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    I Tried 3 Viral Recipes And Here’s How It Panned Out 

    Social media: a world filled with endless scrolling and the tantalising promise of those “someday” recipes. We’ve all been there, right? You hit the save button, hoping for that perfect moment to give them a whirl. Well, today’s the day!

    WH have put three viral recipes to the test, to see and taste if they *actually* live up to the hype. Here’s how it all went down:

    Breakfast Bliss

    Pesto Egg-In-A-Hole

    This is the morning meal revelation you’ve been waiting for! And why didn’t we think of this sooner? By using pesto as your cooking oil, you not only elevate the flavour but also achieve that irresistible crunch. The best part? You can get creative with your pesto selection—try olive, basil, pepper and beyond!

    Pesto Egg-In-A-Hole

    A flavourful twist on classic breakfast. An egg nestled in bread with pesto for an exciting morning bite.

    Prep Time 5 minutes minsCook Time 5 minutes mins

    Course Breakfast

    Servings 2

    2 Slices of bread ciabatta or sourdough1 tbsp Pesto store-bought or homemade2 Large eggsKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper
    Using a cup or a paring knife, carefully carve an egg-sized hole in the centre of your bread.In a small nonstick pan, gently heat the pesto until it begins to sizzle slightly. Place the bread and the bread cut-out into the pan and then gently crack the egg into the hole within the bread.Allow it to cook for approximately 3 minutes. Flip it over and continue cooking for an additional 1 minute to achieve that perfect over-easy egg. Transfer to a plate and for the finishing touch, season it with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper.

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    Burger Taco 

    This is our new weekly favourite. I couldn’t believe how simple it is to create something so delicious and healthy. If you have little ones, this trend is a must-try, but it’s equally perfect for solo diners. No need to fry up a whole batch of ingredients. Just select a few and you’ve got yourself a fantastic meal in no time. Voila!

    Pro tip: If you’re as time-pressed as I am, consider grabbing some ready-made sauce (I used the Woolworths Burger Mayonnaise). However, I’ve included the recipe for the sauce below, just in case you feel like whipping it up from scratch.

    @aussiefitness Healthy Low Calorie & High Protein Smash Burger Tacos 🌮🍔 Ingredients: (Tacos) 180g Extra Lean Beef Mince (total raw weight – 45g per taco) Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt & Smoked Paprika 1/2 Diced White Onion 4 Mini Tortillas/Wraps (Old El Paso Tortillas Mini Tacos) Toppings: 4 Slices Cheddar Cheese (Dairyworks Natural Cheddar Slices) Lettuce 1/2 Diced White Onion 80g Burger Sauce (20g per taco) Sauce: 50g Light or Fat Free Mayonnaise (Callowfit Mayo Style Sauce) 8g Yellow Mustard 1/2 Tbsp Pickle Juice 1 Tsp White Vinegar 10g Gherkin Relish or Sweet Relish 2 – 3 Tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder Or you can use regular store bought burger sauce. #tacos #smashburger #bigmac #lowcalorie #highprotein #healthyrecipes #easyrecipes ♬ original sound – Aussie Fitness 🇦🇺💪🏼

    Burger Tacos

    A delicious fusion of burgers and tacos. Perfectly simple, kid-friendly and ideal for a quick, satisfying meal.

    Prep Time 5 minutes minsCook Time 5 minutes mins

    Course Snack

    Servings 4

    4 Mini tortilla wraps 200 g Extra-lean mince Ground coriander spice Garlic spice Onion powderPaprikaKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper 4 Slices cheddarExtrasPickles choppedOnion choppedLettuce shreddedCherry tomatoes choppedSauce1 tbsp Light mayonnaise1 tsp Tomato sauce 1 tsp MustardChopped pickles or gherkins 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar1/2 tsp Garlic powder1/2 tsp Onion powder1/4 tsp Paprika1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
    Start prepping your mince for the tacos. Add the mince and spices to a mixing bowl. Roll the mince into 4 equal meatballs and add on top of the tortillas. Fry the mince tortilla on high heat for about 1-2 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through.Flip the tortilla and add the slice of cheese. This should only take a few seconds, depending on how crispy you want the tortilla. Add your extras, like pickles, lettuce and onions on top of the taco and finish off with a sauce of your choosing. 

