[TOJ’S RECIPES] 7-Ingredient Vege Mix

The mix was introduced to me by close family friends, who often cooked it alongside grilled fish or chicken. This dish will get every member of the family and visitor crowded around the table for a dining experience accompanied by lengthy conversations.

Here is how you can make yours.


  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green, red and/or yellow pepper
  • 2 Fresh tomatoes
  • ½ medium sized Cabbage
  • Spice of your choice, depending on the meat it will be coupled with
  • Salt
  • 10 *tbsp oil

Potential servings: 5

Preparation: 20 *min

Cooking: 37-50 min


  • Slice the onions, peppers, tomatoes and cabbage into long strips
  • Heat up your frying pan and add your oil
  • Add the sliced onions and peppers and let them simmer for 7-10 min
  • Then add the tomatoes
  • After 5 min add salt and spice
  • Finally add the cabbage
  • Mix your vegetables, stirring the pot continuously
  • Cook for 20-30 min until the cabbage becomes soft

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Carrot can also be used as an ingredient if preferred. You can also eat such a simple mélange with anything from bread to pap and meat.

*tbsp: tablespoon

*min: minute/s

(Image courtesy to Gaby Ndongo; Writing by Gaby Ndongo: gabyndongo@outlook.com, +27 7 524 6053; Editing by Amber Richardson: richardsonamber97@gmail.com)

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Gaby Ndongo Nkolo is a liberal Congolese nationalist who is currently studying Journalism at the University of Johannesburg. He works as a journalist for both The Open Journal and The Journalist. His interests are diverse ranging from skateboarding, boxing, the culinary arts, cycling and most importantly journalism which brought with it, interests in reading and writing. In particular Gaby enjoys activities that require speed or concentration; however, music beguiles his soul and rejuvenates his mind. This individual’s aspiration is to always be his true self and love who he is as a person; additionally, he aims to appreciate people for who they are as individuals.

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