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Three easy Mother’s Day breakfast-in-bed ideas

May 7th 2021 at 10:17

 

There is no better way to start Mother’s Day than spoiling her from the get-go. Waking up to a cooked meal is always special. To celebrate your mom or the mother figure in your life is as simple as spoiling her with breakfast in bed.

Mom will love these easy breakfast in bed ideas, plus they won’t take hours to make.

Seeded Bread Omelettes

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup of crumbed SASKO Low GI Seeded
Brown Bread
3 eggs
Ready-made white sauce
Pinch of cayenne
Pinch of salt & pepper

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Method

Pour hot white sauce over the breadcrumbs, mixing and mashing them well. Separate the egg yolk and white, whisking the whites until stiff.

Whisk yolk of eggs, cayenne, salt, and pepper until thick and stir into the white sauce and bread-crumbs mixture.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Cut and fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites to the mixture. In a hot, oiled medium frying pan turn in the omelet and cook lightly. Set the pan in the oven to dry on top of the omelet.

Remove pan from oven and serve.

Linseed and Soy, Chicken and egg quiche

Chicken quiche

Chicken and egg quiche. Picture: Supplied

Ingredients

1 kg cooked chicken
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground mustard
6 slices, cut into cubes of SASKO Low GI Linseed White Bread
1 cup grated cheese

ALSO READ: Proudly South African breakfast bake

Method

1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and mustard together.
2. Stir in the bread cubes, cheese, and cooked chicken.
3. Pour into a greased baking dish.
4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
5. Bake uncovered at 180°C for 40 min or until a knife inserted
comes out clean.

Honey and Oats French Toast Muffins

honey oats muffins

Honey and oats muffins. Picture

Ingredients

6 large eggs
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
1 1⁄2 tablespoons vanilla extract
14 cups cubed SASKO Low GI Honey & Oats White Bread
Golden syrup for serving

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a muntin with butter. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Add cubed bread to the mixture and fold until combined and all of the liquid is absorbed. Divide the bread mixture into muntins, pressing it lightly into each cup to compact it.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes, scoop out and serve topped with golden syrup.

* This recipe was courtesy of SASKO.

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Veggie Brekkie Bake – Give mom the best start this Mother’s Day

May 6th 2021 at 03:39
By: DNAfit

Do you want to create something special for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed? If you like breakfast and love healthy foods, we’ve got that special something that tastes like comfort food without the guilt of indulging. The Veggie Brekkie Bake is full of flavour and healthy goodness.

Mushrooms, spinach and eggs are full of great nutrients like protein, calcium, iron, zinc and healthy fats. Baking the ingredients makes sure that you’re cooking the ingredients in a healthy way while adding some crunch. Each serving is only 235 calories which means that your breakfast will be tasty and fit your daily calorie intake. If you like to add something else, a few chilli flakes or freshly diced chillies won’t add much more in calories but adds a great deal of flavour.

Give mom the best start to Mother’s Day with the Veggie Brekkie Bake and a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea.

Veggie Brekkie Bake Recipe

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Recipe by DNAfit Course: BreakfastCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium Eggs

  • 1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups Raw spinach leaves

  • ½ cup Raw mushrooms

  • ½ clove Garlic

  • 1 medium Tomato

Method

  • Heat your oven to 200°C (390°F). Put the mushrooms and tomatoes in an ovenproof dish.
  • Add the garlic and drizzle with oil. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, put the spinach into a large colander, and run it under boiling water to wilt it. Allow to cool, and then squeeze out any excess water.
  • Add the wilted spinach to the dish with the mushrooms. Make a little gap between the vegetables and crack the eggs into the dish.
  • Return to the oven and cook for a further 8-10 minutes or until the egg is cooked to your liking.

Notes

  • Nutritional Information (per serving):
    Energy:  984kJ (235 calories)
    Carbohydrates: 13g
    Fibre: 4g
    Protein: 16g
    Fat: 14g

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Five of the best Mother’s Day recipes to prepare for Mum

May 5th 2021 at 15:01

Mother’s Day is only a few days away and if you are lucky enough to stay close to Mum, why not spoil her with a special breakfast-in-bed surprise? Food is a universal language we all understand. Prepare some special Mother’s Day recipes for Mum to express your love.

If you no longer stay in the same house, conspire with Dad to sneak into their house early on Mother’s Day. The delicious flavours floating through the air from the kitchen will certainly wake Mum. Just imagine the surprise on her face if she finds you in her kitchen. Or even better, visualise the happiness brightening her face when you enter her bedroom with a bed-in-breakfast treat!

