LOW-FAT FISH LASAGNA

Woumarie

Ingredients
2 x 425g Lucky Star Middelcut, drained
1 x onion, chopped
1 x tin tomato soup
1 x tin chopped tomato
1 x 250gr low-fat cottage cheese
1 x sachet low-fat Orley whipped cream
1 x tablespoon canola oil
1 x packet lasagne pasta sheets
1 x cup low-fat edam cheese
2 x tablespoons grated parmesan
Handful parsley, chopped

Method
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Fry the onion in oil until translucent. Add the Lucky Star Mackerel and mash with a fork. Add the tomato soup and chopped tomatoes. Let the mixture cook through, until soft and season to taste with the chopped parsley Layer the fish mixture alternatively with the pasta sheets, until mixture is finished. Be sure to end with a fish layer. Mix with the cottage cheese, cream and cheeses and pour over the lasagne. Bake for 45 minutes until golden. Serve

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Baked Omelette Breakfast! 

Koekoes Vorster

Ingredients
8 Eggs
½ cup cream
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup fried bacon bits
¼ cup greenpepper (use yellow, red and green)
¼ cup finely chopped onions.
Whisk the eggs and cream in a large mixing bowl.

Method
Stir in the cheese, bacon, greenpepper and onion.
Spray and cook a 20cm square baking pan/bowl and pour the mixture into that.
Bake at 200˚ Celsius for 20min or until golden brown.
Serves 6 people.

 

PIZZA POPPERS

Koekoes Vorster

Ingredients
1 package puff pastry
1 cup mozzarella cheese
48 slices pepperoni
½ cup finely diced green pepper
½ cup pizza sauce for dipping

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spray two mini muffin tins with non-stick olive oil spray.When you unwrap the puff pastry, separate into four rectangles You should have four even rectangles. Slightly roll out the dough horizontally and vertically.Sprinkle ¼ cup of the mozzarella on each rectangle and then sprinkle with a little bit of chopped green pepper. Press into dough. Layer pepperoni on top of cheese and peppers. There should be three rows of four pepperonis each.Tightly roll, jelly roll style and cut each rectangle into six pieces.Place poppers, cut side down into mini muffin tins.Bake for about 10 minutes or until crescent roll dough is cooked through and pale brown

 

BACON BREAKFAST SANDWICH WITH FRIED EGG AND AVOCADO

Woumarie

Open faced fried egg sandwiches with sweet, salty, and cool and creamy avocado.
Servings: makes 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook
Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
1 teaspoon bacon grease or butter
4 eggs
4 slices bread, lightly toasted (I used multigrain)
2 avocados, sliced
8 slices bacon, cooked
Salt and pepper to taste
Little bit of chutney or sauce of your choice

DIRECTIONS:
Heat the bacon grease in a pan over medium heat, add the eggs and fry sunny side up, about 2-3 minutes.
Assemble sandwiches and enjoy.

 

HEAVENLY STEAK

Woumarie

Ingredients
1 kg tenderised steak
meat spices
flour
1 onion, sliced into rings
1 packet mushrooms, sliced
250 ml cream
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp chutney
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 packet white onion soup powder
1 cup cheese, grated

Method
Sprinkle steak with spices and roll in flour. Place in Utility Dish. Place onion rings and mushrooms on top of meat. Mix cream, Worcestershire sauce, chutney, tomato sauce and soup powder. Pour over.
Sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 60-90 minutes at 140ºC.

 

Chocolate Brownies

Rika Theron

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
120 g self-raising flour
3 ml salt
40 g cocoa
120 g butter
120 g brown sugar
2 eggs
12,5 ml milk

Icing:
40 g butter
30 g sieved cocoa
37, 5 ml evaporated milk
120 g sieved icing sugar.

METHOD:
Preheat oven (180°C). Grease an oblong tin 3 cm deep. Sieve together flour, salt & cocoa. In another bowl beat butter and sugar until lightly and creamy. Add eggs one by one beating well after each one. Fold sieved ingredients into mixture with milk, mix well and turn into prepared tin. Bake 35 minutes until centre of sponge springs back where pressed. Allow to cool in tin. Melt butter for icing, add cocoa. Cook over low heat for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add evaporated milk and icing sugar, mix thoroughly, then spread over cake in tin and leave to set. Cut cake into 15 squares and remove from tin.

