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How to Cook ‘Managu’ in Cream

Walk into most up market restaurants in Kenya and you will see servers flying out of the kitchens carrying plates that include dark green vegetables, one of which will most likely be the African nightshade. The African Nightshade is an indigenous vegetable popularly known as ‘managu’ in Kenya. In comparison to kale or collard greens (spinach), managu is a highly nutritious vegetable rich in protein, iron, calcium, folate as well as vitamin A, C and E.

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Fried Nduma in Wheat Flakes

Nduma wheat

I like nduma. A lot. Boiled, fried, stewed…love it! Not so much for my munchkin. She calls it ‘baby’ food. I know…ridiculous! So today I am staring three arrow roots down in my kitchen…thinking “How to ‘munchkinfy’” nduma…then it hit me! Continue reading Fried Nduma in Wheat Flakes

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Cinnamon Crepes with Caramelized Oranges

This cold season, I have been trying to get as much vitamin C as I can. For me and my little munchkin. This week began with a scratchy throat and yes, eventually, I got the sniffles. So when making my crepes (thin pancakes), I reached out for oranges and decided to add them to my plate. It is common knowledge that vitamin C is a very important part of breakfast as it gives the liver a robust wake-up call, flushing it out and preparing it for the days work. In order to reduce the sharp citrus taste of the oranges, I opted to caramelize them.  Continue reading Cinnamon Crepes with Caramelized Oranges

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Green Salad

After any good weekend, you are probably looking to detox. Nyama choma (Barbeque), your favorite tipple, maybe a road trip and not enough sleep…your body is probably in need of some help to get back in balance, right?

One of the ways to do this is to reduce on heavy eating at least for a day, giving your body time to work through everything that is still in your system.

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Watermelon Wonder

Watermelon is more than just delicious…it’s a super healthy addition to your diet! Why? Well, while most people might regard the watermelon as a remotely bland fruit, it is actually a vegetable too! Watermelon is related to the cucumber and the pumpkin, is a seed producing plant and its rind is entirely edible.

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Cold Bursting Herb Tea

Its flu season again and we anticipate a lot of sniffles, scratchy throats and the odd irritating cough. Obviously, the best way to avoid getting sick is to stay warm, always wash your hands or get a flu shot. Now, because we don’t want to be continually medicated, we try to nip this in the bud!

This spicy ginger tea will soothe and warm you from the inside out, and reduce the duration in which you might be feeling under the weather. And that’s what we are rooting for.

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