These simple delights are sure to boost your everyday repertoire and put a pep in your step
WHISTLING A HAPPY TUNE
Technology and convenience go hand in hand, a fact that the clever folks at Clover are ensuring is brought to the table with their Whistling Chef ready-made, microwave meals. Along with a vacuum seal that helps to keep ingredients and nutrients fresher for longer, this pastabased collection of five tantalising choices – Creamy Macaroni & Cheese, Beef Lasagne, Cottage Pie, Creamy Alfredo and Spaghetti Bolognese – comes in techsmart packaging that whistles when your meal is ready. Find at SPAR, Makro, Pick n Pay Hyper and forecourts for a recommended retail price of R39,99 per 275g pack. Visit clover.co.za for more product information.
Nomu Concentrated Liquid Stocks are back on shelves, sporting freshly designed, on-trend labels. Still free from artificial taste enhancers, colouring agents, preservatives and gluten, the four variants in the range (beef, chicken, vegetable and lamb) pack the same great flavours, making them the ultimate staple to have on hand for gravies, sauces, soups, marinades, stews and casseroles. Purchase directly from nomu.co.za or find at Pick n Pay, Checkers and select SPAR stores from R62,50 per 200ml.
Ayesha Seedat of Krea prepares her range of 14 aromatic Eastern-inspired spices using traditional methods that include roasting pure ingredients to ensure each spice locks in full-bodied flavour. From Zafrani Garam Masala (R90 for 50g) and Tandoori Spice (R70 for 50g) to Kashmiri Chilli Powder (R190 for 200g), Egg Spice (R55 for 50g) and more, follow @krea_sa on Instagram for further details and to view Ayesha’s Insta stories on cooking with her products. Krea spices are available in Joburg, Durban, Polokwane and Botswana. To find your nearest stockist or purchase directly, email Ayesha at email@example.com.
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In Safe Hands
Managing the safety of our food – from freezer or fridge to fork or fingers, indoors and outdoors – has many hidden dangers. In tribute to World Food Safety Day on 7 June, we consult the experts on some of your most commonly asked questions
On The Pulse
With plant-based meals on the rise and winter in full swing, it’s the perfect time to stock up your pantry with pulses. Here, we feed your mind to inspire you to feed your body with these affordable, satisfying and nutrition-packed little marvels
Making tools to source food was humankind’s earliest act of invention and creativity – a quest that inspires the work of Cape-based blacksmith Conrad Hicks and food designer Caro Jesse de Waal
What Fathers Want
Four fabulous South African chef dads tell us exactly what they’d like to be served this Father’s Day on 21 June. Take notes so you can treat your dad too…
the big freeze
Take advantage of the versatility of Clover Nutrikids Low Fat Yoghurt Dairy Based Snack by making a batch of popsicles – this way, you’ll have a ready supply of yummy frozen treats to enjoy in a flash!
Sorghum isa grain which originated in Ethiopia and is commonly grown in South Africa and Africa. It is best-known locally in its malted and ground form, Maltabella porridge. This superfood grew in popularity largely due to the fact that the sorghum plant thrives in drier areas. In addition, it’s extremely nutritious, being naturally gluten-free and rich in phenolic phytochemicals (which are antioxidants), fibre and iron.
OUMA'S CABBAGE FRIKKADELS WITH APPLE CIDER SAUCE AND DEEP- FRIED SAGE LEAVES
This is the most wonderful, homely meal. Made with pork mince and simple spices, the frikkadels are amazingly tasty wrapped in soft cabbage in an apple sauce, just like Ouma made them
Give down-to-earth dishes like this sweet potato salad and risotto an extra-tasty kick with the help of Clover Butro
A classic remix
This deliciously different spin on lasagne is ohso impressive, whether served to guests at your next lunch party or made with love for the most important man in the house on Father’s Day!
Young blood in the kitchen of Franschhoek stalwart Monneaux has reanimated the menu… and it’s drawing quite a crowd
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FBI, US AGENCIES LOOK BEYOND INDICTMENTS IN CYBERCRIME FIGHT
The FBI and other federal agencies are increasingly looking to counter cyber threats through tools other than criminal indictments, the head of the bureau’s cyber division said in an interview.
HOW TO CRUSH YOUR HOLIDAY DEBT
The holidays have left without a trace. Well, almost. Long after the decorations have come down, you still have debt hanging around.
AMERICAN AIRLINES REPORTS $931 MILLION FOURTH-QUARTER LOSS
American Airlines lost $931 million in the fourth quarter and the omicron variant of COVID-19 is delaying its recovery from nearly two years of pandemic.
WHY AIRLINES FEAR 5G WILL UPEND TRAVEL THIS WEEK
AT&T will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions.
NETFLIX UPPING US, CANADA PRICES WITH COMPETITION GROWING
Netflix is raising prices for its video streaming customers in the U.S. and Canada, less than a year and a half since its last price increase, as competition from other streaming services increases.
LAWSUIT: GOOGLE, FACEBOOK CEOS COLLUDED IN ONLINE AD SALES
Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the lawsuit alleges.
RED CROSS: HACK EXPOSES DATA ON 515,000 VULNERABLE PEOPLE
The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is best known for helping war victims, says hackers broke into servers hosting its data and gained access to personal, confidential information on more than a half-million vulnerable people.
The Forever Virus
The Omicron wave could possibly mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic. What else does the virus have in store for 2022 and the years to come?
Hole in the Net
What good is a social safety net if the people who need help the most can’t access it?