SPICY MEATBALLS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3445 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 500g minced chicken, turkey, lamb, or beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped 2 tsp mild or medium curry powder 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp paprika or cayenne pepper 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped 1 egg,[…]

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PRAWN & COD CAKES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3083 (Serves 4)   Ingredients:  250g cod loin, skinless and boneless 175g cooked king prawns, chopped 175g mashed baby potatoes, skin on small bunch chives, snipped zest 1 lemon, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges, to serve 5 eggs, 1 beaten 50g breadcrumbs (or oat bran for a healthier option)[…]

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CHICKEN SWEETCORN & NOODLE SOUP

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3066 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 2 large carrots, chopped 2 large leeks, trimmed and finely sliced 2 corn on the cobs, corn kernels cut off 200g vermicelli noodles small bunch parsley, finely chopped For the stock 2 onions, quartered 1 leek, cut into chunks 2 carrots, thickly sliced 2 bay[…]

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COURGETTE POTATO AND CHEDDAR SOUP

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3054 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 500g potatoes, unpeeled and roughly chopped 2 vegetable stock cubes 1kg courgettes, roughly chopped bunch spring onion, sliced – save 1 for serving, if eating straight away 100g extra-mature cheddar or vegetarian alternative, grated, plus a little extra to serve good grating fresh nutmeg, plus[…]

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CAULIFLOWER AND APPLE SOUP

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=3016 (Serves 10)   Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 50g tub margarine 200g onion, thinly sliced 700g cauliflower, very thinly sliced 2 apples, cored, peeled and diced 2 vegetable stock cubes 750ml milk 750ml water salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 tbs single cream, apple matchsticks and a few sprigs of thyme to[…]

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SARDINE ROLLS WITH GOATS CHEESE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2744   Ingredients: 1 bottle/tin spanish sardines in corn/olive oil 1 bloch goats cheese spring roll wrappers oil for frying   Method: Remove the sardines from the bottle and place these on a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Mash the sardines lightly and set aside. Cut the goats cheese into thin strips (about the size[…]

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BLACK FOREST HAM AND ASPARAGUS BUNDLES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2691 (Makes 24 parcels)   Ingredients: 48 asparagus spears 1 tsp kosher salt 3 cups water 12 thin slices Black Forest ham, halved crosswise 112g soft goat cheese 24 chives or thin green onion strips   Method: Cut asparagus tips into 8cm lengths. Fill a bowl with ice and cold water. Combine asparagus tips, salt, and water in[…]

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CUCUMBER CUPS WITH DILL CREAM AND SMOKED SALMON

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2670 (24 cups, serves 12)   Ingredients: 11⁄3 seedless cucumbers, left unpeeled 125ml reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 2 tbs chopped fresh dill 1 tspn finely grated fresh lemon zest 1⁄2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 tsp black pepper 125g smoked salmon, cut into 24 strips 24 small dill sprigs   Method: Trim ends from cucumbers and cut crosswise into 24 (2cm-thick)[…]

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SWEET POTATO PIZZA BITES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2183 (Serves 20) These sweet potato pizza bites are a vegan, gluten free way to enjoy one of our favourite foods – PIZZA! They are versatile enough for you to add whatever ingredients you prefer and make it a home run every time!   Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed ½ cup[…]

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SALMON AND AVOCADO CEASAR SALAD

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2084 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 2 thick slices white bread 15g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 Heart of Romaine lettuce 3 x 100g packs Asda Extra Special Smoked Salmon 1 ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and sliced 8 tbsp Asda Caesar Dressing (from a 245ml bottle) 75g Parmesan cheese  […]

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POLENTA WITH MUSHROOMS IN A CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2080 (Serves 6) Ingredients: 25g porcini or shiitake dried mushrooms 250g pack chestnut mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tsp dried mixed herbs 50g tub margarine 2 tbsp brandy (optional) 6 tbsp crème fraîche 750g ready-made polenta, sliced 2 tbsp chopped parsley, to garnish   Method: Boil 400ml water, add[…]

