January 2, 2019

It's only the 2nd January and I've already chosen my absolute favorite recipe for the year.

Sure, future discoveries may tempt me into sharing this title, but right now, with the flavors of this invigorating dish still lingering on my lips, I find it hard to believe I'...

December 5, 2018

A full four years back, I shared a favorite recipe for Honey 'n Mustard Corned Beef and, even after all this time, I still regularly receive glowing reports from newsletter readers who've made this their first choice, go-to recipe.

Of course, the mailing list was a fr...

October 17, 2018

My newly-converted vegetarian daughter recently started university and, appalled at the high prices and mediocre quality of food on campus, announced that she'll need a packed lunch every day.

My heart sank just a little, as I anticipated near-daily visits to the supe...

September 12, 2018

My closest friend and I were born literally hours apart, in the same Johannesburg hospital, and both our mothers and grandmothers had been friends for years.

Our lives have been intertwined for a lifetime but, despite our commonalities, we've always differed in our ap...

September 6, 2018

I have two imperatives before sharing this week's winning recipe.

First up, I implore you not to simply file this away for a (distant) rainy day, but to make this gem as soon as possible.

Ingredients are economical and super easy to find, the recipe makes two loaves...

August 23, 2018

I have a culinarily-challenged friend who openly abhors the kitchen.

Obliged to occasionally reciprocate dinner invitations, the only dish she ever serves visiting guests is her Grandma Sadie's famous meatballs, and she has always refused to share this sacred, family...

February 21, 2018

I love entertaining, as it gives me the opportunity to use my guests as my taste testing team, and I rarely serve them up the same dishes twice.

Having said that, no matter what the theme of the meal or time of the day, there's always one thing that's a constant at our...

February 7, 2018

Shortly after we launched the Meatland newsletter, I shared a beloved recipe for the most moreish cucumber salad, and received glowing reports from all who made it.

Since then, our mailing list has exceeded over 5 000 subscribers, meaning that thousands of our readers...

January 17, 2018

Scroll back through the Meatland archives, and you'll find just a handful of dairy recipes, and only a couple that include cheese.

This omission was deliberate but I do have to say that it took remarkable self-restraint.

Knowing that the majority of readers prefer me...

January 10, 2018

Hate to cook but can't convince your family that breakfast cereal makes a perfectly good meal substitute?

Arrived home late with nothing prepared and minimal energy?

Or is 'Mother Hubbard' the best term to describe the current state of your bare, kitchen cupboard?

T...

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