sliced 2 tsp. white and black sesame seeds 1 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce, for serving 1 […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Pasta with Tomato Braised Beef Shanks

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 2- 6 to 8 oz beef shanks 2 Tbsp of olive oil 2 onions, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, sliced 2  carrots, chopped 1 cup of your favourite red wine 1- 28 oz can of whole tomatoes 2 bay leaves 1 Tbsp or so of dried oregano 1 tsp […]