Food and foodlike things

/Food and foodlike things

Join me and give up ____ in 2018

A long time ago - in this galaxy -  gave up Coke [the drink] and chocolate for a year. Before that i used to drink about 500ml Coke every 2 or 3 days, and me and chocolate! The Coke was quite easy and after that year i found that i had developed an anti-taste for Coke and even today rarely drink it, except perhaps after a sporting event or at a party if there is [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:22:38+00:00 October 6th, 2017|activities, challenges, Food and foodlike things|1 Comment

i found Jesus [He was in Durban!]

Just to be clear, that's not Jesus in the picture, it's my friend Rudzani Thangoane. i met him in Durban too. Sho, it would take too many words to do our recent KZN trip any justice, but let me try a few. That was definitely the highlight two week period of 2017 for me so far, and so Cape Town you had better work your magic quickly cos i am feeling strongly pulled in that direction [...]

Be intentional this Christmas

"Always give someone else the best slice." Wow, that doesn't sound like me. Except maybe sometimes when i'm with my wife. But also even sometimes not. And actually it's not me, it's my good friend Dalene Reyburn, who wrote this super helpful piece, 'How to feast and not get fat this festive season: 20 small ideas.' There is some really good stuff in there, like: If you can, determine to give away at least half [...]

Deep Dive Conversation at St Johns

Last night we hosted another Deep Dive Conversation Dinner, this time at someone else's house. This was a dinner that has been in the planning for months and one that i've been super excited and anticipationary about. Getting some leaders from St Johns Anglican church [where i currently hang out and am preaching on Sunday in the am actually if you want to come and hear!] to meet around food and conversations about race, with [...]

Pretty Frys for a white guy: Teriyaki Prawn Stir Fry

A little while ago i wrote about a breakfast meeting i had with Brett [great name] from Frys. He gave me a bunch of their products and i said i'd attempt to cook some up and blog about the experience and invited a bunch of people to join me. While i didn't quite get up to speed with inviting people cos life is so rush-rush busy, tbV and i decided last night to try out [...]

By | 2016-09-06T11:57:35+00:00 September 6th, 2016|activities, Food and foodlike things|0 Comments

Pretty Fry’s for a white guy

i had breakfast with myself this morning. Well that's not entirely true, but the big bearded man who sat across me also goes by the name of Brett [Thompson] and he is a living legend. He also is a vegan, but wait, before you start throwing things, just hear me out for a little bit. i met Brett through my wild pink-haired You Tube legend of a friend Grant Hinds [go check out his stuff here, [...]

The Honey(melon)moon is over: Meat-free weak.

So let me begin by saying this, "I really LOVE meat!" For the last, wow, must be almost two years?, my wife tbV and i have been doing our best to do a week of normal eating [as in what we're used to, which is not a crazy amount of meat actually] followed by a meat-free week. But we were chatting last night and realised [or confessed] that we don't find it all that easy. [...]

I ate vegan and live to tell the tale.

A couple of weeks ago tbV and i were invited to a vegan function with Frys. It took place last night at the stunning ginger & lime kitchen and so at 6.30pm we nervously approached what, to be honest, we were not super excited about... the prospect of free food when it's vegan is like saying to me: Hey Brett, have a cookie - it has raiSINs in... We had also sampled the Fry's veg patties once before [...]

The Great Gatsby or ‘Why i decided NOT to keep my pie hole shut’.

"Someone get that man a gatsby!" [Fusi Nkoala] The response to a blog post i wrote about the Passion worship event on Saturday titled, 'The Passion of the Chris'. It wasn't quite everyone's response and some of the suggestions were a little conflicting with a different one strongly suggesting to me that i should "Shut up!" and  "Keep my pie hole closed" [Autram Marjo Jacobs] Although to be fair Autram did clarify that it was [...]

So You Think You Can Veg too? [More inspiring meal plans and recipes]

With the Meat-Free challenge just a week away [Can you go ONE whole week without eating meat?] i posted a series of food plan ideas and recipes for those of you who were left shell-shocked by the mere suggestion… but on the off chance that that was not enough – and for those of us doing regular Meat-Free Mondays or like tbV and myself at the moment alternating weeks with meat on and meat off [...]