It’s all things lockdown cooking with Lorna Maseko | #GottaAskYFM

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It’s easy to fall into the ‘processed food’ or ‘take-away food trap,’ but the impact of such choices are dire. Home-cooked meals shouldn’t be a chore and #GottaAskYFM with the help of celebrity chef Lorna Maseko are here to show you why.

Part of staying safe at home is healthy eating. This doesn’t mean put the whole family on a diet but the following foods can help you keep your health in check

Green Tea

Whether you are a tea person or not, green tea is a good staple to adopt. It reduces the risk of heart disease, helps you lose weight (for those looking to do so), is a natural antibiotic, and for those kissy types… it protects you from cavities and bad breath.


It’s not all bad when you aren’t addicted. A cup a day helps you feel more energized, burns fat and improves physical performance.

Do note that the effects may vary from person to person, based on an individuals’ health characteristics.

Herbs and Spices

Not only do they make foods tasty but are beneficial in boosting your health, when correctly chosen. In a nutshell… They fight inflammation and reduce damage to your body’s cells. Just a sniff of Rosemary could help you perform better in tests whilst cocoa and garlic help lower your chances of heart disease.

Even chocolate, well… dark chocolate is good for you.

Coconut Oil

Unlike other saturated fats, this oil is high in medium-chain fat, which help reduce cholesterol levels. It also promotes better brain and memory functions. It also has laxative effects, which could be considered a pro… So no more ‘castor oil.’ This is an alternative to help bowel movement and reduce chances of constipation.

Apple Cider Vinegar

A recent craze has made this vinegar ‘fashionable,’ but it actually packs a punch. Not only does it get rid of heartburn but also improves digestion, kills bacteria and decreases the risk of getting cancer. It doesn’t end there… This vinegar also treats dandruff, strengthens hair as well as treats and prevents acne.

The mysterious ‘mother’ of all!

Now that you have got the nuggets, try these hearty meals courtesy of Lorna Maseko.

Take your time in the kitchen and cook this wholesome meal

Roasted Lamb Shanks With Creamy Samp and Durban Curry Chakalaka

SBWL Mogodu with a twist? This is for you

Mogodu with Pea & Corn Dombolo


With lockdown forcing everyone to flex their skills, #GottaAskYFM and Lorna Maseko took to the social media streets to find out where young chefs need help.

Questions posed

  1. How do I make sunny side up eggs without messing them up?
  2.  A few tips on how to make the perfect quesadillas and nachos
  3.  What’s the easiest way to make pizza?

Lorna Maseko answers these and more

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