Mzansi home cooks and kitchen creatives, you’ve heeded the quarantine cooking call! And yes, I’m impressed. Honestly, all hats off, because you’ve flooded our socials with your favourite lockdown meals and delicacies.
Food For Mzansi’s followers accepted the challenge to get extra creative in the kitchen during the national lockdown by entering the #FFMLockdownMeals cooking competition. From walkie talkies and prawn curry to cottage pie and pizza, the images alone are mouthwatering.
Competitor Hope Moteane has not only been cooking up a storm in her kitchen but was even inspired to create her very own veggie garden in her backyard and now makes farm-to-table meals for her family.
Bn trying on different dishes 4 my family. This has also proved 2 me a side I didn't I could evn do myself. Everyday has been bringing different ideas between cooking & baking, so much tht aftr #lockdownSouthAfrca I'm ready 2 go pursue studying about more. Started gardening evn😊 pic.twitter.com/kcLrVXsohI
— HopeBlue (@hope_moteane) April 10, 2020
What to cook? What to cook? Why not play around with those many potatoes in your cooking pantry like Greshan Madhan, who has made these lovely cottage pies. Presentation is key, so kudos.
Simple and affordable Cottage Pies only require a handful of ingredients but gives the most comforting meal in return which makes it our go to family meal #lockDownSouthAfrica 👌 pic.twitter.com/QOmID78bpu
— Gresham Madhan (@GreshamMadhan) April 10, 2020
Avoid unnecessary drama with the South African Police Service over bread rolls and make magwinya instead. These are now the sandwich replacement of choice according to Christine Saunders.
A favourite! Amagwinya😍, a taste of home and comfort during the #lockdownSouthAfrica, whilst ensuring keeping hydrated, taking daily Vits via food & supplements and staying home. pic.twitter.com/kltNHcughJ
— IG: @christinesaunders_ (@chriiss_27) April 9, 2020
Health bowls were all the rage when we weren’t under lockdown. These are also easy to make, according to West G, who shares this vibrant healthy dish filled with nutritious goodies.
— WestG (@westG80696060) April 9, 2020
Even meatless dishes are allowed! Moushumi Maharaj made this curry with soya prawns.
— Moushumi Maharaj (@MoushZN) April 10, 2020
No one in their right mind could ever get tired of chicken. Gcinile Ndinyane, makes this sticky BBQ chicken.
— Gcinile Ndiyane (@zehlubi09) April 10, 2020
The competition winners will be announced on the 16th of April. There are three prizes up for grabs: a Takealot voucher worth R500, a R500 Shoprite Checkers voucher of R 500 or a Corteva goodie basket.