    Keyword Burgers, Tacos

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    Baked Feta Pasta

    Baked Feta Pasta is the answer to impressing even the most discerning palates. While it does require a bit more time in the oven compared to our earlier recipes, it’s surprisingly low-maintenance to prepare. This is the kind of dish that allows you to pop it in the oven, queue up your favourite show and check in every now and then.

    Baked Feta Pasta

    An easy-to-impress pasta dish. Cherry tomatoes, feta and herbs meld together for a savory, low-effort dinner delight.

    Prep Time 10 minutes minsCook Time 45 minutes mins

    Course Main Course

    Servings 3

    1 shallot or onion3 cloves garlic2 punnets cherry tomatoes1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oilKosher saltCrushed red pepper flakes1 Block feta3 Sprigs fresh thyme 1/2 500g pack of pasta penne, farfalloni or fussilli1 Zest of lemon optionalFresh basil for garnish
    Preheat your oven to 200°C. In a large ovenproof skillet or a medium-sized baking dish, combine the cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced shallot, minced garlic and a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and a dash of red pepper flakes. Toss these ingredients together, ensuring that they are well combined.Place the feta cheese block into the centre of the tomato mixture. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the feta cheese. Scatter some fresh thyme sprigs over the cherry tomatoes. Pop this skillet or dish into the preheated oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the tomatoes are bursting with flavour and the feta cheese is beautifully golden on top.While the feta and tomatoes are baking to perfection, prepare your pasta. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until it’s just al dente according to the package instructions. Before draining the pasta, make sure to reserve about ½ cup of pasta water, which will come in handy later.Once the feta and tomatoes are ready, take the skillet or baking dish out of the oven. Add the cooked pasta, the reserved pasta water and some lemon zest (if you’re opting for that zesty kick). Gently stir everything until it’s beautifully combined. Finish it off with a generous garnish of fresh basil leaves.

    Keyword pasta, vegetarian

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    5 Low-Calorie Smoothie Recipes That Legit Taste Like Milkshakes

    These healthy and delicious smoothie recipes for weight loss are a great way to cool down and pack in nutrients. So give these five under-300-calorie concoctions a whirl, and sip your way to a slimmer body.

    A Penn State study found that people whose smoothies were blended for five minutes ate 12 percent less food afterwards and felt fuller than those whose smoothies were minimally blended. Now that’s a great weight loss tactic we can so get behind!

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    5 Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

    1. The Cherry Bomb Smoothie

    This low-calorie cherry smoothie is made with frozen cherries, kiwi, orange juice, coconut water and honey.

    Simple Cherry Smoothie Recipe

    This low calorie cherry smoothie is made with frozen cherries, kiwi, orange juice, coconut water and honey.Serves 1. Per serving: 665kJ, 1g fat (1g sat), 38g carbs, 129mg sodium, 5g fibre, 3g protein.

    Prep Time 5 minutes mins

    Course Breakfast, Drinks, SnackCuisine Healthy, Vegetarian

    Servings 1 personCalories 159 kcal

    ¾ Cup Frozen cherries1 Kiwi, peeled and quartered¼ Cup Orange juice½ Cup Coconut water¾ tsp Honey3 Ice cubes

    Up the ante: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an additional 15 to 25g of protein.

    Keyword breakfast, healthy, Smoothie

    2. Apple Mojito Light Smoothie

    With only 107 calories, this apple smoothie is great as a breakfast, snack or cocktail. That’s because it’s made with apple juice, peach, cucumber, sparkling water, lime juice, mint and honey. So delicious!

    Apple Smoothie Recipe For Weight Loss

    With only 107 calories, this apple smoothie is great as a breakfast, snack or cocktail. It’s made with apple juice, peach, cucumber, sparkling water, lime juice, mint and honey. Delicious!Serves 1. Per serving: 450kJ, 1g fat (1g sat), 27g carbs, 3mg sodium, 3g fibre, 2g protein.

