Dessert, Quick and Easy Eats

Festive Apple Crumble

Festive apple crumble


  1. 6-7 small apples
  2. 1 cup festive cake mix
  3. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1-2 tablespoon sugar

testive apple crumble apples

festive apple crumble pecans mix


  1. ¾ cup flour
  2. ½ cup oats
  3. ⅓ cup sugar
  4. ½ cup butter
  5. A couple of pecans

festive apple crumble flour

testive apple crumble butter

festive apple crumble oats


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Soak the festive cake mix for about 10 minutes.
  3. Peel, core and cut the apples into large chunks.
  4. In a mixing bowl add the apple chunks, cinnamon, sugar and festive cake mix.
  5. In another mixing bowl, mix the flour, oats, and sugar then mix in the butter to form the crumble.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into a pie dish.
  7. Sprinkle the crumble over the top and press down slightly.
  8. Top with pecans and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  10. Serve with ice-cream, custard or whipped cream.
  11. Enjoy.

festive apple crumle apple peel

festive apple crumble mix

festive apple curmble mix bowl

namfoodie festive apple crumble


Breakfast, Quick and Easy Eats

Granola Parfait

garnola parfait jar top


  1. Granola
  2. Greek yoghurt

Granola parfait ingredients


  1. In jar, start with a layer of yoghurt, followed by a layer of granola.
  2. Repeat layering the yoghurt and granola until everything is used up or until you fill up the jar.
  3. Enjoy.

granola parfait jar

Namfoodie granola parfait

Quick and Easy Eats, Vegetables

Mashed Potatoes

mashed potatoes


  1. 3-4 large potatoes
  2. 1 cup milk, warm
  3. 2 tablespoon garlic butter, melted
  4. ½ cup cheese, grated
  5. Parsley
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Any other seasoning of your choice

mashed potatoes potatoes

mashed potatoes milk butter

mashed potatoes cheese


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into large chunks.
  2. Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water for 25-30 minutes or until soft and tender but do not overcook.
  3. Remove from the heat and drain out the water.
  4. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add milk and blend roughly with a hand mixer or blender. Do not over blend.
  5. Transfer back into the pot and on medium heat; add garlic butter, parsley, salt and pepper.
  6. Stir and wait until nice and hot before adding in the cheeses so that it can easily melt in.
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Enjoy.

mashed potatoes cut

mashed potatoes drain

mashed potatoes blend

mashed potatoes bowl

Quick and Easy Eats, Vegetables

Potato Chowder

potato chowder bowl


  1. Potatoes, 6 small/medium
  2. Carrots, 5 large
  3. Sweet corn, 250g
  4. Beacon, 100g
  5. Smoked ham, 100g
  6. 1 Onion
  7. 2 Tomatoes
  8. 1 Green pepper
  9. Fresh cream, 250ml
  10. Butter
  11. Water
  12. Salt and pepper to taste

potato chowder veggies

potato chowder chopped potatoes

potato chowder chopped veggies


  1. Chop and cook the potatoes on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until soft and tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the beacon until crispy and chop up all the veggies that require chopping.
  3. Sauté the onions and green pepper and add to the cooking potatoes.
  4. Add in the all the chopped veggies and cream and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Chop the beacon and ham and add into the cooking potatoes and turn off the heat and let simmer.
  6. Enjoy.

potato chowder smoked ham

potato chowder ham beacon

potato chowder done

Quick and Easy Eats

Warm Quinoa Salad

warm quinoa salad bowl half

warm quinoa salad bowl top


  1. Quinoa
  2. Water for boiling
  3. Carrots
  4. Peppers
  5. Green peas
  6. Tomatoes
  7. Hard boiled eggs
  8. Olive oil
  9. Seasonings to taste

warm quinoa salad quinoa measure

warm quinoa salad ingredients

warm quinoa salad green peas


  1. Rinse the quinoa.
  2. In a pot, add about 2 parts of water to 1 part quinoa.
  3. On medium heat, cook the quinoa for about 20 minutes until soft and puffed.
  4. Turn off the heat and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  5. Chop and steam some of your veggies and leave some raw.
  6. Remove the quinoa from the heat and mix in the veggies.
  7. Serve warm and garnish with hard boiled eggs.
  8. Enjoy.

warm quinoa salad veggies

warm quinoa salad pot

warm quinoa salad bowl