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Fried Sweet Plantain Bites

I post videos of my cooking adventures on Instagram every other day.

Some of you slid into my DMs asking for recipes or blog posts. I was a little hesitant but with the festive season now upon us I thought I would share my first recipe. If I get positive vibes I will keep doing it in the new year!

I must warn you not to get too excited, it is a simple recipe but it will have your taste buds doing the MACARENA.

I wanted to start with a basic recipe and work my way up to a more complex meal. Plantain snacks seemed like a good place to start.

Google taught me that plantains are a great source of fiber, vitamin C and A. They are also high in vitamin B6, magnesium, and folate. One cup of plantains contains more potassium than one cup of banana slices.

In layman’s terms, imagine bananas that you can cook? Bananas that you can make sweet or savoury?

* mind blowing *

It took me a long time to come around to the idea of eating what essentially is a cooked banana. Friends regularly offered me a taste of the fried plantain, but just looking at the texture I couldn’t bring myself to taste.

I became curious and decided to experiment with plantains in the comfort of my own home.

Preparation: 5min > Cooking time: 10min > Ready To Eat In: 15min > Serves: 2

Olive Oil for frying
Two Plantains
All spice seasoning

Preheat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat.

Peel the plantains and cut them in half. Slice the halves lengthwise into thin pieces.

Marinate the plantains in your chosen seasoning.

Fry the pieces until browned and tender.

Final step: Drain the oil on kitchen paper.

I like to eat mine on their own or with a dipping sauce.

If you have any other plantain recipes please inbox me!


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Home Baked Frittatas

I love food. Food, to me, is life.

Catch me when I am hungry and I am whole different person – not as talkative, or worse, super argumentative, even about the smallest things. I think they coined a term for that – Hangry.

Luckily, I love to cook just as much as I love to eat – a dangerous combination, especially for any weight loss journey!

Our mini person enjoys a feed and my god does she have an appetite! This means I have to have healthy and tasty options for her to snack on in between her main meals.

Enter the frittata! I have created a very simple recipe with easy to follow instructions that will result in scrumptious frittatas!


  • 6 EGGS
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup Low fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/4 cup chopped red peppers
  • 2 tbsp. chopped red onion

1. HEAT oven to 250 degrees.
2. BEAT eggs, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl until well-blended.
3. ADD cheese, zucchini, bell pepper and onion; mix well.
4. SPOON evenly into 12 greased muffin cups, about 1/4 way up each cup.
5. BAKE in oven until just set, 20 to 22 minutes.
6. COOL on wire rack for 5 minutes.
7. REMOVE from cups; serve warm.

This recipe has become a lifesaver in our household – plus we, the parents, enjoy them too!

Do you have any recipes to share? I would love to hear from you…


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Basic Vanilla Cup Cakes

My sweet tooth is the main reason I can not be Serena Williams or Beyoncé great – body wise that is. Lollies, white chocolate and delicious biscuits get me every time. One here, one there and the calories just add up. I promise it’s all in moderation otherwise they would need to cut me out the house and have a helicopter on standby.

Spending time at home with baby girl means I have time to bake at home. Dangerous combination. When it comes to home made cakes I like to keep it basic. No creams, no frosting, no decorations – nothing. Just give me the sponge cake please – I am sweet enough. Here I give you my basic vanilla cupcake recipe.


  • 125 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 3 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125 ml milk


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  2. Place cupcake papers in two 12-hole cupcake trays.
  3. In an electric mixer, beat butter for 2 minutes until pale in colour and creamy. Add sugar one third at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for about a minute between each addition. Add the vanilla essence and beat until combined.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder and add half to butter mixture with half the milk. Mix until well combined. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
  5. Fill cupcake papers three-quarters full.
  6. Bake cupcakes for 15 -20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool completely.

After the last step all bets are off, guard your vanilla cup cake with you life. Once you taste one you will know what I mean. Enjoy!