Vegetarian Lasagne

A delicious vegetarian option to the ever popular Lasagne dish, serve with sweet carrots and a fresh garden salad.

Paleo Chow Mein

This is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for something healthy, quick, and delicious! So grab your chopsticks and dive into these Paleo Noodles.

Pistachio Pesto Sauce and Pasta

Pistachio pesto is my take on a traditional pesto and it’s packed with tons of flavor as well as micronutrients. The secret ingredient: kale! Don’t worry you can’t taste it!

Chilli Cashew Stir-Fry

Quick  and easy dinner inspiration using the farm fresh vegetables from Valota Farming. Stir-fry is an all time family favourite and ready in no time.

Rocket Pesto Gnocchi

Valota Farming brings you the best vegetarian recipe ideas with the freshest produce straight from the farm. This dish can be served as a side or as a main. 

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Stir-fry

This delicious stir-fry is made from only the best fresh produce from Valota Farming. A yummy dish that can served at lunch or dinner. Saving you time in the kitchen!

Chilli Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Chilli stir fry makes for a delicious, light, healthy summer meal. It’s quick & easy to put together. I served mine with crystals sauce.


The perfect comfort food and winter warmer. Lasagne is always a winner and nobody can say no to this all time favourite.

Spinach & Sweet Potato Pasta

Creamy spinach and sweet potato pasta. A yummy recipe with sweet potato, spinach, chicken fillet and a sprinkle of cheese.

Chunky Cottage Cheese and Chicken Pasta

An easy and tasty meal idea. Masala chicken with peas and chunky cottage cheese pasta. A really simple and quick meal to prepare.

Nandos Pasta

A lovely family dish that’s perfect to whip for dinner any day of the week.

Cream Cheese Pasta

A quick and easy pasta meal that you can enjoy any day of the week.

Coconut Chicken Ramen

When the weather confuses me I automatically choose my go-to comfort, nourishing meal – RAMEN! I really find this dish to be the perfect balance between a hearty meal and healthy, wholesome food.

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs was in my bucket list for long time. At last here it is the beautiful looking and delicious tasting spaghetti with meatballs in tangy delish marinara sauce.

Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo Penne

Rich, creamy, food coma including, old style chicken and mushroom alfredo penne. I remember this being one of the first things I cooked as a newlywed.

Baby Spinach and Chicken Pasta

A simple pasta dish made with only a few spices yet tasty and mild enough for little ones. We added chilli paste/pickle to ours and it tasted so good.

Creamy Vegan Sundried Tomato and Basil Alfredo

Favourite and most authentic tasting Alfredo sauce I’ve had up to date, if I do say so myself. Rich and creamy with a hint of sundried tomato and basil.

Zesty Prawn, Mushroom and Spinach Linguine

So pasta Is life, right? Zesty, spicy linguine that’s so full of amazing flavor because you remove the stock as the prawns cook and add it back in later and that’s what makes it so heavenly!

Spicy Tangy Fried Noodles

A delicious tangy noodle recipe that’s great for a weeknight meal.

Creamed Chicken Mushroom and Spinach Pasta

A quick and easy pasta dish which can be enjoyed for lunch or supper. Kids can make this as well with adult supervision.

Creamy Sausage Pasta

This Creamy Sausage Pasta is simply divine. The aromas will have you salivating. It is such a simple recipe that the whole family will love

One Pot Pink Pasta

This pasta dish is so delicious you will never believe that you only use on pot to cook it all…trust me if you try it you will be hooked.

Sizzling Sugarsnap & Mushroom Stir Fry

This simple stir fry being a prime example. I’ve tried to keep it as authentic as possible with the flavours I’ve used by balancing the sweet and salty combination that Chinese food is so brilliant at doing.

Veg & Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Who doesn’t love creamy pasta dunked in a rich silky white alfredo sauce? This is so creamy and dreamy with very simple steps. I already have one fettuccine alfredo recipe on the blog and many tried and loved it.

