Easy, Simple and Delicious Cookbook

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Easy: Simple and Delicious
Easy: Simple and Delicious


My cookbook Easy, Simple and Delicious, published in 2010 by Random House Struik. Available in Afrikaans as Vars, Vinnig, Maklik.

With many vegetarian recipes, it’s divided into four chapters  –

Fresh – detox and recharge with easy recipes for everyday vitality. Raw juices; crisp seasonal salads; minty lemon and chilli-grilled halloumi; glorious low-fat low GI vegetarian dishes; sticky cashew chicken; banana nut curry; pizza; sesame grilled crispy tofu and even phyllo pears and honey with dark chocolate chips and slivered almonds.

Fast – Quick and easy gourmet meals for cooks in hurry. Use these recipes for standby favourites you’ll make again and again in 30 minutes or less from stove to table. Crispy hash browns;  chorizo-bean-and-tomato soup with rosemary, garlic and chilli; 20-minute Mediterranean fish soup; Thai fishcakes; chop-chop chicken pies; toad in the hole, spicy lamb pittas with mint and parsley pesto, 11 easy pasta sauces; Asian noodles with ginger, sesame and chilli; ricotta puffs with honey and almonds and so much more!

Lazy – wind down and celebrate the good life with simple, sensuous treats. Nutty rusks; coconut and cranberry granola; sticky chicken wings; slow roast pork belly; masala fish; classic coq au vin; seafood risotto; peri-peri chicken; pastas galore; proper rare roast beef with Yorkshire pudding; lamb curry; lamb shanks with white wine, sweet peppers and balsamic vinegar; creme caramel, chocolate brownies, baklava, tarte tatin and apple strudel to name just some!

Staples – stock up your larder with a cook’s a-z, from basic breads to zesty sauces. White bread, seedloaf, foccaccia, home-made stocks, spice blends, barbecue sauces, salad dressings, sweet chilli sauce and pesto – all easily made at home with affordable, accessible ingredients.

Available at bookshops countrywide and from www.kalahari.com




Celebrating life with food, wine, friends & happiness! Writer, cook and blogger. Author of four cookbooks. Passionately South African, proudly Capetonian.

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