One of the things that the pair bonded over while filming the show is their love for beetroot. After all, they concur that 7 Colours is not complete without the vegetable. “The minute I see beetroot, I’m over the moon. Not the one made with chutney, but vinegar,” Dube says.
Renowned for her colourful acting resumé that includes productions such as Soul City, Generations, Skwizas and Isithembiso; Dube admits that the new show has taken her out of her comfort zone.
“Remember I’m an actress and this is a first for me, so I’m loving it,” Dube says. “After Covid I would have taken any job, even bricklaying. I didn’t really audition for it and they just told me they want me to work with Moshe.”
If she could participate on the show as a guest, Dube would cook her signature lamb roast with pumpkin, potatoes, beetroot and morogo (African spinach) on the side.
“I used to work as a domestic worker. Just like a lot of other mothers learned how to cook through being a domestic worker, the story is the same with me,” Dube says.
“I’m really particular about what I cook and how I do it. The presentation is important. The people on this show are so real and we are not acting. Grab some of the recipes.
“I was surprised by someone on the show who cooked chicken hearts and I must admit I was not sure, especially for a Sunday meal. But guess what? It was to die for.”
For Ndiki, the best advice when it comes to 7 Colours is simplicity.
“Less is more, obviously I will put in some effort. But there are some things I see on the show, where I’m like, 'why do we have a gem squash stuffed with mince and rice, then topped with cheese',” Ndiki says.