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is loaded with roasted veggie and doesn’t have that white or red sauce which holds plenty of calories especially in sugar. Instead you use wholesome ingredients like olive oil, garlic sauce and even the pasta cooking oil.

Shrimp Scampi

This is one of the tastiest and easiest recipes I have made yet. It is perfect with spaghetti too and being a carb lover, that is a big bonus!

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce and Fresh Mozzarella

Our spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella is perfect for a light dinner or lunch. Or if you prefer, use the tomato sauce recipe and serve on your favourite pasta.

Spinach Lasagne

It’s creamy, it’s cheesy! This spinach lasagna flavored with a hint of nutmeg and a combination of white sauce and mushrooms is just delicious.

Chicken Curry Pasta

A very simple recipe if you love your chicken curry. You can see that I cooked the pasta in pressure cooker, though you can make it you usual way too.

Easy Chicken Pasta

A quick and easy recipe for supper and lunch. This dish is also great the next day!

Chilli Tomato Pasta

Chilli tomato & olive penne pasta served with a border of creamy buttery mash…it’s carb overload.

Chicken Curry Lasagne

A combination not many would think of doing but it sure does go well together. My family just loves this dish.

Steak and Mushroom Pasta

Saucy steak strips and creamed mushroom pasta with a side of fresh cream butternut and it was delicious. You can serve this as a layered dish and top with fried grated potato.

Dan Dan Noodles with Chilli Oil

My halal take on the classic Sichuan noodle dish.

Easy Chicken Stir Fry

This recipe evolved till I got it down to 20 minutes for the completed dish to be ready. It has a slight cheat in it in that I used store bought stir fry vegetables. If you are strapped for time then this is the recipe that you should be making !

15 Minute Pasta w/green Veggies & Spicy Lentils

This recipe is perfect for when you’ve had a busy day and just want to crash on the couch with a comforting meal… and this pasta also tastes amazing cold, so get your lunch containers ready to pack leftovers!

Spaghetti Bolognese

The Italian classic that’s loved by so many around the world. This pasta dish is easy to make and absolutely delicious!

Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is delicious and it’s easy to prepare as an on the go meal or even a weeknight dinner.

Easy pasta salad

This makes an excellent side dish to any meal. Ideal for Braai and BBQ as well as a starter. Very filling and easy to make.

Pesto Pasta Salad

This delicious salad just bursts with fresh flavors! It’s light, healthy, and sure to please everyone.

Chicken Noodle Stir Fry

A stir fry with a sweet chilli flavour that’s simply delicious.

Steak & Pasta

We have been making this for years in our home and this dish is one of the kids favorite.

Simple Spaghetti and sauce

An effortless pasta recipe that will soon become a household favourite.

Creamy Pasta with Roasted Chicken, Chickpeas and Veggies

Definitely try this one out if you need something quick and easy and a guaranteed win for the whole family.

Creamy Lemon & Herb Pasta

A Creamy, Lemony, hearty pasta dish that bypasses the hips (don’t we all wish) and goes straight to the heart.

Pappardelle al Telefono

This recipe can be prepared any night of the week. It’s simply delicious and who doesn’t love a great pasta meal.

Stir Fry and Noodles

This noodle dish is such a popular meal in my home that there’s usually no leftovers when I make it.

Roasted Herb Chicken Pasta with Cashew Cream Sauce

This roasted herb chicken pasta is so easy to put together. With the cashew cream incorporated into the dish it just adds that richness and silkiness to it.

Butternut & Chicken Lasagne

With layers of savoury goodness, there isn’t a single bite of this dish that will be left behind.

Macaroni and Steak

This dish my mum often used to make when we were growing up. My dad isn’t a fan of pastas however this is the only one he enjoys.

Saucy Chilli Pasta

In these cold winter days pasta often seems to be one of the best comfort foods.

Mince and Spaghetti

A easy meal to prepare and it will certainly go down well with the whole family.

