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 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 is making a fabulous alfresco feast for her baby's first picnic. There's juicy meatballs stuffed into toasted pittas, 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 their baby makes three at a perfect Cape Town picnic at the beach.
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.
For Siba Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without a fabulous 7 colour lunch table laden with 7 colours of food. There's incredible slow roast lamb with a divine mint mustard gravy and 7 colour rice followed by a showstopping Sunday trifle that's unbelievably easy. So pull up a chair it's Sunday lunch at Siba's table.
It's shortcuts all the way as Siba 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 BBQ 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.
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.
Siba's writing an article about food adventures and we are 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 3 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.