SaturDAY!

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The Homecoming Africa event was a once in a lifetime experience. I was never a fan of these events because I never knew much about them or I could not afford them. But since I went by all means to get the tickets (no I did not do anything mischievous, I simply asked my amazing brother), especially with the theme AFRICA I could not miss this.

Besides the energy from the crowd and artists delivering a great performance, I must say I had a good time from beginning to end.

 

My highlight of the night was meeting Hezron Louw, one of the contestants of TopChefSA. Since I’m such a food person and watch the show almost every week, I recognized him in a split second, walking past me minding his own business and I thought to myself I’ve got to say hi. I approached him and asked for a picture, and to my surprise he offered me a free dish of a chicken coujon (I think that’s what it called). I was not so thrilled by the meal so he suggested that I come by again and get served by him. Such a thoughtful and bubbly person.

You can checkout his great work in the kitchen here: SUMTING fresh and on twitter: @sumtingfresh

 

 

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A SWEET BREAKFAST

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Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich

I woke up with a sweet tooth and an excitement of cravings of banana and peanut butter. Since I favour those two combinations, I decided to make a Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich. As easy as 1 2 3. I first saw this recipe on Pinterest and was curious, later on, I saw a similar recipe on TV on Siba’s Table. I knew I had to give it a try. With these two recipes in mind, I created my very own recipe:

Chocolate Peanut Butter and Banana sandwich

All you need is one banana, sliced in half, peanut butter (chocolate peanut butter with choc chips), white or brown bread (two slices) , butter, and honey.

1. Melt the butter on pan then fry banana slices for a minute on each side.
2. Toast the bread as crunchy as you would like it to be. Spread chocolate peanut butter on both bread slices.
3. Place banana slices on bread with a twinkle of honey, bring along the other slice and there you have a sandwich ready to be eaten.

FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT

“.. Fruits in our lives: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness. ” Galatians 5:22(NLT)

I had eaten a fruit salad and I could not help but reflect on the fruits of the spirit in the Bible.
Below are one of my favorite fruits, so I broke them down into the fruits of the spirit.

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Love- Strawberries are red and ripen with sweet juices. This fruit is commonly associated with love, care and being affectionate. The fruit itself has a similar shape of an heart. As this being one of the fruits of the spirit, we are taught to be loving and caring to one another.

Joy- Grapes can either be green, red or purple. The beautiful changes of colours that show the overwhelming feeling of joy. The sweet juices which can also be served as wine which makes a call for a celebration.

Peace- Peaches can sometimes have a bittersweet taste but once fully ripen, they are as sweet as your daily jam:)

Patience- Mangoes may take a while to ripe but with patience and time, mangoes serve as an fulfilling fruit. Mangoes have one of the best recipes in desserts.

Kindness- Apples are as kind to your health as the doctor, they want you to be in good health. From a variety of colours; green, yellow and red.

Goodness- Watermelon fills the body with goodness of 92% of water. They may have annoying seeds that we come across in life but goodness comes a long way.

Faithfulnes- Bananas can be baked into a banana loaf or eaten immediately. They are reliable and easy to ingest, no need to wash them or remove any seeds. Such as faith, we can leave bananas in the open and trust them to remain clean and healthy without peeling them to check if they are edible.

Once all fruits are digested, the stomach is happy and the spirit is uplifted 🙂

*Note: the fruits were randomly chosen, you may have your own version of preferences.
*Source: All pictures: http://www.flickr.com

Did you say VEGAN??

Take a look at these pictures…..Quite appetizing right? I always wondered what vegan people eat as i believed that any means of meat or chicken (or any other animal) was more of a daily food intake and something that had to be in your meal everyday. However, I was wrong and  I am more interested in trying out these foods than before, I might just turn into a vegan 🙂

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Vegan Banana & Raspberry Bread
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Banana Strawberry Pancakes with Peanutbutter chocolate sauce

 

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Pumpkin, Spinach & Walnut Spaghetti
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Soyrizo Scramble

In the last two pictures I thought there was chicken or meat in these meals but to my surprise, it is the substitute or rather a replacement of them. Beans, lentils, potatoes, spinach, pumpkin, avocados and the list goes on.

I salute my vegan friends for the the idea and compassion of saving animals. In most cases like myself, we do not think of what we are eating as it has become our survival and way of living. People have different preferences and cannot be told what to eat and not to eat. Since in 21st century there is more access to information and varieties of foods, one can choose to be a vegetarian (does not eat meat/chicken) or vegan (does not eat any kind of animal). It is a matter of choice.

Here is Lisa Lorles showing us what she eats in a day of a vegan lover! ENJOY..

*SOURCES:

http://joybblog.tumblr.com/post/144949245471/broccolibabe-soyrizo-scramble-from-lot-1-in

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http://joybblog.tumblr.com/post/144949234461/vege-nom-veganfoodporncentral-pumpkin

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http://littlevegannicole2.tumblr.com/post/144308296835/doing-a-little-throw-back-to-these-amazing-banana

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http://earthyjenna.tumblr.com/post/144739313806/nourishyobody-vegan-banana-raspberry-bread

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