Pesto Princess © Avo toast
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Awesome Avo on Toast

Hello #LoyalRoyals Come on. Who doesn’t love avo on toast? This month we’ve zoomed in on this go-to snack and tested a host of healthy flavour combinations. From adding a little chilli to dolloping on the pesto, we loved ’em all! That said, when we introduced a creamy avo to some Pesto Princess Hummus, we felt they were both […]

Pesto Princess © Relaxed Easter Menu
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Relaxed Easter Menu

Hello #LoyalRoyals Truth be told, we look forward to planning the menu for the Easter long weekend. It’s more than just the food. It’s knowing that we can hit the pause button for a few days, go on long walks, soak up the change from late summer into autumn and sneak in a good few […]

Pesto Princess © Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls
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Chicken Fajita Rice Bowls

Hello #LoyalRoyals Ok. Like many of you, we started the New Year with a heap of health-enhancing resolutions. Then the urgent planning for Cape Town’s #dayzero took us on a most unexpected detour. We’ve been down that labyrinth called Groundwater 101 with our bevy of water experts and returned with the certainty that the Palace […]

Pesto Princess © Shakshuka
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Sweet Potato Shakshuka

Hello #LoyalRoyals We’re not the only ones who’ve latched onto shakshuka (pron. shuck-shookah), the substantial all-day breakfast dish, popular across North Africa and the Middle East. It’s the star on many a restaurant menu, in various incarnations, since it ticks a host of dietary boxes. Besides that, it’s forgiving and easy to make using ingredients you probably have […]

Pesto Princess © Chermoula Pork
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Pork Neck Steaks with Chermoula

Hello #LoyalRoyals I’ve given myself a challenge: add one new dish to my stock standard recipe repertoire each week. It has to be easy, budget-friendly and have the potential of becoming a go-to weeknight meal. This recipe for pork neck steaks with Pesto Princess Chermoula Paste might just fit the bill. Minimal ingredients, maximum flavour. And who […]

Pesto Princess © Mini Burgers
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Mini Slider Stack

Happy New Year #loyalroyals! How are you feeling? We hope it’s fresh, energized and ready to begin another year! Although we’re excited about everything that’s in store for us here at the Pesto Princess Palace, we have to admit that we’re struggling to let go of that holiday feeling. We had more time with our […]

Pesto Princess © Our Vegetarian Feast
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Our Vegetarian Feast

Hello #LoyalRoyals For the last six years, I’ve done my level best to avoid complicated Christmas preparations which send me and my nearest and dearest into overwind. You know the story: endless trips to the mall, online shopping frenzies while buckling under all that commercial pressure put on us as consumers. What’s more, I’m always broke in […]

Pesto Princess © Festive Christmas Pie
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Festive Christmas Pie

Hello #LoyalRoyals Not so long ago, vegetarians had to be content with the ‘sides’ and watch while omnivores tucked into the succulent main course. That’s all changed for the better thanks to pioneering chefs like Deliciously Ella and Ottolenghi among many others, who have taught us that vegetarian main courses can be substantial, sexy and good for […]