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…

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…

FRESH BEANS GITHERI

Ingredients 1.5 par boiled green maize/corn kernels 2 cups fresh beans 4 medium sized potatoes,peeled and cubed  2 medium sized carrots,peeled and cubed 1 medium sized red onion,chopped 2 cloves of garlic,minced 1 medium sized zucchini,grated or chopped 1 teaspoon tomato paste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil salt and back pepper to taste 3-4 tablespoons chopped…

VEGETABLE SAUCE PASTA DISH

Do you know what goes really well with spaghetti especially if you are not a meat lover like i am… It is cumber,carrots,red onions and lots of tomatoes. My son loves this dish so much he almost always scraps his plate clean. And it is a very very cheap dish too,no exotic ingredients in this…

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…

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…

JAZZED UP GITHERI

For a total of 8 years of ,4 each in  upper primary and high school ,i spent every evening eating githeri. Githeri is a  central Kenyan delicacy of boiled maize and beans, fried in onions, tomatoes with some potatoes put in for good measure. Murram  as we called it in school then, was a staple and…

THREE FLOURS-PUMPKIN CHAPATIS

This recipe was inspired by my sister in laws who make the most amazing pumpkin chapatis. It uses a sweet pumpkin that I picked from my kitchen garden but you can use butternut or whatever type of pumpkin is available. The three flours i have used in the recipe are locally available and give the…

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…

SCRUMPTIOUS PARSLEY ONION RICE

Have you been wondering what goes really well with meatballs or your next dish of chicken stew? Well here is my super scrumptious rice recipe to solve your dilemna. Ingredients. 1 cup long grain rice 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions 1 tablespoon olive oil/vegetable oil 1 3/4 cups vegetable…

SOUR PORRIDGE

One of the exports my grand mother would bring for us when she visited Nairobi was some home-made gruel which is Kenya-speak for fermented porridge made from any of these cereal grains millet,sorghum and maize. Now fermentation plays a very important role when it comes to some cereal grains that i listed above,it gets rid of some toxins…