    Course Breakfast, DrinksCuisine Healthy

    Servings 1 personCalories 107 kcal

    ¼ Cup Unsweetened apple juice1 Medium peach, peeled, pitted and quartered¼ Medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and quartered⅓ Cup Sparkling water¾ tsp Fresh lime juice3 leaves Fresh mint¾ tsp Honey6 Ice cubes

    Up the ante: Add two tablespoons light rum (about 270kJ) and have it at happy hour.

    Keyword breakfast, healthy, Smoothie, vegetarian

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    3. Island Refresher Smoothie

    This 221 calorie smoothie for weight loss is made from pineapple, mango, soy milk, cottage cheese and coconut flakes. Just trust us on this one; it’s so creamy, filling and delicious!

    Pineapple Weight Loss Smoothie

    This 221 calorie smoothie for weight loss is made from pineapple, mango, soy milk, cottage cheese and coconut flakes. Trust us on this one; it’s creamy, filling and delicious!Serves 1. Per serving: 925kJ, 2g fat (1g sat), 38g carbs, 244mg sodium, 4g fibre, 11g protein.

    Prep Time 5 minutes mins

    Course Breakfast, DrinksCuisine Healthy

    Servings 1 personCalories 221 kcal

    ¾ Cup Pineapple, cubed½ Cup Frozen mango¾ Cup Soya milk (with a drop of vanilla essence)3 Tbsp Low-fat cottage cheese¼ tsp Unsweetened coconut flakes, for garnish

    Up the ante: Add one tablespoon ground flaxseed for an extra two grams of fibre.

    Keyword breakfast, healthy, Smoothie

    4. Rise And Shine Smoothie

    Still looking for more smoothie recipes for weight loss? Then try this delicious and filling smoothie made with avocado, sweet potato, banana, milk and honey.

    Easiest Avocado Smoothie For Weight Loss

    Try this delicious and filling smoothie made with avocado, sweet potato, banana, milk and honey. Serves 1. Per serving: 1 215kJ, 8g fat (1g sat), 50g carbs, 135mg sodium, 7g fibre, 9g protein

    Course Breakfast, DrinksCuisine Healthy

    Servings 1 personCalories 291 kcal

    ¼ Avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed2 Tbsp Cooked sweet potato1 Small frozen banana, sliced¾ Cup Low-fat milk½ tsp Honey

    Up the ante: Blend in 1/4 cup raw or cooked oats for a thicker texture and more energy-fuelling carbs.

    Keyword breakfast, healthy, Smoothie

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    5. Awesome Almond Smoothie

    Start your morning with a super satiating 233 calorie smoothie made from banana, kale, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger. So yum!

    Awesome Banana, Almond & Kale Smoothie

    Start your morning with a super satiating 233 calorie smoothie made from banana, kale, almond butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger. Yum!Serves 1. 975kJ, 8g fat ( More

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    This Plant-Based Ploughman’s Sandwich Is A Vegan Dream

    When transitioning over to a plant-based diet, you might really miss one thing: cheese. Luckily, plant-based cheese options abound. What’s more, this recipe delivers those cravings in the form of a plant-based ploughman’s sandwich that you’ll dream of.

    A ploughman’s sandwich is a rustic meal which includes a hunk of cheese on crusty bread, sweetened with a sauce and soured slightly with something pickled. This plant-based version delivers that.

    For this recipe, you’ll be using two types of Fairview plant-based cheeses. And, the mature flavours are so present that you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re eating the real thing. Layers of Fairview cream cheese and Fairview mature cheddar accompany streams of sweet chutney, making this an all-around treat.

    Finally, this sandwich contains a healthy dose of baby marrow, crisp green apple and baby spinach, delivering crucial minerals and vitamins, key for good heart health and brain function.

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    Plant-Based Ploughman’s Sandwich

    This plant-based sandwich delivers maximum flavour and is healthy, too.

