Coconut Raisin Oatmeal Cookie
Coconut Raisin Oatmeal Cookie
05th Jul 2018
Categories: Breakfast, Sugar
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I've been munching on these cookies for the past couple of days and I just can't get enough of them! I think they are among the best cookies I've ever baked! They are so smooth and I like the sweet surprise with each bite as a result of the raisins in them! What better way to combine oatmeal than with coconut and raisins!

It was initially a gluten-free recipe but I only ...

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
28th Jun 2018
Categories: Breakfast, Sugar
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You can never go wrong with bananas in your pastries or energy drinks and one of the most amazing things I enjoy making with bananas other than the Healthy Banana and Oat pancake is making a banana bread.

I found a recipe online and adjusted it to make it more flavourful and healthy. 

For starters, I added cinnamon and nutmeg which gives the bread such a rich flavour.

Ripe bananas are generally sweet and I ...

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Spicy Ginger Cookies
Spicy Ginger Cookies
14th Jun 2018
Categories: Sugar, Snacks
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Living in a tropical country means that we get to enjoy sunshine all year round! Or so do most people who don't live in the tropicals think. We do have winters, but ours aren't marked with snowstorms and blizzards but rather very cold humid weather that can go to as low as 8 degrees. For people who constantly enjoy warm weather (25-30 degrees Celcius) all year round, anything below 18 degrees is freezing ...

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Healthy Oatmeal Cupcakes
Healthy Oatmeal Cupcakes
25th May 2018
Categories: Spice, Sugar
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Time: 30 Min 
Serving: 16 small cupcakes

Having a father with diabetes pushes my creativity to make tasty pastries that are wholesome yet sweet enough to be enjoyed by everyone else. I think, as a family, we were all shocked when we heard that our father had diabetes. We didn't know what to expect or how his life would change. It was the first case in our whole extended family and I think we ...

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Sweet Mashed Black Beans
Sweet Mashed Black Beans
16th May 2018
Category: Sugar
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If there's one food item that has been misused in our culture it's the black beans, locally referred to as Njahi. You will never miss it in any Kikuyu event. It's like the trade-mark of our culture and over time, instead of it being a luxury food item, it's now become a food item that people generally steer away from during weddings. Now, Black beans cooked by a Kikuyu (like my ...

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The perfect fruit platter
The perfect fruit platter
11th May 2018
Category: Sugar
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Is it me or are there times when you simply don't feel like cooking? Or your stomach 'feels' like eating something light? I've experienced such moment countable times, especially when the day was long and tiring or something unpleasant happened. In such times, the best thing I've learnt to do is to come up with a go-to fruit platter that I can adjust depending on the fruits in season. Speaking of fruits ...

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Tasty Coconut Mahamri
Tasty Coconut Mahamri
02nd May 2018
Category: Sugar
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The Swahili culture is among the richest cultures in as far as gastronomy is concerned. As a child, I always loved being around a Giriama neighbour who's house emitted a complex combination of aromatic spices! Mama Marsha was a lovely lady with long lush white hair and very interesting children. If I remember well, she was among the first people who used to sell ice-cream shaped like cups or ice-cream in thin long plastic ...

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Crepes: What you need to know
Crepes: What you need to know
12th Mar 2018
Categories: Breakfast, Sugar
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For starters, Crepes (pronounced Kreps) is the French word for Pancakes! Shocked? Don’t be :-).

Every country has its own unique way of making pancakes and all vary depending on the culture of the people. Our country was colonised by the British Empire, hence, we mostly make the English pancakes that differ slightly from crepes. I think it's because of the many marriage alliances that happened between the English and the French. Anyway, the ...

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Healthy Banana and Oat pancake
Healthy Banana and Oat pancake
12th Mar 2018
Categories: Breakfast, Sugar
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I am reminded of a time my father used to buy oats when we were younger and he'd make oat porridge for the whole family, then have his on a plate! I used to be fascinated as to how one could take porridge from a plate, and I used to insist that my mother serve mine on a plate too. The culture in which my parents created in our home as a child, made ...

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About Me
About me
Food has always fascinated me and one of the things I love doing is ensuring that I just don't create food for consumption but create art that I can indulge in using all my senses. Join me in this culinary experience!