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…

WHY GO ORGANIC ?HERE ARE 7 REALLY GOOD REASONS

If you follow the Organic Farmers Market in Nairobi which I have for a couple of years,you may have noticed that  there are now more places where they have organized for Kenyans to buy organic food as well as more  vendors,  which means there has been an increase in the demand for organic food from…

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…

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…

TAMARILLO’S NATURAL GOODNESS

As a childII had no idea what this fruit was called and every time I went to my grandma’s I would just eat the bloody red fruit  as I called it then because  it tasted really exotic and like no other fruit. They fruit had my mum seeing red though  because it stained everything I was wearing. Tree tomatoes as we call…

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…

TAMARIND FRUIT

Have you seen this fruit anywhere….? My grandmother would bring it for us when she came to visit and i had no idea it was rated as an exotic fruit. The tamarind fruit is rated ultra exotic because it is so rare and very few people know about it. It is a  fruit that grows…

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…

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…

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…