Instant Pot Heritage Day Picnic

I’ve decided that this Heritage Day we’ll celebrate it (just our small family of four) with a special picnic outdoors in the gorgeous Spring sunshine we’ve been having! What’s on the menu? A little twist on traditional Scotch Eggs (with Boerie!) and little Sago pudding pots – an ode to my heritage and my childhood!…

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Baking with Soph – Betty Crocker Lemon Loaf

We’re always up for a little teatime treat, and this Lemon Loaf was such a winner! I thought my fussy eater wouldn’t enjoy the lemon tang, but he asked for two slices! All it takes is a simple Vanilla Cake Mix with a little lemon for ‘pizzazz’ as Soph would say! A nice simple bake…

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Baking with Soph – Betty Crocker Berry Cream Cake

My child is berry obsessed – since a baby. She thinks nothing of polishing off a tub of (very expensive) blueberries while sitting in the shopping trolley, so this bake was a natural choice of hers. The brief she gave me – berries, lots of them, and cream! This was the perfect Sunday teatime treat…

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Instant Pot Winter Warmers: Prawn Curry

When the weather is cold, I crave warmth and spice! I crave a bowl of something tasty, generally with a side of carbs and this Instant Pot Prawn Curry really hits the spot! Spicy Prawns with a side of Basmati rice and some Butter Naan – right down my alley. This is my go-to curry…

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Instant Pot Winter Warmers: Chili Con Carne

Most of the country has been positively icy the last few days so I thought what better time than to delve into some of my fav Instant Pot Winter Warmer recipes! First up, is an American classic that’s so darn tasty. It makes a huge pot and the addition of the beans really bulks it…

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Choc Chip Cookies

Always a winner in our house, I mean, who doesn’t love cookie dough – these Choc Chip Cookies have been made time and time again since Oli pop’s first birthday party! The addition of coffee really brings out the chocolate and makes it the most delicious of morsels to devour with a cup of hot…

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Pantry Staples – Instant Pot Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry

We’re continuing with our Instant Pot Pantry Staples series (last week I shared our favourite Instant Pot Bolognese) during this nationwide lockdown and this week, to suit the weather in Joburg, is a Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry! Honestly, I don’t buy a lot of tinned anything. Generally I only keep tinned tomato, cannellini beans,…

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3 Easy Weeknight Meals in the Instant Pot

You haven’t lived until you’ve pressure cooked – my new outlook on life – but ask anyone who uses one, it’s incredible. My Instant Pot has opened a whole new world in the kitchen for me, providing faster, tastier meals without me having to keep checking and stirring a pot! I plan our meals weekly,…

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