    Prep Time 5 minutes minsCook Time 10 minutes mins

    Course Main Course, SnackCuisine Sandwich, Vegan, Vegetarian

    1 Medium baguetteFairview Plant-Based Cream CheeseFairview Plant-Based Cheddar50 g Baby marrows1 Green apple1 cup baby leavesFairview Deli Chutney
    Slice the baguette in half lengthways and spread bottom half with cream cheese.Slice the baby marrows into long thin slices and grill for 1 minute on both side on medium heat.Place the grilled baby marrow slices on the sandwich.Top the sandwich with four thick slices of cheddar and thinly sliced apple.Finish with baby leaves and chutney.Slightly press down with the top half, slice and serve.

    Keyword Sandwich, Vegan, Vegan Cheese

    Try out the range here:

    Fairview’s range of plant-based cheeses is expansive and includes mozzarella, cheddar and cream cheese, which you’ll use to create this plant-based ploughman’s sandwich. All products are available at selected South African retailers.

    Fairview Plant-Based Cream Cheese

    The Fairview Plant-Based Cheddar

    Fairview Plant-Based Mozzarella

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    This Delicious DIY Tropical Coconut Granola Will Be Your New Breakfast Staple

    What could be better than a delicious (and healthy) bowl of granola in the morning? Umm, nothing! Homemade granola is actually surprisingly easy to make. Here’s how…

    The first thing you should know is that you can literally throw anything into the mix. That’s because homemade granola is one of those awesome, good-for-you foods, that you can tweak to suit your taste. After making this at home you’ll wonder why you ever bought the pre-made version in the first place. Forget the Pinã Colada, this tastes way better!

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    Homemade Tropical Coconut Healthy Granola

    Gina Beretta

    What could be better than a delicious (and healthy) bowl of granola in the morning? Umm, nothing! This healthy, tropical granola recipe is naturally-sweetened by honey and is the perfect breakfast for warmer months.

    Prep Time 8 minutes minsCook Time 1 hour hr

    Course BreakfastCuisine Healthy

    1 Baking sheet
    3 Cup Rolled oats1 Cup Almonds, chopped roughly¼ Cup Poppy seeds¼ Cup Mixed seeds½ Cup Coconut flakes1 tsp Cinnamon½ tsp Salt½ Cup Dried pineapple¾ Cup Coconut oil, melted1 Tbsp Honey
    Preheat the oven to 130 °C. Combine the dry ingredients (except the pineapple – set it aside for later). Whisk the wet ingredients until smooth. Combine the wet and the dry ingredients in a large bowl until everything is mixed through.Spread the mixture on the baking sheet in a thin layer (use two pans if necessary).Bake for an hour, stirring every 20 minutes. During the last 20 minutes of baking, stir in the pineapple chunks.Remove the granola from the oven and leave to cool a bit. You’ll be tempted to stir the mixture right away but don’t! The granola will form crunchy clusters as it cools.Store in an airtight container or jar.

    Keyword breakfast, cereal, vegetarian

    Shop The Ingredients For This Homemade Granola

    This tropical granola is packed with good-for-you ingredients!

    Not only is honey full of antioxidants, it’s also better for blood sugar levels than regular sugar.

    Almonds are high in Vitamin E which is linked to lower rates of heart disease, cancer and more.

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    Empower Your Day: Discover Vitaforce Nutri-B Energy

    Are you looking to infuse your days with lasting energy? Vitaforce Nutri-B Energy is here to provide you with a practical solution.

    Vitaforce Nutri-B Energy is crafted to provide steady energy throughout the day. It’s not about quick fixes or unrealistic boosts. Instead, it’s designed to ensure you have the energy you need to handle your daily commitments without feeling drained.

    Enhanced mental focus is within reach with Vitaforce Nutri-B Energy. You can experience improved concentration and mental clarity, allowing you to stay on top of your tasks without feeling scattered.

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    We all experience fatigue, but it’s how we manage it that matters. Vitaforce Nutri-B Energy is formulated to help you better cope with fatigue and maintain your energy levels even when faced with demanding situations.

