HOW TO PREPARE HEALTHY SNACKS FOR YOUR CHILDREN

A woman wields the  greatest  power over her household as she determines what gets eaten in her house ,she determines how healthy her family will be and most of us forget the power we have.You solely can  set the course over what kind of eating habits your children will carry with them through out their…

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…

“NAUGHTY” STRAWBERRY SEMIFREDDO WITH SHAVED CHOCOLATE

Once upon a time I made cakes. My favourite  was a chocolate cake covered with vanilla whipped cream and dressed up with desiccated coconut and I would liberally put strawberries or almonds all over it. It was a hit. I was always left with  whipped cream after and I would ask myself what to do…

COCONUT WATER AND MANGO COOLER

A semifreddo is a partially frozen  fruit drink that can be turned into a dessert. Semifreddos can be made from fruit juice,ice cream,cake,custard or whipped cream. They are the perfect coolers to the hot days that January is infamous for here in Kenya. You can find a strawberry and shaved chocolate semifreddo here. Use this…

CARROTS AND MORE……..

One of my sisters ,who shall remain unnamed decided she wanted to run away. And the only thing she carried was a carrot and her favourite dress. A carrot! I still wonder how she thought she would survive on a carrot for who knows how long, till she got hungry and came back home. Luckily we found…

SOUR MILK(MALA) AND YOGHURT BENEFITS

Kenyans are not huge fans of cheese but we love our sour milk and for those from the Rift Valley there is Mursik  which is fermented milk that is flavoured with an indigenous tree that has been charred in wood fire,it is then stored in a special holding gourd for its flavour to develop. I…

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…

RED “HOT” MANGO FRUIT SMOOTHIE

Nothing screams December is here, better than mangos…in Kenya atleast. Mangoes are everywhere you turn,in fruit stalls, in wheel barrows being pushed by street vendors,you see them in all shapes and sizes and colors everywhere you look. And they come cheap. They remind me of the lond December holidays i had as a kid and…

COCONUT AND MANGO FRUIT MIX

You cannot mention the Kenyan coast without talking about the coconut. I remember when my dad would go on one of his many field trips as a film producer if he ended up at the coast,he had better bring home coconuts and mangoes or maembe dodo,the oval-shaped mangoes so emblematic of the coast Nostalgia just had to…