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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The Ultimate Lunchbox Planner

It’s a new year, and with that comes the aspirations to pack your kids a fabulous, mostly balanced lunchbox that you hope will get eaten and not chucked in the bin or left stagnating in the bottom of said kid’s backpack for days. Much like our dinner routine at home, I wind up making the…

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Banana & Strawberry Yoghurt Muffins

The ultimate quick bake – perfect for a breakfast, afternoon tea treat or a brilliant lunchbox filler! With this summer heat I find the bananas are ripening faster than we can eat them so this is the perfect excuse to bake and use up those blackend, almost-squidgy bananas you’re about to chuck. I’ve been making…

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