WITH SIBA MTONGANA
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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!
It's a big family gathering to celebrate Siba Mtongana's baby turning six months old with family flying in and a three generation catch-up. Siba is making a delicious easy feast with sticky Asian Glazed Gammon, Ginger and Coriander Corn Salad and a perfect no-cook Cheesecake for dessert. Family, food and a great reason to celebrate.
Siba Mtongana is firing up the grill for a fabulous surf and turf braai. There are flame-grilled Tuna Steaks and juicy Pork Chops marinated in her signature BBQ sauce, spicy Grilled Corn, fuss-free Braai'd Baby Potatoes and a Smoked Tomato Relish that's perfect with grilled food. Husband Brian's on the braai and Siba's all fired up.
Siba Mtongana is making a fabulous alfresco feast for her baby's first picnic. There's juicy Meatballs stuffed into toasted pitas, cool Tzatziki and irresistible Strawberry, Almond and Coconut Slices for dessert, plus a refreshing Pineapple Cooler to wash it all down with. So that's Siba, Brian and baby makes three at a perfect Cape Town picnic at the beach.
Siba Mtongana throws together a fabulous last-minute supper party for her best friend who's flying into Cape Town. She's sharing all her secrets for fast and easy entertaining from buying the meat from the coolest barbecue place in town, served with South African classic Chakalaka to the ultimate standby Avocado and Red Bean Salad and a fantastic speedy Ice Cream Cake. No notice is no problem.
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.
Siba Mtongana's throwing a superfast Sunday lunch with an Asian vibe for friends. There's Surf and Turf, starring a fabulous roast fillet, amazing fried calamari and a fragrant sauce made in minutes, and on the side a quick Asian Ribbon Salad and Cheat's Sushi Rice. It's washed down with a Sunday Sunshine Virgin Cocktail that's got real va va voom!
Siba Mtongana's packing up fabulous local dishes with a twist to take to a South African-themed potluck. There are juicy sirloin Sosaties grilled by her husband, Brian, tasty savory Pap Cakes with a Sweet and Sour Relish and fabulous Beautiful Beet Salad with nut-coated goat's cheese balls.
It's all about making things modern and Siba Mtongana is giving Seared Tuna and Crushed Wheat Salad a fresh spin. Then she's exploring the Cape Town Asian food and flavor explosion by whipping up incredible Sweet Sticky Ribs. Next it's a whistle stop tour of culinary hot spot Bree Street, with a Lemon Posset master class from top chef Liam Tomlin. Then Siba's wrapping things up at Spanish tapas joint La Parada, which inspires Gazpacho with Chorizo, and makes a perfect rendezvous spot for a cocktail with her husband.
For Siba Mtongana, Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without a fabulous seven color lunch table laden with seven colors of food. There's incredible Slow Roast Lamb with a Divine Mint-Mustard Gravy and Seven-Color Rice followed by a showstopping Sunday Trifle that's unbelievably easy.
It's Thursday so it's date night for Siba Mtongana and her husband, Brian. She's making his favorite foods, easy stuffed Baked Salmon and Crushed Herby Potatoes followed by Cranberry Nut Cookies with Ice Cream and Passion Fruit Sauce. Brian has some romantic surprises up his sleeve for a delicious dinner under the stars.
Siba Mtongana is writing about her favorite feel good foods. There's soothing Pesto Chicken Penne, romantic Stuffed Baked Salmon, delicious dips from around the world and a taste of home with a twist on her mother's Potjiekos. On the sweet side are a decadent Banana Split Sandwich, Crunchy Fried Bananas and a no-cook Speedy Ice Cream Cake.
Siba Mtongana's serving up a fabulous Cape Town-inspired Saturday brunch for friends. With Banana and Cranberry Weekend Granola, delicious Cape Town Tarts, a Siba twist on "ham and eggs" and to go with them a warm Market Salad with fabulous fresh ingredients from the coolest market in Cape Town.
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