Quinoa has come a long way in culinary cuisine it is small in size but big in flavour and can be eaten as a light meal in salads, soups or with main meals with curries to replace rice. This gorgeous grain is full of calcium, iron and essential amino acids, when I came to know… Continue reading Quinoa with masala chickpeas and lime and pomegranate dressing.
This time of the year I get filled with joy and excitement as from October to November we celebrate a few festivals in our hindu religion. Following on from there we gently lead into Christmas which means more festivities. I love participating in all the joyous occasions as it’s when you get the opportunity to… Continue reading Celebrating Festivals: Cardamom Orange millionare’s
Being born and raised in Kenya, I was very lucky to experience fresh exotic varieties and flavours of fruit and vegetables. We used to get fresh vegetables delivered daily to our house by a ” Mama Boga” meaning vegetable lady, it always amazed me how they used to carry heavy platters of vegetables on their… Continue reading “Sukuma wiki”- Creamy Spinach and Kale Curry.
The first time I ever tasted corn bread was at my aunt’s house in Canada and this is going back a few years. I really liked the texture and taste of toasted corn bread smothered in butter, obviously as I started to look after my diet I reduced my bread consumption to a great extent.… Continue reading Coriander and Jalapeño Corn Bread
The aroma of freshly brewed coffee when you walk past a coffee shop is breath-taking and I always have to control myself from walking in and ordering a Mocha or a latte my weakness.This is purely because I’d feel guilty for all the calories I have consumed whilst indulging in these creamy hot beverages especially when you… Continue reading Chinny’s skinny mocha
It seems like I’m on a roll with baking muffins recently, to be honest it’s the autumnal weather. Whenever I hear or see the word Autumn my brain overloads with all the fruits, veg and spices associated with this season such as pumpkins, blackberries, cinnamon,cloves, oranges, apples and list goes on,mind you a few of them… Continue reading Spiced pumpkin and apple muffins
Until a few days ago I disliked Figs purely due to a bad experience a few years ago when I consumed dried figs, however, my husband loves figs and tends to eat them on their own or in porridge. I purchased these gorgeous figs in my regular shop and took the chance to try fresh figs. One… Continue reading Fresh Fig and Apricot Muffins
My youngest who is 5 months old had a play date yesterday with her ” cot neighbour” when she was in ITU. I was so excited for them to meet after such a while, I couldn’t wait to see the expression on their faces and hear baby babble. This also gave us mum’s an opportunity… Continue reading Ginger Spiced Beetroot and Chocolate Cake served with Cardamom Cream
Alas, I get round to making comforting and nutrituous soups. Soups are a family favourite in our household especially when the cold weather starts to embrace upon us. They are simple and easy to prepare and make a wonderful light meal or snack. This particular recipe is one of my hubby’s so I must credit… Continue reading “Coco-nutty Corn Soup”
Whilst shopping in my local health food store I came across a packet of black rice which I found quite interesting. Previously I have tried wild rice so I assumed the taste will be similar. When I cooked the rice I was really impressed with its colour, taste and texture, it has a natural rich… Continue reading Lime and ginger black rice with pan fried asparagus and fresh apricots.