I don’t know bout ya’all but #lockdown was great on my palate, not so great on my hips #hipsforrealsdontlie
Yhooooooo Yhoooo Yhooooo
I fell into the banana bread trap and made a loaf with #zakariyyanoah18 right in the beginning of lockdown. I tried Mexican and Japanese and Cape Malay vibes and it was all going well till I put a jeans on. Uh-oh…Long story short (and round) I picked up the 7 kilograms I had lost in the two months leading up to lockdown. It doesn’t help that Faeez loves being in the kitchen; and whatever he makes is so lekkkkkkerrrrrrrrr!
Did I enjoy all that food, yes!
Did I cry after I picked up the weight, hell yes!
Do I regret it, YES and NO!
Yes because losing weight is no joke!
NO because I had so much fun with Zakariyya making all these treats #inthenoahkitchen and I distinctly remember how happy I was when I rolled my first frushi roll (fried sushi) lol! The memories are great, the tummy rolls not so great.
You know it’s bad when your son exclaims “Ooooh mommy, you’re so soft!” Thanks my child, thanks *rollseyes*
Anyhoo it is what it is. I cannot go back and choose a salad over a crunchie. But something did happen along the way to make me stop in my track“pants” and make some serious changes (more about that in a later post, I promise). For now, if you want to see what we made and ate over the first few months of lockdown then scroll down to see all kinds of deliciousness and where to find the recipe, if I followed one 🙂
 Cape + Malay. A. noun phrase A member of a predominantly Afrikaans-speaking and Muslim group being partly descended from slaves or political exiles sent to the Cape in the 17th and 18th centuries from Indonesia, India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malaysia, and Madagascar; Cape Muslim noun phrase; Malay noun sense 1
 Adjective good; pleasant. “the lekker local flavour of South Africa”
 A koe’sister or koesister is a traditional Cape Malay pastry often described as a spicy dumpling with a cake-like texture, finished off with a sprinkling of coconut.