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Ouma’s bobotie, now with a Banting twist


Many of us have the mistaken belief that changing our eating habits to be healthier goes hand in hand with drab food. There is absolutely no reason why healthy food should not be interesting and flavorful.

Herbs and spices have almost no calories, yet it adds loads of flavour and interesting twists to your meals and recipes. Once you understand what flavours, spices and herbs go together, you will no longer look for recipes, because you can plan and design your own unique style.

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In this Banting Bobotie, I have added flavours typical to the Indian cuisine, making a few alterations to make it Banting friendly.

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1 large onion – chopped

45ml olive oil

2-3 cloves garlic – crushed

5cm piece ginger – peeled and grated

2 green apples – grated

20ml curry powder

5ml garam masala

5ml cumin

5ml fennel

5ml turmeric

5ml chili powder

600g beef mince

300g pork mince

10ml salt

20ml tomato paste

200ml water or stock

30ml Banting Blvd Cinnamon Breakfast Porridge or Psyllium Husks

6-8 eggs

100ml milk

100g almonds

2-3 bay leaves


Heat the olive oil in a pot and saute the onion, ginger, garlic and apple for about 5 minutes. Add the spices and keep stirring to prevent the spices from burning. Add the meat and with a fork stir it to loosen the meat. Cook for about 15 minutes, then add the stock and tomato paste and porridge and cook until the mixture has thickened. Preheat oven to 180 C. Transfer the meat mix to a casserole. Whisk the eggs with the milk and pour over the meat. Top with the almonds and bay leaves and bake until set and golden brown on top.

Who is Nina Timm?

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Not only is Nina a food stylist, photographer and chef, she is also a mother who understands that someone working full-time needs help in the kitchen. She gets that you are looking for recipes that are easy, affordable and delicious, exactly what inspired her to start Easy cooking from Nina’s kitchen. Nina also runs a successful cooking school, is a published author and travels across the country motivating her audience while teaching them to become better cooks.


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