Posted in Dinner, Lunch

Scrambled Egg in Sauce

Eggs are high in Selenium great antioxidant,high in Vitamin B12 and Iron great for your blood and red blood cells and they are high in Vitamin B2 which boosts your energy by helping your body metabolize fats and protein. This is to mention but a few of the gains!

Besides,Eggs are high in protein and are extremely affordable.

Here is a Finger licking way to add Eggs to your diet.Enjoy.

Ingredients

4 eggs

2 tablespoon oil

1 onion,sliced

1 green pepper,chopped

2 tomatoes,blended

1 teaspoon tomato paste

1 carrot,diced

Salt to taste

Method

In a hot frying pan,put in your oil, add the eggs and scramble them(fry them) till well done

Remove from pan and set aside

In the same pan,add a little oil and onions and fry till translucent

Add in the green peppers and carrots and cook for about a minute

Add in the tomatoes and tomato paste

Add in salt

Finally,add in the eggs and let simmer for 2 minutes

Serve and enjoy.


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Posted in chicken, Dinner, Lunch

Baked Potatoes with Orange Thyme ChickenĀ 

This make for a great meal to serve at dinner or lunch. The mix of thyme and the citrus flavor will give the chicken a unique delicious outcome.

Ingredients

For the marinade:

10 pieces chicken

1/3 cup olive or veg.oil

1/2 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon orange zest

Salt

Black pepper

1 tablespoon thyme

1 teaspoon paprika powder

1 teaspoon soy sauce

For the potatoes;

12 potatoes,peeled and cubed

2 tablespoons oil

Salt 

Black pepper

1 tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon crushed garlic

Method

  • Mix the marinade ingredients with the chicken and marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius(about 400 fahreinheit)
  • Mix the oil,salt,pepper,paprika,and garlic meant for potatoes in a bowl
  • Lightly toss your potato cubes in the mix above to coat them
  • Spread the oiled potatoes in your baking tray and bake them for 30 minutes
  • In the same tray that has potatoes,create space and place the chicken pieces
  • Bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Posted in Dinner, Fish, Lunch, Wine

Pan seared Fish in White Wine Sauce

This is a classic meal,period!Impress your guests and family.

Ingredients

For the marinade:

  1. 1/3 cup oil
  2. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  3. 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  4. 1 teaspoon basil
  5. 1 teaspoon thyme
  6. 1 teaspoon oregano
  7. Salt
  8. Black pepper

For the sauce:

  1. 2 tablespoon oil
  2. 1 onion,diced
  3. 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  4. 1 carrot,cubed
  5. 1/2 cup celery,diced
  6. 1/2 cup white wine
  7. 1 cup stock
  8. 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream,optional
  9. 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  10. 1 tablespoon flour/all purpose
  11. 1 tablespoon herb mix(oregano,thyme,basil)
  12. Salt to taste

Method

  • Mix all the marinade ingredients,add in the fish and refrigerate for 30 minutes but less than 24 hours
  • Pour some oil in a hot pan,enough to shallow fry your fish
  • Place the marinated fish pieces on the pan and let sear,one side for a few minutes then turn over and sear the other side as well
  • Remove from pan and set aside
  • Now,using same pan used to sear the fish,add in the onions and saute till transparent
  • Add in the garlic and saute 
  • Add in the carrots and celery
  • Once browned,add in the wine,then using a spatula/wooden spoon scrape the bottom of pan
  • Let simmer for a few minutes
  • Mix in the butter or olive oil
  • Mix in the flour 
  • Throw in the herbs
  • Add in your stock
  • Add in the whipping cream,if you want a creamy result,but it is optional
  • Season with salt
  • Finally,place in your fish and let simmer 
  • Best served with mashed potato or rice
Posted in Dinner, Lunch, Vegeterian

Lentil Curry

Lentils are packed with nutrients that are absolutely good for you,a great meal for the vegetarian but really,anyone can indulge in this awesome curry.


