Here's what you should be eating this Festive season

We've got some lip-smacking ideas...

by: Chanté Felix | 12 Dec 2016
 
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December and the festive season is said to be the best time of the year – everyone (most people at least) is on holiday and whether you’ve taken leave or not, there are always bumper-to-bumper parties, events and celebrations that you’ll be invited to or better yet –host!

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This is the perfect time of year to show off your culinary skills and worries about what’s on the menu should be the least of your worries.

 Check out our bumper edition of what you should be cooking on the respective days -

For the braais...

South African Summers are known to be filled to the brim with braais galore, you will most probably be hosting one (if not a few) and hopefully you'll get invited to some too. 

Monkey gland rump kebabs


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For a lavish brunch...

If you're lucky enough to be on leave, brunches are always a nice way to catch up with your besties or spend some quality time with the family.

Polenta and egg cups 



For the pool parties...

There are few things less satisfying than chilling next to the pool at a get together (be it formal or impromptu).

Passion fruit champagne


For a sugar-coma dessert...

Oreo, peanut butter and dark chocolate squares



For the morning after, hangover...

You recall the late nights, having one too many and the waking up with a hangover of note? Be wise and prepare these blueberry muffins before hand so that you can just grab one the next morning. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins that will give you a much-needed boost.


Snacks for a trip to the beach...

An awesome way to save time and money would be to take snacks from home so that you aren't faced with the, "stop at a supermarket on the way there" situation - Mushroom and tomato mini pizzas



For a scorcher of a day...

Make use of your seasonal fruit and indulge in this decadent, cold dessert.

Blueberry cheesecake ice cream


For a peaceful breakfast with your family...

You know the one where you wake up earlier and prepare a breakfast feast that will lure them out of bed and into the kitchen?

French toast with bacon and fried banana


Strawberry flapjacks with maple syrup




For a festive baking session with the little ones...

This recipe is  fun and easy enough for an opportunity for them to get down and dirty with some flour and eggs.

Cookie cutter mince pies


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For an epic Christmas roast...

Rib eye roast with horseradish gravy 


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For welcome drinks at your New Years eve party...

Fabulously festive berry cocktail



For fresh Summery salads...

Prosciutto, strawberry and feta salad

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For an edible gift...

Preserve some fragrantly ripe summer figs and plums for someone to enjoy in the colder Winter months.

Spicy fig and plum chutney

Now all that's left is for you to eat drink and be merry!

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