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Friday, 6 June 2014

Just Add Braai (Recipe Alert)

Exam time always leaves me with a few couple of kilos (it seems only fair to feed the mind and body). 

As a mom though exam stress extends to the household and meal times as well. My husband is a pretty good cook, but I tend to keep him out of the kitchen (Can you say nuclear explosion?). So mt go to option of a hubby meal is the good old braai. Now his recipe is a state secret so I can't share that with (I don't even know what goes in there and I'm not sure he does either).

Here are my favourite sides to warm up any winter braai.

Potato Bake (serves 4 - 6)


1 T softened butter

3 large potatoes, sliced 1/2cm thick
1 x sachet Knorr Potato bake sour cream and chives
450mls Full cream milk

pinch of paprika
1/4 t cumin powder


1. Make a paste with the sachet contents with about 50mls milk. Add the rest of the milk and mix evenly.

2. Arrange the potato slices in an a greased an oven proof dish

3. Pour the mixture over the potatoes. Sprinkle the cayenne and cumin over the dish.

4. Bake for 45 minutes in a 180 degree preheated oven for 45 minutes or until done.

Spicy Baked Bean Salad (serves 4 - 6)


1 T olive oil
1/4 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped

1/2 grated tomato or 1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1 t chili powder
3/4 t cumin powder
1/2 t coriander powder
1/4 t turmeric powder
1/4 c boiling water

1 tin baked beans
1/4 c boiling water

1/4 green bell pepper, chopped


1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil on medium heat

2. Add tomato, water and spices

3. Simmer on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes or until combined

4. Add beans and water. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until done

5. Add chopped peppers and serve

Just add braai

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