Weekly menu: 25 – 31 March

Your one-stop, one-shop dinner inspiration for the week ahead. We love that most of these meals make enough for lunch the next day too!

Monday

Bacon, pear and blue cheese gnocchi with sage

Who can resist the comforting deliciousness of gnocchi? Especially when it’s bacon, pear and blue cheese gnocchi with sage. This smoky, cheesy, slightly sweet dish is the perfect quick and satisfying dinner. 

Bacon, pear and blue cheese gnocchi with sage recipe

Recipe here: Bacon, pear and blue cheese gnocchi with sage

Tuesday

Chicken thighs sautéed in paprika, white wine and butter

Chicken thighs make for such a tender and delicious dinner, especially when they’re spiced and dripping with flavours. Chicken thighs sautéed in paprika, white wine and butter will only take 45 minutes, are full of goodness, and make a wonderful easy dinner.

Chicken thighs sautéed in paprika, white wine and butter recipe

Recipe here: Chicken thighs sautéed in paprika, white wine and butter

Wednesday

Wild mushrooms and baby spinach stir-fry

Wild mushrooms and baby spinach stir-fry is a wonderfully seasoned dish full of earthy flavours. A quick and easy dish that won’t even take 20 minutes, it’s perfect for a rushed weekday night when you don’t want to compromise health for convenience.

Wild mushrooms and baby spinach stir-fry recipe

Recipe here: Wild mushrooms and baby spinach stir-fry

Thursday

Black mushroom stuffed with bacon, peas, mozzarella and garlic

Black mushroom stuffed with bacon, peas, mozzarella and garlic is a wonderful starter or meal on its own. We love the cheese and garlic that perfectly complements this dish. 

Black mushroom stuffed with bacon, peas, mozzarella and garlic recipe

Recipe here: Black mushroom stuffed with bacon, peas, mozzarella and garlic

Friday

Pulled beef short rib tacos with tomato salsa

These are always a family favourite. Pulled beef short rib tacos with tomato salsa are cornerstones of Mexican cuisine. Easy, fun, and full of delicious flavours.

Pulled beef short rib tacos with tomato salsa recipe

Recipe here: Pulled beef short rib tacos with tomato salsa

Saturday

Charcuterie platter with hummus and creamy onion spread

This charcuterie platter with hummus and creamy onion spread pairs well with Franschhoek Cellars Chenin Blanc. This wine is versatile and food-friendly, a good option for platters. 

Charcuterie platter with hummus and creamy onion spread recipe

Recipe here: Charcuterie platter with hummus and creamy onion spread

Sunday

Crispy roasted crushed baby potatoes with lemon-pesto dressing

Crispy roasted crushed baby potatoes with lemon-pesto dressing is an incredibly tasty side dish made with simple ingredients and very little effort. If you want to pair these with a delicious main, try rack of lamb roasted on a bed of fennel and figs.

Crispy roasted crushed baby potatoes with lemon-pesto dressing recipe

Recipe here: Crispy roasted crushed baby potatoes with lemon-pesto dressing

To drink

Rosemary-scented ginger ale

This recipe was inspired by and adapted from talented local foodie Julie Lindhiem. Rosemary-scented ginger ale is delicious and fragrant, perfect for a summer afternoon.

Rosemary-scented ginger ale recipe

Recipe here: Rosemary-scented ginger ale

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