Tag Archives: Expresso Show

Podcast: Liezel vd Westhuizen

This lady is wildly accomplished as a TV host, MC, model, spokeswoman, triathlete (yoh) and  18th in the FHM Top 100 sexiest. She also hosts a radio show on Kfm, has been the anchor on Idols and more recently SABC3’s Expresso.  AND all of that with a Masters degree in communications and mop of daring platinum blonde. Taking all of that into consideration, you’ll see that @Liezelv  is simply a girl standing in front of the world sharing her positive energy. She joined me in studio yesterday for a bit of chatter and you’ll see for yourself, she’s as humble and grounded as the day she was born. Sorry, Concrete Jungle (Pretoria), we (Cape Town) have stoled your beloved  Giraffe. x



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Pretty in pink with @36boutiques

When I got the recipe for the week’s insert on the @ExpressoShow I was asked if I could wear something pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. And of course I support the cause but I’ve often battled with the colour pink. Becoming a woman wasn’t a walk in the park for this recovering tomboy and even still, I approach it with a caution that can only be likened to that post-tequila night feeling. Luckily for me, @36boutiques came to my rescue.

This dress, designed by Jo Carlin, is what is called a skater dress, which I don’t quite understand in an urban context because I doubt anyone could skate board in such a frock. But where I’m from (the ice rink) a figure skater could look delightful swanning around in little white boots with this free-flowing skirt rippling in the breeze.


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Demet Karatas & I on the Expresso Show

During my recent twitter interview with 36boutiques.com they asked me  to describe my personal sense of style. My answer was “effortless, body-aware and feminine” something I feel quite strongly about. I’ve often been that girl who LOVED the skin tight frock near the safety of the rail and then spent all evening sucking in her tummy or pulling down the skirt to cover her wares. It’s uncomfortable and let’s be serious, life is simply to short.

Fashion designer @DemetKaratas recently visit 2OV.fm and explained her ideas around dressing and designing for felines. I love that she uses only natural fabrics – silks of every finish and description and leathers so delicious you’d want to bathe in them. Besides being completely fabulous, she’s also particulalry generous. She graciously offered to dress me for the Expresso Show this morning AND cured me from the Rocking The Daisies Flu (yes, it’s an official disease).

So about a Demet Karats design: it’s comfortable and luxurious all at once. This dress was a dream to wear as the fabric fell elegantly and without any help from yours truly. It also looked a damn treat while cooking with Ewan in the Expresso kitchen.


Check out the Bacon and Egg Pie @Ewan_Strydom and I made this morning.


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Choizo lentils with baby spinach and calamari

Before I headed off to Rocking The Daisies last week I joined the @ExpressoShow team to cook some Chorizo lentils with crispy calamari and baby spinach, harvested by the ever-debonair, @Ewan_Strydom. Friday was James Bond Day and the entire team looks rather amazing.

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Tomato Bredie

What a rush this morning on the Expresso Show! Got my face did and got the cooking done in just 15 minutes.

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Biltong Flatbread on the Expresso Show

I joined the @ExpressoShow team this morning and cooked up some Biltong Flatbread with @LeighAnne_Will. Take note of how matchy we are for Casual Day. Seems that we both found our sea legs.

PS: this is a brilliant idea for Braai Day that is coming up.

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Baked Bacon and Tomato Risotto

If you aren’t a morning person (like me), you can catch my Knorr recipe on the Expresso Show right here. Such fun.

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Chicken Tikka on the Expresso Show

I cooked with Knorr this morning onthe Expresso Show with Katlego, Kia and Melanie. Check it out


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Creamy chicken an pesto gnocchi

What an amazing day it has been for yours truly. I did a Knorr insert on the Expresso Show this morning and then the radio show on 2 Oceans Vibe this afternoon. Yes, I’m dead tired but so happy.

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Gourmet Street Food on the Expresso Show

I was on the Expresso Show this morning talking about food, of course. In case you missed it, here’s the clip

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