2 Go Pasta

Penne for your thoughts…this penne pasta is so delicious you’d want to have it everyday of the week.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Confession time – I used jarred sauce for years to make my Spaghetti Bolognese. It was a quick meal option and I didn’t have to chop my carrots finely! This recipe of course has been made from scratch.

Mexican Green Goddess Pasta Salad

The Mexican Green Goddess Pasta Salad is full of fresh, bright flavors with just enough spice to keep things interesting. And it’s vegan too.

Spaghetti Bolognaise

A firm family favourite straight out of Italy!

Penne Arrabbiata

Packed full of fresh, peppery, aromatic, pungent & earthy flavors. It’s yum, it’s quick, easy and it’s worth trying. So save it for that rainy day (when you’re clueless on what to cook).

Grain Free Pesto Noodle Bowl (GF, DF, Paleo)

Summer is the most perfect time to enjoy zucchini noodles. Here in Italy, produce is so good that many times I simply season my noodles with some extra virgin olive oil and don’t need anything else.

Spicy Vermicelli Noodles

Quick, easy and spicy vermicelli noodles ready in minutes. You can add any protein for a more filling option.

Peri Peri Penne Pasta

This spicy, saucy pasta dish is delicious and simple to put together.

Mi Goreng Tom Yum (Fried Noodles)

Quick easy comfort food, ready in minutes. This recipe is so easy to make and really helps when you are strapped for time and ideas come dinner time.

Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

Tomato pasta is my go-to lunch or dinner when I’m craving pasta or need something quick and tasty to eat.

Veg Hakka Noodles

Veg Hakka Noodles is one of the most popular Indo Chinese dishes, made by tossing noodles with stir fried vegetables in Chinese Sauces.  It is very quick, easy and simple to make.

Balinese Vegetarian Mee Goreng

A quick and flavourful vegetarian meal, that can be ready in a jiffy. When You looking for some soul food or comfort food, then Mee Goreng (Fried Noodles), is the way to go…the healthy way.

Creamy Linguine Pasta

This creamy linguine pasta is just simply divine. Quick and so easy to prepare you’d wanna have for lunch and supper.

Salmon Poke Bowl

The beauty of a poke bowl is that you can add pretty much anything you like to it. Instead of sticking to a strict diet, I think it’s a great idea to add a ramen bowl or a poke bowl to your meal plan a few times a week.

Creamy Chicken Pasta Bake

Baked penne in white sauce with paprika chicken and a cheesy tomato topping.

Steak Pasta

A quick and easy meal to prepare for a midweek lunch or supper. A dish that’s light and filling.

Sicilian Spaghetti Cake

Two of my favourite things in one dish!? What is this sorcery. I was just going to make regular spaghetti bolognese but this is much more interesting. So here you go, this is going to be your new favourite SpagBol recipe.

Adega Prawn Pasta

This prawn pasta is simply delicious you just have to give it a try. You won’t be disappointed especially if you’re a seafood pasta lover.

Pasta With Coriander Pesto

This delicious creamy pasta dish is ideal as a quick midweek dinner meal.

White Sauce Spaghetti

Who doesn’t love Italian. This delicious, melt in your mouth recipe has all the elements of your basic spaghetti dish.

Beef Chow Mein

Stir fry’s are known to be the easy-go-to meal when you have limited ingredients but are also starving for something wholesome and tasty.

Cheesy Toss Up Pasta

Looking for a Fulfilling and Delicious Pasta Dish? Then this easy to prepare, Cheesy Toss Up Pasta, with Steak or Chicken, is the perfect one to try.

Italiano Lasagne

If you love Italian food then this dish is just for you. The combination of lasagne sheets, Italian spices and white sauce just melts in your mouth.

Italian Pasta – Mushroom Bolognaise

Pasta perfect Bolognaise! This dish is so quick and easy to make with all the delicious flavours and aromas. Try it and come tell us about it!

Spicy Tomato & Pepper Pasta

Pasta is always a good idea & this one is flavorful & super quick!

