EASY BANANA BREAD

Oprah surprised the world with her “I love bread” remarks but don’t we all my sentiments exactly especially banana breads.

A few years back I used to enjoy some freshly baked banana bread at a restaurant which frequented however it unfortunately shut down. So after weeks of mouthwatering delicious looking Instagram banana bread photos and promising recipes online I gave in and made my first attempt which although good it was a bit too sweet for my liking but I reviewed the recipe by slightly reducing the amount of sugar in the recipe. 

The best thing about this recipe is the fact that  the ingredients are readily available and I think they can be found even in the baking beginners kitchens. The preparation and cook time of the banana bread takes longer than my other baking experiences which I have previously shared here but the results are equally delicious. Read more

CHICKEN CURRY

We all enjoy incredibly delicious dishes full of flavors. [Tweet “Majority of people I know shy away from spices but I believe that they actually elevate dishes if used properly and with restraint.”]

Locally we are exposed to Indian food which is full of some of my favorite spices turmeric and garam masala. I can never go without these spices and I always have them stocked!!!

With time I have mastered my own version of chicken curry however in this instance I incorporated peas which were a first for me but it turned out great. Read more

REFLECTION

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SPICED GITHERI

When they say that the best things in life are free it is true but they are also simple. As I grew up I came to learn that despite Githeri being mums favourite meal it was both part of our inheritance and culture.

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When making the Githeri, she always ensured that it was loaded with lots of vegetables ranging from carrots, potatoes, pumpkins, tomatoes etc.  I don’t think that I ever tired of the meal until I boarded in high school. WHEN THEY SAY REPETITION IS BORING THIS IS TRUE MY FRIENDS. THE DISH WHICH WAS SERVED DAILY DID NOT CONFORM TO THE STANDARDS I WAS USED TO!!! Read more

BLUE BERRIES PANCAKES & BLUE BERRIES

Breakfast is very important for me and I look forward to weekends when I have time to spare and prepare some simple but equally delicious breakfast. After weeks and weeks of tight schedules I was finally able to get a weekend free and I decided to make myself one of my favorites breakfast serves [Tweet “fluffy BLUE BERRY PANCAKES”] with some blue berry reduction, Yum!

In this side of the world, blue berries are available almost all year round. I love them due to their nutrition benefits and they are delicious when eaten on their own or incorporated in recipes. Read more

YUMMY PORRIDGE


Growing up porridge was a common delicacy in our house.  Porridge is nutritious but nobody likes the taste of just plain porridge without any other additives. Mum used to indulge my sweet tooth by adding some sugar and milk which made it sooo delicious.  I used to look forward to going home after school as I knew mum’s delicious porridge would be waiting. Such memories!!! Read more

CAKE FESTIVAL 2016

CreativityI know I have been posting a bit too much about pastries, but I know deep down you too are not complaining.

The Nairobi Cake festival was upon us and what better way to indulge my sweet tooth for a good cause, spend quality time with some good friends, enjoy the weather and to top it take the Nairobi Safari walk. Read more

BANANA MUFFINS

I have just began my baking journey and as promised I will be sharing my experiences, recipes and results with you guys.

I consider myself to be an infant in this process still taking the initial steps which are hard but the feeling is incredible once taken. My plan is starting with some simple muffins, cupcakes, cakes and bread before venturing into the monsters, can’t wait!!

I had some banana’s that were going bad fast. When they get ripe, I prefer making smoothies with them but in this case  I opted to incorporate them in the muffins which were served for breakfast. Read more

BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN STUFFED WITH SPINACH AND CHEESE


It is clear from all the cuisines in the world that food is one of the most complex things which can be enjoyed in different ways as one wishes. The possibilities are just beyond!!!. Stuffing  especially chicken is not a new concept in fact there are so many ways to stuff different chicken parts. What intrigued me about this dish is the fact its a combination of some of the most delicious ingredients, chicken, bacon and cheese, and the easy preparation. Read more

ELEPHANT HILL HIKE

I have been hoping to start exercising for a long time but I keep on making excuses for it. When I heard there was going to be a hike in Elephant hill, looks like an elephant from a distance, in the Aberdare Ridge I deliberated over it until the very last minute, when I decided to give it a try.

The facilitators informed us that this was going to be a serious hike and if you are a first time hiker you had to be very fit!!! I was a bit worried due to my inactivity over the past few years. Read more