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Low-Cholesterol

Almost fat-free chips
  • Time: 30-40 minute baking time
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  • Origin: Afrikaans

Almost fat-free chips

Serve with your favorite meal for a healthy alternative.
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Anise

Anice is the sweet seeds of a flowering herb.  It bears a strong family resemblance to the members of the carrot family, that includes dill, fennel, coriander, cumin and caraway with its fine feathery leaves. Many of these relatives have been described as having a licorice flavour, to some extent, but anise is the true taste of licorice— its oils are distilled into the flavouring for licorice candy (not from the herb licorice, which has a different taste).
Avocado salsa

Avocado salsa

This salsa  goes well with many dishes, grilled or braaied chicken, wraps, fish, and curries. A must for mexican dishes.
Beef and broccoli stir-fry
  • Time: 10 min cooking time
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  • Origin: Asian

Beef and broccoli stir-fry

Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients – with good preparation this meal will be ready in minutes.
Chives
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Chives

It is one of the most common herbs that is grown in every herb garden! They are more pleasing in taste!
Cloves

Cloves

The word ‘clove’ is from the Latin word for ‘nail’. Cloves are the immature unopened flower buds of a tropical tree; they resemble small nails, with a tapered stem. The large end of the clove is the four-pointed flower bud.  It has a warm, pungent, and aromatic bouquet. Its flavour is sweetly pungent, astringent, and strongly aromatic, providing a anesthetic feel to the mouth when bitten on.
Curried Butternut Soup
  • Time: 60 min cooking time
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  • Origin: Afrikaans

Curried Butternut Soup

Our family's favourite soup is this thick curry soup with the sweetness of butternut .  This amount of soup must be cooked in at least a 10lt pot. Serve it with lots of warm garlic bread.  A great accompaniment is Egyptian Dukkah. Sprinkle over liberally. Bacon can be substituted with any left-over smoked pork.

Dill

The plant is grown in the herb garden towards the back for it grows to be about 2-3 feet with ferny type leaves which makes for a pretty background to other herbs. It is an annual plant grown mostly from seed which produces heads of tiny yellow flowers. It does prefer full sun and will re-seed itself if you let the flowers go to seed in the fall.
Fish in spicy tomato

Fish in spicy tomato

This is so delicious you won’t even miss the fat.
Serve with almost fat-free chips.
Grilled fish with avocado salsa

Grilled fish with avocado salsa

Any type of fish, filleted or whole, may be used in this recipe. This salsa also goes well with grilled or braaied chicken.
Jaco's Relish

Jaco's Relish

My father-in-law makes this delicious 'concoction' with chillies and onions that they preserve and eat with most savoury dishes.  It will really spice-up sandwiches as well.  The amount of heat you get depends on the type of chilli you use, and the amount can easily be adjusted accordingly. 
Large Quantity Pizza Dough

Large Quantity Pizza Dough

Being a large family I don't make my pizza in round pans, as they waste space and time.  I make it in larger rectangular pans that fit exactly in my oven.  Because pizza is our family's unanimous favourite I make enough for at least two meals taking in consideration the time and effort that go in it.  I would either freeze the second portion or take the next day off cooking!  This amount makes about 12 - 14 thin crust, medium, round pizzas.  It fills at least 6 of my pans. (33 X 55 cm)
Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Salad

A simple yet delicious salad for good health.
Mixed Garden Salad

Mixed Garden Salad

A delightful salad that serves well as side dish with pasta dishes, or could be served as a starter.  ingredients could be altered according to the season.
No-cook Tomato Sauce for Pizza

No-cook Tomato Sauce for Pizza

I make this sauce for pizza which we apply liberally to the base of the pizza.  It requires no cooking as I use tinned tomato products only.
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