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Roast beetroot, baby spinach and red onion salad with almonds

Ingredients:  8 large beetroot  peeled and cut into wedges 2 large red onions  – peeled and cut into wedges  (can leave out) 2 tablespoons olive oil handful  raw whole almonds  -roasted  sun dried tomatoes  baby spinach leaves and other interesting salad leaves goats cheese or feta cheese  
Dressing: 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar  
Method:  Turn oven onto 200˚C Peel and cut the beetroot into wedges and the red onions  (or leave onion out) Place the beetroot and onions and 2 tablespoon olive oil  into roasting pan and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper Toss together Roast in the oven at 200˚C for about 40 minutes Toss from time to time until tender Take a frying pan and dry fry the almonds until a little golden and toasted Take the roasted vegetables out and put into a large salad bowl  – let cool and add  raw baby spinach leaves and the sun dried tomatoes (sliced) Mix together gently Slice the goats cheese or feta  and place on the top Dress with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving and add the roasted nuts… Read the rest

High Five for Family Holidays

An article entitled ‘High five for Family Holidays’ was recently published on Do It Now, an online guide for any adventure seeking South African.… Read the rest

NWJ Bridal Fair 2015!

In an effort to showcase some of KZN’s best and latest trends in weddings and events, the The 2015 NWJ Bridal & Events Show takes place annually at the Durban Exhibition Centre, and Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa is proud to be one of the 120 suppliers involved in this amazing exhibition.… Read the rest

2015 Cape Getaway Show!

With over 200 interactive travel, outdoor and adventure exhibits, showcasing destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes and much more, the 2015 Cape Getaway Show was an incredible event to be a part of.… Read the rest

Poached pears in red wine and cinnamon

Ingredients:  Peeled firm fresh pears – not too soft Enough red wine to cover the pears About 1 cup of  white sugar  (ratio of wine to sugar 3 : 1 ) 2 cinnamon stick A few cloves Pinch all spice Star anise ( if you have) Method:  Peel the pears leaving the stalk on the pear Pour the wine into a saucepan large enough to hold the pears in a single layer Add the sugar and the spices and stir over moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved.… Read the rest
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