Food in a Flash

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Join South Africa’s best-selling cookbook author, Sharon Glass, on her first ever TV series, Food In A Flash.

Sharon will teach you how to prepare simple, delicious meals in no time at all, from budget meals to low fat options. A beautiful dinner of mint-marinated lamb chops with smashed potatoes and a ribboned salad is sure to keep the whole family satisfied, along with sweet treats like fresh fruit sorbets and Toblerone muffins.

You’ll not only learn how to create these delicious dishes, but also just how easy it is to co-ordinate your cooking so that everything comes out just perfectly and right on time!

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Episode 1 – Weeknight Dinner in a Flash

In the first episode of our brand new local cooking show, Sharon Glass teaches you how to create a simple, tasty dinner in no time at all.

Starting with fragrant, mint marinated lamb chops and crispy smashed potatoes, she then creates a vibrant ribbon salad with a tasty herb dressing.

A simple dessert of poached peaches finishes off this meal.


Episode 2 – Working Mother’s Dinner in 30 Minutes

In this week’s episode, Sharon Glass has some great ideas to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

To start, a delicious pea and asparagus soup, followed by a wonderful recipe of zatar and lemon marinated chicken with roast butternut wedges. All this is accompanied by a fresh Greek salad with mint dressing and a bright layered fruit dessert to finish.


Episode 3 – Budget Meal

This week, Sharon cooks up a storm while sticking to the budget. 

She shows you a quick and easy recipe to create tasty, fresh pizzas without the fuss, using pita bread or wraps. These are topped with a crispy Caesar salad.

Next is a wonderfully fragrant chicken, ginger and chilly stir-fry with jasmine rice, and a fresh frozen yoghurt strawberry ice cream for dessert.


Episode 4 – Low-fat Cooking

If low fat is your thing, don’t miss this episode of Food In A Flash as Sharon prepares a fresh, bright pasta dish using beautiful cherry tomatoes.

A herb-crumbed, baked fish dish is served up with fresh, roasted asparagus, and for dessert, a quick and easy mango brule with low fat yoghurt.

Episode 5 – Health Conscious Meal

Every cook wants the best for their family, so in this episode we focus on healthy, nutritious food.

Starting with a Japanese chicken, noodle and veg soup, Sharon also prepares some beautiful butternut and feta muffins.

The main event is a crispy baked fish dish with a zingy lemon and dill sauce accompanied by a green bean and sesame salad.

Episode 6 – Ladies Lunch

Sharon has some great ideas for a healthy, ladies’ lunch.

To start, she prepares a creamy, chilled tomato soup with mini health loaves.

A seared tuna salad will tantalise the taste buds next, before she offers up a beautifully vibrant duo of mango and litchi sorbets.


Episode 7 – Cooking with Leftovers

This week on Food in a Flash, Sharon shows you some great ideas with leftovers.

Instead of ditching the extra veg, why not create a tasty vegetable lasagne. Turn leftover roast chicken into a winter-warming chicken pie,

and finally, whip up any leftover steak or chicken breasts into a quick and easy lunchtime schwarma.


Leisurely Sunday morning than with a delicious brunch!

Episode 8 – Sunday Brunch

What better way to enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning than with a delicious brunch!

In this week’s episode, Sharon shows you how to make a delicious spaghetti frittata pizza, a quick and easy, baked brie with rosemary and garlic, and a vibrant asparagus phyllo tart.

To finish off, learn how to make a batch of decadent cinnamon rolls to enjoy with your morning coffee.


Episode 9 – Quick Bakes

It’s all about sweet, baked treats this week on Food in a Flash.

Join Sharon Glass as she demonstrates the basics of baking as she whips up a batch of beautiful red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing.

She also makes traditional, cranberry and pistachio biscotti, before breaking the boundaries of decadence with mouth watering Toblerone muffins.


Episode 10 – Kids Dinners

This week is one for the kids on Food in a Flash. Sharon has some exciting ideas for quick and easy kids meals that will satisfy even the toughest of young critics!

Learn to make healthy grilled fish fingers and tasty BBQ chicken kebabs with potato wedges.

There are also quick and easy chicken burgers on the menu and a colourful layered sorbet terrine to satisfy the sweet tooth.


Episode 11 – Braaiing Made Easy

It’s a braai day on Food In A Flash this week, and this is a braai you won’t want to miss.

Starting with cheesy grilled quesadillas, Sharon’s doing delicious grilled veal chops with a fragrant herb marinate, as well as delicious grilled salmon with a fresh mango salsa.

And for dessert, it’s a simple, grilled pineapple dish, topped with vanilla ice-cream and black pepper.


Episode 12 – Vegetarian Options

This week on Food in a Flash, Sharon shows you how to create a selection of delicious vegetarian meals.

Starting with a haloumi and vegetable strudel jam packed with roasted vegetables, she then makes a wonderfully fragrant Thai vegetable curry, and finally, either as a side dish or a simple snack, tasty zucchini fritters.

Episode 13 – Cooking Italian

In the final episode of Food In A Flash, Sharon is cooking Italian.

First up, learn how to create a deliciously fresh Pasta Primavera full of the fresh flavours of summer.

Then, a simple, yet tasty, baked pesto fussilli. And finally, a bright and fresh caprese stack with a basil cream dressing.