#StreetFood: Mabuyu

Mabuyu  is a type of candy made from the seeds of the Baobab tree fruit. The tree is called “Mbuyu” in Swahili hence the name.  The candy has been around for generations and is common in the coastal region of Kenya. Once the fruit is ripe, it harvested and the …

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#StreetFood: Achari

Achari is a popular Coasterian candy, dessert or snack. It is often sold on the streets (come to think of it, I’ve never come across it on any of the popular supermarkets) in sachets ranging from as low as KShs. 20. The candy is basically made from dried mango strips …

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Spicy Chicken Stew

  Ingredients –  ½ a Chicken (Spring or Capon) –  3 tomatoes(cubed) –  1 Onion(chopped) –  1 Clove of Garlic (crushed) –  Small Ginger piece (crushed) –  1 Pili Pili Hoho (Green Pepper) –  1 Bunch of chopped Dhania  ( Coriander) –  1 whole Chilli pepper –   Cooking Oil …

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Coleslaw in 6 Easy Steps

So you’ve been wondering how to make coleslaw but you always assume it’s a complicated and difficult process. He’s a very simple recipe of how I make my Coleslaw Ingredients – 1 cup thinly shredded cabbage – 1 cup grated carrots – ½ a Cup finely chopped Pineapple (optional) – …

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How to Make a Mango Smoothie

  A Mango Smoothie is one of the easiest most delicious treats. It’s suitable for any occasion and all age groups. And you don’t even have to struggle through YouTube videos to learn how to make it. Once you learn how to make your own, you’ll see just how ridiculously …

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How to Make Kick-Ass Pancakes

  Everybody loves pancakes. In fact, scientists have proven that people who hate pancakes have no souls. Ok,  I’m kidding. Anyway, for the pancake lovers,here’s a super easy recipe on how to make kick-ass pancakes Ingredients – 1 Cup Self Raising Flour ( or 1 cup All-purpose flour with ½ …

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How To Store Ginger

  Ginger is one of those dynamic spices that you can sneak into any dish. It is my personal favorite, right next to garlic. And the best thing about it is the fact that you can find it virtually anywhere at an affordable price. A piece of ginger at any …

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Pilau Masala

    The secret to making great pilau is the “masala” or concoction of spices used in its preparation. While using whole spices gives the pilau a stronger taste, most people are put off by the sight of the spices as well as having to rake through the pilau in …

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How to Cook Pilau in 9 Easy Steps

Ingredients -2 cups of Rice (long grain rice/Basmati/Pishori) – 1 cup Green peas (optional) – 1/4Kg of beef/chicken breast (cubed) – 2 Carrots (cubed) – 1 Large onion (diced) – 1 Large Green pepper/ pilipili hoho (diced) – 1 medium sized bulb of Garlic (pounded) – 1 small piece of …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Onions

1. The Egyptians considered the onion to as an object of worship. It was thought to symbolize eternity because of the circle-within a circle structure. This is why they buried their dead with some onions. 2. Onions were believed to have magical powers. Their strong smell would prompt the dead …

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