Mother's Day Recipes

Here are some of my most favourite Mother’s Day Recipes. There’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than gathering together. We’re bringing colour to the table with a South African inspired table-scape. On the food side, there’s Paloma Mimosa cocktails, savoury nibbles, meaty roasts and a butternut Bobotie that’ll have vegetarians and meat-eaters licking their lips.

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Kombucha Paloma Mimosas

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Hot honey butter fig crostini with gorgonzola mousse

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Harissa olive tapenade with lemony labneh

Side note : All the above images were shot and styled for Food and Home Entertaining. The recipes are in the May issue. Following on, all the images below have direct links to the recipes.

Ultra smooth hummus

Ultra Smooth Hummus with harissa pine nut oil

Cumin roast sweet potatoes with tahini sauce

Cumin roast sweet potatoes with tahini sauce

Paprika Roast Sweet Potatoes

Paprika roast sweet potatoes

Whole roast cauliflower cheese

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Pear, brie and leek soup

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The ultimate roast butternut and lentil bobotie This recipe makes a generous family-sized bake with leftovers to spare. Great for take to work lunches. You can find the recipe on Food 24. 

Ginger and turmeric chickpea stew

Ginger and Turmeric Chickpea Stew

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Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken with parmesan cream sauce

Chicken and leek casserole

This Chicken and leek casserole is a one-pan wonder and possibly one of the most viewed recipes on the blog. It’s simple, comforting and downright bowl-moppingly delicious.

Coconut and pistachio chicken Korma

Coconut and pistachio chicken korma

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Bringing a roast to the table is always impressive. This proudly South African Chakalaka roast chicken with spicy potatoes, is sure to wow.

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Curried Coconut cream chicken bake with freekeh and zucchini tzatziki. Freekeh is a roasted green wheat with a nutty taste and toothsome bite. It’s nutrient dense and keeps company with similar ancient grains. If you’re a SA resident, freekeh is now available from Wellness Warehouse or order on-line from Faithful to Nature. 

Pork and shallot casserole

Pork and shallot casserole with sage and marsala cream sauce

North African lamb knuckle Bredie

North African Lamb knuckle bredie

Frozen Peppermint crisp pudding pie

Frozen Peppermint crisp pudding pie

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Upside down apple cake  with a splash of Martelle Cognac!

No-bake salted chocolate tart

No-bake salted chocolate tart with frosted berries

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Pomegranate jelly with vanilla yoghurt pannacotta – Keeping it light and refreshing.


Cookie crumble sticky toffee pudding

Cookie crumble sticky toffee pudding







6 Comments. Leave new

  • That Apple Cake!!!

  • Wow they all look wonderful. Definitely need to try these. Looking forward to trying your bobotie.

  • Dianne Bibby
    15 May 2017 5:38 pm

    I love that a vegetarian bobotie can taste as good as the meat version. It’s especially good with a homemade mango chutney. Enjoy!

  • Dianne Bibby
    15 May 2017 5:40 pm

    Fruit and cake is hands down the best partners. Plus cognac, of course.

  • Corne Gibbens
    17 May 2017 11:20 am

    I’m going to work my way through each and every one of the above dishes. Your site is amazing- thanks for the inspiration!

  • Dianne Bibby
    17 May 2017 8:34 pm

    So glad to hear, Corne. Let us know how the cooking is coming along. Hope some will become new favourites at your dinner table.

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