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Veggie burger patties: video recipe on the morning Expresso Show

Making veggie burger patties on the Expresso Show. Second time was much more relaxed. Loved the bit with all the hosts at the end. Lucian, the floor manager, can be sure I know how to spell his name after he, for the second time, said my name when I went on set to put me at […]

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Chakalaka couscous: A 3 step 15 minute recipe

This is a staple vegetarian recipe for meat free Mondays that takes almost no effort and is packed with vegetables and whole grains.  Add any roasted or fresh vegetables to give it some personal funk. Recipe: Chakalaka couscous Servings: 4 – 6 Ingredients: couscous | 1.5 cups dry chakalaka | 1 can salt and pepper […]

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Christmas cookies with fruitcake filling

Hello festive season: any excuse to eat sweets, Christmas cookies, and decadent treats for the next 2 weeks.  I went into this recipe thinking I was going to be giving most of these away and it wouldn’t be a problem keeping them around because I generally do not like fruit mince and even candied fruit […]

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Pumpkin pecan pie cinnamon spiced cookies with chocolate chips

A little bit of Thanksgiving love with toasted pecans and pumpkin pie deliciousness packaged in a cookie recipe. Oddly enough I never really grew up eating too many pumpkin spiced things and when I made these cookies my mom sort of looked at them and tasted them and said “spicy.” When I like something I […]

Granola muesli healthy balls recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Granola muesli healthy balls – no bake recipe

These are hearty, crunchy and nutty.  There’s no messing around.  You just grind nuts, toast oats, and add in some other sweetness.  You can pretty much use any type of nut if you crush it up and don’t make it too buttery, but even then, too buttery is usually not too terrible. It’s like 2, […]

Butternut pumpkin pie cupcakes with a pumpkin cream cheese icing for Halloween

You cannot resist this recipe for butternut pumpkin pie cupcakes with a butternut pumpkin puree cream cheese cinnamon icing.  Half healthy, half decadent, all delicious. Dense, moist, and not terribly sweet, pumpkin cupcakes aren’t part of your average birthday vanilla gang (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  These are like banana bread with a […]

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Sticky chicken with a sweet chilli-plum sauce and roasted peppers

Sweet sticky chicken recipe made simply with a pop of roasted peppers.  And, a lovely delivery arrived at the doorstep with 4 fantastic sauces in it from the Elgin Valley of South Africa delivered by Jen from @CowAfrica and a very well dressed young man named Fourie. Saturday evening was spent making delicious sticky and […]

Mewwel Masala | Milk and Cookies SA

Chole masala recipe

Quid Pro Quo, by Meryl A. White, resident attorney and superior flavour developer. In common usage, quid pro quo refers to the giving of one valuable thing for another. It’s a Latin word, literally meaning “this for that,” an exchange of desired goods. We lawyers like to call these old timey Latin phrases a “legal […]

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Turkish delight cake recipe for World Baking Day – #22

The whole world is baking today from the U.S.A. to Europe to Africa.  Last week a packaged arrived at the desk of an unsuspecting baker.  Wrapped in chains no less, @ILoveBakingSA (Stork) sent two guys in black suits and sunglasses into the office to unlock a box full of goodies for World Baking Day, May […]

Guacamole recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Holy Cinco de Mayo guacamole recipe, Batman!

Holy easy guacamole Batman. In college, best friend and roommate, Shea E., made guacamole by the kilo, and then shared it.  Still not sure if sharing was by choice or by guilt, but it didn’t matter because Shea would pass on the dish like a champion with a giant bag of tortilla chips.  The crunching […]

Let's all get pickled with Peppadew | Milk and Cookies SA

Getting pickled with Peppadew at Dear Me

Since 2003, Peppadew has been a staple in this American girl’s expat life. I won’t lie to you, it’s incredibly challenging not to call a piquante pepper a Peppadew, the brand is synonymous with their flagship product. That little, red, sweet and sour, deliciously crunchy, tender, magical pepper was an eye-opening burst of flavour the very first time I […]

Salted Caramel Cookies | Milk and Cookies SA-1

Salted caramel cookies | an easy recipe for deliciousness

A sweet & savoury cookie slathered with salted caramel topping.  Beware, this recipe is not for the faint of heart, there is an unspeakable amount of salt, butter, and sugar in these.  If you feel as though knowing what’s in the most deliciously savoury salty sweet cookie recipe might deter you from eating, stop here. […]

chocolate covered matzah w salted caramel | Milk and Cookies

Chocolate covered matzoh with salted caramel

Many a year ago, I started to cover matzoh in butter and chocolate with kids because it’s clearly a fun activity with no downsides. Now, there are no kids and you get to eat it all. Many a year ago, I started to cover matzoh in butter and chocolate with kids because it’s clearly a fun activity with no […]

