The Lusito Land Festival started as a project to aid differently abled individuals in the Portuguese community in the Johannesburg area. This year it marks its 36th annual event with the celebration having grown to include the various diverse cultures mixed with the Portuguese heritage found in the surrounding areas of Gauteng. With a new venue and the classic Portuguese entertainment, this is sure to be one for the books.
Being a WWF-Sassi ambassador, I felt it would just be right to start off with a nice old favourite. Yellowtail is safely green-listed and it is just amazing with locally foraged samphire and seaweed.
Our pulled pork tacos have everything. A beautifully slow-roasted pork shoulder. A fresh summer slaw. A drool-worthy smoky BBQ sauce. What more could you possible want? While deceptively easy to make, the process is slightly time-consuming, so we recommend whipping them up on a weekend when you can show them off to friends and family.
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!
If you are as obsessed with pesto as we are (because who isn’t, right?), then you will be as delighted as we were to find out that foodie royale, Pesto Princess has released a downloadable recipe eBook that can be conveniently stored on your computer, tablet or phone for on the go meal inspiration.
Making pasta at home is one thing every foodie should be able to do, and it’s easier than you could ever imagine. And you don’t even need a pasta machine, just a deft hand with a rolling pin and a sharp knife. We start you off easy with home-made tagliatelle and a deliciously creamy meat-free sauce.
It’s a comfort food mashup! We love pizza (obviously) and we can also make frittata, without encouragement, out of anything we can get our hands on. So here is it, the pizza frittata. And, as a bonus, it’s low-carb and we added red wine.
They came. They cooked. They conquered. That is the motto of twins, Lebo and Tebo, who are cooking their way through the kitchens of Pretoria with their success in hosting pop-up dinners for those who enjoy quality food in the comfort of their own homes. In addition to that, they are regular contributors to food magazines, have cooked for the folks over at Top Billing and have been featured on The Gareth Cliff Show at cliffcentral.com.
Have you ever tried monkfish before? It has a mild, sweet flavour, similar to lobster, making it a perfect companion to salty bacon. Serve it up as a wholesome mid-week meal with plenty of fresh veggies. We went with sweet potato and green beans.
This Italian veggie and bean soup is hearty and filling – perfect for a nutrient-dense meatless Monday that won’t leave you missing the meat. It’s also a lovely way to use up stale bread or bread crusts.