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CARROT AND BEETROOT FRITTERS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2072 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 2 medium carrots, peeled 2 fresh beetroot, peeled 2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced 2 level tsp dried cumin 2 tbsp chopped coriander 4 tbsp level plain flour 2 large eggs, beaten 3 tbsp vegetable oil Salad, to serve Plain yogurt mixed with chopped mint,[…]

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BROAD BEAN PUREE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=2063 (Serves 6) Ingredients: 300g frozen broad beans 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 tbs olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 6 mint leaves 3 muffins/scones/rolls 4 tbs creme fraiche 25g wensleydale cheese, crumbled fresh rocket leaves, to serve   Method: Simmer the beans gently in boiling water for 5 minutes,[…]

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CHARGRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=1976 (Serves 6)   Ingredients: 2 red peppers 3 tbs olive oil 1 tbs red wine vinegar 1 small garlic clove, crushed 1 red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped 1 aubergine, cut into 1cm rounds 2 red onions, sliced about 1½ cm thick but kept as whole slices 6 plump sundried[…]

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PRAWN AND FENNEL BISQUE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=1937 (Serves 8)   Ingredients: 450g raw tiger prawns in their shells 4 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large fennel bulb, chopped, fronds reserved 2 carrots, chopped 150ml dry white wine 1 tbsp brandy 400g can chopped tomatoes 1l fish stock 2 generous pinches paprika To serve[…]

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FETA PASTRY PUFFS WITH TOMATO SALAD

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=1747 (Serves 6 as a starter) Ingredients: 2 x 200g pieces Greek-style fetta 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially[…]

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FIG AND OLIVE TAPENADE

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=970 (Serves 6) Ingredients: 1 cup chopped dried figs ½ cup water 1 tbs olive oil 2 tbs balsamic vinegar 1 tsp fresh rosemary 1 tsp fresh thyme ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 2/3 cup chopped kalamata olives 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts 225g block low fat cream cheese Directions: Combine figs and[…]

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CAJUN SWEET POTATO FRIES

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=924 (Serves 3) Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean 2 tbs canola oil ½ tsp salt 1½ tsp garlic powder 1½ tsp smoked paprika 1½ tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried (or 2 tsp fresh) thyme ¼ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp cayenne pepper* 1 tbs brown sugar Instructions: Preheat[…]

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CREAMY COCONUT CAULIFLOWER SOUP

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=693 (Serves 4)  Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil (rosemary-infused adds great flavor) 1 medium onion, diced 2 medium stalks celery, diced 1 teaspoon garlic puree (approx. 1 clove, minced) 4 large potatoes, scrubbed and roughly cut into small chunks 1 medium head of cauliflower, washed and cut into florets 6[…]

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BAKED BRIE BITES WITH JAM

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=628 (18 servings) Ingredients: 2 sheets of store-bought frozen puff pastry, thawed but cold 1 250g wheel Brie cheese, cold ¼ cup diabetic strawberry jam 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted (optional) 1 large egg 1 tbs whole milk  Directions: Preheat the oven to 200’C and line two baking[…]

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CRISPY BAKED CHICKEN SPRING ROLLS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=546 (makes about 12 rolls) Ingredients: 1 tbs minced garlic 2 tsp minced fresh ginger 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbs olive oil, plus more for brushing on rolls 500g ground chicken 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage 2 scallions, finely chopped 1 cup sliced shitake mushrooms 2 tbs hoisin[…]

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JALAPENO POPPER STUFFED MUSHROOMS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=433 (Low Calorie, Low Fat) Serves: 12 Ingredients: 2 jalapenos 100g low fat smooth cottage cheese, softened ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp dried thyme 12 medium mushrooms, stems removed 1 ½ tbs grated parmesan cheese 1 ½ tbs oat bran Instructions: Place oven rack 4 inches from the broiler. Preheat broiler[…]

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BACON WRAPPED ENOKI AND ASPARAGUS

http://yummiberry.co.za/?p=175 Makes 10 pieces Ingredients: 30 strips bacon (preferably lean back bacon) 10 stalks of fresh asparagus, blanched 2 to 3 bundles enoki mushrooms canola oil for brushing Method: Pan-fry bacon until light brown but still soft. Make sure the strips are still pliable, not crispy. Cut asparagus into 1 1/2-inch lengths.[…]

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