Let’s talk artisan. What does artisan mean? Artisan is something that is handmade often by a person that is skilled in that specific field. About a year ago I started my own artisan range of mixes which I introduced to my Johannesburg clients. I am fortunate enough to have an amazing team as well as friends and family that support my creative venture every step of the way.
Sweet and Sour Jam Nut Mix
The first product we introduced was the artisan Sweet and Sour Nutmix. Which is a jam like preserve that is served over cheese on cheeseboards with an assortment of crackers, with fruit, yogurt and muesli, the possibilities for this one is endless.
I didn’t intend for it to become a business , we first introduced it to La-Maquillage by Rae at her makeup workshops. The response to the product was phenomenal. This recipe was the brain child of a dear family member Zaheda, who was a doctor by profession and still had the time to be a whiz in the kitchen. She insisted that we try the mix, even though the flavor wasn’t something we were used to in our cooking. There are so many aspects of my life which she has influenced, this was one of those instances, she pushed me towards trying it and I was smitten. I even served it at my wedding! Zaheda will always be an inspiration in my life, she was a magnificent mother, career woman and chef and I can only aspire to be as phenomenal as she was.
This product contains pecan nuts and walnuts and needs to be kept frozen (for 6 months) or refrigerated (3 months). best served with Philadelphia cream cheese and saltiCrax
Braai basically means BBQ, but this marinade can be used for so much more than that. This is a family recipe that has been carefully formulated by my mother and I. it is a spicy blend that can be used on chicken, beef, mutton or even Game meat!
All you need to do is to coat your meat in the marinade, the earlier the better. You can grill it in the oven, cook on the stove top or on the BBQ. After it’s cooked you can serve with a lemon butter sauce which will bring out the flavor of the spicy marinade.
This product does contain dairy, and therefore needs to be kept frozen. I suggest to decanter the bottle into smaller portions and thaw it as you require.
Sweet Nut Snack mix (chevro)
a lot of people have been calling this chevro, however is it really? This recipe was passed on to me by a dear family friend Raeesah, who worked for hours with my sister in law Tasneem to put together this mix for my baby shower. After long hours of preparation, it was a HUGE success, our guests went NUTS for it (pun intended)
it’s fully loaded with an assortment of 4 different types of nuts, all baked. then glazed in a honey dressing until crisp. It’s sublime to say the least, people are often put off by the price, but I assure you that we only use the best quality nuts and the finest ingredients for this masterpiece. No shortcuts, no machines (just the oven I suppose).
These little roulades really took me by surprise. I love roulades it’s the perfect item to keep on hand for unexpected guests. You just pop them out of the freezer and into the oven and you’re good to go. I introduced them for the first time at the Nspired event 2 years ago. We were sold out in the first hour of the event. Since then my clients have requested them for EID or just to keep on hand for when they needed them
I make each and every roulade by myself, with fresh, locally sourced produce. It’s a chicken roulade with a spicy potato filling. All you have to do is pop them (foil on) into the oven for 25 minutes. Then remove the foil and grill until it gets a beautiful golden brown color. Make a simple sauce and pour it over. Finally, top with fried grated potato chips. It’s great as a starter, or serve as a main with a fresh salad or French fries.
So these are the 4 babies of the batch, my products that I work long hours to create! The aim of my business is to make life easy for you. I come from a family and I am married into a family that love to entertain, expected and unexpected guests. So these products make my life super easy as I can just keep them on hand. I’m fully aware that you can make all of these items yourself, but why should you?
I am forever grateful to all of the kind hearted people who have supported my business. it takes a lot for people in the food industry to put themselves out there, but the community has been nothing but amazing towards RSR. this isn’t what I initially set out to do with my life, however it has become my life and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Thank you to everyone that has supported the RSR team at our multiple pop-ups this month. Our success depends on your satisfaction so please feel free to email me any suggestions on firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of love