courgettes

Kousa mahshi (Lebanese stuffed courgettes)

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This delicious dish of mince and rice-stuffed courgettes is served throughout the Middle East – and it’s gluten and dairy free!

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Creamy chickpea, spinach and zucchini curry

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Last month, my youngest nephew celebrated his seventh birthday.  On the night before his birthday, his mom was putting him to bed and noticed that he seemed a little subdued.  She asked him what was wrong and he replied:  “I’m sad because it’s my last night of being six”.  Mom responded: “But just think – […]

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Pattypan, zucchini, halloumi & pepper kebabs on the braai / BBQ

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  Aldous Huxley wrote: “Several excuses are always less convincing than one.” I could give you several excuses for the lack of posts around here over the past two weeks.  I could say that I caught a stinking cold on 18 September, just before we went on holiday, and I’m still shaking it off.  I […]

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Stuffed courgettes

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Remember- today is the last day to get your barbecue and braai recipes to me by for the Braai, the Beloved Country event to celebrate South Africa’s Heritage Day this month! To paraphrase Baldrick in Blackadder (one of my favourite TV series of all time), there are few things on this planet as universally amusing as […]

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Curried vegetable potjiekos

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  A colleague of mine recently returned from a week of watching FIFA 2010 World Cup football in South Africa.  He said the football was so-so, but he loved the country – and the food.  Because he stayed with friends rather than in a hotel, he really got to eat what the locals ate.  The first […]

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Zucchini, tomato pesto & Parmesan tart

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  About thirteen years ago, I travelled to the USA with three of my dear friends Paul (he of the Famous Butternut Soup), Duncan and Adrian.  Most of my friends who had been to the USA had been to New York, Las Vegas or San Francisco, all home to a multitude of tourist attractions.  But […]

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Moroccan-spiced roasted vegetables

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So the festive season is well and truly over.  All the Christmas decorations have been taken down, all the gammon leftovers have been eaten, and everyone is talking about good intentions, more exercise, losing weight, drinking less and eating light. Going out to dinner with friends has become fraught with difficulties as this one won’t go […]

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