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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






One of my favourite books by Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello. These are one of my favourite parts from the book.

The question of what is a teacher has played a role in my life since reading this is my high school period.

‘What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows’.

In most cases it is women who are bothered by the idea of dieting or losing weight. Although, eating disorders are experienced by both male and females. Reading this next part left a mark in my life as I turned away from the media’s perception of being “thin”.

‘We have survived for all these millennia because we have been able eat. And now that seems to have become a curse. Why? What is it that makes women at forty years old, want to have the same body that they had when they were young? Is it possible to stop time? Of course not. And why should we be thin? We don’t need to be thin… Eat in moderation, but take pleasure in eating: it isn’t what enters a person mouth that’s evil, but what leaves it. Remember that for millennia we have struggled in order to keep from starving. Whose idea was it that we had to be thin all of our lives? Use the energy and effort you put into dieting to nourish yourself with spiritual bread. Respect that and you will get no fatter than passing time demands. Instead of artificially burning those calories, try to transform them into the energy required to fight for your DREAMS’.

*Paulo Coelho


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.

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 🙂

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


Pumpkin, Spinach & Walnut Spaghetti
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..