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    3 Comforting Soups That’ll Boost Your Immune System

    Cold weather begs for warm, steamy dishes and these comforting soups will give you enough variety in texture and flavour so you don’t feel bored. Also, you can whip up a couple and freeze them for work lunches. Score! Start with a good-quality chicken or vegetable stock (plus, some chilli, garlic and onion) and build up from there.

    Soup stars

    Get your kitchen tools ready and you’ll be off creating flavourful, comforting soups in no time.

    Smeg Hand Blender

    This retro-styled hand blender does it all, including mashing, blending and chopping.

    Haden Jug Blender

    Jug blenders make it easy to dump soups into and blend in a blitz.

    Kambrook Smartlife Soup Maker

    Blades whirr and break down veg, while a heating plate makes it easy to create your soups in one container.

    Comforting soups that boost immunity

    These vegetable soups are jam-packed with immune-boosting veggies. They’ll ward off illness and have you feeling like your strongest self. Here’s why.


    This white veg is high in nutrients, despite its lack of colour. And just one serving gives you 58% of your daily allowance of vitamin C. It’s also high in fibre, feeding your gut’s healthy bacteria and dialling up digestion.


    The benefits of spinach are so large that it’s considered a superfood. And for good reason: from flushing out the free radicals that lead to cancer to enhancing your body’s essential functions, spinach is an all-rounder queen.


    Butternut is a powerful source of vitamins, including vitamins A, C and E. From taking care of your hair, skin and nails to boosting immunity, butternut is great at souping up your meal’s nutritional profile.

    Cauli Soup

    This dreamy, creamy soup boosts immunity, thanks to healthful ingredients.

    Prep Time 5 minutes minsCook Time 40 minutes mins

    Course SoupCuisine Healthy

    1 large onion chopped1 clove garlic chopped1 red chilli finely chopped1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 head cauliflower chopped2-3 cups vegetable stockparsely for garnishing
    In a large saucepan, sauté the onion, garlic and chilli in the olive oil.Add the cauliflower, cover with stock and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, until the cauliflower is soft.Blend with a hand blender until creamy. Garnish and serve.

    Keyword Cauliflower soup

    Spinach and broccoli soup

    Bitty and bright, this soup is a super-healthy dose of nutrients.

    Prep Time 5 minutes minsCook Time 35 minutes mins

    Course SoupCuisine Healthy

    1 large onion chopped1 clove garlic chopped1 red chilli finely chopped1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 head broccoli roughly chopped1 bag baby spinach divided in half3-4 cups vegetable stock1/2 handful fresh basil
    In a large saucepan, sauté the onion, garlic and chilli in the olive oil. Add the broccoli and half the bag of baby spinach then cover with vegetable stock. Cook over medium heat until broccoli is soft, about 30 minutes.Remove from the heat. Add the rest of the baby spinach and some basil and blend with a handheld blender. It’ll go bright green. Serve with some chopped spring onions and extra basil. Garnish with extra chilli (optional).

    Keyword miso soup, spinach and broccoli soup

    Spicy butternut soup

    Love butternut soup? The spicy kick in this one punches up the flavour even more.

    Prep Time 10 minutes minsCook Time 1 hour hr

    Course SoupCuisine Healthy

    1 medium-sized butternut chopped1 large onion chopped1 tbsp masala curry spice1 chilli chopped1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil1 cup vegetable stock1/2 tin coconut creamcoriander for garnishing
    Preheat the oven to 180° C. Place all the ingredients, besides the stock, coconut cream and coriander, in a roasting pan and roast for 40 minutes until cooked through and slightly charred. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.Squeeze the sweet, soft garlic flesh out of the cloves and place with the rest of the ingredients in a large saucepan. Add the cup of stock and coconut cream.Using a hand blender, blitz all the ingredients together and reheat until the desired temperature is reached. Garnish with coriander.

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    This Tinned Tuna Nicoise Salad Is The Ultimate Quick Dinner Or Work Lunch

    Whether it’s a Monday, following a weekend of errands, or it’s just been a long week, sometimes the urge to get creative in the kitchen goes MIA. That’s why this tinned tuna recipe is great — minimal prep, maximum nutrition and flavour. Talk about #BowlGoals…

    “This is definitely a workday lunch solution waiting to happen. Make it in a lunchbox like this: potatoes, beans, tomatoes first, then herb thickener. Top with tuna mix, then the lettuce and a whole egg. If you do it in this order, the lettuce will stay crisp,” explains Lucy Tweed, creator of this recipe and author of Every Night Of The Week.

