The festive cooking season is just around the corner, and it’s a time for family, celebrations and feasting, of course! And at any celebration, whether big or small, there is always food to be prepared and shared.
One thing we’ve all learnt during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the sustained lockdown that accompanied it here in SA, is that South Africans can cook! We love to eat, and with our access to prepared food more limited than before, more and more of us have turned to our own kitchens for not only sustenance but comfort and entertainment as well.
Start the new year by finding fun and new ways to use staple cooking tools for a kitchen refresh with these must-haves from @home.
Not only do you get a nutritious fill with these yummy fish parcels with baby marrow, but you can cook the full meal in the microwave and have dinner ready in 15 minutes!
These outdoor cooking must-haves are what you need to serve up an outdoor feast this Heritage Month. Find these in the MyKitchen magazine shop at home.co.za. Readers get an exclusive 10% discount when buying online – use the voucher code: ‘mykitchen’.
As the executive chef at the African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town, Tamsyn Wells is well acquainted with preparing complicated meals in multiple courses for large amounts of people. And that’s why she is the perfect person to give you some handy advice to make your festive cooking journey a little less tiresome this year.
Gaining confidence in the kitchen can be quite a tricky business. It may be your kitchen, but who’s to say you’re using it to your full potential? Not everyone likes to cook, it can be stressful and things can get messy quickly. However, if you’re comfortable with your recipes and get to know your own cooking style, things may turn around for you. Here are 3 easy ways to become the master of your kitchen.
It may look like a simple dish, and it will only take you 20 minutes to whip together, but the flavour combinations of this recipe are not only perfectly balanced, but complex as well. With an allium flavour from the onion and garlic, the tang of the tomatoes and capers, not to mention a bit of bite from the chilli, our spicy calamari pasta is one dish you’ll go back to over and over.
That satisfying pop when you bite into an ice-cold grape or that gentle sip of red you take after a long working week, there’s something pretty special about these little round fruit that beautifully dots our country’s vineyards. But besides it’s aesthetics and ability to be turned into a beloved alcoholic beverage, we want to explore the wonderful ways in which we can cook with it. So, get your grapes and we’ll meet in the kitchen!
We put a great spin on both the humble potato bake and the chicken dinner by combining the two, as well as adding healthier ingredients and Asian flavours. This sweet potato bake is a perfect mid-week one-pan family meal with hardly any hands-on time and a great way to include protein, carbs and nutrients, making for a balanced plate.