Soups, stews and potjies –what better way to treat your family on a cold winter's evening.
With winter being in full swing and snow on the mountains, there is nothing more comforting than a well cooked and delicious tasting meal. Some even call it comfort food. Here are some ideas to tease your taste buds.
Butternut soup is an all time favourite with most families, so surprise them with some Thai-style fresh flavour when cooking up your next batch. Pick up the heat a bit and give it a South Eastern flavour with red curry paste and coconut cream.
Need a bit more meat? How about a fragrant stew, filled with spicy North African flavours. Lamb's unique flavour pairs perfectly with robust spices. Why not add some butternut and sweet potatoes to create a sweet balance to this mouthwatering dish.
You can never go wrong with everyone’s good old favourite - oxtail. This is a wonderfully rich, wholesome oxtail potjie, cooked in plenty of red wine and a hint of smoky harissa. Lightly chargrilled mealies add an extra depth of flavour to this delicious one-pot meal.
And as a side why not add in superfood quinoa bread.
Quinoa really is a superfood. As a grain, it is naturally gluten-free and it contains all 8 amino acids, making it a complete protein. If you're new to cooking gluten-free bread, don't be alarmed if it doesn't rise.
This recipe is super quick and easy, as long as you remember to soak the quinoa and seeds.