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…

DATES,RAMADHAN AND MORE

  It’s the Muslim fasting period of Ramadhan and a lot of dates will be consumed during this period. An odd number of dates is eaten to break the fast before the evening meal.According to the Muslim site Sunni.net one to three dates and 2 glasses of water is considered a healthy way to break the…

GUACAMOLE BREAD SPREAD

This delicious Mexican food is something I can eat everyday. It has avocado,onion,coriander,you can een add tomatoes and it has fresh lemon juice to kick the flavours up a notch. Not only is it a great salad,filling for sandwiches but you can deconstruct it to make a delicious bread spread that is better and healthier…

PINEAPPLE PANCAKES

I love pancakes. I make them every Sunday morning for breakfast. You can find some of the recipes for parsley/coriander pancakes,gram flour pancakes and pancakes where i used grated chocolate. Last week I bought semolina flour because I wanted to make fresh pasta  and thought I could use it to make this pancakes. Semolina makes the…

HOT CHOCOLATE WITH MARSHMALLOWS

With 2 children whom i do not give tea to,i decided to come up with my own version of instant chocolate that did not have all the extra sugar added to most brands. After reading all the ingredients contained in most brands,i came up with a version that so far seems healthy enough for me as it only…

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G GRAM FLOUR PANCAKES

Gram flour remains an underrated pantry item. In another post I had used it to make arrow-root bhajias,but I got a moment of inspiration when a crepe craving kicked in and I decided to make crepes with the flour. The resulting pancake is denser than a crepe and by adding the eggs it softened it up,though you can still…

MANGO AND BEETROOT LASSI!

Lassi’s are home to India as much as tea is and they are made from blending yoghurt with fruits preferably tropical fruits like mangos or pineapples. I first got a recipe for this from Aarti’s show which you can find here. I decided to make it my own by tweaking my red hot mango fruit…

BANANA PINEAPPLE YOGHURT SMOOTHIE

This has to be the best thing to have on those mornings when coffee or tea do not look appealing. Wake up your taste buds with this nutritious drink loaded with vitamins. Ingredients 250 ml natural yoghurt 1 ripe sweet banana 1/2 cup of diced pineapple pieces 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon honey(optional) Method…

PARSLEY CREPES

This thin pancakes are an absolute delightful way to start the day or as a tea time snack. Try them out Ingredients 1 cup flour 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon melted butter 3 eggs(room temperature) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 2 tablespoons parsley,chopped finely Vegetable oil for frying Method 1.Sieve salt and flour…