Lovely long weekend eating


Two long weekends in a row! What did we ever do to get this lucky?! If you’re looking for fantastic food inspiration to get you through three whole days of non-work, you’re in the right place!

We’ve got loads of new recipes just waiting to be pinned, bookmarked, shared and ultimately – cooked! What’s your favourite weekend meal? Mine is probably a hearty brunch with copious cups of good quality coffee. Check out our breakfast section and these amazing Banting options for those eating low carb. 

Who loves baking? It’s such fun to spend a whole morning or afternoon in the kitchen making cakes, cookies and delicious Winter puddings for dessert…not to mention the fact that your house will smell amazing with the glorious wafts of sweet heaven coming from the oven. Don’t forget to take a quick look at these tips for flop-proof baking

A long lazy lunch is also one of my best weekend pastimes. Especially when there’s a slow-cooked roast involved! Turn it into a real feast with these 10 side dishes. Think you’ll be too full for dessert? Then make a batch of chocolate truffles for a small smidge of sweetness.  

If you’re going away – then please don’t forget to pack the necessary supplies. Cathy has your long weekend wine box sorted with a hand-picked selection of beautiful whites, easy-drinking reds and something for special occasions if you’re celebrating.

The weather is really turning now as we swiftly move into Winter. Curries are perfect for chilly days and we’ve got so many to choose from – fragrant lamb curry, Cape Malay chicken curry, or how about an exotic Goan fish curry? I’m licking my lips just thinking about it.

As always, we love it when you share your kitchen adventures with us so tag your Instagrams with #Food24_sa and give us a shout out on Twitter @Food24 .

Happy faux Friday!




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