We have compiled a list of delicious Mother’s Day recipes Mum would love first thing in the morning. Choose the one your Mum will love the most and make Mother’s Day memorable.

Classic English Scones – Featherlight and fluffy

Classic English Scones
Classic English Scones: Just perfect for Mother’s Day. Image: Pixabay.

If there is one breakfast or teatime snack every Mum enjoys, it is these classic English scones. Featherlight and buttery, they are melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Slather a warm scone with a knob of butter, top it with strawberry preserve and a scoop of fresh whipped cream. Divine!

This recipe takes about an hour to prepare, so you may decide to rather prepare the scones at home and visit Mum with a surprise teatime basket of scones. Click here for the recipe.

Easy Flapjacks – Lip-smackingly delicious breakfast bite

Easy Flapjacks Recipe
Easy flapjacks drizzled with golden syrup. Image: Supplied

These light and fluffy flapjacks are the perfect recipe to bake in Mum’s kitchen early on Mother’s Day. This flapjacks recipe is quick and easy to prepare and will make any tummy rumble.

When baked to a golden-brown beauty, remove from the pan and serve warm with a generous drizzle of honey or golden syrup. To make Mum’s breakfast plate extra special, serve the flapjacks with a variety of berries for an antioxidant boost. To add some extra flair to this tasty treat, top the flapjacks with whipped cream. Click here for the recipe.

Mushroom & Bacon Salsa stuffed Avocado – A savoury breakfast delight

Mushroom and Bacon Salsa Stuffed Avocado
Mushroom and Bacon Salsa Stuffed Avocado: Seriously delicious! Image: South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association.

If you are looking for a savoury breakfast option to treat Mum on Mother’s Day, look no further than this Mushroom & Bacon Salsa stuffed Avocado. It’s quick, easy and delicious.

Bacon and avocado go well together due to the salty bacon lifting the flavour of the avo. Mushrooms are an umami flavour bomb to this great bowl too. For the best results, mash the avo up in the halved shell or you can remove it, and mix it in a bowl with the cooked ingredients and spoon it back in. Click here for the recipe.

Fruity nachos – Fresh and tasty start to Mum’s day

Fruity nachos
Fruity nachos: Delightful and fresh. Image: DNAFit.

If Mum is the type of person who loves fresh fruit first thing in the morning, this fruity nachos recipe will be a pleasant surprise. Not only is this fruity breakfast healthy, but so tasty that it almost tastes like a dessert.

Ready in only 5 minutes, this Fruity Nachos recipe consists of sliced apple, peanut butter, honey and some crunchy chopped almond nuts. Then, a tablespoon of sugar-free chocolate chips makes this recipe extra special. Click here for the recipe.

Pancakes filled with Chocolate Mousse – Rich and decadent

Pancakes filled with Chocolate Mousse
Pancakes filled with Chocolate Mousse: For a sweet Mother’s Day. Image: Supplied.

Maybe your Mum has a relentless sweet tooth. Give in to her sweet tooth on Mother’s Day and prepare some pancakes filled with chocolate mousse for her. Mother’s Day only comes around once a year after all.

For many of us, the pungent smell of baked pancakes and spicy cinnamon is synonymous with cold, rainy weather. And it seems as if this is exactly the type of weather some parts of South Africa will have this weekend. Click here for this blissfully delicious recipe.

As you are preparing for Mother’s Day, may you have a beautiful day with this very special person in your life. Cherish each moment.

Classic English Scones

Classic English Scones: Just perfect for Mother's Day. Image: Pixabay.

Easy Flapjacks Recipe

Easy flapjacks drizzled with golden syrup. Image: Supplied

Mushroom and Bacon salsa stuffed avocado 2

Mushroom and Bacon Salsa Stuffed Avocado: Seriously delicious! Image: South African Mushroom Farmer's Association

Fruity nachos

Fruity nachos: Delightful and fresh. Image: DNAFit.

Pancakes filled with Chocolate Mousse

Pancakes filled with Chocolate Mousse: For a sweet Mother's Day. Image: Supplied.

Broccoli and cottage cheese soup – Creamy and tasty

May 5th 2021 at 13:17
By: DNAfit

Prepare this delicious broccoli and cottage cheese soup to get a boost of nutrients. Broccoli soup is creamy and tasty and a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals.

With the change of season, broccoli and cottage cheese soup is the perfect comfort food for a winter evening. Snuggle up on your couch with a blanket in front of a crackling fire and a bowl of this creamy soup.

