Cuisine: South African

Oven-baked yam tortilla with ham

Oven-baked yam tortilla with ham

This is where Africa, the Caribbean and other tropical locales meet Spain. Tortilla as some of you know is the English name for the Spanish favourite tortilla de patatas, traditionally made with eggs, potatoes and onion. in this version yam is the base instead of potatoes and a lot more ingredients are added to give it more flavour.

South African Potato Salad

South African Potato Salad

South Africans love their braais, but as they would have you know, an essential ingredient to a fine braai is a South African potato salad. It is creamy, flavourful and goes down well on sunny days and warm nights. They will also tell you that a traditional South African potato salad is not by any means like other potato salads. Their’s is special. It has the colour of bridesmaid gowns, soft, pale and elegant. Aromatically exquisite, the South African potato salad has an astonishing flavour.

Grilled Piri Piri Prawns

Grilled Piri Piri Prawns

Piri Piri, (also spelled peri peri, pili pili) and which means “pepper pepper” in Swahili was synonymous with a handful of countries, notably Mozambique, South Africa, Angola, Namibia and Portugal. Go to any notable restaurant in the main cities of these countries and there is a good chance that any seafood platter you order will come with grilled piri piri prawns.

Piri Piri sauce

Piri Piri Sauce

Piri-piri or peri-peri is Swahili for ‘pepper-pepper’ otherwise known as the African birds-eye chilies. It is a hot chili that comes originally from Mozambique, where it was adopted by Portuguese settlers.


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Strawberry Blood Orange smoothie with Carob Powder

Strawberry Blood Orange smoothie with Carob Powder

Pairing strawberry with orange is exciting but it is even more exciting when that orange is blood orange, a type of orange that has developed its red colour from anthocyanin, an antioxidant. Unlike chocolate, carob powder is naturally sweet, low in fat, contains calcium, and is devoid of caffeine.