TURN UP THE HEAT ON YOUR METABOLISM

“What do you do when you metabolism is slow and you want to increase it ?” One of the surest way to increase your metabolism is through exercise. Burn more calories by burning  (pun intended) the soles off your gym shoes is a sure fire way to lose weight. A slow metabolism may be due…

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…

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…

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…

“POOR” CABBAGE

History has been very unfair to the cabbage as for quite a long time it has relegated the cabbage to a nondescript position as a poor mans vegetable. Yet the vegetable has been known to contain anti carcinogenic properties that may help fight cancer as well as prevent growth of malignant tumours. Cabbage contains significant…

PEAR – MELON SALAD

Pears are a great source of dietary fibre in the form of pectin and are great source of naturally occurring sugars in the form of sucrose,fructose. They also contain potassium and vitamin C. Store them in your refrigerator,packed  in a plastic bag for up to 3 days,after that they lose their crispness and turn soft and mushy.Its pear season…

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…

MANGO AND ROASTED CHICKEN SALAD ON A BED OF BROCCOLI WITH LEMON AIOLI

 These supper yummy salad is easy to assemble and is delicious with some roast potatoes or any kind of flat bread at hand be it chapati or pita bread. What you need: 1/2 roast chicken 2 cups blanched broccoli 2 ripe mangos julienned(cut into thin strips) 3 sun-dried tomatoes,chopped. Fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon 1/4 cup…

HONEY IN 6 AMAZING WAYS!

“I am wearing Ralp Lauren,no pants”-Barry Bee(Bee Movie) One of my all time  favourite movies is the Bee Movie!I have watched it with my five-year old daughter countless number of times . It tells the story of Barry the Bee who wants to save the bees from what he sees as  human exploitation. If the…

SWEET POTATOES(NGWACI)-THE UNSUNG SUPERFOOD

Ngwaci’s or sweet potatoes are a super food and next time you are in the market, do not ignore this super food and here is why…… In Kenya we grow three kinds of sweet potatoes ,white,purple and red skinned ones whose flesh will either be yellow or white. The yellow fleshed sweet potato variety is the…

CREAMY COLESLAW

Coleslaw is a quintessential American salad that i love to bits. Made from shredded cabbage,carrots and onions it is very easy to make and will have you loving cabbage all over again. I have added my own twist to regular coleslaw by adding a dash of color with the inclusion of red cabbage,a German twist to…

“VERY COOL”PINEAPPLE AVOCADO BEETROOT SALAD

If this does not make you go rushing to get some beetroot I do not know what else will. Especially on those days when it is so hot and the thing topmost on your mind is a bottle of soda,please banish the thought of ever having soft drinks again if you make this at home….