Let’s Cook – Siba Mtongana

Written by on November 2, 2020 in Book Club, Recipe

I remember watching Siba on Cooking with Siba and Siba’s table, watching her as her family life was starting out. Is this Lonwabo on the cover. Wow, he has grown. I remember him as a baby in the series. Now he is helping mum in the kitchen. This book focuses on recipes for kids and teens. Siba’s family has grown. She has 4 children now. He focus of her book was to meet the nutritional balanced needs of her growing family. Most importantly she tried to simplify the meals and makes it easy for us to follow. It is also great to see how she encourages her children to cook under supervision. Important before starting to cook to be prepared and have the recipes and ingredients you need.

There is section for Morning munchies with eggcellent egg recipes. Perfect boiled egg. 8 minutes and then submerge in cold water. Wonder though if putting eggs in preboiled water works. Must try. Nice to see the float test of eggs to see if eggs are fresh. Many ways to have an egg. Siba is famous for her banana cinnamon oatmeal. I have seen the cinnamon banana a few times on her cooking show. Lots of variety of breakfast foods. Flapjacks that are gluten free using coconut flour. French toast .There is a section of the go snacks- Date balls – maybe a good ramadan fast breaking idea. Making asparagus that is appealing for kids seems like Siba made it more kid friendly. Some lunch box ideas .Beef sliders with home made beef patties. There is drink section with smoothies, cranberry coolers. Chai tea lol.. like saying tea tea.. Chai is tea. The main meals lunch cheddar melts..marghritha pizza pops. These all seem like snacks to me more than a meal. Sushi Donughts – maybe something we must try as my son enjoys sushi. ALso we having turns cooking and the dinner section seems like my children will be able to follow these simple recipes as well as my husband with the different bakes and pasta dishes.

About the book: For kids, by kids! with a little help from Ms Sibalicious! Let’s Cook is jam-packed with nutritious and delicious, easy to-do meals and snacks for any occasion, from lunchboxes, to smoothies and so much more. Siba has taken the fuss out of the kitchen, and created recipes for mom and dad to whip up with their little ones’ help. Step by step, Siba equips her youngest fans with the skills they need to become the next Big Thing in the kitchen. Mom and dad, don’t worry, Siba has you covered too, because Let’s Cook has recipes created with the whole family in mind! Let’s get cooking! Contents: Morning munchies (batters, eggs, porridge and cereals); On the go (drinks, lunchboxes, snacks); Meals (lunches, dinners); Basics, Index

ABOUT THE AUTHORSiba Mtongana is well known for her show ‘Siba’s Table’ on DStv’s Food Network channel, which debuted in September 2013 and was an instant hit worldwide. It has been broadcast in more than 130 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, USA, Australia and Asia. When her show debuted in the USA in April 2014, it made her the first South African to have their own TV show in America broadcast on the The Cooking Channel (which has a reach of more than 60 million homes in the USA alone). Her previous award-winning cooking show, ‘Cooking with Siba’ was aired on MNET’s Mzansi Magic while she was food editor of Drum  magazine and it won a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for Best Lifestyle and Variety Show in its first season. In 2014 she made Oprah  magazine’s prestigious ‘2014 O Power List’ of 21 African women rocking the world, alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Thuli Madonsela, to name a few. She has won three prestigious Galliova Awards for her recipe development, food styling and food journalism. Siba has a degree in Food and Consumer Sciences, with majors in Food, Food Science and Nutrition.


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