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Low fat – Creamy Spinach and Feta Soup

April 24, 2012 in Soup

Low fat – Creamy Spinach and Feta Soup

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Cream of Spinach and Feta soup

We’ve had some really strange weather today, a sudden storm and a lot of rain, not that I’m complaining at all.

I love the rain and the cold weather. With the cold weather comes all my favorite things in life: Hot soups, a steaming mug of hot chocolate, curling up in front of the television with a nice blanket watching your favorite show, cuddling, boots, scarfs, hot stews, early nights, and the list goes on and on!

I love making my Creamy spinach and Feta soup on cold rainy evenings, it’s done under a hour and it taste delicious served with a toasted french loaf or rye bread on the side.

I’ve received the original recipe from a farmer that was one of our clients at the previous company I used to work for. He always told me that his wife makes the Best ever spinach soup! I have replaced the cream with 2 % low-fat milk for a much healthier option and I’ve replace the packet of white onion soup with plain flour.

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Tomato & Potato Phyllo tart

April 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Tomato & Potato Phyllo tart

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Tomato & potato phyllo tart

This is an old recipe with a new jacket on! (Sounds a bit like me in winter…lol!)

The original recipe calls for Puff pastry which taste really, really good!. Now I don’t have to tell you how much fat there is in puff pastry do I?. So because I’m such a good girl I’ve decided to use phyllo pastry instead.

This tart is best served hot from the oven to the plate. The leftovers however do not taste nearly as good as the phyllo pastry gets a bit soggy from the tomato and onion sauce.

If you don’t have enough people to feed at once rather make a smaller tart by dividing the recipe by half.

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The Irene Village Market

April 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

April 15, 2012 by Daily Dose of Fresh

Tall Trees

I’ts been a while since we’ve visit the Irene Market in Pretoria. The Irene Market is situated on the Grounds of the Smut House Museum.

What makes this market so special is the great entertainment it offers to children and adults alike, from camel rides and jumping castles to the fresh smell of baked goods and over 300 stalls.

The ambiance from being outdoors, walking through the tall trees sipping on a Red cappuccino and being visually entertained by the great arts and crafts from the exhibitors makes it more than just another market.

My favorite spot is by far the great food stalls that vary from Asian, indian to traditional foods, from Cupcakes to home-made venison pies and everything in between. Be prepared for a treat from the live entertainment while you enjoy your favorite foods. Did I mention that pets are also allowed?

Some of my favorite products is the Olives stuffed with nuts and garlic, the homemade pesto’s, olive tapenade, freshly baked rye bread and not to mentioned the home-made varieties of Cheese spreads.

My ultimate treat is all the spices available. I just had to buy a big bag of my favorite curry mix as well. The magic ingredient to this curry mix is the dry spices mixed with a blend of masala infused oil which makes it a moist mix with an unbelievable taste!

The next market date is the 28th of April, be sure not to miss it!

Irene market - Spices galore

Curry mix

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Rooibos Masala Chai

April 12, 2012 in Beverages

Rooibos Chai tea

What is nicer than a hot cup of Rooibos Masala Chai?

Masala Chai originated in India and is a spicy milk tea which can be enjoyed hot or cold with ice. I’ve added some milk froth to mine to make it extra special, it was delicious!

Rooibos Masala Chai

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Healthy oven baked Chimichangas

April 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

Healthy oven baked

Fancy a healthy Chimichanga? Try this oven baked whole-wheat and poppy-seed tortilla. Great for lunch and quick and easy to make when you have your prepared tortilla’s ready.

I usually bake a batch of whole-wheat Torilla’s and freeze them to use them later in the week. Use shop bought Tortillas if you are pressed for time, although I could promise you that once you’ve made your own tortillas you will never buy them again.

My recipe calls for whole-wheat flour and poppy seeds but you could replace it with plain flour if you prefer.

Breakfast on the run? than have a look at my previous post for healthy Breakfast Wraps.

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Low GI Pancakes

April 7, 2012 in Pancakes

Low GI pancakes

If you have time on hand this Easter Weekend than do yourself a favour and try this recipe.

You won’t believe how good it taste considering the fact that this a low GI recipe. I love this recipe because it makes only 6 pancakes, although I normally get 10 out of the batter since I like my pancakes a bit thinner. Feel free to double the batter, personally I  just don’t like the temptation of having to face a mountain of pancakes when I was only supposed to eat 2!

They taste just as great with a savory filling for a light meal and it’s perfect for the kids lunch boxes.

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Feel better soon – Chicken soup

April 3, 2012 in Chicken and Poultry, Home remedies, Soup

Feel better soon Chicken Soup

Can Chicken soup cure a common cold or flu? I don’t know, what I do know is that it really makes you feel better! Chicken soup is comfort food it heats you right up from the inside, sooth all aces and pains and simply just lift your spirits. I wonder if anyone had Chicken soup to mend a broken heart, Neh just a thought I believe Ice cream still works for that!

So what is your comfort food when live don’t look so bright?

Feel better soon - Chicken Soup

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

April 1, 2012 in Desserts

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

This recipe has been haunting me for the last few weeks and finally I had some time on my hands to try it, Oh and there was a ripe avo!

I gave it to my husband to try, he thought it was the sugar-free diabetic mousse I bought the other day…see if you don’t tell they won’t know. *Naughty grin*

Despite the fact that I’m still sick and couldn’t exercise it was a good weekend. I had that long overdue haircut, my favorite food magazine was on sale and I bought 2 cups and saucers and 10 other side plates from an antique shop all for R 52.00. Great investment for the blog and the never-ending photo shoots!

Feel free to double or triple the recipe. I have used fructose but honey is also a great alternative.

Well my batch is in the fridge ready for tomorrow’s nights indulgence while I watch another awesome episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

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