Tahila’s French Macaron Recipe

The food most like me would be a traditional French macaron with a chilli chocolate ganache filling. This is because the appearance is what you would expect of a macaron, but the flavour is a surprise.

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Caramel Profiteroles Recipe

I specifically chose this recipe because it was one that I really perfected under Jenny Westwood’s guidance, my home economics teacher at St. John’s and it’s now in my cookbook! St Johns will always have a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did.

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Cameron Easton's Avocado Ice Cream Recipe

This dessert is, despite its rich flavours, very clean and light. The flavour of the brownie is enhanced by the coarse salt, its sweet richness beautifully offset by the savouriness of the ice cream. The coriander hits your palette as a fresh and inviting aftertaste. This unusual pairing makes for a delightful ending to a meal – earthy yet light and fragrant.

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Braeden Royal's Sweet Hash Browns Recipe

Braedon Royal shares his homemade, hash brown recipe. “This is a dish my mom prepared on special occasions such as birthdays, so it’s a pleasing reminder of happy times with family and friends,” says Braeden, adding that the sweet-potato flavour and cheesy broccoli transport him to his comfort zone. This is truly tasty with many of my favourite breakfast flavours incorporated into one dish. Think cultured crème fraiche, tender-stem broccoli, fried eggs and grated cheese.

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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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