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Tasteful Tuesday: Mouthwatering Meatballs

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Yummy Butternut pasta with a sage and butter sauce:

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: about 1,5 hours
Feeds: 2 people

• Lean mince
• one slice of white bread
• pepper
• salt
• penne pasta
• 2 cups of fresh basil leaves
• 1 red onion
• mozzarella ball
• 3 garlic cloves
• 1 can of chopped tomatoes
• sugar
• 1 celery stick
• 1 carrot
• olive oil
• spaghetti

1 || Turn your oven up to 180 degrees Celsius.

2 || Get all you ingredients ready – first dice your onion finely and cut up your garlic. Chop your carrots into small pieces, as well as your celery. (I like to add carrots and celery because I like to think it makes my sauce a tiny bit healthier.)

3 || Then fry half of your onion and half of your garlic in a dash of olive oil in a pan on the stove, until cooked. Take out, and drain on a paper towel.

4 || In a bowl comine the mince, onion and garlic, as well as some salt and freshly ground pepper. Tear the bread into small pieces and drop it into the mixture. Use your hands to combine the ingredients.

5 || Divide your mixture into half, and each of those halves into half – so you’re left with one quarter quadrants in your mixture. Divide each of the four quadrants in half again (you can do this with a knife, or just your fingers) and that amounts is exactly how much you’ll be using for your meatball.

6 || Roll each of the meatballs in the palm of your hands and place on an oven proof dish. Drizzle with a little olive oil and place in the oven. Cook for 30 minutes, or until cooked through. (If you find that the outside is burning while the inside is under cooked, cover with tin foil and place back in the oven.)

7 || While your meatballs cook, fry the rest of your onions, carrots, celery and garlic in a pan on the stove. Once cooked, add the can of chopped tomatoes and the basil, as well as some salt and pepper to taste (at this point you may need to add some sugar, if your mixture is too sour – depending on the brand of chopped tomatoes you used). Allow to simmer away on the stove.

8 || Cook your spaghetti as you usually would – in a pot of boiling water on the stove. Don’t forget to add salt to your water. Once cooked, drain and put it into a bowl to serve on the table and toss with a bit of olive oil.

9 || Remove your meatballs from the oven. and place them into your tomato sauce. Mix them around, so that they are covered in sauce.

10 || Take out your mozzarella, and tear it into chunks, placing them into your sauce mixture. Pop the lid onto the pan, and allow the mozzarella to melt.

11 || Once the mozzarella has melted, turn your stove off, sprinkle with some fresh basil and serve the pan straight to the table, ready for everyone to enjoy.

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Tasteful Tuesday – A Simple Smoothie

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Could I just explain to you for one second about how much I hate to make a fuss and a mess in the kitchen? I can’t stand the millions of dishes that go into producing a meal, however delicious said meal might be. I can’t stand the effort that goes into wiping down counters, or re-packing refrigerators, or drying dishes (I always air dry mine in the drying up rack).

Making this yummy, awesome, delicious and really simple smoothie creates none of this mess and havoc, and is a perfect morning snack, that you can even pop into a sippy cup (yes, I just said sippy cup) and have on the way to work. No fuss or mess, and a healthy, tasty, on-the-go breakfast in return.

I can’t say that by making and drinking this smoothie your day will definitely be awesome, but I can tell you that it sure as hell probably will be.

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The Simple Smoothie:
• 1 banana
• a handful of strawberries, washed and sliced into halves
• a little bit of watermelon
• some fresh mint (Plus a little more to garnish, if you love being fancy!)• a little bit of watermelon
• 1 cup of 100% orange juice (or better yet, freshly squeezed…)

1 || Pop all of these into a plastic container and blend blend blend.
2 || Pour into an ultra fancy glass just to be indulgent (it is Tuesday after all) if you’re staying home/have time and garnish with a spring of tiny baby mint. Otherwise into the sippy cup it goes, and you can head on out to work.
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Food Stylin’

After creating such lovely images for the last edition of Spar Savour magazine, my friend Leigh and I were asked to do some more work for the online mag. We shot and styled two different pieces, although I can’t share them yet because the next edition of Spar Savour only goes live in 13 days time. But here are a few tit bits in the mean time.

