For the carnivores

Roasted Duck in Orange and Orange Liqueur Sauce.

I adore traditional Sunday food!   I feel deliriously happy when I have something roasting in the oven on Sunday morning, plotting what I would fix for dessert to create the perfect Sunday lunch.  This Sunday was no different, only this time I swapped the traditional roast chicken for duck. It is not every day… Continue reading Roasted Duck in Orange and Orange Liqueur Sauce.

Sides · Vegetarian

Roasted Vegetables under Phyllo Pastry

 My dearest baby sister is currently dating a very descent guy.  So what on earth would this have to do with the not so skinny cook I hear you say.  Well naturally one doesn't want to look like a complete hill billy when being introduced to who might be your new brother-in-law.  So I invited the… Continue reading Roasted Vegetables under Phyllo Pastry

Comfort food · Vegetarian

Wild Mushroom Risotto and a Reward for the Notsoskinnycook

I am happy to report to all my dear readers that I am still on holiday getting well rested and also eating very well.  I am also very happy and proud to announce that I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award by Jennifer who writes a beautiful blog called the Foodery.  Thank you very much Jennifer.… Continue reading Wild Mushroom Risotto and a Reward for the Notsoskinnycook

Comfort food · Sweets for my sweet

Easy Cuppa Pudding for Vacations

Well, as most of my dear readers will know by now we are currently on those few rare, but very precious, days of the year namely vacation.   I really find that these times just bind our family spontaneously together.  As I am typing away I'm listening to my beautiful kids laugh and giggle at… Continue reading Easy Cuppa Pudding for Vacations

Comfort food · Laid Back Food

Rustic One Pan Chicken Roast

As I am sitting here I am happy to announce that we have been blessed with a holiday at one of the most beautiful parts of South-Africa, Kwazulu, Natal.  It has been quite cool in the rest of our otherwise sunny country, but fortunately we have not felt too much of the cold snap here… Continue reading Rustic One Pan Chicken Roast


Orange Cake For A Dreary Winter’s Day

The weather has been horrifically cold this weekend and I find myself longing for summer days with hot weather and a long glass of icy orange juice beside our pool.  Don't get  me wrong, winter certainly has it's perks as well, as I am writing this I am sitting in front of the fireplace with… Continue reading Orange Cake For A Dreary Winter’s Day

Comfort food · Pasta

Beef Shawarma with Peanut-Butter-Hummus

After the whole Monday buzz I am usually not in the mood to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to produce a tasty dinner.  This Monday was no exception.  After having to do an extra trip to the dentist today for my seven-year old daughter I was só not in the mood for… Continue reading Beef Shawarma with Peanut-Butter-Hummus