    READ MORE: 3 No-Cook Lunch Recipes You Can Make During Load Shedding

    What To Do Instead Of Spending Hours In The Kitchen Tonight

    This recipe is so quick and easy, you can devote the time you would’ve spent preparing dinner (and lunch) to get mindful instead. Research has found that 30 minutes of meditation a day is enough to stave off anxiety and depression.

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    Tinned Tuna Nicoise Salad Recipe

    Whether it’s a Monday, following a weekend of errands, or it’s just been a long week, sometimes the urge to get creative in the kitchen goes MIA. That’s why this tinned tuna recipe is great — minimal prep, maximum nutrition and flavour. Talk about #BowlGoals…“This is definitely a workday lunch solution waiting to happen. Make it in a lunchbox like this: potatoes, beans, tomatoes first, then herb thickener. Top with tuna mix, then the lettuce and a whole egg. If you do it in this order, the lettuce will stay crisp,” explains Lucy Tweed, creator of this recipe.

    Prep Time 10 minsCook Time 7 mins

    Course SaladCuisine French

    Servings 4 people

    1 Pot1 Salad Bowl
    3 Tbsp Herb thickenerTuna Mix2 185g tins tuna in oil, drained3 Tbsp Flat-leaf parsley, chopped3-4 Tbsp Gherkins pickled with dill, chopped2 Tbsp Red onion, finely chopped2 tsp 2 tsp Baby capers, chopped3 Tbsp Dill, chopped1 Tbsp Olive oil1 Tbsp Lemon juiceSea salt and freshly ground black pepperSalad8 Baby potatoes, boiled in very salty water until tender, then sliced250 grams Green beans, tails trimmed, blanched4 Whole Tomatoes, sliced4 Boiled eggs, peeled and halved lengthways2 Baby cos lettuces, trimmed, washed and quartered
    Boil your eggs and potatoes. 7-minute eggs work well at sea level; add a minute or 2 if you’re on the Highveld (seriously, altitude impacts your boiled eggs). Drain, cool and peel eggs; slice eggs and potatoes.For the tuna mix, combine all the ingredients in a bowl.Same for the salad ingredients.Divide the salad and tuna mix among four bowls and drizzle with the herb thickener.

    Keyword fish, healthy, salad

    Kelleigh Korevaar

    Kelleigh is the Managing Editor of Women’s Health. When she’s not convincing her colleagues to try the latest TikTok trends, you can find her planning a holiday that never leaves the group chat, binge-reading or eating her way through Cape Town. More

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    This Vegetarian Recipe Makes The Perfect Movie Night Snack

    There are many ways to enjoy this Boland water plant. This Asian-inspired vegetarian snack recipe wins every day. Here’s what you need to know about the South African delicacy.

    What Is A Waterblommetjie?

    Waterblommetjies (literally water flowers) are native to the Western Cape and grow in ponds. They grow in winter so if you’re eating seasonally like Ilse Van Der Merwe, creator of this recipe and author or Simply Seasonal, reserve this recipe for the cold, wet months.

    But how are these flowers actually eaten, you ask? Well, the most common way to use waterblommetjies is in the ultimate comfort food; a bredie. The delicate and earthy flavour of these little plants balance out the rich, fatty flavour of the lamb in the stew to make a tummy-warming meal.

    READ MORE: Try This Trendy And Delicious Vegetarian Orzo Pasta Recipe Now

    The Ultimate South African Vegetarian Snack Recipe Ahead

    And although bredie has been waterblommetjies’ claim to fame for centuries, this vegetarian snack recipe is sure to put it on the map as crispy, saucy, proudly South African snack. Now, all that’s left is to choose what you’ll be binge-watching tonight.

    Waterblommetjie Tempura With Aïoli And A Soy Dipping Sauce Recipe

    Chef’s Note: The two dipping sauces are a must, but if you’re only going to make one sauce, make the soy and ginger one.We all love a good shortcut and if you need one this is it: you can also use store-bought ponzu sauce as is, as a substitute.Want more proudly South African recipes? Get a copy of Simply Seasonal by Ilse Van Der Merwe.

