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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 …

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…