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Seafood gumbo

Seafood gumbo

Gumbo is a dish quite popular in Louisiana in the United States of America. In fact, it is the official state cuisine. Gumbo is, essentially, a strongly flavoured soup…

Ceviche lettuce cups

Ceviche lettuce cups

Recipe and styling by Sarah Dall Photograph by Myburgh du Plessis Imka WebbImka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining…

Slice the aubergines lengthways into 0,5cm-thick slabs. Sprinkle with the salt and set aside in a colander placed over a bowl for about 20 minutes, to drain. For the filling, pour 1 tbsp of the olive oil into a saucepan over medium-high heat and saute the spring onion until wilted. Add the oregano, tomato and lentils, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened, 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the baby spinach, olives and basil. Season to taste and set aside until needed. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Using paper towel, rub the moisture and salt from the aubergine slices. Place a large non-stick pan over high heat. Add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and fry the aubergine until browned, 2 – 3 minutes each side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil, being careful to retain the shape of the aubergine slices. Combine the ricotta, 150g of the grated mozzarella and 150g of the grated Cheddar in a mixing bowl. Layer ⅓ of the fried aubergine on the base of a 27 x 21cm baking dish. Scoop ½ the ricotta mixture on top and spread it over the aubergine layer, followed by ½ the tomato mixture. Repeat the layers. Add the last ⅓ of the fried aubergine and sprinkle the remaining grated mozzarella and Cheddar on top. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the aubergine is cooked through, 45 – 50 minutes. Serve garnished with the extra basil leaves.

Vegetarian aubergine lasagne

Recipe and styling by Nomvuselelo Mncube Imka WebbImka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com www.foodandhome.co.za/…

Mini cottage pies

Mini cottage pies

RECIPE AND STYLING BY NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE PHOTOGRAPH BY HEMA PATEL Imka WebbImka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine. …

Graceful Mimosa

Graceful mimosa

Did you know that a mimosa contains 32% of your suggested daily dose of Vitamin C? Simply mix sparkling wine with orange juice. Here’s how to make a mimosa:…