Posted in Juices

Berries Smoothie

This smoothie is full of antioxidants and is a great sweet way to energize your day.

Ingredients

  1. 500 ml yoghurt(unsweetened)-fat content of your choice
  2. 2 cups of berry mix of your choice-but in this case:red grapes,strawberries,blueberries
  3. 1 kiwi fruit(peeled and sliced)
  4. 2 teaspoons honey-to sweeten
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. 1/2 cup nuts(optional)

Method

  • Put all your ingredients(except the nuts) in your blender jug and blend till smooth
  • Grind/or finely chop the nuts then mix in
  • Serve and enjoy
  • Tip:If honey is not your sweetener of choice,you can use sweetened yoghurt instead,preferably the strawberry flavour.
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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.
Posted in Breakfast, Lunch, Vegeterian

Baked Beans

Baked beans are a great way to add protein to your breakfast.Beans are packed with fiber, phytonutrients and antioxidants.Here is a tasty way to go about it.


Ingredients

5 tomatoes,blended

2 tablespoon veg. oil

2 crushed cloves of garlic

1 large onion,diced

4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon tabasco sauce

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 cup beans,cooked

1/2 cup sugar

Salt to taste

Method

Heat the oil in a saucepan

Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes

Add in the garlic and fry till fragrant
Add in the blended tomatoes

Mix in the sauces-worcestershire and tabasco-tomato paste,sugar and salt

Cook for another 10 minutes

Allow the sauce to cool,then blend till smooth

On your baking tin,mix the sauce with your beans

Cover and bake at 180 degrees celcius(350 fahreinheit) for 40 minutes

Serve.

Tip:you can also cook the beans and sauce on very low heat for 40 minutes in place of baking.

Posted in Bread, Breakfast

Mince Meat Sandwich

Does plain bread make your breakfast boring? Are you wondering how else to eat your bread?wonder no more because,here is a flavorful way to go about it!

Ingredients

For the mince meat filling

  1. 2 tablespoon oil
  2. 1 onion, diced
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic ginger paste
  4. 1 cup mince meat
  5. 1 small bunch parsley(dhania),chopped
  6. 1/2 cup cooked green peas
  7. 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  8. 1 teaspoon turmeric
  9. 1 teaspoon curry powder
  10. Salt to taste
  11. 4 slices bread
  12. Butter or margarine for spreading

Method

To prepare the filling;

  • Put oil in a heated frying pan,add the onions and fry till golden brown
  • Add the garlic ginger paste and fry till fragrant
  • Add in the mince meat stir and let cook for 3 minutes
  • Add in the green peas and parsley
  • Mix in the tomato paste,turmeric and salt
  • Cook for another 3 minutes
  • Meanwhile,apply margarine or butter to one side a slice of bread
  • Place the slice on your sandwich maker with the buttered side facing down
  • Spread the now cooked mince meat filling on top of the slice
  • Butter one side of your second slice of bread and use it to cover the filling,with the buttered side up
  • Repeat the process with your other 2 bread slices
  • Now close your sandwich maker,switch it on and allow to cook till ready(about 3 minutes)
  • Open the machine once ready, serve the slices and enjoy with masala tea or a drink of your choice.