    Prep Time 15 minsCook Time 20 mins

    Course Appetizer, SnackCuisine South African

    Servings 6 people

    1 Blender1 Whisk1 Small mixing bowl1 Wide pot
    Aioli2 Egg yolks30 ml Lemon juice10 ml Dijon mustard1 Clove Garlic125 ml Canola oilSalt and pepperSoy Dipping Sauce45 ml Soy sauce45 ml Fresh lemon juice15 ml Finely grated fresh ginger2.5 ml Sesame oil1-2 Whole Spring onions, finely slicedWaterblommetjie Tempura500 grams Fresh waterblommetjies70 grams Cake flour60 grams Cornflour±180 ml Soda waterCanola oil, for deep fryingSalt and pepper, to taste
    For the aÏoli, blend the yolks, lemon juice, mustard and garlic in a small blender with an open spout (or tall cup with a stick blender) and season with salt and pepper. Add the oil in a thin stream while blending continuously, until a thick mayonnaise is achieved. Set aside.For the soy dipping sauce, whisk all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.For the tempura, rinse the waterblommetjies under running tap water, then bring about 1 cm of water to a simmer in a wide pot.Add the rinsed waterblommetjies, cover with a lid, and steam for 10 minutes. Remove from the pot and drain off the excess water. Set aside to cool slightly.In a mixing bowl, mix the cake flour and cornflour, season with salt and pepper and add the soda water. Mix with a fork or whisk – some lumps should remain.Heat 4–5cm of oil in a wide pot to 180°C (most of us don’t have a thermometer for this, so test a few drops of tempura batter to see if it sizzles). Dip each waterblommetjie into the batter to cover all sides, then place carefully into the oil. Fry in batches on both sides until golden (they won’t get very dark because of the cornflour) and fully cooked, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Serve hot, with the aÏoli and the soy dipping sauce on the side.

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    The Flavourful Chicken Club Salad Recipe You Need In Your Life Right Now

    Bird or bacon? No need to choose. There’s a no-membership-required policy for this club. Step right up for a feast of flavour when you try out this chicken club salad recipe.

    Best part? We know how busy you are so we’ve built in a mindful task you can do while you are cooking.

    How To Maximise Your Meal Time Prep

    A 2018 study suggested that writing about positive experiences for just 15 minutes a day, three times a week, may boost resilience and help ease feelings of anxiety and stress. Now, it’s time to embrace the power of putting pen to paper in the 20 minutes your club chicken roasts.

    Don’t know where to start? Here are some journalling prompts:

    What three ordinary things bring you the most joy?

    What is one good thing that happened to you today?

    What five personality traits are you most thankful for?

    What’s something about your health or body that you’re grateful for?

    Chicken Club Salad Recipe

    Serves 4–6

    “I like to cook this with bone-in cutlets and then, once the chicken is done and rested, I cut the bone out and slice the meat. If you find this a little daunting, just ask the butcher to debone the cutlets for you first or use thigh fillets. Thighs are forgiving; you’ll just need to reduce the cooking time as explained below.” says Lucy Tweed, author of cookbook Every Night of the Week.


    1kg Chicken cutlets (thighs), bone in, or thigh fillets

    Olive oil, for brushing

    Sea salt

    150g Round pancetta, thinly sliced

    1/4 Baguette (or 1/2 small one), thinly sliced on the diagonal

    2 Avocados, peeled and cut into wedges or slices

    1/2 Iceberg lettuce, cut into thin wedges

    3 Very ripe tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds

    125ml Vinai-no-regrette

    2 Tbsp Chives, finely chopped

    Vinai-no-regrette (makes approx. 375ml):

    125ml Lemon juice

    1 Garlic clove, peeled and smashed

    2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

    2 tsp Each sugar and sea salt

    50g Parmesan, grated

    250ml Extra virgin olive oil

    Optional Ingredients:

    Fresh bread, to transform it from a salad into the stacked sandwich you love. Be sure to use thick slices of a crusty bread, like baguette.


    Preheat your oven on grill.

    Brush the cutlets or thigh fillets with oil and season with salt. Place, skin-side up, on a baking tray and grill for 5 minutes until crispy.

    Switch to oven mode and set to 180°C.

    Cook the chicken cutlets for 10 minutes (if you’re using thigh fillets, skip this bit).

    Add the pancetta, softly scrunched or folded in little clusters, to the baking tray with the chicken.

    Place the baguette slices onto the tray too (if using), allowing them to soak up the fatty juices.

    Return to the oven and roast for a further 20 minutes until the pancetta and bread are crisp and golden and the cutlets or thigh fillets are cooked through. Good time to journal.

