Food and Recipes

Welcome to the YourLifeChoices Food and Recipes page. Enjoy our quick and easy recipes which are updated twice-weekly and categorised by the main ingredient which makes finding what you want easy. For example our Dinner page has a large selection of food under categories such as Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Seafood and Vegetarian meals.

If you have a sweet tooth, our Cakes and Baking page features a chocolate pudding to die for. The Pasta page has a delicious Tuscan Potato Gnocchi. Or if you're looking to host a party or just have a couple of friends around, our Party Foods page has a large variety of recipes ranging from Salt and Pepper Calamari to Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil.

Cheap versus expensive frypans

The results are in: cheap versus expensive frypans

Cheap versus expensive frypans

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, a good frypan is a – potentially inexpensive – essential.

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How well do you know your food?

How well do you know your food

How well do you know your food?

Test your culinary knowledge with this tricky quiz.

Super healthy unusual vegies


Super healthy unusual vegies

Plus, their amazing health benefits.

The history of porridge

The history of porridge

The history of porridge

This rustic food favourite provides comfort in unsettling times.

Rhubarb and Walnut Muffins

Rhubarb and Walnut Muffins

Rhubarb and Walnut Muffins

Our Rhubarb and Walnut Muffins provide a healthy treat at any time of the day.

DIY: A garden variety gin special

Turn your favourite gin into something extra special

DIY: A garden variety gin special

Creating your own botanical blend is fun and tasty.

Rising to the occasion

Rising to the occasion during lockdown

Rising to the occasion

The COVID-19 lockdown spawned many would-be bakers. If the sourdough did not perform as it ...


Utah from home

Utah culinary artists share their special recipes that you can recreate from home.

Cooking up a storm

A taste of South Africa

South African Tourism’s six-part cooking series with chef Warren Mendes.

Meet South Africa

Quick Blueberry Bran Muffins

Muffins introduced us to the wonderful blueberry and they do seem to work so well together!

Wonderfully quick


Where our food star system fails

The health star ratings of 20,000 foods have been analysed and here’s what was found.

Hiding the truth

Foods with more protein than eggs

Protein is easier to find than you may think.

Egg-free protein

Health benefits of pears

What can regularly tucking into these tasty fruits do for you?

Dare to pear


Can a late dinner lead to weight gain?

Eating a late dinner may contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar.

Time to eat

Coffee Cake

Our delicious Coffee Cake will soon become a favourite.

Coffee Cake

Does a big brekkie burn more calories?

Research shows breakfast may play a bigger role in our health than previously thought.

Eat up!

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