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Simply Delicious…The only way to cook and WIN!

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home, To Eat

I call my on-screen chef, Zola-a, ZoZo or just Zola! Not only is she the most amazing chef everrrrr, but believe it or not;

Before I joined Expresso and cooked in the kitchen with Zola, I couldn’t show off ANY culinary skills. Really. Now that my food hero has launched her own cookbook..I had to be a show off and Interview her about her latest project! There’s also a chance for you to WIN!

Follow Zola on Twitter @zola_nene and on Facebook at /zolanenechef. Also, follow her publisher on Facebook and Twitter.

In Zola Nene’s own words, she says, ‘Food has always been a huge part of my life; important occasions were always marked with a feast of some sort…’ this book chronicles my food journey thus far – how it started and what has shaped me into the chef I am today.’ And that’s exactly what Simply Delicious is all about; it’s Zola’s culinary career told through her recipes, interspersed with snippets and perspectives of her life journey, including tributes to the people who have inspired and influenced her cooking style and explaining the reason for certain culinary choices that she has made.

If one had to describe Zola’s personality in a single idea, it would be ‘irrepressible joy’, which is the thread running through this journey as well as the state evoked by her delicious dishes. Her food philosophy is very simple – cooking is for everyone. With easy-to-follow instructions, the recipes will ensure that anyone can produce mouth-watering results.

Zola Nene Simply Delicious Chocolate Face Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp

Subscribe to Chocolateface and email with the subject heading “Simply Delicious“ to be entered into the giveaway. Competition closes on Friday, 19 February 2016.

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I don’t cook on Mondays! WIN with

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home

#NoMeatMondays #MeatFreeMonday…and all the other hashtags that exists around a no meat Monday, doesn’t apply in this house…cause I don’t cook on Mondays.

Growing up we ate leftovers on Mondays. Braai from the previous day. Chicken wings from Sunday lunch. Wrinkly potatoes and sweet carrots that might have crystallized to desert instead of a healthy falcarinol cancer fighting veggie.  See, Not even Mom cooked on Mondays.

The weekend was special. We had a beautiful ceremony for our baby in the church I was Christened in. So Mom and I cooked. Cause when we are happy we eat. And when we are sad we eat.  So we made Chicken, roast lamb, chicken curry, potatoes, tongue and carrots.  I’m not cooking on Monday :)

Recently, I started heating leftovers and making veggie smoothies on Mondays.  That’s not cooking. A healthy snack for dinner. Most of the recipes I found had “kale” in it and I only recently discovered what that is…so this one doesn’t have kale in it.

Try this if you want:

2 handfuls spinach

1 banana

¼ cup raspberry

¼ cup blueberry

1 tbs pumpkin seeds

1 tbs sunflower seeds

Then blast. If you don’t have a Nutribullet, You could win one…you lucky fish.

We’re giving away a NUTRIBULLET High Speed Blender!Yuppiechef - Logo - RGBNutribullet is the perfect counter top companion for avid smoothie drinkers. The clever design means that it’s as easy as putting your ingredients into the cup attachment, flipping it upside down, pressing it into the power base and voilà, speedy smoothies and milled grains in seconds.

YuppieChef Nutribullet

Our friends at are giving us a Nutribullet valued at R1999 to give to you ! And ever better, everyone who enters will receive a 10% discount from should you want to buy a Nutribullet!

Subscribe to Chocolateface and email with the subject heading ““ to be entered into the giveaway. Competition closes on the Friday 22 January 2016, so hurry!

Terms and conditions always apply.

Enjoy the week, and let me know what leftovers you had on Monday 😉





#DateNight Galileo Open Air Cinema

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home

More stars, more venues, more magic!

I was HEAVILY preggers when I paid my visit to the Galileo last year. It was really magical…. I really want you to try it out.


The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back, with a whole lot of movies! …In fact,  a  line-up of over 100 movies, more venues and even more magical experiences. Proudly presented by Savanna, The Galileo will be pulling out all the stops this summer to ensure an all round memorable experience.


Every venue offers a unique experience, from when the doors open at 6pm onto a festive market with delicious mouth-watering artisanal food and drinks, interactive games on hand and lively music in the air, to when the sun sets and the stars come out, both in the sky and on the screen. Bringing families, friends and strangers together.


The Galileo will run from 31 October 2015 to the end of April 2016. Book your ticket to The Galileo at

We’re giving away 2 sets of double tickets to the Galileo Open Air Cinema!

Subscribe to Chocolateface and email with the subject heading “TheGalileo“ to be entered into the giveaway.  Also include your cellphone number in your email. Competition closes on the Friday 6 November 2015… So hurry!

Terms and conditions always apply.



Follow The Galileo on Twitter & Facebook and share your experience with the hashtags #TheGalileo & #outdoormovies.


Baby food recipe! and #BrotherMax #WIN

|By Elana| Free Stuff!, Home, To Eat

When my baby arrived on 19 March this year, I never thought that by now I would be introducing solids or even be writing about the simplest recipes ever!  I got advice from other moms, my amazing breastfeeding Clinic in Panorama, and then, my Little Esther Beth and I found our own way through it.  Her favourite is sweet potato.  It’s so easy to make.  Heres my recipe :)

Sweet Potato for my baby: 

Wash the whole lot thoroughly.


Place in an oven dish. And in an oven preheated at 180 degrees.

Place in the oven and forget about it. Literally.  I find, the longer it’s in the oven, the naturally sweeter it becomes. Don’t add anything.  After 2 hours remove and forget about it again :)


Cut in half and scoop flesh out.  It should be soft like soft mash by now.


Place in a blender with a bit of cooled down boiled water.




Scoop into containers and freeze.  I use the Brother Max baby food containers. You can use anything.  Even freeze them as ice blocks and defrost them when needed.

To defrost, I place mine in the microwave as a ” 200g” serving.  They come out the write temperature and then we feast.


There 's never any Sweet Potato left!

There ‘s never any Sweet Potato left!

Brother Max ‘s goodies helps me around the home.  It was established by a team of parents who understand the challenges of parenthood. They wanted to create a range of products, designed to help get things done more quickly and easily, so that babies, toddlers and parents can spend more time doing the fun stuff.







Win a Brother Max started pack for either a boy or a girl which includes the following:

1 x Bear Night Light (Boy)
1 x Bunny Night Light (Girl)
1 x Small Weaning Pots (Unisex)
1 x Large Weaning Pots (Unisex)
1 x Pink Weaning Bowl Set (Girl)
1 x Blue Weaning Bowl Set (Boy)
1 x Pink 4-in-1 Trainer Cup (Girl)
1 x Blue 4-in-1 Trainer Cup (Boy)
1 x Milk Powder Dispenser (Unisex)



Subscribe to Chocolateface and Email with the subject heading “BrotherMax“ to be entered into the competition. Competition closes on the 13th of September 2015.

*Only subscribers to Chocolate Face will be able to enter so subscribe!

Terms and conditions always apply. Winner will either receive boy or girl set – not both. Happy Eating.




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