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Quick Low-Carb Gammon Steak with Tender-Stem Broccoli, Garlic & Cream

I’m excited to share this recipe with you because it’s so quick and surprisingly delicious. It takes about eight minutes to cook from start to finish, and I eat it at least three times a week because I’m smitten by Woolies’ tender-stem broccoli, which has become one of the mainstays of my low-carb regime. Quick Low-Carb Gammon Steak with Tender-Stem …

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Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Breasts, Fennel & Bacon with a Cauliflower and Nutmeg Mash

A luscious dish packed with all the delectables permitted on a low-carb diet: bacon, cream, dry white wine and golden chicken skin. I’ve developed this recipe for Woolworths’s new Flavour Society, on May’s theme of winter food. Along with my friend Nina Timm, I’m one of the bloggers contributing my original recipes to Woolies’ Flavour Society Winter Pinterest board – hop over …

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Spicy Shredded Duck with Crackling

Here’s my latest MasterChef recipe, the fourth and last in a series of recipes I’ve written for Woolworths, food sponsors of the latest South African series. Tender shredded duck with cucumber, spring onions and asuper-crispy topping of duck crackling. [Click here to go straight to the recipe >>] This is a sneaky way to make 24 or more delicious canapés using …

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Billowing Meringues with a Sunset Berry Coulis

Here’s my latest MasterChef recipe, the third in a series of four recipes I’ve written for Woolworths, food sponsors of the latest South African series. Crackly, billowing, snow-white meringues in a sunset raspberryand Cape gooseberry sauce. I adore big, brittle meringues, but it has taken me years to figure out how to produce a crisp, delicate, snow-white result every time. The …

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Peppercorn Chicken with Chilli & Mint

Here’s my latest MasterChef recipe, the second in a series of four recipes I’ve developed for Woolworths, food sponsors of the latest South African series. Tender, mint-infused chicken breasts with a sticky-sweet honey and soy glaze I was stumped by this week’s mystery-box ingredients (see the list at the bottom of this page). The spices in the list hinted loudly …

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Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Chops with Citrus Couscous Salad

This dish of spicy lamb chops and citrussy couscous salad is one of my favourite happy-hybrid inventions. It’s largely Moroccan in its spicing, but it also contains a popular and versatile Middle Eastern ingredient: pomegranate concentrate. This delicious elixir (also known in its many forms as pomegranate syrup, reduction and molasses) is made by simmering fresh pomegranate juice down to …

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Spicy Chicken, Tomato and Sweetcorn Soup

When I read the theme of this week’s Woolies Pantry recipes, I gave a happy little snort. I have teenagers, you see, and feeding them (and the other ravenous students who swarm through my kitchen) is not unlike cooking for an army. If I were a millionaire, I’d give them their favourite food – slabs of steak and triple cheeseburgers …

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Warm Lamb and Potato Salad with a Mint Dressing

The most important criterion for me when I’m cooking for a small crowd (and I’m talking about 10 people or more) is that every key element of the dish can be prepared many hours in advance, then heated, assembled and dished up with minimum fuss, at the last moment, so it arrives at the table fresh, hot and delicious. This …

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Curried Lamb Ribbetjies with Mint Yoghurt

Slow cooking, and dishes that take a few days to prepare, don’t ever feature on MasterChef because of the obvious time limitations of reality TV. I think this is a pity, because time and patience are often the most delicious aspects of a dish, and this is especially true of meat that is cooked over an open flame. Curried Lamb …

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