Scheckter’s Raw Review

I had the amazing opportunity to have brunch here with a good foodie friend of mine. (By “foodie friend” I mean she loves food just as much as I love it!) We decided on Scheckter’s Raw because 1, it’s on the Entertainer App, so buy one get one (yes please!) and 2, we are always trying to find all the healthy places to dine at.

We have been speaking about coming here for a while now as we really wanted to try out the Flapjacks, but it is not available on the Entertainer App (only main meals) and I refuse to pay R80 for flapjacks! So what is the next best choice? BURGERS!!!

Okay so first, lets start on the drinks. As it was a cold rainy day, we decided on coffee. I had an Organic Americano. It was so tasty and warmed me up from the inside. I think they use their own brand of organic coffee so brownie points to you guys! My friend had the Mocha Latte and it looked amazing! It came with such a cute cup, I literally wanted to take it home with me!

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Okay, onto the burgers. OMG. I do not have words for this. So when the burgers arrived, all I saw was the black bun. I didn’t want to tell my friend, but the only thing that I was thinking was “no ways I am eating black bread”. I was pleasantly surprised though! It honestly tasted like “normal” bread, just not as heavy as “normal” bread. We had the CVC (Cajun Vegan Chicken), the “chicken patty” tasted amazing. Honestly, if you gave me that and told me it’s chicken, I would totally believe you. The BBQ sauce that they used was so flavourful and worked amazing with the huge chunk of avo on the burger.

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The burgers came with sweet potato fries, which we all know is definitely my fav. The fries tasted like they were baked, not fried, which is a little better than oily chips (even though oily chips are good on their day). The vegan aioli that accompanied the fries were just amazing! I wanted to lick out the little serving of aioli! They also sell small pots of the vegan aioli.

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Before we came, I read some reviews on Zomato which said that the service was a little slow. I am not going to lie to you, the service is slow, but once your order is in things go quick!

I would definitely be back as I really want to try the Thai Red Curry, the flapjacks (when I am rich enough) and the smoothies (on a warmer day)! Β They also have delicious, clean desserts which includes Snickers Bars, Cheesecakes and Oreos to name a few. These desserts go for R55 each. That is a little pricey for a girl on a budget hey!

But anyways, good job guys! Keep up the good work, I will see you again soon!

Osumo Review

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am literally obsessed with Osumo.

I actually remember my first time there. My flatmate and I wanted to go to Kauai, but we walked passed Osumo and decided to just take a look at the menu. Flatmate was really amped for this, but I did have my heart set on Kauai. Fortunately for her, I am an impulsive person, so I decided to give it a try. After this day, my life changed. Osumo is all I want!

Osumo is located in Canal Walk, Cavendish Square, Sea Point as well as Green Point. What I love the most about them, is that they like to stick to the basics. They strive to create a well-balanced lifestyle with regards to eating (especially fast food). The staff is always friendly and happy to wait patiently if you simply cannot decide between all the yummy food choices!

For a year I was so in love with the Vanilla Chilla smoothie, but my favorite now is the Almond Coffee smoothie. When it comes to the food, I do not have a favorite. I absolutely love The Flinstone (it has bacon in), or if I want something more plain, I have the Roasted Butternut & Danish Feta. You can decide if you want it in a salad, wrap or sandwich. Last week I actually tried the Sunflower Power Wrap. It has chickpeas with salad things and a delicious soy sauce and olive oil dressing! Definitely a must try for the veggie lovers!

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I do encourage everyone to give Osumo a try. Take that risk that I did, you might be pleasantly surprised! The menu is available on their website if you want to check it out beforehand. I literally haven’t had anything bad from the menu, and I have had almost everything! From wraps to salads even to the stir fry! Next I’m definitely trying their Chocolate Pod Oats, because chocolate is life as we all know.

Yuzu Review

Some days, you want something that you are familiar with. Pizza, burgers and all that kinds of comfort food. Other days, you might feel adventurous, try something that you have never eaten in your life before. The issue? You don’t want to pay a lot of money for this “something new”. What if it doesn’t taste good? So when I heard Yuzu had an opening special, of course I had to go try it!

The special: 1/2 price sushi and R99 for a bowl of Ramen and a drink. We decided to try the sushi as well as the ramen. The sushi is quite pricey, but the portions are huge!We had the Tuna and Avo Maki and the Salmon and Avo Onigirazu. It was 8 pieces in total, whichΒ fiancΓ© and I shared. I only managed to have 3 pieces! I promise you guys, the portions are huge, but so good!

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So next up: the ramen. We were both really scared, but really excited to try this new dish. The verdict: when are we having ramen again!? It was amazing! The ramen consisted of aΒ soft boiled egg, udon noodles, spring onion, toasted sesame seeds, chinese leaf and bean sprouts in a lemongrass broth. I went for the chicken option, thinking it would be a little healthier. The chicken was deep fried (but lets be honest everything deep fried is good anyways). The flavours are amazing! I absolutely loved the noodles as well as the lemongrass broth. Again, the portions were huge. Neither of us could finish the bowl of food!

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I definitely recommend this place for anyone who wants to try something new. Especially since they have a special. Support this new restaurant guys! You will be pleasantly surprised, I promise!

Quick and Easy Curry Recipe

We all have those days. You look at the watch thinking “it must be at least 4pm now”. To your surprise, it’s only 1pm. You have eaten all your food, because you are just too hungry to focus today! You keep thinking of everything you need to do after work, cooking dinner is literally the last thing on your mind. Don’t you worry, my dear. I’ve got you covered!

I was in this situation today. After work I still had to go run a few errands and go grocery shopping! One thing is true – never go grocery shopping when hungry. I bought some yoghurt covered peanuts and had a handful immediately when I walked out of the shop! So unnecessary! So walking out of the shop, I realised I only defrosted a small chicken breast and a packet of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. What was I thinking? What am I even going to make with that? I decided to just go home, look in the fridge at what I’ve got and just put something together. It came out pretty tasty in my opinion!

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30 Minute Curry Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 broccoli head
  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 4 medium sized carrots
  • 1 tin chopped tomato
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (Coconut milk would work really good in this!)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pain or pot.
  2. Steam the carrots for about 2 minutes in the microwave.
  3. While the frying pan is heating, cook rice either in microwave or small pot.
  4. Add chopped red onion until softened. Add the chicken breasts. Cook for about 8 minutes until it’s almost cooked.
  5. Add the curry powder, ginger, turmeric, coriander and cumin. Cook for about 5 more minutes.
  6. Place the veggies to the pot and cook until softened. (About 8 minutes)
  7. Lastly, add the chopped tomatoes, milk and water. Let this mixture simmer.
  8. Put rice into a bowl or plate, as preferred. Add the above recipe as well as some salt and pepper according to taste.
  9. And there you have a nutritious, quick meal!

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