Saucy Steak & Mushroom Pot Pies

Once, many many moons ago, I came home very late and very tired, having drunk considerably too much wine, and I found a pie on my bed. My housemate had returned home an hour earlier and had thoughtfully purchased two additional Engen pies for the hooligans still out painting the town red. I can honestly say I have…

Seared Tuna with Chilli & Ginger

Seared tuna is a really quick and easy dish to make. The sesame seeds give a lovely flavour and crunch (not to mention the visual appeal) and it’s great as a main served with rice or as a fancy starter, with a few squares per individual side plate. Just make sure you have fresh, sashimi quality tuna, as…

Butternut, Kidney Bean & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

I don’t know why I don’t eat quesadillas more often – they are like healthy pizzas! And I love pizza. True, some quesadillas are more cheese and grease than anything else, but they can actually be surprisingly substantial and protein-filled, particularly if you make them yourself. And fast, and crunchy – two of my favourite…

Ostrich Steak with Peri Peri Sauce

Director Billy Wilder was right: Some Like It Hot. I love chilli, spices, curry – anything that has a heat to it, the hotter the better. I have a bottle of chilli sauce (Bushman’s ‘Hot az Hell’) in my kitchen cupboard at all times, just in case. But not wasabi or peppermints – those are just…

Seared Fillet with Pesto Butter & Spicy Wedges

  Sometimes all you need is a little something extra to shift a very simple meal up to the next level. And it’s worth making just a bit of effort to spice things up – otherwise the next thing you know, you’ll be eating set meals on certain days of the week, never trying anything…

Balsamic & Ginger Fillet

You must make this steak. There’s really no other way to start this post. Summer has arrived (finally), and having recently put on a bikini for the first time since April, I have realised that it’s time to eat more salad. And the best way to be enthusiastic about eating more salad is to pair…