Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from March, 2016

Sweet and Irish Potato smoked chicken veggie stew.

Yes the name of the dish sounds so long. I once cooked on a TV show where they tried to give it an acronym. SIPSCVS.

Its a signature dish I put together. the ingredients are there because each of them play a great role in supporting brain and eye development in children which inadvertently improves learning and retention in the classroom. yes! (smiles).

Sweet potatoes are very rich in vitamin A, antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C and E. All these support eye health, prevent degenerative damage among other interesting benefits. I will blog on the ingredients another day. For ow, lets focus on the dish.

The smoked chicken gives it a classic taste that is unbeatable. this dish has helped many children pick up weight gain and better appetite and i am now happy to share the recipe.


Ingredients

*Tomatoes diced
*Onions, diced
* Cooked liver, diced
* Smoked chicken, sorted
* Sweet potatoes (boiled)
* Seasoning (bay leaves add a rich flavor)
* Blended pepper and tomato paste (boiled)
* Carrots(diced)
* Gre…

Coconutty cookies!

Cookies are my go to  weeknight snack.

Overtime i have tried different recipes and prefer the shortbread type. I literally added everything i found and told myself to stop.


2 cups of flour1/2 cup cold butter1/2 cup or handful of  raisins1/4 cup cold coconut cream/milk1/4 sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamonTablespoons of cold water
Add the cold butter to the flour,mix it in till you have crumbs, Add the cinnamon, raisins, sugar and coconut milk. if it hasn't bound yet, add a few tablespoons of cold water to bind it into a dough.Flour a board, roll out the dough and cut into desired shapesTop with sprinkles, or tiny cereal pieces like coco pops.bake for 12-15 minutes at about 160 degrees Centigrade.

deep fried coconut raisin dough

So Last night, we all wanted a snack to indulge in. I thought about puffpuff and a yummy dip but - didn't have all that waiting time for the yeast to act.

I looked in my baking items shelf,the fridge and here's what we got. Still looking for a perfect name for it,but it just might be deep fried coconut raisin dough. The outcome was just awesome, the kids couldn't get enough of it also.

You'll need

2 cups plain flour2 level teaspoons baking powder1/2 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon powder1/2 teaspoon ginger powder1/2 cup coconut milk2 cups raisins/ dried fruits/currantA little water to mix





  Mix all the dry ingredients together: flour,baking powder,cinnamon powder,ginger powder,sugar. Add the coconut milk and a little water,mix till you get a consistency that is not too thick nor runny. (refer to 'dessert style mosa' for picture showing batter  thickness).     Heat some oil in a frying pot or deep pan. Test the oil for hotness by dropping tiny batter into …