Loadshedding is not going anywhere, it is better to cook on gas! Try these old fashion winter warmer meals.

Wintertime changes one's mood from spending time outdoors to spending the cold days tucked inside making heartwarming meals and sipping hot chocolate by the heater while binge-watching on your favourite series. Take a look at some meals we think would be perfect for a gas stove this frigid winter.

Old fashioned beef stew
Sundays are for home-cooked meals and much-needed family time.


  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp grounded pepper
  • 1 Pound of beef meat, cut into cubes 
  • 5 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar 
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 ½ cups beef broth 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 5 peeled and cut carrots
  • 2 peeled and cut potatoes
  • 2 tsp salt  


  • Mix your flour and pepper in a bowl, and add the beef to coat well. 
  • Heat 3 teaspoons of oil in a large pot at medium heat. Add the beef pieces and cook till they brown on all sides
  • Remove the beef and place aside, and add vinegar and wine to the pot. Cook over medium to high heat while scraping the browned bits from the cooked beef, add the beef back in, and beef broth with bay leaves. Let it boil and reduce the heat to simmer.
  • Cooking until the beef is tender for about an hour, add the onions and carrots then simmer and cover. After 10 minutes add potatoes then let it simmer till the vegetables are tender for the next 30 minutes or more. All broth or water if the stew gets dry as the veggies tender.

Tripe (Mala mogodu/ulusu)

Something you not only keep you warm but the house warm when preparing 


  • 1 kg cleaned beef/mutton tribe 
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 Stock Cubes (any stock cubes of your choice) 
  • 1 Green Pepper 
  • 1 tsp Chilli salt and pepper
  • Coarse salt and water for cleaning  


  • Even though you bought an already cleaned tribe, you may want to clean it again. Rub your tribe with coarse salt then, throw it in a pot with water to boil for 10-15 minutes. Then wash your tribe thoroughly in running cold water till you are happy with the texture, and chop it into tote size pieces to prepare for cooking.
  • Add your tribe to a pot, season with your chilli salt and pepper, and fill the pot with enough water to boil for the next hour to tender.
  • Add your onion, green pepper, and stock cubes. Allow to simmer for another 45 minutes, and keep your stove at medium heat. Keep checking and stir every 15 mins.
  • Serve while it is still hot      

Creamy Garlic Prawns

Steamy, creamy prawns anyone?

  • 25g butter 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp plain flour 
  • 1 cup mussel chicken liquid stock
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • ½ cup of cream
  • 750g peeled uncooked prawns 
  • 1-2 tsp dry mustard powder 
  • 1 tbsp coarsely chopped parsley
  • Salt to season


  • Heat butter and oil and add garlic to your frying pan at medium temperature, when the butter has melted add flour. Stir till the mixture is smooth and bubbles.
  • Slowly add stock as you stir, making sure that your mixture is smooth and doesn't have lumps. Stir till the sauce thickens then add mustard with salt and pepper.
  • Add your prawns. Stir and simmer for the next 5 minutes or more till the prawns are cooked. Add parsley and your meal is ready to be served. 


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