My East Rand Blog

Staying Awake On The Job

Staying Awake On The Job

Staying Awake On The Job : We all have those days where either the neighbors dogs were barking or you heard the police racing to a scene or maybe its a Monday and you...

Asian style pork

Asian style pork

Asian style pork Ingredients: 15 ml Honey 2 cloves Garlic, minced 15 ml freshly grated Ginger 15 ml dark Soy Sauce 125 ml smooth Peanut Butter 410 g tin chopped and peeled tomatoes 1.5...

Thai peanut tofu skewers

Thai peanut tofu skewers

Thai peanut tofu skewers   Thai peanut tofu skewers: Serves 4 Ingredients: 225g firm tofu (drained weight), cut into 2.5cm cubes 1 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil 5tbsp soy sauce 1 fresh red chilli,...

Spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs with tomato gravy

    Spaghetti and meatballs with tomato gravy Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces ground beef 6 ounces Parmesan, or about 1 1/2 cups 1 bunch fresh parsley ¼ cup bread crumbs 1...

Best mince with macaroni

Best mince with macaroni

Best mince with macaroni Best mince with macaroni: Bear in mind that the quantity of the herbs and spices is based on the large quantity of mince. It will be best to start off...

A Drop Of Ink

A Drop Of Ink

A Drop Of Ink : Tattoos, some people have tons to say about it others love it. Look around and you are bound to find a person with a bit of ink on them...

Lemon meringue tart

Lemon meringue tart

    Lemon meringue tart Ingredients: 125 grams Butter 6 Eggs 1 cup Lemon juice 380 grams Condensed milk ¾ cup Sugar 200 grams plain sweet Biscuits (crumbed) Method: Preheat oven to 120C (250F)....

Help Me To Remember

Help Me To Remember

Help Me To Remember  : To some of us remembering something can be down right difficult and to others its quite hard for them to forget something be it a command that was given...

Rainbow salad

Rainbow salad

Rainbow salad Ingredients: 1 mealie, peeled 1 bunch English spinach, stalks removed 1 beetroot, grated 1 carrot 1 red pepper, remove seeds and pith, slice finely 1 avocado, sliced Fresh herbs: Mint and chives...

Gift Suggestions For Him Or Her

Gift Suggestions For Him Or Her

Gift Suggestions For Him Or Her : It is very close to that time of the year that we call Christmas, Christmas is a time to disconnect from work, catch up with the family, sleep...

Gluten free chocolate macadamia brownies

Gluten free chocolate macadamia brownies

Gluten free chocolate macadamia brownies Serves 12 Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups almond flour, plus extra for dusting 1 cup brown sugar (or xylitol – found at Pick ‘n Pay or Woolworths) pinch sea salt...

Fish bobotie

Fish bobotie

  Fish bobotie  Ingredients: 425 g can Lucky Star Middlecut 2 slices white Bread (thick) ½ cup Milk A little Oil 1 Onion, finely chopped 2 garlic Cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon Curry Powder 1 Egg,   lightly beaten Salt and...

Staying Fit At Home

Staying Fit At Home

Staying Fit At Home : We all want to stay fit and healthy but not all of us have the time to squeeze in a gym session before or after work with everybody’s working...

Vanilla Mousse with Shortbread

Vanilla mousse with shortbread

  Vanilla mousse with shortbread Vanilla mousse A very quick recipe to conjure up when in need of a dessert on an impulsive visit from friends or family. Ingredients: 1 cup cold evaporated milk...

Flapjacks fast easy tasty

Flapjacks fast easy tasty

Flapjacks fast easy tasty Ingredients: 500ml flour 2 eggs 5 tbsp sugar 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted 4 tsp baking powder 1/3 tsp salt 250ml milk Method: Beat the eggs and gradually add the...

Living Within Your Means

Living Within Your Means

Living Within Your Means : We all go threw this on a daily basis where we want to live like kings and then fall short mid way threw the month then we find ourselves...

