cauliflower and broccoli bake

This week I had a continuous craving for healthy food. I was always hungry for fresh fruit, nice seasonal vegetables, no sugar and no fried stuff. However I have noticed that this period never lasts for more than 5 days and always ends with me preparing something decadent and fatty that completely cancels the benefits of my 5 day healthy diet. So, this Sunday,  apart from eating half of Laurens cake and almost all her cookies, ( about 1kg of cake and around 15 cookies), I had to cook some beautiful vegetables my grandfather brought from the farm. My mind was only thinking about how to make this fresh healthy cauliflower and broccoli that I had in front of me into something heart attack worthy. If you are interested in a cheesy, savory, comforting recipe read on. Otherwise you can steam them and eat them with lemon and olive oil.

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leek & bacon flan

Sorry for the dark lighting, it was raining out when I took this. I attempted to use flash but it made it look awful.

I would also like to make a note stating that flan never looks all that amazing. Oh, and that the tins they were baked in are dessert tins.

Now that I’ve finished making excuses or trying to turn everyone off the idea of eating this…. it’s time to say that you really need to ignore the way it looks & focus on the way it tastes. It’s kind of like an omelet soufflé. I don’t know how else to describe it really. It was creamy. It was full of flavor. I ate two & a half tins on my own prior to taking the photograph. It has bacon in it & let’s be honest, who doesn’t like bacon. And most importantly was that it was served on a plate that has bamboo on it.

Ok, I lie, that last point was completely irrelevant & made no sense whatsoever. The bamboo plate is all off, it should be serving some sort of oriental dish. Forgive me. I’ve been up since 06:00 after a sleepless night & it’s now 02:07 the next day, I stopped making sense six hours ago.

I’ll stop now.
Promise to make the bacon & leek flan though.
Like actually make it.
Ok. Stopping.

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marinated & grilled pork chops

Before you read the rest, keep in mind that I’m still the same happy smiley, annoying person I’ve always been, I’m just in a bit of a funk is all.

I’m having a hard time finding motivation today. It happens from time to time. I think my issue at the moment is the pictures I’ve been including. The recipes are all delicious & I don’t doubt their quality what-so-ever, but the pictures just aren’t doing them justice.

This blog was supposed to be 60% recipes & 40% pictures, but there is no art in my recent images. I’m not sure if it’s the lighting, the lack of planning in the set up, or just no skill on my end… but something has to change.

Don’t worry, I know I sound a bit down, I’ll work on changing that though. It’s not that I’m down, just a tad disappointed. Nevertheless, the show must go on, and to be honest, I refuse to deny you this next recipe because I absolutely love things cooked on the grill… & this marination is TOP!


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chicken curry pasta

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