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Holiday Food Ideas to Try in Your Spare Time

Holiday Food Ideas to Try in Your Spare Time

You get two kinds of people on holiday, when it comes to food – those that love to cook and those that don't. You very rarely get a combination of both but with these easy-to-follow holiday food ideas, we reckon we could turn any ‘holiday food-prep avoider’ into a wannabe masterchef.

We've chosen a few easy holiday food ideas that are simple to prepare, fun to cook, and absolutely scrumptious to eat. So, whether you're holidaying at the beach, in the mountains, or even at-home, you'll love trying out our best holiday food ideas for your family and guests.

What Foods Can I Make in the Holidays?

When it comes to holiday cooking ideas, you're going to want to keep it simple. No-one enjoys preparing or cooking for hours while everyone else is out at the beach or at the pool. Here are our top tips for types of foods or meals to make in the holidays:

  • Think quick, think easy. Choose recipes that don't take a long time to prepare or cook so that you can spend as little time in the kitchen and as much time outside with everyone else.
  • Use holiday time to try something new. Be adventurous on holiday and try and use as much local produce as possible if you are holidaying in a new province or country.
  • Most people like to ‘pick eat’ on holiday, so stay away from huge meals like roasts with vegetables and starches. Rather go for a range of light meals that people can taste and nibble on while they socialise.

Easy Holiday Food Ideas You Can Try

What Can I Cook in the Holiday Season?

Here are our top holiday food recipes that the whole family will love.

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Tacos are a great dish to serve to your guests during the day or night. They're tasty, easy to prepare and encourage your guests to get their hands dirty and tuck in, making it a really social meal to enjoy. This recipe is a wonderful vegan twist on traditional tacos that will have everyone – including the most steadfast meat-lovers – going back for seconds.

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Thyme and Cheese Flavoured Mielie Bread

"Baking on holiday can be a great way to get yourself some free time in the kitchen, away from the chaos, without having to do too much. And, who doesn't love carbs on holiday, right? All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and let it bake away, while you enjoy a cold glass of Chardonnay. This bread makes a delicious accompaniment for a light lunch, a night-time braai, or served as toast with a thick layer of salted butter on the next morning.

View the full Thyme and Cheese Flavoured Mielie Bread recipe now.

Flavourful Tomato and Spinach Frittata

"When you've had a rather late night, there’s nothing better than getting into the kitchen to rustle up something scrumptious for your guests with sore heads the next morning. This frittata recipe is ideal as a quick and easy breakfast crowd-pleaser, and you can also use whatever leftovers you might have from the braai the night before like boerewors, steak, chicken or roasted vegetables.

View the full Flavourful Tomato and Spinach Frittata recipe now.

Chocolate Cake in a Cup

"When the family has a craving for something sweet, but you don't have the time or inclination to create anything elaborate, this cake in a cup recipe is the perfect holiday dessert option. Get your holiday chocolate fix in under ten minutes.
View the full Chocolate Cake in a Cup recipe now.

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