4 SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN LIVE MORE HEALTHY

  Having listened to a lot of people share the challenges that come with losing weight or making a healthier choice of what they put into their bodies,I do find that a lot of them have the mistaken belief that to live healthy is somehow more expensive. It is not. It is also interesting to…

WHATS IN YOUR CUP OF TEA ?

“Black or white?”is a question increasingly being asked when you walk into a restaurant and ask for tea. Black is what it sounds like black tea while white is if you would like  a dash or two or three of milk. Tea holds a special place in Kenyan households and hearts,it is the drink of…

TURN UP THE HEAT ON YOUR METABOLISM

“What do you do when you metabolism is slow and you want to increase it ?” One of the surest way to increase your metabolism is through exercise. Burn more calories by burning  (pun intended) the soles off your gym shoes is a sure fire way to lose weight. A slow metabolism may be due…

MAKING YOUR DAY AT THE SPA COUNT

“One of the secrets to a happy life is giving yourself continuous small treats.” The other day my  girlfriends  took me out for a treat,a day at some swanky spa at an address in Upperhill. To be honest I have never gone to a spa ,never thought it was necessary but hey there is always…

EGG FREE PUMPKIN CUPCAKES

My son and eggs do not mix well. After planting 2 seeds of pumpkin  that months later brought fourth 8 really huge  pumpkins,i was left twiddling my thumbs on what to do with the rest of them . Then i had one of  those now of my now rare light bulb moments……i decided to try…

AVOCADO CREAM SANDWICHES

Kenyans love their margarine and their bread,so much so some bread companies include a free    sachet of margarine when they package  their loaves. But you do not have to have your bread with margarine,try butter or avocados for a really nutritious start  to your morning. Ingredients 4 slices whole wheat bread 1/2 of a…

STORING CHAPATIS

How do your store  your chapatis,especially on those days  when you have made one too many. I deliberately make twice as many chapatis that we can have for at least 2 meals or for breakfast/tea. The trick to keeping them in the freezer and having them taste as fresh as when you made them is…

AWARD WINNING KENYAN CHEESE.

30 minutes drive from Nairobi,a place where you get to  enjoy gourmet cheese,sumptuous lunch,a beer or two ,the kids get to milk real cows and have ice cream in a pristine scenic environment ..sounds unbelievable..? Then you have not been to the Brown’s cheese farm in Limuru . In October of last year,I posted an article about cheese which you can…

MY RUBBED IN BUTTER AND SPRING ONION CHAPATI RECIPE

Chapati chapati..how many ways do i love thee… I could go all Shakespearean and spew odes about chapati… This Asian delicacy tha is a favourite of mine is something I could eat all week. In a forum that I am a member of,someone asked how she could make the perfect chapatis. Everyone gave her ideas on how to…

BUTTER,BUTTER,BUTTER

Better English was an English grammar book we used in class 3  ..the year 19 something and it had some tongue twisters. My favourite  at the time wa all about  Betty Botter and her butter. It went something like this….   Betty Botter bought some butter, “But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter. If I bake this bitter…

OATS

Oats have been cultivated for about 2000 years which is pretty young in grain years. They were  a weed beforethey were domesticated. They became very popular in Scotland and Ireland  as a food before their use spread to the rest of the world,interestingly in England oats were given to …livestock! I was looking up ideas…

ALELUYA…………MAANDAZI

A few …ok not so few years ago,when i was in primary school a certain Swahili lady whom i will call Asha( which may not have been her name anyway)  would come to the playground with a bucket of warm maandazis and she would sell them to us for a shilling each. Ah the joys of looking…