Crunchy Pancakes

I love cooking pancakes on Saturday mornings when not in a hurry to go to work.This recipe is no only simple to cook but also crunchy at the edges. – 2 1/2 cups wheat flour                                         – 2 tablespoons sugar– Pinch of salt                                                         – 1 freshly squeezed orange– 1 teaspoon baking powder                                   – 1 egg– 1 cup of water or milk                                          […]

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Easy Lentils and French Bean Soup

This recipe has been on my menu for the past six months. I tried it once by simply gathering all ingredients in the kitchen I could find one evening. I shared it with one of my relatives who also loved it. I use dry lentils. Ingredients:– 1 large onion                        – 2 cloves crushed garlic                  -Crushed ginger– 2 carrots                               – 5 […]

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Collard greens & Spinach

In Kenya, collards are very popular and almost every household cooks them. They are commonly referred to as Sukuma wiki, meaning ‘push the week’. They are mostly served with ugali, the staple food.Most households have a recipe they prefer to others, but the most common ingredients are four- the collards, tomatoes, onions and oil. There would be no need to […]

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Pumpkins for breakfast

I had pumpkins for breakfast today. They are easy to cook since they only need to be boiled with a little salt. Cut the full pumpkin into quarters or smaller wedges. You may peel them if you wish though I prefer cooking with the skin on.Put them in a cooking pot with water slightly above the pieces. Sprinkle a little […]

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Boiled Beef/Chicken stew

Considering that today most of us eat unhealthy foods compared to our grandparents and great-grandparents, I think it is good that we try as much as possible to reduce our intake of these foods. I don’t like using a lot of cooking fat or oil when cooking, although some dishes require it especially those that have to be dip-fried. Lately, […]

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