This easy dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and works well as a midweek dinner. You can also prepare this aromatic soup as a starter when you have friends over for dinner. Just make sure you adjust the quantities as this recipe caters for one person only.

If you are monitoring your calorie intake, you will be pleased to know that one serving of this broccoli and cottage cheese soup recipe contains only 180 calories.

Prepare yourself for the cold winter season with this creamy soup recipe steaming with flavour.

Broccoli and cottage cheese soup recipe

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Recipe by DNAfit Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

180

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon yellow onion

  • 10 g celery, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon garlic

  • ½ teaspoon rosemary, fresh

  • 2 cups broccoli

  • 1 cup water

  • 60 g low fat cottage cheese

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook until softened, about 4 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic and rosemary, stirring, for about 20 seconds.
  • Stir in the broccoli. Add the water and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until very tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Puree the soup in a blender until smooth. Stir in cottage cheese, salt and pepper.

Notes

  • Energy: 752kJ (180 calories)
    Carbohydrates: 21g
    Fibre: 7g
    Protein: 12g
    Fat: 7g

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Broccoli and cottage cheese soup recipe

Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew – Rich and fall-of-the-bone tender

May 1st 2021 at 14:20

With autumn dwindling slowly into winter, all we are looking for is a bowl of comfort food. Combine the good food with a good snuggle under a cosy blanket on the couch, and we are officially on Planet Relaxation. This slow-cooked oxtail stew is an exceptionally delicious dish that ticks all the boxes for a hearty meal.

The trick is to cook oxtail slowly until the meat literally falls off the bone and melt like butter in your mouth.

This recipe is perfect for inviting some friends over as it serves eight people. And if you have some slow-cooked oxtail stew leftovers, simply keep it for the next day. After the rich flavours had time to infuse even more, the oxtail stew will taste even better!

To prepare slow-cooked oxtail stew, you need to plan ahead as it is not a meal that you can quickly whip together in an hour. The stew needs to cook slowly for four to five hours on low heat. It is in the slow cooking that the rich flavour of this dish unfolds.

If you have never prepared oxtail stew, make sure you try it this autumn or winter season. You will be pleasantly surprised!

Slow-Cooked Oxtail Stew Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

hours 
Total time

5

hours 

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.25 kg oxtail with the joints separated

  • 4 rashes of shoulder bacon, chopped

  • 4 onions, thinly sliced

  • 5 carrots, chopped

  • 1 punnet button mushrooms, washed

  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 45 ml tomato puree

  • 2 teaspoons Ina Paarman’s Olive and Rosemary spice

  • 2 tablespoons mustard

  • 500 ml good red wine

  • salt and pepper

  • virgin olive oil

  • butter

  • flour to coat the pieces of meat to start

Method

  • Pat the oxtail dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle all over with salt and pepper and flour.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium to medium-high heat in a heavy-based pot or Dutch oven.
  • Shake off all excess flour from the chunks of seasoned oxtail. Add a tablespoon of butter and sear the oxtail in a hot pan on all sides until golden brown. Work in batches and do not crowd the pan. Use tongs to remove the browned meat to a plate and set it aside.
  • Sauté the onions, add the bacon, stirring continuously, and then the carrots. Cook for a few minutes until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the oxtail pieces back to the pan. Add the wine mixed with all the spices and tomato puree. Add the bay leaves, thyme and half a teaspoon of salt. Bring to simmering point then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 4 – 5 hours, or until the meat is fork-tender. The sauce will have a rich flavour and colour when done.
  • About 20 minutes before serving, add the mushrooms and simmer until tender.
  • Serve warm with rice.

Notes

  • If you prefer to remove excess fat, set it aside until cold and scrape off the fat. 

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Easy Gingerbread Cookies – Best dippable teatime bites

May 1st 2021 at 11:03

What is teatime without a biscuit or two to dip in your tea or coffee? This easy gingerbread cookies recipe will make you want to break for teatime a few times every day.

This old-fashioned ginger treat is spicy and sweet at the same time. These easy gingerbread cookies are also super addictive, so it is almost impossible to stop after tasting one.

The best part is that this recipe is incredibly easy to bake. Simply prepare the dough, use a cookie cutter or fancy shapes when cutting out the cookies and bake for 10 or 20 minutes. If you like your ginger cookies soft, 10 minutes will suffice, but if you like them crunchy, increase the baking time to 20 minutes.

Ginger is known to sooth stomach conditions, so if you feel nauseous, you can enjoy a gingerbread cookie to calm your stomach.

To make these easy gingerbread cookies popular among the younger generation, use icing to brighten them up. And if you have a little man cookie cutter, you can make little gingerbread men!

