6 WAYS YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR SUGAR CRAVINGS

  The last post I did on why sugar is not good for your body  elicited a lot of interest and questions from people on whether there are ways to manage sugar cravings in a healthy manner. Before I explore ways of how to manage sugar cravings I thought I should mention a hard and…

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…

LIVING WITH A CHILD WITH FOOD ALLERGY

Red,puffy watery eyes, incessant itching that is accompanied by lots of sneezingand coughing. That is what my son gets when he comes in direct contact with raw eggs. …and that is s why we always have an anti histamine in the house Allergic reactions to foods among children are  increasingly becoming more common. A food…

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…

CHOCOLATE MILK POPSICLES

For the longest time i have wanted  to make popsicle for the kids and when i saw  this 4 piece mold at Nakumatt,i grabbed it  and i prayed there would be some sun soon so that i could try making some. I waited six weeks , finally last Saturday i did get to make some. Ingredients…

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…

CREAMY FRESH VEGETABLE STEW

One day I would love to have my own farm,have cows,a chicken coop,pigs the whole shebang with designer boots and sunglasses to match. I imagine myself rising up before cock-crow to make sure my cows which will all have cute names are getting milked as they listen to Mozart or Bach.I hear music calms them and makes them let down more…

CUSTARD APPLE

How many times have you passed by this fruit at your local market and wondered WTH it was? The custard apple is a very sweet fruit as a result of the naturally occuring sugars it carries. It is very rich in Vitamin B1 and B2(Thiamin and Riboflavin) It is also a good source of vitamin…