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Babyfood – Part (2)Mbili

Baby Smoothies

Mmmmmm she loves to eat!

Embe na Parachichi

If it’s green it’s good!

ahhhhhhhh

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MSETO – Muung Beans and Rice with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Muung Beans

1 cup Rice (Basmati)

3/4 coconut milk 1/4 water mixed

1/2 tsp salt

Recipe:

Rinse the Muung Beans

Rinse the beans and boil for 25 minutes (start the timer when the water is boiling)

Rolling Boil 25 minutes

Drain water.

Muung Beans should look like this split and soft

Add water/ coconut milk mix and salt to Muung beans and bring to a boil.  Add rice.

Stir gently

Turn down to medium low with the lid on for 10 minutes…stir gently one last time at about 2 minutes after adding the rice.

Take the lid off

Take the lid off to let the rice “dry out” for 20 minutes or up to 1 hour on your stoves LOWEST setting! (This step makes the rice super tasty with a crunchy bottom)

Serving Size:

4 adults

Preparation Time:

1 hour

*Traditionally this dish is topped with honey but we like to eat it with sweet fruits like papaya, mango, banana, etc…and top it with tomato sauce.

It is said that this dish is an aphrodisiac for women!?!

Tell me what you think ladies!

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Today’s Supper

Coconut Rice and Papaya

Ever feel like just eating something simple?

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Today’s Menu

Lunch time!

Boiled Green Plantain with Salsa and Hot Sauce Dip

Do you ever have those days where you just want to take it easy but the kids “gotta” eat?

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HUMMUS

Hummus and Carrots

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chick peas

1 cup chick pea water(if it’s fresh) or 1 cup tap water

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup tahini

juice of 2 lemons (4 or 5 Tbsp)

1/8 cup fresh cilantro

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cayenne

Recipe:

Clean and soak 1 cup chickpeas over night and boil 1 and 1/2 hours with a pinch of salt…or do as I do and forget (then you have to boil for 3 hours and let sit for another 1 hour). Let cool for 30 minutes.

boil chickpeas

Add garlic and cooked cooled chickpeas to a food processor (you can mash by hand but the processor is so much easier)

Garlic first

then tahini, water, salt and the juice of 2 lemons.

juice of 2 lemons

Blend 2 minutes and then add cilantro and paprika.  Blend until smooth.

blend

Hummus is ready to eat with raw veggies, on a veggie burger, on a pita, or with bajia? (stay tuned for that one)

Preparation time:

2 hours (including boiling time)

Serving Size:

party size bowl for appetizer

Lailati loves Hummus!

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NDIZI MBIVU – Sweet Cardamom Plantain

Creamy goodness

Ingredients:

3 Ripe Plantain Banana

2 cups water

1 1/2 cups Coconut milk

1/8 tsp (2 pinches) ground cardamom

Don’t be afraid of the black banana!

The blacker the Plantain the better!  The softer they are the more sweet they are.  BUT yellow, like this one, works too(it just has to boil longer to get soft and more sugar to sweeten the recipe).

Recipe:

Peel plantains.Make sure to scrape the banana, to remove stringy banana bits.

Peel and scrape plantain

Or alternatively cut into the skin and outer flesh of the plantain.

To avoid stringy bits in the sauce, instead of peeling you can cut off the skin and outer flesh of the Plantain banana.

Cut Plantain in half and then half again. Cut plantain length wise to expose seeds.

slice banana length wise exposing inside (seeds) of plantain

Remove seeds and core (It is hard and unpleasant in the sauce)

Remove core

Boil in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.

Boil

Add coconut milk, sugar and cardamom.

Use finely ground cardamom!

Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Simmer for 15 minutes

Or until you have a creamy consistency.

Creamy goodness

Serve with Coconut Rice or Chapati or on its own.

Serving Size:

3 adult sides

Preparation Time:

45 min.

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CHOCO – Sweet Coconut Mung/Muungi Beans

CHOCO - Sweet Coconut Mung/Muungi Beans

Ingredients:

1 cup Mung/Muungi Beans

1 cup Coconut Milk canned or 1 cup shredded fresh coconut mixed with 1/2 cup water

3 Tbsp Sugar

Recipe:

Sort and clean the Mung beans.

Rinse Mung Beans

Boil the Mung Beans for 25 minutes. Drain water.

They should look like this.

Add Coconut milk or add fresh shredded coconut mixed with water. Add sugar and turn to medium. Don’t stir too much!

Don't stir too much!

With the lid off let the mung beans come to a boil and then them down to low. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Don’t stir too much!

Not yet.

NOW they are READY!

Enjoy with a cup of tea for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Serving Size:

2 adults

Preparation Time:

45 minutes

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Kachumbari – Salad with Lime Dressing

KACHUMBARI - Salad with Lime Dressing

Ingredients:

1/8 cup red Onion

1/8 cup green sweet bell pepper

1/4 cup cabbage

1/4 cup lettuce (I like romaine)

1/4 cup peeled tomato

1/4 tsp salt

pepper to taste

1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice

Recipe:

Cut onion really thin!

Cut vegetables in small pieces (especially onion).  Peel tomato and slice into small pieces.

Don't forget to peel tomato first!

Mix vegetables together and add salt, pepper, & lime.

Lime Time

Mix well again!

Ready!

Enjoyed best with boiled cassava, boiled green plantain, boiled potato, coconut rice, & beans and rice.

Serving Size: 

3 adult side dishes

Preparation Time:

10 minutes

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Maharage and Rice (Cococut Beans and Rice) & Kachumbari (Lime Salad)

Maharage and Rice (Cococut Beans and Rice) & Kachumbari (Lime Salad).

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