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Alcohol Substitutions
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Alcohol Substitutions

Some tips on substituting alcohol in your recipes.  Very useful information for those that prefer to abstain from buying or using alcohol.
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).
Camping Granola

Camping Granola

Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, and honey that is usually baked until crispy. During the baking process the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose, breakfast cereal-type consistency. Dried fruits, such as raisins and dates, are sometimes added.

Besides serving as food for breakfast and/or snacks, granola is also often eaten by those who are hiking, camping, or backpacking due to the fact that it is lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store.

Granola is often eaten in combination with yogurt, honey, strawberries, bananas, milk, and/or other forms of cereal. It can also serve as a topping for various types of pastries and/or desserts. Granola, particularly recipes that include flax or linn seeds, is often used to improve digestion.

Chicken Pasta Salad

Chicken Pasta Salad

Pasta salad with chicken is perfect for a simple meal on a hot day.  Do not be afraid to substitute with leftover roast chicken that has been diced.  This can feed many mouths.
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!

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.
Gelatin
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Gelatin

How to use gelatin in your recipes.  It is straight forward, but here is some tips to ensure perfect results everytime.
How to Assemble Pizza
  • Time: 30-40 minute baking time
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Afrikaans, Italy

How to Assemble Pizza

Here is how we assemble our pizzas.  Make it a family affair and give each one something to put on the dough.  We prefer 'our' pizza than 'mine'!  Just a little bit of child training...

This is not really a diet food, yet you can vary your toppings to suit your diet.  Look around for some that suits your style and taste.

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.
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.
Parsley
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Parsley

Welcome parsley into your kitchen!  It is a great all around herb. It quickly adds a touch of color and texture to any recipe. The aroma and taste of parsley is very distinctive for a herb that is generally described as being mild and non obtrusive.
It is best to avoid large amounts of parsley if you are pregnant, especially the use of the volatile essential oil.
Ratatouille
  • Time: 45 min.
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: France

Ratatouille

A southern Aftrican twist to a simple yet versatile vegetable dish originally from the country of France.
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