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…

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…

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…

USING WHITE WINE VINEGAR

Over the weekend i broke a record of sorts,i bought a  bottle of wine vinegar and 30 minutes later it was gone,lying broken on the kitchen floor. Less than 24 hours late i was back at the store for a new one…*sigh* The agony of having to fork out more money for another bottle was…

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 BETTER THAN A THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING

All you need for this dressing are these four things : The salad dressing is great with your favourite vegetables or with pasta. I had it with some blanched broccoli,grated carots,tomatoes,red onions and julienned cucmber slices…deliciously scrumptious is all i can say. I prefer these recipe rather than go buy a bottle of ready made…

ABSOLUTELY DELISH FISH FINGERS

This a really great recipe and will give you finger licking fish fingers that even my finickiness 3 year old loved loved loved. The fish fingers are great as appetizers/starters or as finger food served with cocktails ,absolutely delish! Ingredients 4oo grammes of fish fillets cut into strips juice of  1 small lime/lemon 1/2 level teaspoon cumin seed  2…

OLIVE OIL:GIFT OF THE GODS

Olive oil is a favourite of mine,i use it for salads,for my skin and even at times for eczema . I love the Pietro Coricelli brand and whenever i have money to spare i get myself a bottle. Olives are mentioned in the Bible,they are synonymous with the holy land ,the  trees are native to the mediterranean region…

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…

BOW-TIE PASTA SALAD

Pasta comes in all shapes and I could not resist turning the packet of elbow pasta into a pasta salad I could not get enough of. Colour was  got from all manner of vegetables and I used broccoli and carrots. You can use other vegetables but these are the ones i had at hand at the…