“All the risotto taste with none of the risotto pain in the arse.”

Baked Chicken Risotto

Oh heck yes, the cold weather I have been waiting for is finally here. I’m a weirdo who loves the cold weather. Purely for the food I crave. All I need is an ice-cold morning to get me craving comfort food.


My ultimate comfort food is risotto. It just screams winter and cosiness and that amazing feeling of a full belly under a warm blanket. The problem with risotto though is that its just so fucking time consuming to make.


Now let me get this straight with you, before I release this baby into the wild. This is not my real risotto recipe. It’s not the risotto you serve when you want to smugly blow your guests away. This recipe is when you’ve had a shit of a day, are craving some heavy carbs but don’t want to slave over a stove for the next 45 minutes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still delicious. And super simple, kinda like set and forget. Just not exactly how a real risotto should be.


SO here it is, your welcome by the way.  It will definitely be making your regular rotations this winter.

For a pdf recipe click here. Baked chicken risotto

Baked chicken risotto



Who loves Fried Chicken? ME. Especially of the Kentucky variety.

What I don’t love is that it’s not really something I want to eat every time I crave it – which is usually about every day if I’m being honest. Heart attack causing and all that jazz, you know the drill.

So what if I told you I had a mid range “healthier” way to get the same taste? Well I’m sure you’d say, heck you are some kind of food genius. I’m sure you would, right?

Any-hoo, I made this recipe ages ago (a combo of two different freid chicken recipes I had seen) and it was super popular on my old “healthy” blog so thought you might like to give this a go. Now to avoid the health police out there, I’m giving the disclaimer here that yes, it’s not “super healthy”. There is fat in it, and a mother load of salt. But its less than the take-away version, I promise you, so that’s gotta be better! Plus it’s fucking delicious – “excoise the french” (and yes I know it’s excuse).

Sometimes if I’m feeling saucy, I’ll deep fry it. It’s nek level amazing fried. Just so you know 🙂

So get finger licking peoples. You wont regret it!HFC




The weather is beautiful in SA again. It is time to spend time in the sun at the beach with this SUPER easy salad. Oh and perhaps some loved ones too, but that’s optional.

I love Yiros and deconstructing it just makes me feel like I’m fancy and shit on Masterchef. What could be fancier than taking a good thing and turning into a salad? Well lots of things, but hey, the family love this one (obviously apart from the god-forsaken tomatoes that are apparently the devil).

We cook this salad at home, put in containers and take it down to the beach to eat. It’s so fresh, it just needs that crashing ocean soundtrack while you enjoy it. Surprisingly, it still works without the soundtrack at home, who would have thought??


Enjoy, cook, share. It makes me happy.


Happy cooking.





I really don’t know if there is much I need to say about dumplings. Everyone loves them, right?? They are SUCH a good recipe to have in your “bank” because you can make a big batch and freeze them in bags. Then at any time the craving hits, they are ready to go in less than 15 mins. Now that’s the sort of food that makes me happy!!

The recipe is below, click the pic or the pdf link and enjoy my friends….

Dumpling recipe

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Big love,