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    This Plant-Based Cheesecake Is Delectable And Easy To Make

    Trying out your hand at vegan dessert? Look no further than this plant-based cheesecake that’ll satisfy your cravings.

    Chef SJ from the Fairview Goatshed Restaurant shares his all-time favourite vegan recipe: a mouth-watering cheesecake. Prepare to be amazed!

    The key ingredient that makes this plant-based cheesecake work, aside from the Fairview plant-based cream cheese (yip it exists) is agar agar. A vegan gelatin-like substance, it creates the bond that delivers that textbook cheesecake texture you’re after.

    This cheesecake uses maple syrup as its sweetener, derived from the maple tree, rather than honey, which bees produce, making it non-vegan.

    Try out the range here:

    Fairview’s range of plant-based cheeses is expansive and includes mozzarella, cheddar and cream cheese, which you’ll use to create this treat. All products are available at selected South African retailers.

    Fairview plant-based cream cheese

    To make cheesecake, dips and beyond, look to this decadent treat.

    Fairview plant-based cheddar

    This plant-based cheddar feels exactly like the real thing, with a strong mature taste.

    Fairview plant-based mozzarella

    Soft and melty, this makes the perfect accompaniment to pasta and pizza.

    READ MORE: This Braai Dessert Is So Simple Even Kids Can Make It

    Ready to try the plant-based cheesecake? Let’s get to it.

    Decadent Plant-based Cheesecake

    This creamy and delicious plant-based cheesecake has zero traces of animals.

    Prep Time 4 hours hrs 30 minutes mins

    Course DessertCuisine American, Healthy

    Servings 3

    1 tsp agar agar1 cup plant-based milk250 g Fairview plant-based cream cheese5 tbsp coconut yoghurt1 tsp lemon juice65 g maple syrup1 tsp vanilla essence120 g vegan granolafresh fruit for serving
    Dissolve agar agar in cold plant-based milk. Bring the milk to a boil and then transfer it to a food processor.Add the Fairview plant-based cream cheese, coconut yogurt, lemon juice, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the food processor.Blend the ingredients on low speed until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.Place the vegan granola in the bottom of three small dessert glass bowls.Pour the cheesecake mixture on top of the granola, filling each bowl.Refrigerate the bowls for the cheesecake to set, allowing it to firm up for a minimum of 4.5 hours.Once the cheesecake is set, layer each dessert with the fruit dessert topping.Garnish with fresh fruit, if desired.

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    Fire Up The Braai For This Peri Peri Chicken With Crèma

    Heritage Day is this weekend and you know what that means – it’s time to fire up the braai! South Africans sure know how to create bold and flavourful dishes and we have just the recipe to serve up some serious flavour! Say hello to the Krazy Kiwi Peri Peri Braai Chicken With Crèma – a mouthwatering masterpiece that’s about to take your braai game to a whole new level.

    What is Krazy Kiwi Kookbox? Kookbox, have crafted meal kits that are a breeze to follow, so you can effortlessly whip up tasty dishes right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Explore their wide variety of recipes, featuring options for families, plant-based enthusiasts, keto followers and those focused on health and fitness.

    Picture this: succulent chicken marinated in a fiery peri peri sauce, kissed by the flames of the braai and served up with a dollop of creamy, dreamy crèma. It’s a flavour explosion that’ll have your family and friends begging for more. So, grab your apron, get that grill sizzling and let’s celebrate Heritage Day in style – the South African way!

    What’s more? This recipe is super easy to follow, even if you’re a braai novice. And it’s ready in under an hour, so you’ll have plenty of time to catch up with your guests and enjoy the festivities.

    Peri Peri Braai Chicken With Crèma

    Kettle braai butterflied chicken with homemade Peri Peri Sauce, is a little more effort than a shop-bought Peri Peri sauce but worth the effort. The Peri Peri sauce can be made a day or two in advance.

