The Festive Plant Powered Show releases on-demand downloads

The Festive Plant Powered Show releases on-demand downloads

South Africa’s much anticipated inaugural Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show (FVPPS) took place recently and proved to be hugely successful.

In response to numerous requests from those who missed the online event, six on-demand downloads – which include MasterChef Australia favourite Simon Toohey, UK vegan sensation Gaz Oakley, Zimbabwe’s Nicola Kavhu as well as our own Luke Dale-Roberts, Chris Erasmus, Jenny Morris and Jay Mac, amongst others – will now be available online which means many more people will have the opportunity to watch them doing their thing.

There are five on-demand demos that concentrate on the show’s various chefs – each feature at least three fun food tutorials – and one on-demand download that features speaker presentations with five health and wellness experts. Each of the six on demand downloads will costs R50 and can be sourced via Quicket where they will be available until January 15, 2021.

The R50 cost also includes a free downloadable copy of The Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show’s Recipe Book 2020 which features 55 amazing vegan recipes guaranteed to wow your guests this festive season and beyond!

Watch the replays HERE!

On Demand Download 1

Simon Toohey
Simon Toohey came to global prominence in MasterChef Australia thanks to his vegan creations and use of seasonal vegetables. Toohey is currently appearing on South Africa TV screens in MasterChef Australia: Back to Win.
Demonstration: Baked rice, eggplant and leek hotpot with olives, dill and parsley.

Peter Lebese (aka Thee Gintleman)
Peter Lebese works as a beverage designer and entertainer with Cape Town’s SIP Exclusive mobile bar service.
Demonstration: Two festive cocktails: Is It Tea Time? & Just Jamming.

Amy Hopper
The FVPPS’s emcee shows how to make an easy and healthy festive smoothie.

On Demand Download 2

Gaz Oakley
Gaz Oakley is one of the world’s most celebrated vegan chefs and a man who has more than a million subscribers to his YouTube channel. The 28-year-old London based chef, author of three cook books and a social media sensation is also known as The Avant-Garde Vegan.
Demonstration: Stuffed squash with glazed onions, Christmas rice and sauteed mushrooms.

Jay McNamara (aka Chef Jay Mac)
The Kind Kitchen eatery was founded by vegan advocate and chef Jason McNamara in 2018. Jay Mac gained his skills in vegan culinary arts at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas.
Demonstration: Bao Buns with seared oyster mushrooms, miso glazed aubergine & fermented festive blueberries.

Nicola Kagoro (aka Chef Cola)
Chef Cola, is a pioneering female Zimbabwean vegan chef at the helm of African Vegan on a Budget.
Demonstration: Beet Wellington, collard greens with peanut butter, African fused mashed potato and Smirnoff & Cranberry with mixed fruit cocktail.

On Demand Download 3

Luke Dale Roberts & Jason Kosmas
Luke Dale Roberts’ world-recognised restaurant, The Test Kitchen, held the coveted number one position on the list of South Africa’s best restaurants for six years in a row. Jason Kosmas is head chef of Roberts’ The Pot Luck Club.
Demonstration: The Green Dish – with kimchi marinated kohlrabi, jalapeno avocado and an apple and celery sauce.

Dion Vengatass
Dion Vengatass is a private chef who owns Violet by Vengatass and is the South African Culinary Olympic team captain.
Tandoori mushrooms, charred eggplant caviar, masala roasted cashew nut, mushroom ragout, granola mix, mushroom sago cracker, crisp peppery and tangy herbs.

Hope Mdakane
Winner of the FVPPS and SA Young Chefs Plant-Based competition
Demonstration: Vegan dark chocolate entremets with honeycomb, peach and chocolate mint compote and salted caramel ice cream.

On Demand Download 4

Chris Erasmus
Chris Erasmus has his own restaurant in Franschhoek called Foliage, where he and his young team are creating comfort food from forest to plate.
Demonstration: Pan roasted cauliflower, cauliflower puree, stinging nettle velouté, charred beets

Elisha Madzivadondo
Sunshine Food Co’s founder and microgreen farmer Elisha Madzivadondo will be demo’ing his famous burger!
Demonstration: A delicious vegan burger that people travel kilometres to try. It comprises a beetroot or charcoal burger bun, sunflower microgreens, pea shoots, alfalfa sprouts, black beans, lentil sprouts, chana (chickpea dhal), red capsicum, sweet corn, humus, avocado, veggie patty and pickled red onion.

Mia Smith
Mia Smith is a registered dietitian consulting at The Green Dietitian.
Demonstrations: Spiced chai vegan eggnog; Rooibos red cappuccino & fresh red iced tea; Iced chai latte & superfood lattes

On Demand Download 5

Jenny Morris
Morris is well-known to fans and followers as The Giggling Gourmet and is one of this country’s best loved food personalities and chefs.
Demonstration: Moroccan Pasta Salad

Jay McNamara (aka Chef Jay Mac) & Mishkah Gool
The Kind Kitchen eatery was founded by vegan advocate and chef Jason McNamara in 2018. Mishkah Gool is the in-house chef, brand ambassador and content creator for B-well.
Demonstration: Pimped up buffalo brussels sprouts and tofu and vegetable stir fry.

The Great Big Festive Vegan Banquet Cook-Off – Jenny Morris and Jay Mac race against the clock and each other to see who can whip up the best dish in only 10 minutes.

On Demand Download 6

The Proveg SA Plant Power Talks featuring:

Donovan Will & Kate Aitken
Donovan Will is the director of ProVeg South Africa, the local chapter of ProVeg International, a leading international food awareness organisation working to promote plant-based food options across four continents. Kate Aitken is the marketing manager at Wellness Warehouse.
Topic: An introduction into living life well.

Justin Smith
Justin Smith joined WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) in 2017 to head up business development, marketing and fundraising.
Topic: Planet-based diets – how dietary shifts can bend the curve on the negative impacts of the food system, moving from exploiting to restoring nature.

Lucy Bartholomew
Australian Lucy Bartholomew (24) is a professional endurance trail runner, a nature lover and a plant muncher.
Topic: Being a plant powered international super athlete

Sharni Quinn
Sharni Quinn is an international yoga teacher, life coach, author, motivational speaker, businesswomen and free spirit who now lives in Bali.
Topic: Living the Plant-based Lifestyle: Inspiration for physical, mental, emotional, spiritual health and happiness.

Toni Brockhoven
Toni Brockhoven is the Chairperson of Beauty Without Cruelty
Topic: Making a positive difference when shopping

Yesheen Singh
Dr Yesheen Singh is a medical doctor with a passion for the medicinal benefits of eating well.
Topic: Veganism/plant-based eating and wellbeing from a medical perspective

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Whether you live a full-time ‘VGN' life, are just trying out meat-free days, enjoy tantalising your taste buds with innovative plant-based food or are exploring sustainable and eco-friendly products, The Plant Powered Show community offers gastronomical inspiration from top local and international celebrity chefs, health and wellness talks from the experts and spectacular entertainment.