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August 2017

Monday 31st July at 6pm – South African - A Taste of the Karoo

Monday 31st July at 6pmSouth African – A Taste of the Karoo. Unique flavours that have become synonymous with South African farm cuisine. These are the dishes that keep the cold Karoo nights at bay.

  • Chicken pie – a popular festive buffet dish.
  • Bobotie – South Africa’s national dish with beef or lamb mince and a baked custard topping.
  • Green beans and potato stew – with butter, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Pumpkin fritters – popular feast dish, served either as a side dish, or with cinnamon sugar as a dessert.
  • Fresh mealie bread – moist, ideal with grills and roasts.
  • Koeksisters – platted dough, deep-fried and soaked with syrup.

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Monday 7th August at 6pm – Easy to prepare Indian dishes

Monday 7th August at 6pm – Easy to prepare Indian dishes. Indian food is a diverse and extraordinary one, reflecting a complex layering of cultures through history and based on religious beliefs, geography, climate and availability of ingredients. India’s range of cuisine can amaze even a connoisseur. Different regions in India offer their own specialties with their very own taste, subtlety and aroma. The exotic tastes, hues and textures of Indian food have ensured a steady growth in popularity in the West. Join us in discovering these incredible dishes in our Indian cooking class.

  • Potato patties – popular street food, with chutney.
  • Tandoori chicken – traditional northern dish, best to start a day in advance.
  • Pumpkin cream curry – a rich meal-in-one dish.
  • Carrot salad – popular throughout the sub continent.
  • Pulao – elaborate festive dish with almonds, raisins and peas.
  • Tandoori Masala – how to make your own “curry powder” blend.
  • Sago pudding – a good hot weather cooling dessert.

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Monday 14th August at 6pm – Paleo Eating – 30 Minute Meals class 2

Monday 14th August at 6pm – Paleo Eating – 30 Minute Meals class 2. Whether you call it Paleo, Banting, or Caveman, these recipes focus on natural protein sources, lots of vegetables, and other healthy ingredients such as nuts, and seeds. And because the recipes do not include grain based products such as pasta, cereal, or bread, they are also great for those following a low carb or gluten free diet. Dishes include:

  • Smoky pork soup – with tomatoes and pepper.
  • Meat skewers – Quick and easy dish for your next braai.
  • Asian style fish parcels – with bok choi and chilli
  • Chicken Chasseur – with cauli-mash
  • Vegetable stir-fry – An explosion of salty and sour.
  • Roast squash – with cheese and herbs.

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Monday 21st August at 6pm – Bill Granger - Bills food

Monday 21st August at 6pm – Bill Granger – Bills food. Learning the secrets of Bill Granger’s success of using no-fuss recipes and easy to find ingredients. We will show you how Bill cooks meals for every occasion, whether it’s his cheat’s guide to entertaining in style or how to prepare meals that won’t break the bank.

  • Potato cakes – with smoked salmon and mustard dressing, also good for breakfast.
  • Mushroom soup – thick, full of flavour and easy to prepare.
  • Cannelloni – ricotta filled with a fresh tomato sauce.
  • Glazed honey and soy chicken – on a cucumber salad with a sweet chilli sauce.
  • Spicy roast pumpkin salad – with feta and olives on a bed of spinach.
  • Chocolate pudding – deliciously decadent, and self-saucing.

R495 per person

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Monday 28th August at 6pm – Best Breakfast Recipes - Part 2

Monday 28th August at 6pm – Best Breakfast Recipes – Part 2. Breaking the fast you’ve been observing since you went to sleep the night before, is an important affair. Start the day off right. Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A healthy a.m. meal, on the other hand, can give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long. An introduction to the kitchen and preparing breakfast.

  • Ricotta, spinach and cheese tarts – These tarts are delicious served either warm or at room temperature, and are perfect for picnics.
  • Best Soft Scrambled Eggs – secrets to non-rubber eggs that are rich and creamy.
  • Classic French Toast – A mixture of milk and cream delivers a custardy interior texture
  • Buttermilk flapjacks – Flapjack are a little bit thicker and referred to as the American version of pancakes
  • Croque-Monsieur – Baked ham and cheese sandwich with velvety béchamel oozing out all over the place: mind-altering.
  • The ultimate Smoothie – a drink and a meal all rolled into one

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