It appears that load shedding is back, and here to stay for a few months at least. Have your candles ready and your torches nearby! We’ve got some great recipes to make that don’t require an oven, and even if you think load shedding = raw salad leaves. You’re wrong! We’re bringing to light (!) some electricity-free meal inspiration.
Firstly - planning ahead is always a good place to start. Know when there will be a likelihood of no electricity and plan your meals accordingly. Check out News24 GridWatch for the latest updates and scheduling for load shedding.
Have a look at these handy recipes:
Naan breakfast pizza – Even though this is cooked on a Cobb, there’s no reason you can’t cook it on a braai – and place a large piece of foil down as the ‘griddle’. Simply use store-bought tomato sauce instead of making it from scratch. Easy peasy!
5 awesome boerie roll recipes - These are also perfect for cooking on the braai.
Lamb curry on the braai - no need to stall your craving for a curry!
Steak baguette - this is the tastiest baguette you'll try in a long time!
Soy and honey pork chops - these are also quick - 7 easy steps on the braai.
Braaied pizza - cooked to perfection on the coals.
Garlic and coriander chicken kebabs - celebrate load shedding!
Fragrant fish skewers - with lemon and coriander.
Apple salad stack – Made using gorgeous Parma ham and cheesy Camembert.
Som tum salad - developed by raw foodists and contains papaya, radish, coriander, ginger and chilli.
Caprese salad - A light salad that uses the freshest, juiciest seasonal Summer tomatoes.
Ribbon salad and lettuce cups – These are snacky and delicious for when you’re feeling a bit peckish.
Braaibroodjies - Another irresistible braai-time favourite.
Banana and ham jaffles - whip out that jaffle iron - it's about to come in handy!
Bread and butter pudding on the braai - a wonderful comfort food dessert! Serve with custard.
Braai breakfast pot - breakfast on the braai - what a way to start the day!
Sizzling Weber recipes - these will make your day!
Have a romantic indoor picnic with your own charcuterie platter and pair it with your favourite wine!
Now, who said load shedding wasn’t fun?
- Tessa Purdon