The Dog’s Bollucks

Before I went away to Thailand, I had dinner at a fantastic restaurant called The Dog’s Bollucks with my fabulous friends Klaudia and Michane. They make the most overwhelmingly delicious burgers you’ve ever laid eyes on! I ate the dream-worthy New Yorker (which is very sneakily a lot more burny than you’d think, which I loved). Check out the photos below of their fantastic food and awesome, laid-back atmosphere. Continue reading

BreakFEAST

I’m such a breakfast girl. I simply love the fact that it can be sweet or savoury! What a choice…

So I treated myself on Sunday morning, to a smorgasbord of delights. Peanut butter toast, strawberries & castor sugar and my favourite green tea, with a dash of lemon juice. I laid them all out on my beautiful wooden board, that was a gift from my cousin Tracy’s wedding.

I sat myself down in the sunlight, and read the last few pages of Volcano Adventure, by Willard Price, my favourite adventure series from when I was younger. I’m busy re-reading the ones that I’ve got at home, but I’m still searching for a few of them. Honestly, if Hal Hunt was a real guy I would totally marry his ass… even though he’s only 17 or something.

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Spar SAVOUR Mag

Remember when I said I was involved in something super exciting that I couldn’t really speak about yet, because of work censorship and such? Well now I’m free to divulge all the delicious details.

I present to you, Spar Savour Magazine. The company that I’ve been interning for, Future Media Group, have developed it, and I’ve been involved in writing and design for the magazine.

I was also given the opportunity to style and photograph one of the features – a segment about ginger, including 6 yummy recipes.

My amazingly talented friend, Leigh Tobin, cooked all of the food and together we styled and shot it, using the equipment and studio at on the CPUT Graphic Design floor. Continue reading

Lunchbox Love

I still use my lunchbox from high school. As you can see, it’s a little bit worn, but I adore it. Every time I see the happy little Hello Kitty she makes me smile.

I love fruit, but only when I’m in the mood for it. I prefer to drink all of my fruit in one smoothie, it just seems to be less of a chore for me. But generally during winter it’s too cold for smoothies, so plain fruit is the way to go.

Delicious plain yogurts rock. I often add a bit of honey into the mix, to make it sweeter.

My daily staples are cashew, pecan and almond nuts, as well as sugar dusted dried fruit.

I’m obsessed with popcorn and green tea – have them everyday.

I generally bring something from dinner the night before – today it’s a left over piece of rump steak!

I also always pack the essentials – a serviette and a little spoon for my yogurt.

Super Superette


Superette is a fabulous little neighbourhood café in Woodstock, Cape Town. They’re owned by the same people who run the famously successful Neighbourgoods market.

The attention to detail at Superette is just wonderful – each and every piece of crockery brandishes a simple little hand-written phrase. Food for thought. There are flowers everywhere, and their food comes straight from ‘farm to plate’ – which makes me feel super great about eating there.

On the windowsill you can find the knit-a-row-and-go box, harbouring a couple of knitting needles and some still-in-process blankets. They’re trying to knit 1000 blankets for orphaned children, so you’re encouraged to come in, knit a few rows and out it back when you leave for someone else to continue. It’s such a fab idea!

Their food is honestly out of this world – the homemade lemonade (try the ginger flavour!) is delicious. They have a wide range of gourmet options to choose from. My mom and I both had the All Day Breakfast Sandwich, which we both agreed was the best scrambled egg that either of us had ever tasted in our combined 74 years on earth (big up to Chef Lyndall Maunder).

I simply adore Superette, it’s perfect for casual interviews, meeting friends or grabbing a quick bite on your lunch hour, and with their new free wifi, it’s perfect for bloggers too!