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Siba Mtongana's writing an article about food adventures and we're with her every step of the way. First she shakes up her mother's Potjiekos, a traditional South African stew cooked over fire. Second, she's challenging top chef Luke Dale Roberts to cook using three mystery ingredients. Then it's the scoop on the cool Cape Town food truck scene, before rounding off a day of adventures with her favorite guilty pleasure, a Banana Split Sandwich.
It's Siba Mtongana against the clock as she whips up a fabulous impromptu Italian-inspired dinner. Her husband, Brian, is bringing a friend for an after-work meal and Siba's got it covered with Pesto Chicken Penne, Harissa Ciabatta and a pantry raid's inspiration for a fast Puttanesca Salad. Siba's on a deadline and she's going to make it.
It's a girl's night at Siba Mtongana's with fabulous finger food and a super cool cocktail. There's stylish hot smoked salmon topped Mfino Fritters, sticky Chicken Winglets, a super easy Peppadew Dip and Siba's fruity Sundowner Cocktail. Throw in some store-bought sweet treats and Siba's best girl friends and you've got all the ingredients for a great girls' night in.
Siba Mtongana's musician friends are in town, so she's jazzing up weekend lunch with a farmers' market-inspired feast. Taking center stage is a show-stopping Chicken Salad with Bacon Wrapped Greens, and Herbed Mushroom Tin Loaves with Onion Chive Cream Cheese on the side. For dessert, tempting and sweet Coconut Macaroons!
Romance is in the air at Siba and Brian Mtongana's first date anniversary dinner. This year, they're going with an American spin on the grill, with towering Cobb Salad Burgers and Strawberries on Sticks. There are heart-shaped Peanut Butter Brownies, Virgin Pomegranate Mojitos and a picnic in the car at a surprise location.
It's picnic time in Cape Town and Siba Mtongana's packing up the boys, a big basket of great food and heading out to eat alfresco. She's making golden crispy Crumbed Chicken Strips, Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad and individual Mediterranean-style salads in jars. Then to wrap up a perfect Cape Town picnic, divine chocolate Cheats Truffles.
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