Welcome to Kat's Cooking Adventures

One woman's culinary journey

As I learn to slow down and enjoy the little things

Embracing food and learning to cook everything

I ever dreamed of

This is my Culinary Adventure

This  is what happens when a workaholic who likes to cook – turns around and starts cooking passionately for fun!

A few years ago – I decided to stop worrying so much about work – and do something that I really loved doing – cook! I don’t mean the make meals every day sort of thing – I mean the passionately creating something that I would enjoy creating and eating. This is the product of several years of passionate cooking turned into a real hobby.  Read More

Anniversary Colossal Lobster Tails with Lemon Garlic Pasta

We closed out our anniversary with this ridiculously indulgent colossal lobster tail dinner.

Polish Kielbasa Pasta

This is angelhair pasta, tossed in polish kielbasa, caramelized onions, sweet peppers, fresh herbs and thai chili

Breakfast Veggie Hash

This dish combines sweet potato, carrots, onions, and brussels sprouts for a savory comfort food style breakfast.

Crab Stuffed Salmon

This is one of my favorite ways to make Salmon. It’s easy to make but works great when you’re ready to impress dinner guests. Homemade crab filling is the way to go to bring your broiled salmon to the next level.

Learning about Black Garlic

Black garlic is all the rage right now. I have been lucky enough to ferment my very own batch and explore cooking with it.

Tomato Broth Shrimp Pasta

Tomato Broth Shrimp Pasta

So I couldn't come up with a yummier name for this! So two things happened to inspire this dish. #1 - I went to a restaurant called The Grand in Cape Town and had their "Vongole Pasta". It was sort of a tomato broth and clam pasta dish. It wasn't mind blowing, but as...

Bacon Bombs

Bacon Bombs

I instantly felt completely guilty after making this dish - swearing to never make it more than once  a year but possibly never to make it again. But what do you expect when you see a dish called bacon bombs? I want to be clear - this tastes amazing but there is...

Home Dry – Aged Steak

Home Dry – Aged Steak

It's no secret - I'm a carnivore. I simply love steak. I love good steak and am willing to pay for it. However, that can become an expensive habit, so I started googling how you age steaks at home. In general the rules were pretty simple - you cannot age a steak at...

Savory Brown and Wild Rice

Savory Brown and Wild Rice

Let me keep it real, brown rice sucks. We lie to ourselves and try to convince ourselves that brown rice is as gratifying as its white rice counterpart, but it simply isn't true. This however is a recipe to make brown rice taste better than plain rice. In fact adding...

Bacardi Fruit Popsicles

Bacardi Fruit Popsicles

So I was in the store and I saw a cheap set for creating popsicles. I couldn't resist - it is summer time after all. Just so you know - these work just fine without the bacardi.... in fact I had to make a virgin set for my toddler. Also, it isn't in the gallery but I...

Chapati

Chapati

Thanks to my dear husband for helping out with this one. Sometimes eating curry with rice gets boring. Chapati ( or fondly called chapos) are an east african flat bread alternative. I love them, he loves them and even my 2 year old loves them. I didn't post a recipe...

Mutton Curry

Mutton Curry

This is a curry dish I do at home. Normally I use lamb or chicken so it can cook faster, but today I'm feeling ambitious - so mutton it is!   Tools : Several small bowls to hold ingredients 1 large knife 1 cutting board 1 deep sauce pan ( deep enough for pasta )...

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

These cookies are so simple yet so yummy. I first discovered these in the States, but I've been making them for folk back in Cape Town too.   Tools : Wax paper 1 glass with a flat bottom 2 - 3  cookie sheets for baking 1 fork 3 large bowls Sieve Mixer (stand...

Pan Seared Salmon Fillets

Pan Seared Salmon Fillets

This is my tried and tested marinade for pan seared salmon. Oh and this recipe is for my South African friends...   Tools: 1 small bowl 1 large frying pan with cover 1 cutting board 1 large knife Instructions : Squeeze the juice out of one of the lemons into a...

Lobster Omlette

Lobster Omlette

We grill plenty of seafood, so when we had some tails left over - we decided to make a lobster omlette with some of our leftover lobster tails. Note - this recipe is for leftover lobsters. I think it's a bit overkill to grill lobsters just to make this dish. Therefore...