    Prep Time 30 minutes minsCook Time 45 minutes mins

    Course Main CourseCuisine South African

    BlenderKettle braaiAluminium braai tray
    Peri Peri Sauce1 Red pepper Deseeded and cut into large chunks1 Red onion Peeled and quartered4 tbsp Olive oil1/2 tsp Paprika1/2 tsp Smoked paprika1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper1 tsp Salt1/2 tsp Coriander powder2 Garlic cloves Peeled 2 Bird’s eye chillies Deseeded2 Red chillies1/4 tsp White pepper1/4 tsp Chilli flakes1/4 tsp Rosemary1 tbsp Red wine vinegar1 Zest of lemon1.5 tsp Lemon juiceChicken1 Butterflied chicken4 Medium red onions Peeled and quarteredPeri Peri Crema2 tbsp Peri Peri sauce2 tbsp Natural yoghurt
    Peri Peri SaucePreheat the oven to 180°C.Mix red peppers, onions, chillies, garlic, paprika, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, coriander, salt and 3 tbsp of olive oil in a bowl.Place the mixture onto a baking tray in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.Remove from the oven, cool the mixture and transfer to a blender. Add the remaining ingredients to the mixture and blend until smooth.Peri Peri Braai Chicken Preheat a kettle braai for indirect cooking to medium heat.Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and place the chicken skin side up in an aluminium braai tray.Spread the chicken generously with ¼ cup of the peri peri sauce and leave to marinade at room temperature for about 30 minutes.Place the red onions around the chicken, season with salt.Cook the chicken in the kettle braai for about 45 minutes, until the juices of the chicken run clear.While the chicken is cooking mix the peri peri crema ingredients together.Serve warm with peri peri crèma and a green salad.

    Keyword braai, chicken

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    25 Surprising Foods That Taste Amazing On The Braai

    “Open-flame cooking enhances the flavour of fruits and vegetables by concentrating and caramelising their natural sugars,” says Judith Fertig, co-author of 300 Big and Bold Barbecue and Grilling Recipes. Give fruits and veggies a very light brush of oil, then stick them on the braai over medium to high heat, turning as soon as grid marks appear. Cook for no more than five minutes total to help them retain their natural texture.

    Try the following prep techniques:

    Veggies & Fruit

    Tomatoes, mangos, melons, peaches, pineapples, plums, portobello mushrooms, nectarines and red peppers

    Keep them big – halves or large chunks – to keep them from falling through the grid.

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    Eggplant, squash and baby marrow

    Slice lengthwise; round cuts are far more likely to drop down.


    Husk on or off? Fertig is a fan of naked mealies on the braai because, she says, you get more of that delicious charred taste when the kernels have direct access to heat.


    Larger spears can sit right across the grid. To keep thinner spears from plummeting to a fiery death, place them in a perforated foil pan.

    Button mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, fennel, garlic, onions and strawberries

    These need help staying above the flame. Always cook on skewers or wrapped in foil.

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    Cut hearts of romaine in quarters lengthwise, then brush the cut side with oil and season with salt. Braai over medium-high heat until you have good grid marks (two to three minutes).


    Braai a bunch of slightly oiled grapes still on the stems for three to five minutes, turning once.


    Strip back one section of the peel, leaving it attached. Cut a slit lengthwise and stuff with pieces of dark chocolate. Replace the peel and wrap the banana in foil. Braai for 10 minutes, flipping once. Carefully open the packets and scoop out the chocolaty flesh with a spoon.



    Place whole eggs directly on the grid over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes (or until the shell has browned lightly all over). Remove the shell, chop the egg and serve over the braaied lettuce.


    Slice very firm tofu crosswise into two-centimetre slabs. Push two soaked skewers through each slice and brush with olive oil. Braai for four to six minutes per side. You can use any meat marinade or rub for tofu.

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    Coat both sides of the dough with olive oil and braai directly over medium-high heat until the top bubbles and you have grid marks underneath (about three minutes). Turn over and quickly add toppings. Move to a cooler side of the grid, close the lid if you’re using a Weber and braai until the cheese has melted.

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