Yes, it’s 2017 and whilst most of the best wishes have been completed, we hope it has been a great start for you all and we wish you a wonderful year full of lots of good things … and lots of good food from Goodness Gracious of course!

We all had a break which was refreshing and whilst it seems a long time ago, there’s no doubt that the batteries have been re-charged, the enthusiasm re-kindled, best intentions resolved and New Year’s resolutions set firmly in stone.

Our Goodness Gracious freezers were empty over the Christmas period and for us that means frantic re-stocking. Whilst it has been a touch hot in the kitchen, we are back cooking everyday so our freezers are ready for all comers! We are also planning new seasonal recipes for you to enjoy throughout the year. As you know, we keep stock but just in case, please give us a few days’ notice if you need something specific.

What a time of year it is to entertain – balmy nights with the sun still up, glorious sunsets and escapism required in large doses, which equates to taking the odd night off from slaving over a hot stove! There’s nothing wrong with getting a little help after all. Pull out one of our miraculous meals from the freezer rather than traipsing to the shops, and treat yourselves to perhaps a casserole, tagine or Bolognese. Decant into a pot, stick it on the hob, put together a big bowl of salad and serve with some rice or bread – simple.

Alternatively you might feel like a braai so bring out the Goodness Gracious Home Made Hamburgers – full of fresh herbs with a hint of spice and serve with our Aubergine Melanzane Parmigania as a side dish. Very al fresco!

And don’t forgot our Summer Entertaining Menu which is on our website, under guess what? – Summer Entertaining (click here to see our full Summer Entertaining menu). We offer a selection of scrumptious salads; ideal when cooking for a crowd or heading out for a picnic lunch. We have a delicious Pesto Chicken Salad at R525 which serves 8-10 people. It’s made with a creamy pesto dressing using fresh basil from the garden tossed with roasted peppers, griddled baby marrow & sun-dried tomatoes. A Mediterranean feast which you can serve with some crispy Italian bread. Or how about our Fruity Couscous Salad or Summery Rice Salad – R265 each serving 8-10 people, to go with whatever you decide to serve?

And here’s a winner of a pudding – Summer Berry Crumble for R120 which serves 3-4 or R230 which serves 6-8. It comes frozen with all the goodness locked in by our blast freezer and what a delicious summery pudding it is, packed with loads of fruit and berries and topped with an almond crumble. Pour on lashings of cream or dollops of vanilla ice cream, et voilà Mesdames et Messieurs – entertaining made easy!

How to get Goodness Gracious to your doorstep? Think no more because we can get our meals to you. We’ll deliver to Cape Town & Hermanus for R100 but if your order is over R1,500 then you earn a freebie! Stellenbosch will cost you R85 (free on orders over R1,200) and Somerset West is R50 (free on orders over R1,200)

Please have a look through our website for the full chapter and verse – it will tell you everything you need to know about our meals – you can also order via our website. There are lots of other options too:

  • email nicky@goodnessgracious.co.za
  • phone through your order on 021 855 5890
  • Speak to Nicky direct on 082 780 4564

Nicky is also available for outside catering so if you have a special function, cocktail party or other event planned, she would love to help.

Happy eating!