WHY GO ORGANIC ?HERE ARE 7 REALLY GOOD REASONS

If you follow the Organic Farmers Market in Nairobi which I have for a couple of years,you may have noticed that  there are now more places where they have organized for Kenyans to buy organic food as well as more  vendors,  which means there has been an increase in the demand for organic food from…

4 SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN LIVE MORE HEALTHY

  Having listened to a lot of people share the challenges that come with losing weight or making a healthier choice of what they put into their bodies,I do find that a lot of them have the mistaken belief that to live healthy is somehow more expensive. It is not. It is also interesting to…

YOUR CHILD’S NUTRITION:THE BUILDING BLOCKS

  If you were to ask my children what would make a perfect way of spending the weekend if left to themselves,it would be to sit in front of the TV for most of the day . Do you know other children that are like mine ? Being a parent,I get my greatest joy by…

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…

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…

GETTING MORE OUT OF YOU FREEZER

Make your freezer your best friend. Have a freezing weekend where you do nothing but blanch,cool down,pack and freeze. Your home freezer can be your family’s ticket to healthy meals if you know how to use it. The best thing about it is that you can freeze almost anything in it. This is what i…

LIVING WITH GOUT

An increasing number of young Kenyans are getting diagnosed with gout. What was once called a rich man’s disease is now affecting a large number of both men and women. Factors that may increase your chances of developing gout include family history ,being overweight,consuming more than 2 drinks a day if you are a man…

INTRODUCING YOUR BABY TO SOLIDS

Weaning is a really exciting time for both mother and baby. After 6 months your baby’s nutritional needs cannot be adequately catered for with just breast milk or formula. That is why a careful choice  of first foods is important Your little bubba at 6 months is  ready to be introduced to solid foods….gradually. Breast…

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…

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…

AVOCADO CREAM SANDWICHES

Kenyans love their margarine and their bread,so much so some bread companies include a free    sachet of margarine when they package  their loaves. But you do not have to have your bread with margarine,try butter or avocados for a really nutritious start  to your morning. Ingredients 4 slices whole wheat bread 1/2 of a…

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…