LIVEKINDLY launches the world’s largest virtual plant-based kitchen including two South African chefs

Our umbrella company, the LIVEKINDLY Collective, has recently launched Collective Kitchen, the world’s largest virtual plant-based kitchen.

The food-focused platform follows eleven experienced chefs from around the world as they recreate local and popular dishes with only plant-based ingredients.

Representing South Africa are two top plant-based chefs, Mokgadi Itsweng and Jason McNamara, sharing the kitchen with top international chefs from Los Angeles, Berlin, and Stockholm.

Chef Jason McNamara

The initiative includes the Top Dish video series, which features, among others, Chef Mokgadi Itsweng’s exploration of sustainable food initiatives around Joburg. Collective Kitchen’s creative chef-driven campaign is the first of its kind, with culinary experts from around the world creating unique, easy plant-based recipes for the home cook. Now everyone can enjoy a plant-based recipes of their favourite dishes.

Our mission at the LIVEKINDLY Collective is to make plant-based diets the new norm, and that’s only possible by making the transition to eating less meat easier for all cooks, no matter who they are cooking for.

Our chefs are using some of our most popular products to encourage home cooks to experiment and find out just how versatile, delicious, nutritious, and easy-to-make plant-based meals can be.

Chef Mokgadi Itsweng.

The recipes are made using some of LIVEKINDLY Collective’s top plant-based meat brands, including Fry’s and Oumph! Products, which are readily available at most leading retailers.

The Collective Kitchen embodies what our mission has always been at Fry’s, which is to inspire families to explore more meat-free meals.

Fry’s turned 30 this year, and seeing our incredible products being cooked by these talented chefs from around the world, on this beautifully inspiring platform fills us with so much pride.

Through Collective Kitchen, you will learn how to easily replace meat in popular dishes such as fried chick’n tacos, German doner kebabs, Swedish meatballsmince stuffed vetkoek or amagwinya or the Jozi kota, and much more. Each recipe comes with cooking videos and instructions on how to prepare the dishes.

Now everyone can be a chef! Check out the Collective Kitchen website.


Fun, healthy Saturday Night Family Dinner Ideas

These quick, easy family dinner ideas are so delicious it’ll be hard for even the pickiest little eaters to say no. Don’t believe us? Give this list a look and try one out. We’re sure your little ones will be asking for seconds! Best part: they’re healthy and fun to make too. We’ve got classic favorites as well as fresh, kid-approved pastas and casseroles. If you’re ready to take on some vegan dinner ideas that are also crowd-pleasers, take a look through some of our favorite plant-based dinner recipes right here.

We like to get the whole family involved when making these easy dinner recipes. Getting kids involved in cooking and meal preparation can seem to be more work than benefit, especially when you’re having a busy week but empowering your kids to make their own food and take a turn or two to cook dinner, will teach them about good nutrition and pay off in the long run.

Why plant-based dinners? Not only are plant-protein options free of the harmful carcinogens, heavy metals, environmental contaminants, cholesterol and hormones that are often found in meat and dairy but they are also full of beneficial vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants which help to fight disease and keep children healthy. Studies have found that children who eat a plant-based diet have less risk of becoming overweight or obese and tend to eat more fruits and vegetables and less junk food.


Macfry burger

These burgers imitate every kids’ favourite fast food burger, without the extra nasties added. Make this easy dinner recipe using our famous Big Fry Burgers!

Mac and Cheeserpiller 2019

A childhood favourite packed with protein from our Mini Chipolatas. This vegan take on an old faithful gets gold stars for kid-friendly flavour. Every hungry caterpillar will want a bite.

The Little Rascal Burger 2019

What little rascal isn’t a fan of a burger? Give this dinner treat a healthy kick loaded with veggie fillings that double up as a cheeky wink. Made with our Chicken-Style Burgers for a quick plant-based dinner. You could also swap out the Chicken-Style Burgers for our famous Big Fry Burgers if you’re looking for something a bit meatier.

Vegan mini pizza for kids

Pizza as cookies? The best of both worlds combined! Use a cookie cutter to make cute shapes like hearts and stars as your pizza base and decorate with your favourite veggie toppings like our Original Hotdogs.