Like in Hong Kong, in Cape Town as well you can experience 4 seasons within a day. Not right now as the Summer solidly keeps the degrees above 25 degrees constantly, but I've learned something about the wind lately, that can truly blow you by surprise. This happened to me yesterday when I left home in a flowy red dress, about to walk for my lunch date, since I don't have a car anymore and I love to explore by feet. But there was no way, I had to take an uber to avoid running around with my dress in ears. Note to self: never leave home in a dress without checking the wind. It is quite high chance these days that the wind is really powerful, as I later yesterday witnessed while hiking up Table Mountain. Which is a different story...
We tried out a new lunch place Sexy Food, which I cannot describe with enough superlatives. The owner has suffered cancer, tried chemo for years, and then finally decided to give up with Western medicine and instead heal himself with food. He succeeded and once again proved that dood truly can be your medicine. Sexy Food describes themselves as:
"WHERE ANCIENT METHODS MEET MODERN MINDS
Sexyfood is the Nelson Mandela of Modern Day Eating Habits: A Lifestyle of Multi-Food Culture. It's where Herbivore and Carnivore meet for lunch, where eco-awareness exists behind every food choice. Its a flexible mindset measuring ingredients that work best for individual.
THINK: DIGESTIVE, BLISS, HEALTHY ATTITUDE, FULL CIRCLE, ZERO WASTE AND THE RIGHT TO FEEL SEXY.
If you don't recognise the ingredients or feel good about the way it was prepared, neither will your tummy or metabolism. You might be an eat-everything kind of person, animal eater, vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, fruitarian, breatharian, but the real deal is the conversation you have with your body. Listening to the body is key when mastering the sexy food lifestyle.
LEARN TO LOVE THE PLANT KINGDOM AND EMPHASISE FOOD THAT IS FRESH AND ALIVE. BE AT THE PLACE WHERE BUSHMAN AND BUSINESS COME TOGETHER AND CONTRIBUTE TO A NUTRITIONALLY NET-POSITIVE VIBE.
Mission: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
With experience I can tell that this is not exaggerating. The lunch buffet consists of living fresh foods, prepared with care and consideration. You feel nourished and alive having eaten kimchi, sprouts, greens, veg patties, beans, organic vegetables, essence bread and so much more... The dressings are probiotic ranging from miso to pesto and gazpacho an many more that I didn't manage to squeeze to my plate. They serve buchu water, a South African herb leaf. As always here I had trouble choosing between the raw desserts which all looked divine. I ended up with peanut butter brownie.
Wishing these kinds of places built with love and care will spread around elsewhere as well. <3