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…

JAZZED UP GITHERI

For a total of 8 years of ,4 each in  upper primary and high school ,i spent every evening eating githeri. Githeri is a  central Kenyan delicacy of boiled maize and beans, fried in onions, tomatoes with some potatoes put in for good measure. Murram  as we called it in school then, was a staple and…

MCHICHA(AMARANATH) SAUTEED IN GARLIC AND TOMATOES

This  is a great vegetable that grows wild and especially when it rains! It resembles baby spinach but is more tender and normally i chop it roughly then  blanch it for 5 minutes t hen fry it . Like spinach they should not be overcooked as they lose much of their nutritional value. They are a great…

CREAMED GARLIC SPINACH AND SWEET CORN

Sweet corn is a sweeter variety than regular corn as it has more sugar than starch. It is more commonly classified as a vegetable and can be eaten whole either boiled or grilled,in salads,made sweet or savoury depending on ones preference. It is a great source of Vitamin C and anti oxidants and when paired…

SAUTED CABBAGE IN RED ONION AND GRATED CARROTS

Cabbage,who does not like crispy fresh cabbage cooked well or in a salad? I know you could have it almost every other day and here is my sautéed cabbage recipe ,dressed up and sashaying on the red carpet of the food world. Sauteing it actually refers to cooking it for minimal time in a small amount of oil…