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Slow cooking to warm your heart

Have you ever noticed that if you cook something slow enough and long enough, it tastes much better? These recipes will warm your heart this winter.
Have you ever noticed that if you cook something slow enough and long enough, it tastes much better? Soups, potjies and ribs are all great examples. But let’s face it, we don’t all have time to create a potjie every day. Succulent ribs take time to cook. And whipping up a hearty soup when you get home in the evening just isn’t going to happen. But there is a solution: a slow cooker. This handy contraption lets you cook these delectable dishes, with very little effort.

Sensational Snacks

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We hope you find these recipes as fun to prep and eat as we did. Most of the recipes are adaptable to cater for specific allergies. Where appropriate, involve your children in the recipe prep and enjoy delicious allergy-friendly meal options!
Meatball spiders
25 minutes | Makes 12
 
  • 1 gluten-free roll

warming winter bowls of goodness

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Easy-to-prepare tummy-pleasing soup recipes for busy parents. Extracts taken from Meals by Christine Capendale
Roasted cauliflower and chickpea soup
Serves 4
These two nutritional superstars marry well.

Warm Choc-chip Cookie with Peanut-butter Ice-cream

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Chef Jenny Ward of CHEFS Cape Town offers her easy, mouth-watering recipe for a warm choc-chip cookie served with peanut-butter ice-cream
World Chocolate Day is celebrated on 7 July! And while eating chocolate requires no excuse, a whole day of it certainly is a big treat! 7 July marks the date – why not celebrate by indulging in all your favourite chocolatey treats! Start by baking this scrumptious choc-chic cookie, you can thank us later.

Sparkly summer sippers

Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a premium non-alcoholic bubbly from the Western Cape’s Robertson region, is the perfect ingredient for sparkling summer mocktails.
Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a premium non-alcoholic bubbly from the Western Cape’s Robertson region, is the perfect ingredient for sparkling summer mocktails.

Find the fun: easy lunchbox creations

Creating fun lunchboxes, that are easy to make and appeal to your children, can be a challenge. Keep school lunches interesting with these fun and easy ideas.
Creating fun lunchboxes, that are easy to make and appeal to your children, can be a challenge. Keep school lunches interesting with these fun and easy ideas.

Happiness is homemade

Freshpak Rooibos and Five Roses celebrate homemade happiness with these refreshing iced tea drinks.
Freshpak Rooibos and Five Roses have created some delicious iced tea drinks, which come with plenty of benefits. Not only does tea burst with the goodness of antioxidants; the sheer variety of flavours available lends itself to the creation of ‘craft’ iced tea drinks, made exactly to your family’s taste. It’s easier on the pocket and you have total control over what goes into every jug. Best of all, it’s so easy to make!

Chocolate Cupcake Day

It’s Chocolate Cupcake Day on 18 October and to help you celebrate, Staffords has shared some deliciously decadent cupcake recipes
It’s Chocolate Cupcake Day on 18 October, and in case you needed any more of an excuse, Staffords has shared some deliciously decadent cupcake recipes.

Stone fruit summer

Celebrate long summer days with fresh and delicious peaches, plums and nectarines that bring colour and vitality to any table
The Stone Fruit season is well on its way and what better way to celebrate long summer days than with fresh and delicious peaches, plums and nectarines that bring colour and vitality to any dish and table. So when planning your next get together, add a dash of elegance and freshness with some tantalizing stone fruit dishes.

The golden ingredient

An ingredient commonly used in curries, turmeric is now being found in everything from hot drinks to scrambled eggs because of its health properties.
Tumeric, the beautiful golden-hued spice, is having a moment. An ingredient commonly used in curries, it’s now being found in everything from hot drinks to scrambled eggs because of its health properties.
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