Sarah Farrington's Creamy Coriander Microgreen Dressing Recipe

Once seen as garnish in restaurants, microgreens have become known for their superior nutrient qualities – all thanks to a 2014 study, where researchers at the US Department of Agriculture, discovered that nearly all the 25 varieties of microgreens tested, had 4-6 times more vitamins and phytochemicals than mature leaves from the same plant.

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Nkululeko’s Microgreen Herb Pesto Recipe

One of Mlotshwa’s favourite recipes is his microgreen herb pesto. “It is quick and easy to make and versatile too. I’ve included ideas on the ways you can apply this pesto to an array of different dishes and applications” he comments. “The main thing to keep in mind when you apply this pesto to your dish is that you must not cook it further. When microgreens are cooked they are depleted of their nutrients.”

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Anele's Belgium Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Anele has chosen to share her home-cooked favourite - a perfect recipe to try over the festive season. “This is a very quick and easy recipe which I enjoy baking,” she says. “Whenever friends or my two nieces visit, I make Belgian chocolate brownies. Most people enjoy chocolate, and these are best served with creme fraiche and a good cup of hot chocolate.”  Anele has a seriously decadent sweet tooth.

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Nkululeko's Bean Soup & Cheese dumplings

The dish Nkululeko has chosen to share is one of his favourite home-cooked recipes,and the first meal he made for his fellow students in his first few days at the school. His bean soup and cheese dumplings promises to please.

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Zandy’s Venison/Beef Pie Recipe

As a child - ‘reared’ on a farm - I have fond memories of my mom’s friend Liana whose home-cooked venison pie left a lasting impression. Today, this recipe still evokes happy times with our extended family sitting around the fireplace, on chilly winter days. The dish is special to me because it was a catalyst for bringing people together.

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Ginger and almond pie with Wedgewood Nougat Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious dessert to create this Winter? Wedgewood Nougat and Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine have teamed up to create this scrumptious ginger and almond pie. ‘I crave pecan pie, so this is my take on the traditional pie – made even more delicious with the additional Wedgewood Angels Nougat Biscuit base and Nougat chunks,’ Jackie tells us.

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MEXICAN CRUNCH WRAPS RECIPE

Wow! When we asked Jackie Cameron’s School of Food and Wine students to come up with a Mexican styled recipe to dish up in our Mexican Cantina this month, we were blown away by the inventive style and vivid flavour combination of Michelle Engelbrecht’s fabulous recipe.

Just reading the recipe is mouth-wateringly good – try it out for yourself – and be prepared for Mexican waves from your dinner guests.

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ANGELO’S PISTO CON HUEVOS RECIPE

You may think we chose Pisto because it sounds like it fits in perfectly with our Mexican Cantina theme (a Cantina is a bar which serves food and drinks). But actually, Pisto is the Spanish version of ratatouille (stewed vegetables) and this versatile one-pan dish can work for breakfast, lunch and even a light dinner.  The trick is to allow the vegetables to gentle stew in their own juices so that they mingle into a flavourful medley of tastes.

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