One Pot Pilchards Paella

It’s no secret that fish is not cheap if you don’t live at the coast. For those of us living on a tight budget, tins of tuna or pilchards are the closest we’ll get to a hearty seafood meal. Luckily, this paella is more than satisfying for those of us who long for a taste…

Chicken Sweetcorn Chowder

I know chowder isn’t really something we know a lot about in South Africa, but I looked it up and it’s really nothing more than a soup.  I have a mild case of the flu and there is absolutely no better food to help one feel better than chicken sweetcorn soup, or chowder 😉 I…

Coconut Lentil Curry

Know how I told you that I’m a sucker for a good curry? Well I can assure you that this is, indeed, a very good curry.  Somehow, it ended up being vegan friendly too, which was a pleasant surprise. (I should mention that I’m not vegan, nor vegetarian, but I have no problem omitting meat…

Beans Curry with Bread Rolls

I’m going to be honest here; I’m a sucker for a good curry.  The aromas, the amazing flavour, the spiciness and the all round feeling of getting a warm hug from inside; I love it all.  Of course, if I can make it without breaking the bank, even better! I took my inspiration for this…

Hi, I’m Yvette

And, like Megan, I’ve been at a loss about where to start with this little adventure of ours. I lurk on the WWW as Arkwife or Dram (depending on where you met me), and I’m a complete Pinterest fiend.  Of course, while Pinterest has a world of amazing recipes to try out, my budget doesn’t…

Hi, I’m Megan

and I have been staring at this post for the better part of an hour wondering what the hell to write. Some of you may know my online self, MamaZombieZA, mother of humans, dogs, cats and rats. I love cooking, but sadly my budget doesn’t quite match my foodie aspirations. I’m a huge fan of…