ARE YOU REALLY GLUTEN INTOLERANT ?

Have you recently met someone who has sworn  to you that they are off eating  any wheat related products ? Thousands of Kenyan women are going off wheat and for some brief period of time they have gotten rid of the bloated feeling that comes after eating bread. At the moment we even have producers…

UGALI WITH OOMPH!

It is strange that my spell check does not recognize ugali…a Kenyan delicacy like that needs to be put in the Oxford dictionary. In my younger days i hated ugali because the wooden stick used to stir it frequently found a home on my derriere when i was extra naughty. The more glorified form of…

SIMMERED GOAT MATUMBO STEW

Ingredients 400 grammes well cleaned goat offal 2 tablespoonfuls finely chopped  spring onions 2 tablespoonfuls chopped d black pepper 1 medium sized red onion,diced 3 large tomatoes,diced 1 tablespoonful tomato paste 1 /2 tablespoonful  veg etable oil salt to taste Method 1.Start by simmering the sliced matumbo in about 2 cups ,with the dhania ,spring…

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…

MY FARMING PROJECT

This year i took on a new challenge,i decided i would grow my own vegetables. I have a little garden where i grow  kales,spinach,spring onions,even tried strawberries but they aren’t doing so well. On another part of my little farm i have corn/maize and beans ,green peas,zucchini,potatoes ,coriander,butternut and pumpkin. That does sound a lot…

TURMERIC FLAVORED MASHED POTATOES

I love the earthy smell of turmeric and the fact that my star sign is Virgo may have something to do with it. Virgos are said to be very health conscious and are known to have very refined palates,this may explain my obsession with preparing food well. I love potatoes a lot and my kids seem to have taken…

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…

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…

SWEET ITALY!

Il Dolce.. Quintessential Italian pasticceria bringing together family and a passion for creating Italian sweet treats. The story behind Il Dolce is as sweet as the treats they will be churning out,Rita(part owner) is married to a Kenyan and her mother came to visit and wanting to be close to her granddaughter partnered with a friend who…

ROSEMARY BEEF STEW

Last week  there were some sprigs of rosemary on sale at my local supermarket ,the inspiration behind this recipe. I had already had rosemary in my tea in oven roast potatoes but had not prepared any meat dish with this herb . Garlic and rosemary go really well together and you can try this dish with the…

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…

CREAMY GARLIC MUKIMO

Mukimo…how to describe it… a food ,a staple of the Eastern and Central parts of Kenya especially to the communities living around Mount Kenya,the second highest peak in Africa that stands at an elevation of 5,199 metres.In the early morning when we visited my grandma we could actually see the mountain top from her house. Back…