Beef And Yogurt Conchiglioni With Mozzarella

Though it is a little time consuming to fill each shell individually, it is totally worth the effort. Unlike the other pasta bakes, this pasta doesn’t require a lot of sauce, just a drizzle of yogurt sauce does the trick!

Homemade Chicken Ramen

The dish is of Chinese origin and has such a simple foundation but leaves you feeling full and well nourished.

Shrimp Ramen Noodles

I haven’t tried shrimp in my ramen before, but so far, I think it’s the better and tastier option to chicken. The lightness of the shrimp fits perfectly with the broth and still maintains that warm and fuzzy feeling inside when devouring this soup.

Quick Vegan Noodle Bowl

This noodle bowl ticks all the right boxes. The char grilled eggplant is spicy and has a smoky taste, noodles are tender, and crispy broccoli just sums up the meal! It’s also vegan, so yay to healthy eating!

Spicy Chicken Pasta

A delicious creamy pasta which I put together in a few minutes. It turned out mouth watering.

Veggie & Chicken Pasta

So I came up with this recipe the other day, since everyone liked it. I thought of different ways to twist it up. Now this is not an oven pasta dish, but it can be easily made with a twist of adding fried potato chips to it.

Vegetarian Mushroom Pasta

This mushroom pasta is brought to you by my migraine that does not seem to be going away.

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake

Like chicken? Like cheese? Like pasta? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you’ll want to try my Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake.

Crispy Chinese Noodles

Who doesn’t love Chinese food, especially noodles…mmm. Whether you’re having guests over or if you’re making for 2 this dish is great for almost any occasion.

Chilli Chicken & Noodles

A quick and easy recipe to prepare for lunch on the go or for supper during the week.

Minced Meat Pasta in White Sauce

With a beef filling and white sauce this pasta dish is too hard to resist.

Three Bean and Noodle Salad

Three bean and noodle salad is a go-to salad for a lot of people in summer and everyone has their version of this recipe.

Chicken Cannelloni With Marinara Sauce

Who else LOVES Italian food? It is one of my fave cuisines to cook and eat after Indian cuisine. I absolutely love the flavours of the different herbs and it just makes me happy.

Sour Cream and Cream Cheese Pasta

I made this simple yet tasty pasta dish for lunch yesterday. I had no idea what to make, opened the fridge and saw some cream cheese, sour cream and then I decided to make pasta. Comfort food at it’s best.

Afelia’s Quorn Chow Mein

Chow Mein is a stir fried noodle dish which has meat, chicken, seafood or vegetables added to it and in essence, is of a dry consistency.

Homestyle Baked Chilli Tex-Mex Pasta

This Chilli Tex-Mex Pasta is on the table in less than an hour. It’s cheesy and full of zesty spices.

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Cannelloni is the name given to tubes of pasta, filled with cheese, fish, meat or vegetable and cooked in either a tomato or cheese sauce.

Afelia’s Lasagne

Lasagne, lasagne, lasagne, where to start? Very early on in my cooking life I enjoyed making Lasagne for my children and they really enjoyed eating it too.

Butter Chicken Pasta

Butter Chicken Pasta for lunch. Not only because it’s so tasty but because it’s so quick and easy to make. And this pasta dish is what it’s all about.

Spaghetti with Tandoori Shrimps

A meal that takes a while to prepare but in the end can be worth it.

Peri Peri Roast Chicken & Pasta

If you’re one who loves your food to have a spicy element then this peri peri roast chicken with green masala pasta will definitely be a challenge for your palette.

Sweetcorn, Mushroom and Chicken Pasta

This pasta reminds me of when I was young, it was the kind of pasta my Mother and Aunts would make that wasn’t super strong or had a lot of chillies but had a little bit of bite due to the white pepper.

Simple Spaghetti Bolognese

A stupid easy to make spaghetti bolognese that can be whipped up in 30 minutes! If you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner meal, this is the recipe to make.