Roasted pitas with tomato & corn

Roasted pitas with tomato & corn

Roasted pitas are a game-changing recipe. One evening my kids were in the mood for pizza, but there was just not enough time to make the dough. We cut open pitas to use as the pizza base and they were very impressed with this quick fix. Just don’t use too many toppings as it will become too heavy for the pita bases. The spices in the tomato sauce are something special and the combination of corn, tomato and cheese is so tasty. These pitas are perfect for a weekend or holiday treat and even work well as a snack around the braai.

Lemon & pea risotto with chicken

Lemon & pea risotto with chicken

Lemon and peas are delicious together and, in this risotto, you can see why.
Risotto is a popular Italian rice dish that can be served as a starter, main course or side dish. Arborio rice is a short grain rice and gives this dish its typical creamy, soft texture. Stock is gradually stirred into the rice so that it can cook slowly, but it should not be cooked until it is completely soft. This simple combination is divine and can be enjoyed as a main meal or light meal without the chicken.

Koue tamatiesop (Gazpacho)

Koue tamatiesop (Gazpacho)

Dié Spaanse-styl tamatiesop word koud voorgesit en is heerlik verfrissend op ’n warm dag. Dis perfek vir ’n ligte maaltyd of as voorgereg en smaak die volgende dag selfs nog lekkerder. Die sop is ook baie veelsydig, want dit kan soos hier onder, met suurroom of gewone jogurt en basiliekruidblare voorgesit word. Of geur dit met paprika of meer Tabasco vir ’n ekstra byt en sit met koljanderblare voor.

Citrus & cabbage salad with dill

Citrus & cabbage salad with dill

Sometimes I can imagine the flavours of a dish before I actually make it. That is exactly what happened with this salad. Citrus and cabbage works well and cabbage, cucumber and dill combines well together. Then, surely all four of them should work together? Allow the cabbage and cucumber to marinate in the sauce for a bit to give a slight pickle flavour, but it should still be fresh. That perfect balance between pickled and fresh makes this salad ideal with braaied chicken, pork or fish.

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