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool to just warm.

    Cut out the bones if you used cutlets and cut each piece of chicken into about four jaunty slabs. Assemble the roasted stuff on a platter, along with the avo, lettuce and tomato. 

    Dress with the vinaigrette and scatter with chives. More

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    3 No-Cook Lunch Recipes That Go WAY Beyond The Sandwich

    Load shedding starts and hunger strikes! Within a few minutes of browsing foodie videos on Instagram and TikTok; Grrrrr; your hunger pains elevate. These quick and easy lunch recipes will fuel you up in a jiffy and you don’t even have to cook anything.

    Try these delicious and nutritious no-cook recipes:

    Roast Beef Salad

    Serves 4

    Time: 15-minutes

    What You Need

    2 small heads butter lettuce, torn into pieces

    35 grams sliced roast beef

    1 large tomato, cut into wedges

    1/2 red onion, sliced

    110 grams of soft goats cheese, crumbled

    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

    2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

    Salt and black pepper


    Divide the lettuce, roast beef, tomato, onion, and goat cheese among bowls. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

    Drizzle over the salad.

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    READ MORE: Exactly How To Make The Perfect Pizza On The Braai

    Gazpacho Chicken Salad

    What You Need

    1 cucumber

    4 cups shredded chicken (buy a ready-cooked chicken)

    2 chopped peaches

    2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

    1 yellow bell pepper

    ½ cup diced red onion

    1 cup feta


    1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

    2/3 cup fresh basil

    2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

    1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper


    Slice cucumber into long strips with a peeler; squeeze out excess water.

    Toss with shredded chicken, peaches, cherry tomatoes, yellow bell pepper and red onion feta.

    Chill mixture. Serve on a bed of greens.

    Drizzle with dressing.

    READ MORE: 3 Healthy Braai Recipes For An Outdoor Summer Feast

    Fresh Spring Rolls

    What You Need

    1 large garlic clove, smashed

    1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar

    1 teaspoon Thai green curry paste

    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

    2 tablespoons fish sauce

    1/4 cup chopped coriander

    1/4 cup chopped mint

    1/3 cup mayonnaise

    4 cups coleslaw mix

    2 cups of either shredded roast chicken, ready-cooked prawns or tuna depending on your preference.

    24 rice paper wrappers


    In a mortar, pound the garlic to a paste with the brown sugar and green curry paste.

    Add the lime juice, fish sauce and three tablespoons of water. Stir in half of the coriander and mint.

    In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with one tablespoon of the green curry dipping sauce. In a large bowl, toss the coleslaw mix with the roast beef and the remaining cilantro and mint.

    Fill a pie plate with warm water. Dip two or three rice paper wrappers at a time in the water, then set them on a work surface to soften, for about one minute.

    Spread a scant teaspoon of the curry mayonnaise on the bottom third of each wrapper and top with a scant three tablespoons of the filling you’ve chosen (tuna etc.).

    Roll the wrappers into tight cylinders, tucking in the sides as you go.

    Transfer the rolls to a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining wrappers, curry mayonnaise and filling.

    Just before serving, cut each roll in half and serve with the dipping sauce. More

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    Exactly How To Make The Perfect Pizza On The Braai

    While we’re still on braai pies, why not experiment with even more with a braai pizza? This recipe can be made as healthy as you’d like. Skimp on the cheese and add extra flavour using spices and herbs to lower the kilojoule amount. You can make this even healthier by subbing white flour for something denser and more nutritious, like pea or chickpea flour. Plus, baking the dough on the braai comes close to that wood-fired oven effect, something a domestic oven will never achieve.
    Braai pizza: what you need

    1 packet instant yeast
    2½-3½ cups stone-ground white bread flour (like Eureka Mills)
    1 cup lukewarm water
    Pinch sugar
    2 tsp salt
    ¼ cup maize meal
    1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

    READ MORE: 9 Breakfast Ideas That’ll Give You A Better Boost Than Coffee
    For the topping

    400g tin whole tomatoes
    2 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 onions, sliced
    1 bag baby spinach leaves
    Half a lemon
    200g tub feta
    Black pepper
    Extra-virgin olive oil