Turkish delight cookies recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Turkish delight cookie recipe

A classic chewy cookie recipe with rose water and Turkish delight chunks.  Nothing is better for me than combining cookies and travel.  It doesn’t happen often but I am thinking now it should happen more, why, why did I not realize this earlier? Usually, there really is no need for me to be inspired to […]

Channukah latke potato pancake recipe| Milk and Cookies

Chanukkah latkes recipe (aka potato pancakes, aka awesome)

Potato latkes are the best and such a treat during Chanukkah, serve them with applesauce and some sour cream or cottage cheese.  Easy step-by-step photo recipe.  I only make these for about 8 days of the year.  When I used to work for an afterschool program I made them for the entire month of December; […]

Channukah latke potato pancake recipe| Milk and Cookies

Easy homemade applesauce recipe

Easy, easy homemade applesauce recipe. There’s never a reason to buy apple sauce, it’s so very very easy to make and delicious and fantastically yummy. Cooking time: prep: 10 minutes cooking: 30 minutes Servings: 2-4 Ingredients: 4 apples 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup water Cooking: Peel apples and slice them. Add all ingredients together and bring […]

Mint and cinnamon rooibos iced tea recipe

I feel like iced tea is super American, like these old British colonials look at me bewildered when I offer them cold tea. It’s actually really awesome, delicious, and tea is fantastic for health, so why not drink it cold when it’s too fakin’ hot for a boiling tea. Also, it’s much better than  buying […]

Thanksgiving Butternut Pie Recipe | Milk and Cookies

Butternut pumpkin pie recipe | South African Thanksgiving

How to make an American pumpkin pie in South Africa; a super easy recipe. Isn’t pie just the most nostalgic?  And, if that doesn’t do it for you, isn’t pie just the most delicious?  And, if that still doesn’t do it for you, isn’t this specific butternut pumpkin pie recipe just the easiest most creamy […]

A potato tribute | Milk and Cookies

Tribute Potatoes

Just a little tribute to Drizzle and Dip for her potato recipe suggestions: how to make the best roasted potatoes.  Although I didn’t use duck fat, I shook the shit outta those potatoes, poured the oil on hot, and roasted them for a loooong time.  And, they tasted so frickin’ good.  Thanks for the tips it was […]

Blueberry and strawberry pie recipe | Milk and Cookies

Blueberry and strawberry pie: the berries unite | step-by-step photo recipe

estNostalgic Thanksgiving with a  festive blueberry and strawberry pie recipe.  The living abroad homesick cure. Thanksgiving talk is for another time, this is all about pie. Recipe: Blueberry and strawberry pie Cooking: Prep – 20 minutes, Cooking 40-55 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup blueberries 700g strawberries (about 3 heaping cups halved) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons […]

Veggie burger patty | step-by-step photo recipe

For more foodventures follow @MilkandCookieSA on twitter. Believe it or not in my previous food life, I was a vegetarian ( a pescatarian for most of those years, I ate fish).  Learned myself how to make some good homemade vegetarian burgers after eating a lot of mushy processed junk, and so here is an easy step-by-step photo recipe of […]

Salmon and Goats Cheese Summer Salad Recipe |Milk and Cookies

Salmon and goats cheese summer salad | step-by-step photo recipe

An easy step-by-step photo recipe of how to make a bright, light, and filling salad. Recipe: Salmon and Goat Cheese Summer Salad Recipe Cooking Time:  Prep 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 80g smoked or fresh salmon 1 small head of lettuce a handful of rocket (optional) 100g goat cheese (or feta) 1 cup croutons 1 whole avocado […]

Easy crouton recipe | Milk and Cookies

Croutons | easy step-by-step photo recipe

I’m never able to finish a loaf of bread but can’t bear to see it thrown away.  It’s like growing up were are always told there are starving kids in Africa and you know what, there are actually starving kids in Africa, our parents were not lying to us just to get us to eat […]

Salted Toffee Rice Krispies Treats Recipe | Milk & Cookies

Salted Toffee Rice Krispies Treats | step-by-step picture recipe

These treats are moreish, salty, sweet, covered in chocolate and reminiscent of childhood, so what are you waiting for?  Go, make them now, I promise you wont regret it. Picture recipe below: For more recipes, foodventures & give-aways follow @MilkandCookieSA The goods: all delicious separately (including the butter, don’t judge me like you’ve never licked pure butter off your […]

Roasted Eggplant | Milk & Cookies

Roasted Eggplant | step-by-step photo recipe

So, Thursday, at the Earthfair market, little baby brinjals/eggplant sung out to me, purple, petite and a box for R10.   Ok, I’m calling it eggplant, I’m American, I live in South Africa, and there are just a few things that’ll never change.  I call garbage “rubbish” and use the word “kak”, so let’s hope all you […]