All the Cooking from the heart recipes are listed here in alphabetical order. Use the search function to find something specific.

Apple and cinnamon muffinsThese delicious muffins are made healthier with wholewheat flour and grated apples and carrots. The cinnamon gives them a lovely flavour – a treat that the whole family can enjoy.
Apple puddingApples and cinnamon are comforting flavours, especially in winter. Swap your custard or ice cream for plain low-fat yoghurt.
Baked sticky puddingMost baked puddings are quite sweet. The combination of buttermilk and ginger makes this an interesting variation on a well-loved favourite.
Banana breadBanana bread is a great way to use overripe bananas. It is perfect for a lunch box snack for the kids.
Bread puddingA healthier version of a bread and butter pudding and a great way to use up day-old bread. The raisins and jam add a lovely sweet flavour and the spices make it the perfect, winter comfort dessert.
Buttermilk and cheese breadMany people know a recipe for a buttermilk bread using soup powder, but is very salty. This version works equally well and goes perfectly with a braai.
Chocolate cakeThere is nothing like some chocolate to treat yourself. This is so easy to bake and ideal for a birthday or school market days.
Crustless vegetable quichePastry is very high in fat so this crustless quiche is a healthier alternative and great for both teatime or as a light lunch with a salad.
Homemade brown breadBaking your own bread is not only rewarding, but can be healthier too. The brown bread flour and crushed wheat adds texture and fibre to this recipe.
Lemon cheesecakeThis is an easy and simple fridge cheesecake. Most recipes use cream cheese and cream, but smooth cottage cheese is delicious and the cream is not necessary.
Mealie breadThis is one of those popular South African recipes and is great for a side dish at a braai or as part of a lunch box snack.
Milk tartThis no-bake custard filling is delicious and easy to make.
Oat cookiesSurprise your kids with these yummy cookies. They won’t even know that they are high in fibre.
Pancakes with fruitMost families have a pancake tradition, whether it’s just because it’s raining or for a special treat.
RotisRotis are often associated with a time-consuming process and for being quite fatty. These are easy to make and don’t require lots of fat.
RusksRusks are delicious with a cup of tea or for a coffee break. The oats, bran and seeds add extra texture to this South African treat.
SconesHomemade scones are such a treat and this version is easy to make. The wholewheat flour adds a slightly nutty flavour and the yoghurt gives them a soft, light texture.