• There are few things in the world that can unite people the same way food does. Food starts conversations and certain food brings us joy and puts our minds at ease -we call that comfort food.

    We’ve put together a list of our favourite comfort food that we know will get you through the lockdown period. 

    Beef Stew

    We love a good, hearty beef stew because it’s filled with lean protein and healthy vegetables – and this sums up the makings of a well-balanced meal. This dish is delicious and it’s the perfect family meal. Pair this up with rice, dumpling or pap for a filling, heart-warming meal. Check out this tasty beef stew recipe for a guide on how to prepare it perfectly.


    If there’s one thing we can all agree on is that pancakes are a great treat, no matter what the occasion is. They’re also easy to prepare, all you need to do is mix milk, eggs and flour into a bowl and pour onto a hot non-stick pan.

    There’s also no rule book as to what toppings you can use on your pancakes; you can use honey, berries, Nutella, syrup or you can just keep things simple and sprinkle a bit of sugar on them. Because pancakes are so easy to prepare, why not make them with your children? Preparing food with your little ones can be an educational and fun experience for them. Check out this easy pancake recipe to get started.

     Slap chips

    For those that don’t know, slap chips is a slang phrase created by South Africans to describe deep-fried potato chips, and the word slap (pronounced “slup”) means soft or flabby in Afrikaans. To give your chips a unique flavour, dip the potato chips in vinegar before deep-frying them for 15-20 minutes.

    Slap chips are great to indulge in because they’re crispy on the outside yet soft and tasty on the inside.

    However, we all know that fried food is high in fat and calories, so avoid eating these regularly.


    Lasagne is undoubtedly one of the most prominent oven-baked dishes because of its delicious taste and richness. It’s filled with pasta, vegetables, meat and melted grated cheese. These ingredients work exceptionally well with each other, and one bite of lasagne is enough to put anyone in a better mood.

    Try out this delicious, lasagne recipe.

    Unfortunately, take-outs aren’t an option during the lockdown period, so if you don’t know how to cook, now would be the best time to learn. It’s also the best time to consider getting home insurance, so that you can live your way and relax knowing that your precious belongings are protected against any unforeseen circumstances.

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    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com