Before hitting the publish button, I double-checked with Lea if she was certain about sharing her story. Getting consent from my family is imperative especially when I delve into personal issues. Her main goal is to create awareness in order to help others who might suffer too. Lea ’s journey with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) started on 22 May. Not known by many, POTS is a mysterious disorder that is often misdiagnosed for anxiety or panic attacks. (more…)
As I sit in my warm bed, sipping on my coffee while the rain drops fall on my bedroom window; so many thoughts go through my mind. Recently someone posted that we are all equal in support of the racism protests that is currently happening in the USA. Are we really? I think not; so can people just stop saying we all equal. (more…)
Mushroom are tasty and such a versatile veg and has great nutritional value too. It is low in calories and carbs but rich in fibre. But I must confess as a child I never liked mushrooms because of its texture. I found it to be rubbery, slimy and pretty bland. Until I reached my 20’s and it was cooked differently and let’s just say from then onwards I was hooked. (more…)
With the weather getting chillier; we are all craving hearty and comforting food. And there is nothing better than my quick and easy classic creamy beef stroganoff to bust the hunger with hearty goodness.
My take on this classic meal is a one pot wonder and will literally takes 30 minutes to prepare. Made with tender beef strips, chunky mushrooms in a creamy mushrooms sauce will definitely satisfy your taste buds. Packed with delicious flavours you can serve it on its own or with pasta, rice, couscous or creamy mashed potatoes.
This recipe is in partnership with Denny Mushrooms which is a proudly South African brand for 30 years. This Denny inspired meal is a perfect weeknight dinner winner for the entire family.
Classic Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Hearty, creamy and packed with delicious flavour
Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
30ml olive oil
800g beef stirfry or steak strips
1 large onion cut into half rings
1 green pepper cut into thin strips
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 sachet Denny Creamy Mushroom Cook-In-Sauce
2 punnets (250g) Denny Button mushrooms (chunky slices)
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic and herb spice
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Steak and chop spice for seasoning
Season the beef strips with steak and chop spice. Heat oil in a frying pan or pot over medium heat. Add beef strips and sauté on a medium to low heat until brown Note don’t brown over high heat as this will make the eat tough. Remove from pan or pot and transfer to a plate. Cover with tin foil and allow to rest. Add onions to pan or pot with onion powder. Sauté gently, then add green pepper and garlic. Sauté until the onions are golden brown and the green pepper soft. Add sliced mushrooms, season with salt, pepper and garlic and herb spice and cook until brown. Return beef to the pan and cook for 3 minutes. Add Denny Mushroom Creamy Mushroom Sauce and cook until it starts to bubble. Serve and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
To my girls,
Thank you for coping so well under these circumstances. I kinda think both of you love being at home as you can sleep late, go to bed later and enjoy the advantages of the relaxed house rules.
I know you miss your grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. But when you talk to them on the phone or video call them you are so cheerful and optimistic. (more…)
Denny Mushrooms has been a Proudly South African brand for over 30 years. It has always been a trusted brand when it comes to cooking with the freshest ingredients in our household.
Hardest hit by the regulations put in place by government to combat the spread of the Coronavirus are our local restaurants. In order to support them, Denny launched the initiative #SupportYourLocal which forms part of their Add Goodness Project. (more…)
There is nothing more satisfying than a slice of freshly baked homemade bread with a sliver of butter. Bread is one of the great joys of life. In fact, bread is life. Unless of course you have specific health issues or following a strict low-carb diet. All I can say is that you are missing out.
The whiff of homemade bread that hovers in the kitchen as it bakes will make you salivate. And it is even more satisfying if you baked it yourself from scratch. (more…)
Crunchies are another traditional South African tea time treat. These take me back to my childhood and fond memories of when we visited my grandpa. His wife, aunty Magda used to make the most delicious, golden crunchies as a treat and we would end up taking more than just one. I remember her crunchies were golden and crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Not too sweet, just perfect. (more…)
Are we as social beings capable of enduring the mandatory home confinement?
As the world responds to the Corona virus pandemic (COVID-19); governments globally has put strict measures in place. In a few hours South Africa will undergo a mandatory 21 day lock down. A historic moment indeed. As announced on Monday, 23 March by President Cyril Ramaphosa this lockdown will start at midnight on Thursday, 26 March and end at midnight on Thursday, 16 April 2020. Or so we all hope as government will re-evaluate the situation after 14 days. (more…)
For the past couple of years since we had kids; celebrating our wedding anniversary has always just been going out for dinner, a one-night stay over or going away with kids. With our busy work schedules, kids’ school activities and added responsibilities; it is not always easy to get away for a mid-week break on our own. This year however our wedding anniversary falls on a Friday and we are planning a short getaway without the kids. With so many great getaway options in the Western Cape; we narrowed down our list to 6 quick anniversary escape destinations of which we will select one. (more…)