    READ MORE: All The Things To Braai This Public Holiday If You’re Vegan

    In a large bowl, mix the yeast and sugar into the warm water and leave for 5 minutes. Stir in the oil. Add the maize meal, then stir in the flour. Tip the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Wipe another large bowl with olive oil, add dough, cover and leave in a warm place to rise until it’s doubled in size (1-2 hours). Punch down the dough and leave it to rise for another 40 mins. Divide the dough into four balls and leave to rise for 45 minutes.
    While the dough is rising, prepare the topping: process the tomato in a food processor or with a hand-held blender until more or less smooth.
    Sauté the onion in the butter and olive oil (covered) over very low heat until golden and sweet (about 40 mins). Remove onions, add a little olive oil and cook spinach, tossing it around constantly until it’s bright green and wilted. Add a spritz of lemon juice, then chop finely.
    Prepare the coals but don’t separate them out to the sides; once the coals are at a relatively high heat, they’re ready. Turn a baking sheet upside down and brush with olive oil.
    On a floured board, roll out one of the balls of dough into a five-millimetre-thick circle. Place on the baking sheet and brush with oil. Slide the pizza base (off the baking sheet) onto the grid and cook for about a minute. It should be cooked underneath and when it begins to resemble a giant poppadom. Slide back onto the baking sheet and cook the side facing up, then repeat with the other rounds of dough. Let the coals die down until considerably cooler – around medium heat.
    Add the topping to the cooked side of the pizza: spread with a thin smear of tomato, add spinach and onions, crumble over feta and grind over pepper.
    Slide back onto the grid. Close the dome and cook for another 1 to 3 minutes. It’s ready when the base is crisp (but not burnt) and the cheese is just melting. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and serve immediately. Repeat with the other bases.

    Makes 4 pizzas. Per 364g serving: 3051kJ, 29g fat (13g sat), 1 980mg sodium, 95g carbs, 6g fibre, 8g sugars, 23g protein.
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    10 Healthy Summer Recipes You Can Make In Under 20 Minutes

    Healthy summer recipes are easy enough: add fresh, crisp ingredients, toss and enjoy. But iceberg lettuce and a plain vinaigrette don’t have to be the be-all and end-all of your summer diet. When creating healthier recipes, there are so many ingredients that pack flavour but don’t add excess kilojoules to your plate.
    Right now, you want food that’s fresh and fast – and that features the season’s bounty of healthy ingredients. These recipes from creative culinary guru Mark Bittman do all that. Best of all, each one takes less than 20 minutes to make!
    Healthy Summer Recipes
    1. Feta and Watermelon Salad
    Combine watermelon balls or cubes in a bowl with crumbled feta cheese, sliced radishes, chopped fresh chives and a few drops of olive oil; toss well. Spoon over a crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce, being sure to use all the extra juice left in the bottom of the bowl.
    2. Deviled Eggs with Crab
    Hard-boil eggs; meanwhile, combine crab meat with a spoonful of Dijon mustard and mayonnaise or yoghurt, lemon juice, diced red bell or small salad pepper, paprika and cumin; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Run eggs under cold water, shell and halve them, remove and mash the yolks into the crab mixture; stuff into the whites. Sprinkle the top with chopped parsley (or caviar, for that matter).
    Mark’s Tip: Buy fresh crab meat or use chopped cooked prawns.
    3. Rocket with Balsamic Strawberries
    Hull and slice about two cups of strawberries and place them in a large salad bowl. Toss with two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and several twists of the black pepper grinder. Let it sit for five minutes. Add a bunch of rocket, some crumbled goat’s cheese and a sprinkle of salt; drizzle with olive oil and toss.
    READ MORE: You’ve Got To Try These Super Simple Summer Rolls With Asian-Style Sauce
    4. Prosciutto, Peach and Mozzarella Salad
    For each person, cut a fresh peach into eight wedges. Tear prosciutto and sliced mozzarella into bite-size pieces. Dress mixed greens with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss in the peaches, prosciutto and cheese.
    5. Wholewheat Spaghetti and Cucumber with Dipping Sauce
    Boil and salt water for pasta; meanwhile, combine a quarter cup of chicken stock or water, three tablespoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of a little honey mixed with warm water, and a teaspoon of sugar in a bowl; mix to dissolve the sugar. Cook the noodles until al dente, then rinse under cold water. Serve a nest of the noodles along with sliced cucumbers in a bowl (set it over ice cubes if you like), with a small bowl of the dipping sauce on the side garnished with chopped spring onion.
    Mark’s Tip: Add a bit of freshly grated ginger or wasabi for more spice, and top with bits of cooked meat or tofu.
    6.Courgette and Dill Soup
    Grate a couple of courgettes. Cook a chopped onion in butter until softened, then add the courgette and stir until softened (five minutes or so). Add vegetable or chicken stock and bring to the boil; simmer for about five minutes, then purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and lots of fresh chopped dill.
    Mark’s Tip: For a richer texture, add fresh ricotta, sour cream or yoghurt while puréeing.
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    7. Fish Tacos
    Cook a chopped red onion in olive oil for a minute or two. When it’s soft, add a big pinch of ground cumin or coriander and some salt and pepper. Keeping the heat relatively high, add about 450g of fish fillets (white fish works well here; you can also try crab or prawns) and stir to break them into chunks, cooking until they’re just opaque. Remove from the heat, squeeze lime juice over the mixture and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Warm corn tortillas and fill with the fish mixture. Top with shredded cabbage, chopped tomato, a splash of hot sauce (red Tabasco is good) and a dollop of sour cream.
    8. Honey Eggplant
    Combine half a cup each of chopped parsley and breadcrumbs with three tablespoons of olive oil, two tablespoons of honey, a minced garlic clove and a pinch of salt. Cut one large or two medium eggplants crosswise into 2.5-centimetre slices and score the top of each slice.
    Put the slices in a dish and spread the breadcrumb mixture over the tops, pressing it into the slits. Partially cover with wax paper and microwave on high for about five minutes. Remove the paper and cook for another two or three minutes, until very soft. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with yoghurt on the side.
    9. Korean Braaied Beef
    Slice a fillet steak into two-centimetre pieces. Mix together a teaspoon of sesame oil, a tablespoon of brown sugar, three tablespoons of soy sauce, a tablespoon of a little honey mixed with warm water, two minced cloves of garlic and a pinch of dried chilli flakes. Brush the meat with the sauce and braai until it begins to crisp (about two minutes per side), basting frequently. Serve the beef sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and chopped spring onions.
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    10. Spicy Braaied Pork with Peach Marmalade
    Combine a quarter cup of peach or apricot preserve with some minced garlic, a tablespoon of olive oil, a tablespoon of soy sauce, half a teaspoon of mustard powder, a pinch of cayenne pepper and salt. Coat thin, boneless pork chops with the marmalade and place on the braai, taking care not to let the marmalade burn. Slice fresh peaches or apricots in half and remove the pits; sprinkle with salt and cook flesh-side down until they start to brown and just soften. Serve the fruit with the pork. More

