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Crunchy Nutty Wheat Rusks (With Roast Hazelnut, Almond, Sunflower & Linseed) - Tanya Heathcote www.tanyaheathcote.com

Crunchy Nutty Wheat Rusks (With Roast Hazelnut, Almond, Sunflower & Linseed) — TANYA HEATHCOTE

I have tested this recipe many times and each time I tweak it a little as it doesn’t feel quite right. I think it is finally all tweaked out and has reached perfection (well in my rusk world)! I think the secret is to pre-roast all your nuts and seeds, it just gives it that extra toasted depth o

Chakalaka Shakshuka - TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com Photo: Andrea Van Der Spuy

Chakalaka Shakshuka — TANYA HEATHCOTE

Shakshuka is thought to have originated in North Africa. It’s a dish of eggs, poached in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, chilli, peppers and onion. This local version uses our very own fiery, vegetable-packed, tomato based Chakalaka. I shopped around a bit and found there are many delicious store-bought

Smoky Sriracha Barbecue Chicken - TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com Photo: Andrea Van Der Spuy

Smoky Sriracha Barbecue Chicken with Blackened, Grilled Potatoes & a Lemon Yoghurt Dressing — TANYA HEATHCOTE

This is just the ultimate Sunday evening comfort food. This is sticky barbecue sauce taken to new heights. The spiciness of the sriracha pairs so well with the smoked paprika and the beautiful flavour of citrus from the oranges. Serve with crunchy baked potatoes, a fragrant lemon yoghurt dressing an

Comforting Green Autumn Soup — TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com

Comforting Green Autumn Soup — TANYA HEATHCOTE

Autumn is by far my favourite season. It has sprinklings of beautiful soft rain, gives us perfect mild sunshine & the trees start dotting the garden floor with all their magnificently, fiery leaves. There's also soup. Comforting, thick, delicious soup (which is ALWAYS an excuse for warm, cru

Sundried Tomato Fritters - Tanya Heathcote www.tanyaheathcote.com

Sundried Tomato Fritters with a Basil Aioli — TANYA HEATHCOTE

The tomato, in all its forms, is honestly my favourite addition or centre piece to any dish. These fritters, covered in a crispy, golden batter with a sweet, tangy centre, are perfectly complimented by a fresh basil aioli. Serve outside on a warm evening as a light snack or add these to a delicious

Tomato, Rosemary & Garlic & Sage, Onion & Parmesan Focaccias - Tanya Heathcote www.tanyaheathcote.com

One Recipe, Two Summer Focaccias — TANYA HEATHCOTE

With the weather heating up and it being Heritage (read: BRAAI) month, us South Africans are all getting that wonderful, delirious, warm-summer-air, late-nights-outside-by-the-fire, weekends-away-at-the-sea kinda feeling. At the centre of this most delicious summer feeling is BRAAING – chops, steak,

Your Best Avo Toast - TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com Photo: Andrea Van Der Spuy

Your Best Avo Toast — TANYA HEATHCOTE

Avo toast is a very personal thing. The balance of salt, sour and pepperiness has to be perfect and perfect is different for everyone which is why these should all be added to taste-level-ecstatic for you. I do think a few extra ingredients make the avocado shine so trust me, give this a try – you w

Minted Peas & Ricotta on Toast - TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com Photo: Andrea Van Der Spuy

Minted Peas & Ricotta on Toast — TANYA HEATHCOTE

Minty peas are a solid, old-fashioned concept. The reason your granny made them when you were little and why you are still making them today is that they have perfect chemistry.

Asian Harvest Bowl - TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com Photo: Andrea Van Der Spuy

Asian Harvest Bowl — TANYA HEATHCOTE

Harvest bowls are the new trendy thing in healthy eating and considering my family’s green-leaning, are right up my alley. The best part is they are so simple. You choose a bunch of your favourite crunchy salad and veg, add a grain, some delicious protein, toss them all into a bowl and top with a ju

Boerewors Pizza - TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com Photo: Andrea Van Der Spuy

Boerewors, Chakalaka & Mascarpone Pizza — TANYA HEATHCOTE

A local take on one of the icons of Italian food, this recipe absolutely shouts balance to me. The weightlessness of the crisp base offset by the creaminess of the mascarpone and the hefty presence of the boerewors is cut through perfectly by the fiery chakalaka and freshened up with the wild rocket

Bar-One Chocolate Torte - TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com Photo: Andrea Van Der Spuy

Bar-One, Amarula & Tennis Biscuit Chocolate Torte — TANYA HEATHCOTE

I have a love for all things Italian. This may be because I have a Nonna or am lucky enough to have an Italian passport, but I think it has to do with the humility of their food – the emphasis on simplicity and a few, really good ingredients. This cake is no different. It is a local reinvention of

Mieliepap Dhaltjies TANYA HEATHCOTE www.tanyaheathcote.com Photo: Andrea Van Der Spuy

Mieliepap Dhaltjies — TANYA HEATHCOTE

Dhaltjies, or chilli bites, are a Cape Malay speciality usually served at Ramadan. They are usually made with pea or lentil flour but I substituted the flour with mieliepap which gave the filling a lovely, soft, but more substantial and satisfying filling. They are delicious, spicy bites that pair p

Aubergine, Tomato, Anchovy & Pine Nut Tartlets Tanya Heathcote www.tanyaheathcote.com

Tomato, Aubergine, Anchovy & Pine Nut Tartlets — TANYA HEATHCOTE

This recipe is so easy and is always perfectly delicious and impressive. Light layers of buttery puff pastry topped with creamy roasted aubergine, ripe red tomatoes, salty anchovies, toasted pine nuts and a sprinkling of fresh Italian parsley. Make it slightly larger, serve with a green salad and yo

Tomato Bruschetta Tanya Heathcote www.tanyaheathcote.com

Tomato Bruschetta — TANYA HEATHCOTE

This dish tastes of summer. Perfectly toasted, crunchy ciabatta rubbed with fresh garlic cloves, topped with sweet cherry tomatoes, torn basil leaves & a good glug of extra virgin olive oil. Simple, delicate and robust all at the same time!

Chewy Oat, Almond & Banana Cookies - Tanya Heathcote www.tanyaheathcote.com

Chewy Oat, Almond & Banana Cookies — TANYA HEATHCOTE

So, I am getting married in December (TOO much excitement!) and with that comes the usual bride-to-be stress of fitting into a wedding dress. That’s all good and well for some one happy to eat steamed greens for the next 3 months, but if you know me (and my all consuming passion for EVERYTHING food)