Oscar A Free Man

Oscar A Free Man

  Oscar A Free Man : In an attempt to avoid the media Oscar Pistorius was released late last night where he will now serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. Pistorius family...

Oven baked chicken

Oven baked chicken

Oven baked chicken Ingredients: This oven baked chicken recipe serves 6. 6 free range chicken breasts 6 slices best quality ham or prosciutto 200g Emmental cheese Sage leaves (or any other herb you prefer) Breadcrumbs...

Divine dutch marzipan cookies

Divine dutch marzipan cookies

Divine dutch marzipan cookies Makes +/- 35 cookies Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups ground hazelnuts 1 1/2 cups ground almonds 1 cup castor sugar 1 1/2 cups icing sugar 1 egg, beaten 3 tsp lemon...

Crumbed pilchard cakes

Crumbed pilchard cakes

  Crumbed pilchard cakes INGREDIENTS: 1 medium sized onion 1 tin of pilchards 1 chopped chilli (this is optional) 1 egg 6 slices of bread (makes 6 cakes) 250 ml cooking oil Breadcrumbs Rocket...

Beef chow mein

Beef chow mein

  Beef chow mein Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil 1 medium brown Onion, chopped 2 cloves Garlic, crushed 600g Beef mince 1 Carrot peeled, halved, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon Flour plain 1 cup Campbell’s...

Goat's Cheese Quesadillas

Goat’s Cheese Quesadillas

  Goat’s Cheese Quesadillas Ingredients: 4 Wholegrain Tortillas 4 tbsp goat’s cheese,crumbled 1 cup sauteed mushrooms or baby spinach leaves, red pepper flakes or Tabasco, to taste Method: 1 Preheat a grill pan over...

Frittata Recipe ( an Italian omelette)

Frittata Recipe ( an Italian omelette)

    FRITTATA RECIPE Makes 5 to 6 Servings Frittata Recipe Ingredients: 1 Onion , diced 1 Potato, diced 1 Cup Frozen Peas 1 Bell pepper, diced 1 Roasted red pepper, diced 1-2 Leeks, diced...

Image: Mail & Guardian (Sadtu the biggest looser in the ANC alliance)

Sadtu the biggest looser in the ANC alliance

  So who is the biggest looser in the ANC alliance? It must be South African Democratic Teachers Union(Sadtu). Judging from the national general council (NGC), Sadtu tried to avoid their attempts at improving...

Lemon cheesecake ice cream

Lemon cheesecake ice cream

  Lemon cheesecake ice cream Recipe: Serves: 6-8 Base: 1 Packet coconut biscuits, finely crushed 1/2 Cup (125ml) desiccated coconut 1/2 Cup (125g) butter, melted Filling: 1 Cup (250ml) cream 1Tub (250g) cream cheese...

Butternut with creamy curry sauce

Butternut with creamy curry sauce

  Recipe:  Butternut with creamy curry sauce Ingredients: 1 Medium size butternut , peeled and cut into 1 cm thick lengths 1 Small onion finely chopped 1 Tomato finely chopped 1 Tsp (5ml) Ina...

Blazing fire on Potgieter Street Alrode

Blazing fire on Potgieter Street Alrode

Alberton – Blazing fire on Potgieter Street Alrode.  A blazing fire broke out early this morning in Alrode on Potgieter Street.  Firefighters took over 2 hours get the fire under control.  Currently they are...

Ab InBev raised its offer for SABMiller

London – The world’s largest brewer Ab InBev raised its offer for SABMiller. Anheuser Busch InBev raised its original offer for SABMiller on Monday. SABMiller is small concern nest to the giant ABInBev.  Should the...

Banana bread

Banana bread

Makes 1 loaf Ingredients: 1/2 Cup (125g) butter 1 Cup (250ml) sugar 3 Medium ripe bananas, mashed 2 Cups (500ml)cake flour 1/2 tsp (3ml)baking powder 1/4 tsp (1ml) bicarbonate of soda Pinch salt 2...