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    You’ve Got To Try These Super Simple Summer Rolls With Asian-Style Sauce

    These summer rolls are a great way to slip some fresh veggies into the mix! We’ve swapped out rice paper rolls for baby spinach leaves – more nutrients – and the pickle gives this dish a zingy, juicy crunch. These summer rolls are low-carb, healthy, low-kilojoule and pack a flavour punch. You’ll be having thirds and fourths before you know it.
    Here’s how to make leafy summer rolls with an Asian-style dipping sauce…
    Asian summer rolls
    – 12 large baby spinach leaves– 2 baby/Mediterranean cucumbers, julienned– Crispy onion sprinkle– Beetroot microgreens– 12 long chives, blanched
    For the pickle
    – ½ cup lime juice– 2 tsp sugar– 2 medium-sized carrots, julienned– 2 thumb-sized pieces of ginger, julienned– 2 long green chillies, seeded and julienned
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    For the dipping sauce
    – 2 tbsp soy sauce– 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar– 3 tbsp water– 1 tsp red spring onions, sliced
    Summer Rolls With Sauce: Method
    1/ Make the pickle by mixing the lime juice and sugar in a bowl, then add the carrot, ginger and chillies and toss well. Leave for 10 minutes.2/ Mix together all ingredients for dipping sauce and set aside.3/ Place some of the carrot pickle on a spinach leaf, add some cucumber, a little of the onion sprinkle and one or two micro greens. Roll up and tie with a blanched chive.
    SERVES 12. Per 71g serving or bundle: 85kJ, 0g fat (0g sat), 5g carbs, 210mg sodium, 1g fibre, 1g protein
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    Cook’s note
    These need to be made fresh just before serving. If you can’t be bothered with the finicky task of wrapping and tying each roll, spoon the filling into individual baby gem lettuce leaves and serve the dipping sauce with a spoon, so guests can spoon it over the filling just before eating. More