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I don’t have a menu plan for the next week!

This week’s meal planning blog is actually not really about meal planning at all. We have come out of the first set of Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, and are moving into the next, which is Yom Kippur. This is a day of repentance, 25 hours to be precise.   At this time we […]

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How much is enough?

How much is enough? With any dinner party, braai (barbecue), or family function that you cook for, one of the biggest worries for the host/hostess is how much food do I need? Whether it is 10 people or 50 people knowing how much you need will help you plan your shopping and keep your costs […]

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What are you serving?

Rosh Hashonah, it’s here. What are your plans? Have you ordered your meat? Do you know what you are making? Yom Tov is always special, even for those who don’t keep Shabbat, as we make an extra effort with food and table settings. For the first time ever, I know what I am making and […]

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Happy New Year!

Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year is coming up in a few weeks, the 14 September to be exact. Of course, being Jews we celebrate with food. My dad always says for Jews the traditional weapon is a knife and food and the national sport is eating! I know this applies to my Greek […]

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Is your kitchen a restaurant?

I was blessed with a husband who eats anything, as long as it isn’t raw celery and doesn’t move.  My kids, for the most part, also eat pretty much whatever you give them. So when I was asked about how to feed fussy eaters, I had to do some serious research. Here’s what I found […]

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Tomato and herb soup

This is a delicious tomato soup that I adapted from Woolies Babies recipe book “meals for babies and toddlers” . I bought the book in 1997 and have been making this ever since. As the kids have grown older I have added garlic to the soup and a little salt and even on occasion cream/Orley […]

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10 Things you need to know when drawing up a menu plan

I have been ‘meal-planning’ on and off for about 6 months, but only in the last 3 months have I been doing it properly. In that time, our food bill, with the help of online shopping, is down about 15%. The other bonus seems to be my nemesis, the ever shrinking waist bands of my […]

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The 9 days have begun

It is Tisha B’Av, the 9th Av and observant Jews are going meatless for the build up to this terrible day in Jewish history, see my previous blog post “going meatless”. For today’s blog I decided to do a different blog post. Not on anything to do with saving money, getting organised or even cooking. […]

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Ricotta cheese recipe

I have been really busy this week and got my days mixed up. I try and post to my blog on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with short posts to the Facebook page every day. This week I posted to the blog on Wednesday! As part of the post for ‘going meatless’ I gave you Chef […]

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Going Meatless

With a lot of the world following the “Meatless Monday” trend and for the Jewish people the 9 days to Tisha B’Av (9th  Av)coming up, I decided to post a few meatless recipe ideas. The Meatless Monday idea actually started in America during WW 1, when the American government asked families to cut back on certain […]

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