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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Meatballs

Recipe for sere bites meatballs:
-1kg mince meat
-2 diced red onion
- 2tbsp of crushed ginger and garlic
-2 tbsp chopped green chili
-1 tbsp chilli powder
-1 tsp curry powder
-3tbsp of maize flour
-Salt to taste

In a mortar,  add all the ingredients apart from the meat and maize flour.  Mix well
Add the mince meat and mix for 3mins.
Add the maize flour and mix for 5mins.
-place in a bowl and make balls (medium sized) or to your liking.
In hot oil,  fry the meat balls until brown.
Set in a different bowl,  fry onions and tomatoes to make a sauce. Add the meat balls with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with chips and a salad
Enjoy

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Fish Pilau

Serves 6
Ingredients
- 2kg of pishori rice
- 3 large onions
- 2 tomatoes(optional)
- 6 pieces of deep fried fish
- 4tbsp of pilau masala powder
- 3tsp of garlic and ginger paste
- 100ml of vegetable oil
- 2 chilli beef cubes
- 1tbsp with whole pilau masala (cummin,  cardamon, cloves, black pepper & cinamon)

Let Us Cook
In hot oil,  fry the diced onions until translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes and a small amount of warm water and stir.
When the tomatoes soften, add the garlic and ginger, spices and 8 cups of warm water. (one cup of rice equals two cups of water)
When the water boils,  add the rice and stir. When the most of the water has evaporated  add the pieces of fish.  Reduce the heat and let it continue cooking for 20 mins.
Serve with kachumbari

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Chicken Soup

Ingredients:
- 8 chicken wings
- 1 large red onion (thick slices)
- 2tbsp of grated ginger and garlic
- 1 medium sized bell pepper
- 1 diced tomato
- salt and pepper to taste

Wash the chicken and place in a saucepan, add water to cover the chicken and set to boil.
Remove the form that has set at the top saucepan and add the rest of the ingredients, stir and reduce the heat to medium.
Cook for 10-15 mins and remove from heat.
Serve while hot with toasted bread .

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Broccoli Bites (serves 2)

Ingredients
- 500g broccoli
- 300g Carrot
- 3 tablespoon of chopped onion
- 1tspn butter/margarine

Wash the vegetables and add them into simmering water (5tbsp).

Reduce heat and add the onion and butter . Cover the lid and cook for 3 mins.

Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste.

This is a great way to eat healthy on a budget.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Italian Potato Salad (Serves 4)

Ingredients:
5 large potatoes
3 medium sized carrots
1 large yellow/red bell pepper
Handful of spaghetti
Spring Onions
Mayonnaise/Salad Cream
Salt & Black pepper to taste

Let Us Make Salad:
- Wash the potatoes and boil with skin.  It gives it a great aroma. Add salt to the boiling potatoes for taste. Remove from heat once they have softened.
- Peel , chop and Boil the carrots until softened.
- In a grill pan,  add oil and place sliced bell pepper for smokie flavour.
- Break the spaghetti into bite size pieces and boil to your desired consistency and set aside.

In a bowladd the now peeled and chopped potatoes,  carrots,  spaghetti , salt and pepper to taste and toss.

Add the mayonnaise,  spring onions and using a wooden spoon,  mix them well. 

Add the grilled bell pepper as garnish.

Serve with toasted bread

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Chocolate Sponge cake

Follow the directions in the recipe and you'll effortlessly produce the lightest chocolate Sponge cake or cupcakes.

Ingredients Cake:
250g unsalted butter or margarine
125g caster sugar or grind ordinary sugar
6 eggs
250g self raising flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
150g cocoa powder (unsweetened)

Ingredients Rich Chocolate Icing:
200g dark chocolate chopped
120g unsalted butter or margarine.

Let's Bake :
1. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C.  Brush shallow 40cm baking tin with butter or margarine; layer with grease paper.
2. Using electric beaters,  beat unsalted butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl until light and creamy.  Add eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition.
3. Add the thrice sifted (the cake will be lighter)dry ingredients to the bowl.  Beat on low speed for 1 minute then on high speed until mixture is thick and creamy.
4. Pour mixture into the tin,  smooth surface and bake for 40 mins or until the Sponge cake is golden brown and shrinks from the sides. 
5. Remove from oven and let it cool at room temperature.

Let's Make Icing:
-Combine butter,  chocolate in small heatproof bowl.  Place over pan of simmering water, stir until butter and chocolate have melted and mixture is smooth. Cool until mixture is spreadable.
Spread icing over cake using a wide knife.

Enjoy.

Sponge cakes are eaten the day they are made. Keep in a cool,  dry place until ready to  serve.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Avocado Banana Smoothie

Healthy,  Simple, Cheap

Ingredients :
3 large Avocados
3 Bananas
250ml Yoghurt (I used vanilla flavored)
50ml double cream (optional)
Raisins

Peel the Avocado & Banana, place them in the blender. Add the yoghurt,  double cream and a small amount of water and blend.

When it's to your preferred consistency,  place in frozen glasses and top with raisins .

Enjoy