Tag Archives: NoMU

summer food with NoMU

phew. Talk about a heatwave in Cape Town! It’s been so hot today that the mere thought of cooking anything leaves me feeling all hot and bothered. So while I was dashing around town today in a sweltering swoon, I started dreaming of the perfect refreshing meal to have on a hot summer evening. The kind of cooling meal that would not involve standing in front of a scorching oven or stirring a bubbling pot.

Fortunately NoMU is one step ahead of me with their cool recipe ideas. Take a look at my ideal menu for a refreshing summer soirée from their recipe cards.


Salad ingredients:
¼ watermelon, skin removed and cut into cubes
½ cup peanuts, toasted and roughly chopped
2 handfuls fresh coriander, stalks removed
2 handfuls fresh mint, stalks removed
1 small bunch of radishes, finely sliced

 Dressing ingredients:
2cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
½ red chilli, finely sliced
2 tbsp soy sauce
6 tbsp canola or peanut oil
1 tsp sesame oil
½ tsp NoMU Oriental Rub Lime juice
NoMU Pepper NoMU Salt

To make the dressing, place the ginger, chilli, soy sauce, canola oil, sesame oil and NoMU Oriental Rub into a small bowl and add a dash of lime juice. Season to taste, adding more lime juice if needed. In a bowl, mix the watermelon and dressing together gently.

To plate, place all the ingredients separately onto serving plates, allowing your guests to mix their own salads. Serves 4

find out what’s next on the menu for the perfect summer meal, after the jump.

Continue reading

nomu’s September recipe cards

NoMU always has the most delicious, yummy, appetizing and, let’s not forget, INSPIRING, food treats on their site. I love their products – from the spicy rubs to the most decadent hot chocolate – the NoMU range is both practical and tasty, all wrapped up in great eye-catching packaging! And since we eat with our eyes (right?) their September recipe cards totally caught mine. Styled by the talented Juleta Hirner and photographed by Dawid Vervey of Flat Art Studios, these online recipe cards are the digital inspiration akin to cruising our favourite cook books. Not only do the recipes look amazing but I’m sure they’ll taste even better. Here are some of my favourites from the September recipe cards. Download all 8 of them here and get baking!