Plant-based Bobotie for Heritage Day!

By Ursula Botha

Here’s one way Ursula enjoys a taste of good old South African heritage without letting food intolerance interfere. She makes an alternative, plant-based bobotie using Happy Earth People pasta in her latest recipe video. Fill up on good food and company, nourish those bellies and yourselves! Celebrate this beautifully diverse place we get to call home!


  • 1 large brown onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 large pack mushrooms (finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 apple grated
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 cup Happy Earth People Pasta
  • 1 bananna sliced


  1. Boil the chopped onion in water for 2 minutes (this process eases digestion).
  2. Combine the spices on a pan and allow to roast on a low heat for 2 minutes (enhances delicious flavours). Add the garlic.
  3. Add the onions. No oil should be needed but you can optionally add some oil if you like.
  4. Add the mushrooms, carrot and apple. Allow the veggies to boil in its own waters for 20 mins on a low heat.
  5. Boil water in a separate pot. Add HEP pasta to boiled water for 6 minutes.
  6. Add HEP with the bobotie flavoured veggies.
  7. Top with sliced banana and desiccated coconut.


About Ursula:

Ursula Botha is an actress, accidental academic and health-nut based in Johannesburg. Her YouTube channel features a variety of videos including plant based recipes, fashion and daily vlogs. Since birth Ursula’s had a compromised digestive system, which caused much discomfort and chronic illnesses. Therefore, she pursues a gluten, dairy, sugar-FREE diet in order to live a healthy, vibrant, fun and balanced lifestyle.

Check out her YouTube channel or follow her on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with this super fun human!