Entries by Mariza Ebersohn

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Gluten-free cornbread

Gluten-free cornbread is the perfect salad side dish around. We are such corn lovers in our household and would eat a couple of corn on the cobs per week. Especially my son, he just loves corn so much! I wanted to make a healthier, vegan and gluten-free version and the first go was a pretty good success. You can sub the gluten-free flour for normal whole wheat or white pastry flour for a more light effect.

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Soft ginger cookies

Soft ginger cookies are just heaven in every bite. I mean, who doesn’t love ginger cookies am I right. I could eat them like any time of year, not necessarily just over Christmas. They go super well with peaches and that’s why I made peach nice cream and topped them up with ginger cookie crumble and it was super delish!

Apricot coconut pancakes

Apricot coconut pancakes are calling my name right about now, it’s summer written all over it. I just came back from my vacation in South Africa and after a whole month of winter I am embracing the summer and these pancakes just make it even more of a celebration.

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Chocolate espresso pancakes

Chocolate espresso pancakes are the final batch of Sunday pancakes that I will be making before we head home for vacation. It’s sad to leave since summer has just arrived, but I’ll be heading back to loads of comfort food (that is good for the heart, neh, not so good for the waistline). But who am I kidding, life has changed quite a bit since I have become a mother. I’d rather be having a good time with my family, than worrying getting into my bikini. My priorities have slightly changed since I have become a mother (especially since eating is one thing my son and I love to do together- the sacrifices of parenting, lol).

Mini Malva puddings

Mini Malva puddings are giving me the heads up for these last few days ahead before we head home for vacation in South Africa. I am beyond excited even though staying home in France where all is easier (toddler wise) I don’ t care about all of the nitty gritty stuff when it comes to traveling and moving around for a whole month, I just want to dive into all South Africa has to offer. The means for a night off, me not cooking and occupying my son with his niece and nephews.

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Squash blossom spelt pizza

Squash blossom spelt pizza is a lifesaver this week, just because I am pretty tired this week. It’s gluten-free, healthy and easy to whip up for a couple of meals…It has been a long time since we have seen the sunshine and particularly this season we are hanging around a bit longer before we are heading home for vacation. So the reasons why I am tired is because my husband is away a lot recently and because my son has been heading into his one nap a day…I did not realize that meant if he napped, then well, that’s it for the day…

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Pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple upside down cake has summer written all over it. It’s light, decadent and has a sweet tang thanks to the pineapple. I am in love with these last couple days. The mornings are still a bit fresh, but then later in the day, it gets slightly heated and then cools down once again around four in the afternoon. The birds sing and the wildflowers, especially the pops of red from the poppy flowers make me so happy. There are lilac trees and elderflower trees, that I didn’t even know was around us a year ago. I watch our son play, and he is just having a ball playing outside. This season of life I am enjoying so much.

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Cinnamon dumplings

Cinnamon dumplings aka souskluitjies are the ultimate South African comfort food. Lazy days, rainy days or just flat out days. This recipe is a fixer-upper. It’s my pint of ice cream (if I was a Gilmore girl). It’s doughy, soft like a cloud and drenched in a sweet cinnamon syrup, that makes you want to lick the bowl after…

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Sweet potato lentil falafels

Sweet potato lentil falafels are my new quick meal dinner addition. I have been through some cookbooks, apps ect. and there are sooo many to choose from. Where do you start? What to make when you have some time to meal prep, but you don’t go overboard in the kitchen. These sweet potato lentil falafels are easy, minimal ingredients and super satisfying!