Easy Gingerbread Cookies Recipes

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Recipe by Irene Muller Course: TreatsCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

1

hour 
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

20

minutes

Store bought ginger biscuits are simply not as good as those freshly home baked goodies, so why not make them from scratch today?

Ingredients

  • 250 g margarine or butter

  • 6 cups flour

  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons ground ginger

  • 2 jumbo eggs

  • 1 cup golden syrup

  • 3 teaspoons bicarb mixed with 2 tablespoons milk

  • pinch of salt

Method

  • Cream the margarine and sugar well for about ten minutes.
  • Add the eggs on at a time, mix after each egg.
  • Add the ginger and syrup with the bicarb-milk mixture and mix well.
  • Sift flour and salt together and add to the mixture.
  • Mix to a soft dough.
  • Make little balls, roll in sugar place in the prepared baking tray. Take the bottom of a glass dip in the sugar and flatten the balls and bake in the oven at 180°C for 10 minutes if you like them softer or 20 minutes if you like them crispy. Adjust the oven cooler if needed.

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South African themed recipe competition: And we have a winner!

May 1st 2021 at 06:06

In celebration of our beautiful South African heritage, we launched a South African themed recipe competition. From the beginning of March to 27 April, food enthusiasts shared their kitchen adventures with us. South African foodies submitted their “proudly South African” recipes to stand a chance to win R1000.

We received numerous delicious traditional South African recipes as well as unique ones with a tasty South African twist. If you have missed some of these tasty creations, click here to see them all.

Every recipe received in terms of this competition looked tempting and delicious but there is one that captured our readers’ attention more than all the others.

And the winner of our South African themed recipe competition is…

Nokuzola Radebe, winner of our South African theme recipe competition. Image: Supplied.

Congratulations to Nokuzola Radebe whose recipe proved to be the most popular of all the competition recipes received. Nokuzola’s steamed bread with supreme lamb stew recipe received more views according to Google Analytics than any other competition recipe.

If you have not seen this mouth-watering recipe yet, click here to try it at home.

Thank you to all our competition entrants who participated in our South African themed recipe competition. These recipes will provide endless happy cooking hours for all our food-loving readers.  

Keep an eye on our recipe and competition pages as well as our social media pages as we will soon launch our next recipe competition.

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Creamy Lasagne – The ultimate family dinner

April 30th 2021 at 13:43

Looking for a flavoursome dish that will satisfy a crowd? This creamy lasagne recipe is a definite crowd-pleaser. It is a homemade recipe combining delicate sheets of pasta, a tasty tomato-rich beef sauce, loads of cheese and fragrant fresh herbs.

With the weather in South African cooling down significantly, this creamy lasagne is the perfect comfort meal to serve to your family and friends.

A quick tip is to soak the lasagne sheets in a boiling water to pre-cook and soften the pasta. This will reduce the time in the oven by 20 minutes.

The best part is that you can keep any leftovers for the next day. After the flavours have had time to infuse even more overnight, this creamy lasagne will taste even better.

If you serve this delicious pasta dish to your family once, they will love it so much that you should be prepared to cook it at least twice a month.

Serve with warm garlic bread and a side salad.

Creamy Lasagne Recipe

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Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

10

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

20

minutes

This Italian-style dish is a firm favourite. It’s cheesy, meaty and oh so delicious. If you’ve never made lasagne before give this one a try.

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of lasagne sheets

  • 1 cup grated cheese, cheddar and mozzarella mix works well

  • fresh parsley to garnish (optional)

  • Meat Sauce
  • 800 g beef mince

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 carrot, finely diced

  • 1 teaspoon dried organum

  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tins tomatoes (400 g)

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Bechamel Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 3 cups milk, heated

  • salt

  • freshly ground pepper

Method

  • In a large frying pan or pot, sauté the onion and carrots in a dash of oil olive until soft. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the mince and cook until brown.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes, tomato paste, mixed herbs, origanum salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Béchamel Sauce
  • Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • Stir in the flour. Stir constantly and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the hot milk, continuing to stir as the sauce thickens. When the sauce starts to boil, add salt and pepper to taste. Lower the heat, and cook, stirring until the sauce thickens.
  • For the Lasagne
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • To assemble the lasagne, spread a layer of meat sauce on the bottom of the oven proof dish.
  • Cover the meat with a layer of lasagne sheets.
  • Add a layer of béchamel sauce.
  • Top with another layer of meat sauce, followed by lasagne sheets and béchamel sauce.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese on top and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. If you have pre cooked the pasta, bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

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