One Year Ago: Recipe for a Road trip | South Africa
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A little aside for my Dad, the golfer: Bobotie was selected by 2008 Masters golf champion and South African native Trevor Immelman as the featured menu item for Augusta National's annual "Champions Dinner" in April 2009.
Coconut oil (any kind of fat will work)
1 onion thinly sliced
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp crushed garlic (I add a little more)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 lb ground beef (or lamb)
3 eggs (pastured please)
Juice of one lemon
1 TB apricot jam
A handful of raisins
4 bay leaves
3/4 cup milk (pastured please!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a ovenproof skillet and fry the onion until soft and golden. Add cloves, garlic, salt, curry and turmeric and simmer for 5 minutes. Add ground meat 2 eggs, lemon juice, jam and raisins mix to combine. Put skillet into the oven and cook for about 40 minutes or until it is golden brown. Remove from oven. Sprinkle a few more raisins on top. Beat the remaining 1 egg with the milk and pour on top of the Bobotie. Add bay leaves and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
Serve with Chutney and enjoy!
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1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup walnuts
1 cup dates
a pinch of salt
a dash of vanilla
Toss everything into a food processor and combine until just before it turns into a nut butter. I have a super small food processor so I didn't chop mine quite as finely as I could have. Spread the crust into a greased pie pan and bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until the crust starts to turn golden. There is your pie crust.
For the fillings I replace the refined sugar with honey or maple syrup and if you need a thickener use arrowroot.
Also, the fella found an article in the Wall Street Journal on gluten sensitivity that might be of interest. It turns out that I really am not crazy after all.
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Ingredients (serves two):
3 Old bananas mashed up
3 Heaped spoons of almond butter
Add-in of choice (we used blueberries for this one)
A splash of vanilla
A pinch of salt
A sprinkle of cinnamon
How ever much bacon you would like, we usually have 5 pieces between the two of us.
Add in options:
Note: I usually Keep a freezer bag in the freezer full of over-ripe bananas. Whenever we have a banana that has gone a little to long for eating fresh, I peel it and stick it in the freezer bag. This way I always have those super sweet bananas ready to bake with. Whenever I am ready to use them I pop them in the microwave and they are ready to go.
Mix all the ingredients (except bacon and blueberries) in a bowl until the batter has a fairly smooth consistency. fold in the blueberries. Heat up your skillet and cook your bacon, You will be using the grease from the bacon to cook your pancakes. Put a platter in a oven on low with a paper towel on one side to soak up the bacon grease as the bacon sits. When the bacon is done cooking put it on the paper towel. Now you are ready to cook your pancakes.
Pour off any excess oil (save for later use). Put your skillet on medium (may vary on your stove). Pour about half a ladle full of batter on the skillet. The key is to not make the pancakes too big or they will be hard to flip. When your pancake has little air holes in the top it is ready to flip. Cook the other side until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. When it is done, put it in the oven to keep warm while you make the rest of your pancakes.
Serve pancakes with bacon. Enjoy!
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- 2 pounds green beans, trimmed and halved
- 3/4 cup salted roasted cashews (3 ounces)
- 1/2 cup chopped shallots (about 4 medium)
- 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven to 500°F with rack in lower third.
Toss green beans with cashews, shallots, oil, and 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, then spread evenly in a large 4-sided sheet pan.
Roast, stirring occasionally, until green beans are tender and nuts are golden brown, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.