Nina Timm

Food editor, food stylist, photographer, chef and recipe developer at Nina's Kitchen
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


I am the owner and sole editor of the 2012 Eat Out Award-winning blog, My Easy Cooking. I cook, I style and I photograph every single day of my life. I run a cooking school for groups such as team building, birthday parties, friendship groups, domestic workers and children.
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Current employment

Owner of Nina's Kitchen Cooking School
Nina's Kitchen -
Present - Cape Town
I develop recipes, style and photograph food. Run a cooking school. Food writer Editor Motivational speaker


HOD Spesialized teaching
Year completed:1986
Education level:Honours
Institution:Stellenbosch University
Location:Stellenbosch, South Africa
A smooth(ie) breakfast trend

Smoothie Bowls are such a breakfast trend at the moment and the health nuts are going crazy for them. Sites like Instagram, Buzzfeed and Pinterest are bursting with recipes and flavour combinations for smoothies.

By Nina Timm 1 day ago

Banting Bobotie recipe

Often when we decide to change our diet or try and adopt a healthier eating plan, our food changes from fab to drab...

By Nina Timm 11 Oct 2016

Weekend warmers

The calendar says spring is here, but as I sit looking through my window, the rain is coming down in buckets. So, we are definitely in for a very cold weekend.

By Nina Timm 16 Sep 2016

Rooibos Tea Yogurt Cake

I grew up with rooibos tea and so did my children. There was always a pot of tea brewing, because unlike black tea, rooibos gets better and better the longer it boils, I think.

By Nina Timm 9 Sep 2016

A simple Philly Steak Sandwich recipe

Philly Steak Sandwiches are by no means something new. They have been around since the 1930s.

By Nina Timm 12 Aug 2016

Soup stories

What on earth can be better in this weather than to wrap your cold hands around a forgiving bowl of soup...?

By Nina Timm 15 Jul 2016

Quick weeknight supper

Pasta Puttanesca literally translated as 'spaghetti in the style of a prostitute' is most probably the quickest pasta you will ever make (well, maybe my Pesto Pasta is quicker).

By Nina Timm 21 Apr 2016

From farm style to Afro chic

Vetkoek with lamb is as South African as braaivleis and the beloved Madiba. I think we all grew up with warm, spongy vetkoek stuffed with just about anything.

By Nina Timm 30 Mar 2016

Beef Short Ribs with Pomegranate

Lately, beef short ribs are all the rage. Smokey BBQ beef short ribs are the new thing when having a braai and lamb shanks are happily replaced by beef short ribs cooked for hours in red wine with earthy mushrooms and pancetta lardons...

By Nina Timm 25 Feb 2016

Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine

Ice cream sandwiches are my Cupid's arrow this Valentine! And ice cream sandwiches don't only have to be for your kids you know. The flavour possibilities are endless and you can try anything from chocolate and banoffee to lemon creams with Mojito ice cream for the grown-ups.

By Nina Timm 12 Feb 2016

Street food in your own kitchen

Beef koftas, most definitely is the street one food I cannot resist: the intoxicating aroma of the meat grilling and then topping it with cool, tangy tzatziki.

By Nina Timm 5 Feb 2016

Easy, peasy pie

My mum will do anything and no effort is spared to bring her family and, yes, sometimes complete strangers, together around her table. She taught me that nothing is too much effort, if you can do, bake or be something for someone, just do it!

By Nina Timm 1 Jul 2014

Easy, yet flavourful Bangers and Mash

Sausage and Mash (or Bangers and Mash) is a meal that features quite often in our household, but I try to give it a different twist every time.

By Nina Timm 17 Jun 2014

Combating the cold

This is the time of year when it seems that everybody has the sniffles and certainly in my family we have all had a turn with a cold or, even worse, the flu.

By Nina Timm 27 May 2014

The big pan theory

Every kitchen should have a big pan in it and every cook should learn the art of one-pan wonders.

By Nina Timm 20 May 2014

Winter warmers

Yup, winter is definitely here and I can feel Jack Frost nibbling at my nose at night and early mornings when I get up to get everything ready for school. It's the time of year when we start eating more stews and soups.

By Nina Timm 13 May 2014

Easy Cooking mussels

Mussels are often referred to as the poor man's shellfish because they are relatively cheap and plentiful. Prepared properly, they can be a meal for royalty, let alone a poor man!

By Nina Timm 11 Apr 2014

Oink oink - I'd love some pork!

I know I might shock the socks off some of you, but I love pork in any form, shape or size! I often say that my last meal before I depart to "higher grounds" will be a crisp pork belly with all the trimmings.

By Nina Timm 25 Mar 2014

This little piggy went to market

There are such amazing markets in and around Cape Town, and every market has its own unique flavour and atmosphere.

By Nina Timm 21 Feb 2014

Spice it up on Valentines's Day!

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and although I have made two delicious desserts, my better half will enjoy "man food", especially if it has a subtle hint of spice and heat.

By Nina Timm 13 Feb 2014

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