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Plantain bread....before you throw out your overripe plantain

I know many people have overripe plantains at home at one point or the other and you sometimes notice it when its about to go bad. Please mamas, don't chuck it in the bin please๐Ÿ˜! I use ripe bananas for this recipe sometimes, but when i have plantains,they do the job too.
My kids love this bread and it disappears faster than the normal loaves we buy at the stores.i guess one of the reasons is, the smell that wafts through my home is so inviting while it bakes, they can hardly wait for it to get out of the oven. 
 The inside of this loaf is so moist and yum๐Ÿ˜€       You will need

2 cups flour
1/4 cup cold butter or coconut oil
2 teaspoons yeast
2 large overipe plantains,
Pinch of salt
1/4 or less cup of sugar,you can substitute with honey.
4 tablespoons powdered milk
2 tablespoons cinnamon (optional)pinch of nutmeg

Mash or blend the plantain and set aside
Add the yeast to 2 cups warm water/milk if you are using liquid milk and allow to stand
In the bowl of flour,add the cold butter and mix till …
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Tomato, one of the best sources of Lycopene!

Lycopene! 
Lycopene is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world and one of the food sources that has the highest content is the TOMATO ! If you have a toddler that just wants to munch on raw tomatoes, that is so cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž. I encourage both adults and children to eat tomatoes.research shows that it's so good for oral health ,it preventing oral thrush. 
The health benefits are so many but here are a few. 
Lycopene Is good for heart health .it prevents several cardiovascular diseases. It delays aging of the skin and keeps it younger looking. Most ladies will love this. ๐Ÿ˜‰. I also use tomatoes to do cold steam for my hair. It prevents dullness and itchy scalp and restores hair.Lycopene has antimicrobial properties and has been proven to solve oral health issues. Lycopene helps in preventing diseases that affect the nerve. It also plays a role in preventing and slowing several types of cancer. Lycopene keeps the bones strong by relieving oxidative stress that causes the bones to b…

Local Rice

One of the easiest meals you can cook for your children and the family generally is palm oil/Local rice. I always encourage mothers to introduce their traditional meals to the children when they start eating solids. you can start with the soft soups and morsels and then move to the grainy meals.

So my Mother-in-Love came over with a bag of dry fish and I just knew I would be cooking this rice like...the next day. I always look forward to her fish,giant sized dried catfish.so yummy. 

Ingredients

3 cups of rice5 tomatoes,2 red bell peppers (Tatashe) and 2 scotch bonnet ,2 cloves Garlic and a small onion(All blended and steamed)2 bullion cubesone large onion ,dicedmeat stock6 big Basil Leaves,washed and shredded (also known as Efirin, Scent Leaf)6 tablespoons of palm oil (Palm oil is not bad,moderate use of it is rich enough).one tablespoon of locust bean(iru)
To cook,place a pot on the burner, add the palm oil,and let it heat up and melt, add the onions and fry them till translucent, fry th…

Dodo (plantain) and potato egg cups

Hello! I hope you have been great,thanks for stopping by my blog today.
One big bite into this Dodo,potato and veggie egg cup and I'm like, yum! Dodo is our local name for fried plantains and many kids love it. This meal is good for breakfast and brunch and its easy to make.
                                                                         You'll need                
4 eggs
1 tomato,diced
1 plantain,diced and fried (or boiled if you like)
2 potatoes(you can use either sweet potatoes or irish potatoes or both), diced and fried
1 small red onion,diced
2 grated carrots
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Pinch of nutmeg

Mix all the ingredients together, some salt and pepper,pour into an oiled muffin pan! Bake at 180 degrees Centigrade for about 30mins or till bubbly golden and set!

You can add minced meat,shredded chicken or
Sweet corn to make a variety of flavours!
Bon Apetit!

Nutella Coconut muffins

Hi moms, its been a while.thought to share one lunch box treat .its been so helpful,it serves as an extra snack and all I have to do is make a batch that can last for the week so i can change it up with other snacks.

I always say i'm not a baker,i cook more than i bake, but for my kids, ill learn to bake and try recipes.


Here's what you need.


2 cups plain flour
One egg
One tablespoon baking powder
4 tablespoons sugar
1.5 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded/dessicated coconut (i will share in one paragraph ho wto make yours)
Some nutella
1 cup milk.
2 tablespoons butter or 1/4 cup butter/vegetable oil

Lets bake
Mix the flour,salt,baking powder and sugar. Add the milk,egg,butter,vanilla, mix together,add the coconut in the batter, the mixture doesn't have to be smooth! Oil the muffin pan,add some in each cup,put some nutella and cover up with more batter.
Note: if you don't have access to desiccated coconut, you can make your shredded coconut, break one coconut and scoop out the flesh, gate …

Pimp my oatmeal

Here's how we eat oatmeal.Oatmeal is one of the foods that help enhance learning and memory function in children,researches have been carried out to prove this!
While it's true that oat is packed with goodness,this meal can be boring so we literally create a bar of toppings! Today's breakfast had a dollop of nutella (cocoa powder will suffice), fresh diced apples, shredded coconut(dessicated), on days that i have a lot of time on my hands, i make my own coconut by grating it and toasting in the oven or just leaving it freshly grated. 
Other toppings you can use are crushed almonds,soya milk,fresh mangos,fresh strawberries, peanut butter, raisins/dried fruits.the list goes on. We also use these toppings for our local pap (ogi) which is also highly nutritious for infants,babies toddlers and even adults.

Other ways to eat oatmeal is to top with fresh mangoes, some honey and chia seeds

For a more decadent one, top with crushed chocolate cookies, crushed almonds and some milk.

I hop…