Ingredients

  1. 2 cups red lentils,boiled
  2. 1 large onion,diced
  3. 1 tablespoon garlic ginger paste
  4. 2 tablespoons oil
  5. 4 tomatoes,blended
  6. 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  7. 1 large carrot,cubed
  8. 1 green bell pepper,chopped
  9. 1 tablespoon curry powder
  10. 1 teaspoon turmeric
  11. 1 teaspoon dhana jeera(cumin and coriander)
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Black pepper,optional

Method

Heat oil in a pan

Add the onions and saute

Add in and saute the garlic ginger paste

Add in the carrots and bell pepper and stir

Pour in the tomatoes and stir

Mix in the tomato paste,curry powder,turmeric,dhana jeera and salt and stir

Add in the lentils,mix well and let simmer

Serve with Chapati,Rice or as preferred.

Posted in Breakfast, Detox, Dinner, Juices, Lunch, Vegeterian

Delicious Detox Blend

This nutritious blend of antioxidant rich veggies is not only great to taste,but will do good to your health.

The tartness of the lemon helps a great deal in bringing out the sweetness of the juice.It makes for a great detox.Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 large cucumber

1 beetroot

1 apple

2 carrots

A tablespoon of lemon juice

Method

Peel the fruits and dice them

If you wish you can leave the peels on  for more nutritional value

In an electric juicer,juice the diced ingredients.

Add in the lemon juice and stir

Serve.

Tip:Juice from fruits and veggies is best served as soon as its made to preserve the nutrients. In case of delay,be sure to cover the juice until serving time.

Also you can choose to blend/juice a few minutes to meal time.

Posted in Breakfast, Detox, Dinner, Juices, Lunch, Vegeterian

Tropical Juice Blend

This sweet blend of tropical easily available fruits is loooved in my home.

The best part is,its easy to make,affordable(it cost me less than 3 Dollars to get the fruits),and there is absolutely no need to add sugar or water!

Plus your kids will love this healthy drink.

Ingredients

1/2 watermelon

1 ripe pawpaw

2 ripe mangoes

1 ripe medium sized pineapple

Method

Peel the fruits and dice them

In an electric juicer, juice the fruit pieces

Serve chilled

Tip:you can choose to blend the watermelon separately and mix in,that is if you do not mind the roughage(residue)

Posted in Dinner, Lunch

Matoke(plantain) and Beef Curry

This makes for a hearty meal.It is delicious and healthy too.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons oil

1 onion,sliced

1 tablespoon garlic and ginger paste

1 green bell pepper,sliced

1 carrot,cubed

1 bunch dhania(parsley),finely chopped

4 tomatoes,chopped or blended

1 tablespoon,tomato paste

1 tablespoon,soy sauce

1/2 kg boiled beef

1 teaspoon curry powder

6 green bananas(plantain),peeled and chopped

Salt to taste

Beef stock or water

Method

Heat oil in a pan

Add onions and fry till golden brown

Add in garlic ginger paste and saute till fragrant

Add in bell pepper,carrots and dhania,stir

Add the tomatoes and cook till done

Mix in  the tomato paste,soysauce,curry powder

Add the beef 

Put in the green bananas and mix well

Finally,add the salt and the stock or water

Let simmer till the bananas are ready

Serve with rice or as desired

Posted in Dinner, Lunch, Salads, Vegeterian

Veggie Stirfry

Stirfry is one of those easy to make meals for a busy day.Its colorful,healthy,great for weight loss,and is packed with vitamins,minerals and antioxidants.

Veggies of your choice can be used.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons oil

2 onions,sliced

1 red bell pepper,cut into strips

1 yellow bell pepper,cut into strips

1 green bell pepper,cut into strips

2 large carrots,cut into strips

2 zuchinni(courgettes),cut into chunks

1/2 cup garden peas,cooked

1 cup broccoli florets,blanched

1tablespoon soy sauce

Method

Heat oil in a pan

Add and saute the onions

Add in all the veges,mix and fry for 3 minutes

Add in the soysauce,cook for another 2 minutes

Serve with your meal or by itself and enjoy.

Posted in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Vegeterian

Lyonnaise Potatoes

These potatoes are a hit in my household, and we love them for Sunday breakfast. You should try them too!

Ingredients

 5 large potatoes,peeled and sliced

2 onions,sliced

1 red bell pepper,cut into strips

1 yellow bell pepper,cut into strips

2 tablespoons oil

1/2 teaspoon Paprika powder

Salt to taste

Method

  • Cook your potatoes till well done(either fry or bake)
  • Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions for 3 minutes
  • Add in your bell peppers and saute for another 2 minutes
  • Add in your cooked potatoes,salt and mix
  • Sprinkle some paprika powder
  • Serve and enjoy.