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Food Styling by Thulisa Martins, Photography by Dylan Swart http://www.dylanswart.com

Recipe by DailyDish – check  www.dailydish.co.za

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This one is for busy Mom’s & Single Dad’s and those who are just busy period!.


My dear reader, I have two boys and a husband without domestic help. Oh did I mention the fact that I have a full-time job and as you know, I am a blogger. I love to cook and for me a meal freshly cooked at home is what its all about. So how does someone still get it right – the reality of the matter is that ITS DIFFICULT but you can!

In an ideal world, you would have the Wife, perfectly dressed waiting for Hubby to get home, greet Him with a smile while giving Him something to drink and refresh himself…. have the kids calmly come and greet Dad while Mom heads off to place the cooked food on the already set table etc etc.- Well if its like that in your life – BIG up to you!

Well, for the majority of today’s families with kids, it does not quite translate like that – its more a matter of which parent gets home first and run around like a headless chicken while the kids are screaming – I’m hungry, I’m hungry, I want food! – especially if they are around 6 years old, maybe a little younger or older too. The other parent arrives and you think, ‘cool, I can use some help’. The two of you, somehow manage to get food served, everyone settled and eating – you gobble your – sandwich or sometimes ‘take away’ and start preparing for the next day.


Oh!!! my dear reader, you must probably be wondering what the heck DAILY DISH is! and what does it have to do with busy bodies. To answer you – its a service in SA, designed to make lives easier – YUP, there’s no catch, it just does make life easier. How does it do so, scroll down to see our experience. But first I must mention that there is a promo code….shhhhh! you get a R250 discount if you order before the end of April. The promo code is at the end of this post.

We got a delivery of daily dish on a Monday, We waited in anticipation and the delivery arrived in a box. We quickly unwrapped the Goodie and not only was there dinner to cook for four nights – it came with recipes and everything weighed already – WOW! we don’t have to think about what to eat for dinner nor be guilty for feeding our kids fast food of (who knows what ingredients are in it). In the box were fresh vegetables, salad ingredients and fresh meat… not a sight of canned, processed food – now that is rad! The recipes took about 30 minutes to prepare.

Diane de Villiers, co-founder of Daily Dish, says that Fairview’s focus on ethical production fits in perfectly with the Daily Dish philosophy. “Our aim is to provide our customers with ingredients that are fresh, seasonal, local, and sustainably produced. We buy our food directly from the farms to ensure that we deliver only the freshest produce, and to get to know the story behind the food we source. Fairview is known for its holistic approach to food production, and will add superb value to our Daily Dish product line.

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My favorite of all was the Balsamic Glazed Pork Fillet. The recipes do change and you know in advance when you order, so you might not get the Balsamic Glazed Pork Fillet in your menu, yet I’m sure the selection will be yummylicious. You can choose from three different menus – Classic, Low Carb and Vegetarian – to do so or for more information go to http://www.dailydish.co.za.


For the R250 discount – the promo code is ‘EASYSUPPER’ so try it out.

Sinaso’s Quick Yummy Caramel pancakes

Photographs by Dylan Swart, Recipe by Sinaso Martins and Thulisa Martins


Remember, I’ve been getting my nine year old in the kitchen right? I woke up this morning getting ready for a food show. While I was baking my bread super early, Sinaso comes through the kitchen and gives me a heart warming hug. ‘good morning Mom’, I cherished this moment and hoped it could last for a life time :), yet time is so short that I could not hold that thought for long. ‘Sweet heart, did you sleep well’ I said, giving Him a quick kiss on the forehead, while heading away towards the oven to take a sneak peak on the bread that has filled the house with a glorious aroma. Then another thought comes to mind, and thats for Sinaso to make His precious pancakes – He is the best when it comes to making pancakes, so why keep His recipe with us when we can share it with everyone – so enjoy!


Sinaso’s pancakes

3 large eggs, lightly whisked

200g self raising flour, sifted

125ml (1/2 cup) full cream milk

pinch of salt

5ml (1 tsp) grape vinegar

15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil

small pot homemade caramel sauce

small handful stroop (syrup) waffles, to serve


Whisk all the ingredients together until a runny smooth batter. Place in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over high heat and fry for about 1/2 minute on each side until golden brown. Serve drenched in homemade caramel sauce.

Mom’s homemade caramel sauce

250g castor sugar

100ml water

5g salted butter

100ml fresh cream

1. Heat the sugar and water to a caramel stage (about 172°C on a sugar thermometer) over medium heat, while the syrup is simmering, brush down the sides with a little water to prevent the sugar from crystalizing. When the sugar is ready, remove from heat and carefully whisk in the butter and then gradually the cream (take care the caramel is very hot).

Set aside to cool and serve with the pancakes.

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