Some call them Cowpeas, others call them Black Eyed Bean, Black Eyed Peas, Dinawa et….It’s confusing, I know.   In South Africa, we call them Cowpeas or Dinawa and I think I’ll just stick to that, just to lessen the confusion. One thing I love about traditional dishes is that one can maintain a balanced […]

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Two things in the world that unite Africans, food and football.   With regard to the latter, we tend to build walls or silos around ourselves but when there’s a game of football, all those walls and silos disappear.   We all become African, not South African, not Ghanaian and definitely not Nigerian.   As […]

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It is Father’s Day this coming Sunday!  You often hear people complain about their dead beat fathers.  In Xhosa we have an idiom that perfectly describes those, we say “ufe ethwele umnqwazi”.  On the other hand, there are some pretty amazing dad’s out there!  A friend of mine always gushes about how wonderful her father […]

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If you are not in Cape Town, let me tell you this….it is COLD!  It is raining!  My mind is going crazy thinking of Stews, Curries, Potjies, Casseroles, Soups, Hot Chocolate….I’m thinking of a Sticky Toffee Pudding with generous splashes of Custard….Ooolalaaa! I go to my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter timelines and take comfort in […]

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Yesterday, I had an amazing time cooking at the HecticNine 9 Studios!  Oh my God!  The presenters, Ayanda and Lesego, are insane!  There’s too much energy in that studio and they are both complete naturals!  They make TV presenting look effortless!  I really take my hat off to them.   The theme  or rather topic […]

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  In recognition of international Food Allergy Awareness Week  (May 11 – 17, a leading allergy pharmaceutical company, Pharma Dynamics, has joined forces with well-known food consultant, Heleen Meyer on creating allergen free recipes.   This is the same team that introduced the heart healthy Gatsby last year. An estimated 3 million people suffer from food […]

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