CREAMED SPINACH

Are you addicted to cooking shows like i am. Always thinking of ways to make the ingredients in your fridge and pantry work into something amazing? Well,here is a recipe that will have you eating spinach almost every other day. I used fresh cream for this recipe . It is absolutely great on its own…

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…

MY FLEA MARKET COOK BOOK

Living in the most beautiful town in Kenya has some perks. Nakuru has amazing scenery,weather,great scenery and the best flea market in East Africa. You get the most amazing finds ,like this cook book i got for 300 shillings  a few weeks ago. It has so many classic recipes that i want to try,like Irish…

PERFECTLY OVEN ROASTED POTATOES

*DRUM ROLLS* A new oven and i decided to break it with roasting potatoes! I love potatoes,my kids love potatoes in all forms,fried,roasted,mashed… Here is a recipe that will make your tastebuds swoon without expanding your waist line. I had run out of fresh garlic and i replaced it with garlic powder ,feel free to…

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…

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…

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…

ZUCCHINI…..Little Pumpkin

My 6 month old baby loves Zucchini ! She practically smacks her lips with delight when she is having them with her favorite food so far…mashed green bananas. So much does she seem to enjoy them that  i had to buy the seeds and plant some in my kitchen garden. Zucca is the Italian name for pumpkin and zucchini…

BLANCHED BROCCOLI WITH BEEF

What can i say about broccoli that i have not said already…. They are most beautiful, gorgeous vegetables in the whole wide world… Back to cooking now.. On a recent trip to Nairobi from Nakuru,at Soko Mjnga(fools market) located just before Kimende,you get a lot of vegetables.Cucumbers,broccoli,red onion,garden peas and many others.The reason for this…

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…