 

He’s working all things out for your good

He’s working all things out for your good

Romans 8:28 NIV

Paul begins this verse by saying: “And we know.” There are so many things in life we don’t know. We don’t know if the economy will dip or how our kids will turn out. We don’t even “know what we ought to pray for” (v. 26 NIV). But we can “know” these four things: (1) “God works.” Even though you can’t see Him, He’s busy behind the scenes. He hasn’t checked out or moved on. He’s ceaseless, tireless, and He never stops working. (2) “God works for the good.” Not for our comfort, pleasure, or entertainment, but for our ultimate good. But then ag ain, He is the ultimate good, so would you expect anything less? (3) “God works for the good of those who love Him.” Behold the benefit of a loving God! Make His story your story, and your story takes on a happy ending. Guaranteed! (4) God works “in all things.” God works, not just in a few things, or the good things, or the best things, or the easy things. He works in “all things.” And He doesn’t make the plan up as He goes along. The Bible says, “In him we were also chosen…according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will” (Ephesians 1:11 NIV). And the best part is – God’s plan includes you! So stop fretting, stressing out, and losing sleep. Turn it over to God and believe that He’s working “all things” out for your good and His glory.

Soul food: Lev 8-10Luke 20:34-40Ps 72:12-20Prov 9:7-9

 

A posetive, faith filled outlook

A positive, faith-filled outlook

Philippians 4:6 NIV

It happens so easily, especially in the company of the wrong people. Before you know it, you’re criticizing and complaining, and the atmosphere becomes negative. That’s because words are like clouds or sunshine; they create a climate. You say, “But I only say these things because I’m so worried.” Then read this: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds” (vv. 6-7 NIV). You rise above anxiety by giving thanks, not by complaining. Never let your level of thanksgiving be determined by your situation, because God is greater than any situation you face. So how can you overcome your inclination to be negative, and instead develop a positive, faith-filled outlook? (1) Decide to. Abraham Lincoln told the truth when he said, “Most folks are as happy as they make up their mind to be.” Refuse to spend another moment criticizing and complaining. (2) Start now. Change doesn’t come easily, but unless you make a start it won’t come at all. Try to be more aware of what you say. Catch yourself in the act! When your first few sentences are negative, self-correct and steer the conversation back toward what’s positive. Resolve that from now on if you can’t say something helpful, you’ll refrain from saying anything at all. (3) Look for what’s good. “Whatever is true…noble…right…pure…lovely…admirable… think about such things” (Philippians 4:8 NIV). Make this your prayer: “Lord, give me a positive, faith-filled outlook.”

Soul food: Lev 1-4Luke 20:20-26Ps 31Prov 8:34-36

 

Banting-friendly potato-style cauliflower salad

Woumarie

For the salad:
150-185ml quality mayonnaise (or use homemade, recipe below)
7.5ml (1 tsp) ready made mustard
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 head cauliflower, broken into bite-sized florets, blanched, drained and cooled
1 onion, finely chopped
125ml (1/2 cup) peas, fresh or defrosted
2 pickled cucumbers, finely chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs
Handful fresh chives, snipped

For the homemade mayonnaise:
1 extra-large egg, well chilled
5ml (1 tsp) vinegar
Finely grated zest of 1 small lemon
125ml (1/2 cup) extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Method:
To make the mayonnaise: Using a stick blender, beat egg, vinegar, zest and oil till creamy. Add extra oil if too thick. Season and use on the day of making.
To make the salad: Add the cauliflower florets, onion, peas, pickled cucumber and 2 eggs, grated. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow flavours to develop. Top with chives and remaining sliced or halved boiled egg.

 

Show God’s love (1)

Romans 5:8 NLT

Human love says, “I’ll love you as long as you meet my expectations, agree with my politics, attend my church, or fit into my social circle.” God isn’t like that. He didn’t wait for us to become worthy before making the first move. “God showed his great love… by sending Christ to die…while we were still sinners.” And when He did, He changed all the rules. Jesus said, “Now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other…Just as I have loved you” (John 13:34 NLT); “Love others as much as you love yourself” (Matthew 22:39 CEV); “Love…without hoping to get anything back” (Luke 6:35 NCV). Pastor Bill Hybels says: “When I set about the task of loving, I usually end up giving instead of receiving. Love inevitably costs me the three commodities most precious to me – my time, my energy, and my money…When you’re concerned about the well-being of others, you usually have to sacrifice.” Another author adds: “For a while I was angry at love…it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. It didn’t last. It wasn’t worth it. The deeper it went, the more it hurt. Love was irrational, complicated, elusive and unreliable. And I was done with it. Little by little the Lord healed my heart. My anger…began to fade…Now I…see it’s humanity that scars and strangles love…’Love comes from God’ (1 John 4:7 NIV), and it’s worth it, whatever the cost. No matter what damage has been done in the name of love, we’re incomplete without it.”
Soul food: Est 5-10; Luke 20:1-8; Ps 18:1-29; Prov 26:24-27