Indonesian Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)



  1. Boil rice in plenty of salted water until cooked.
  2. Rinse, drain and spread the rice to cool.
  3. Do this at least two hours ahead, or preferably, leave overnight in the fridge.
  4. Combine eggs with sesame oil and salt, and put aside (see below).
  5. Heat wok or large frying pan over heat until hot.
  6. Add oil, and wait until it is very hot and slightly smoking.
  7. Add the onions, ginger, shrimp paste, garlic, and pepper, and stir-fry for 2 minutes, squashing the shrimp paste as you go.
  8. Then add chicken and shrimp and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes.
  9. Add rice and continue to stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  10. Now add the chilli bean sauce or sambal oelek, oyster sauce and ketjap manis/dark soy sauce and continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  11. Finally, add egg mixture and continue to stir-fry for another minute.
  12. Alternatively make 2 thin omelettes from the egg mixture ahead of time and cut into strips.
  13. These can then be used as garnish on the finished dish.
  14. Turn onto large serving platter and garnish with the spring onion and fresh cilantro, and serve hot.
  15. Enjoy

Pilau Ya Nyama Ya Ng’ombe Na Nyanya

Mchele (Basmati)                                          3 vikombe
Nyama ya ngo’mbe                                      1 kg
Pilipili boga                                                    1 kubwa
Nyanya                                                        2 kubwa
Vitunguu maji                                               2 vikubwa
Kitunguu saumu(thomu/galic) iliyosagwa       1 kijiko cha supu
Tangawizi                                                     1 kijiko cha chai
Ndimu                                                          1
Mafuta ya kupikia                                         ½ kikombe
Mdalasini                                                      ½  kijiko cha chai
Binzari nyembamba                                      1 kijiko cha chai
Pilipili manga                                                  ½ Kijiko cha chai
Hiliki                                                             ½ Kijiko cha chai
Namna ya kutayarisha na Kupika
  1. Roweka mchele wako katika chombo
  1. Chukuwa nyama na ioshe vizuri na itie thomu, tangawizi, ndimu, pilipili manga na chumvi kiasi
  1. Iweke jikoni hadi ikauke maji na kuwa imewiva huku ukiikaanga kaanga kwa hayo hayo mafuta yake hadi kuwa rangi ya hudhurungi
  1. katakata Vitunguu na nyanya weka pembeni
  1. Chukua pilipili boga, thomu, tangawizi na visage katika mashine ya kusagia
  1. Weka sufuria pembeni na utie mafuta, subiri yapate moto
  1. Kisha tia vitunguu na vikaange hadi kuwa hudhurungi na tia nyanya
  1. Kisha mimina mchanganyiko wako ulio usaga wa pilipili boga, thomu na tangawizi
  1. Koroga kwa dakika kadhaa Kisha mininia nyama uliyokuwa tayari, maji kiasi na chumvi wastani na subiri maji hayo yachemke
  1. Weka mchele humo na koroga kiasi na onja chumvi kama ipo sawa au kama ndogo unaweza kuongeza
  1. Funika na punguza moto na uache uive taratibu
  1. Baada ya kukauka maji kabisa basi ugeuze na subiri tena kwa dakika kama mbili na tayari kuliwa.

Happy Mawlid Al-Nabi



His birth was a light in the dark. His preach was an oasis in the dessert. His sacrifice was a bright moon in the lightless night
Hope Mawlid Al-Nabi brings Peace, Blessings and Joy to you and your family. May the teachings of prophet Guide you in every step of your life

Happy Maulid Al-Nabi to All Muslims out there.

Happy Holidays


Christmas brings family and friends together; it helps us appreciate the love in our lives we can often take for granted. May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings.During this season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way. Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best this wonderful holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year




16 Must-Know Foundation Tips for Girls With Dark Skin


Do stick with matte formulas to keep your skin from looking like an oil slick.

While oily skin is a pretty universal skin type among all women, dark-skinned girls who have it tend to also have enlarged pores, which can lead to extra oil production. Look for foundations that help soak up your skin’s natural oils, which releases blotting spheres that sop up excess oil and sweat. Use a pore-reducing product nightly to minimize pores’ appearance.

Don’t apply your foundation with your fingers, since it can transfer bacteria onto your face.

Women like to touch their faces a lot and if you have oily skin, this is a no-no. Instead, apply foundation with a synthetic brush. Pour a few drops of foundation in the center and buff it onto your face for a flawless finish. For extra oil-zapping coverage, first layer on a primer.

Do use blotting papers for touch-ups.

You don’t want to keep putting pressed powder onto your skin during the day, since that kind of product buildup can lead to breakouts. Blotting papers are the best way to lift oils off without putting any product back onto the skin.

Don’t use setting powders, which can leave layers of white on top of your skin.

When it comes to locking in your makeup, it’s best to stick with setting powders that match your skin tone. The best way to see if your setting powder has left an invisible layer of white on your skin? professionals suggest taking a selfie using the flash.



Do exfoliate your face weekly in order to keep any dead skin cells from sitting on your face.


Having a buildup of dead skin cells can leave dark skin looking dull and ashy even after you apply foundation. You have to take care of your skin first if you want your foundation to look good. This includes washing, exfoliating, and moisturizing on a regular basis.

Don’t use matte foundations.

Matte foundations can make dry skin look even drier (read: ashy). Instead, go for creamier formulas that keep your skin looking dewy and fresh.

Do apply your foundation with a clean, damp sponge.

Be sure to put on moisturizer before your foundation as well. This will help lock hydration into your skin.

Don’t sleep on cotton pillowcases.

The cotton fabric can suck your skin dry. You may already know this from wrapping your hair nightly, but silk fabric locks in moisture in your skin as well as your locks, making silk the better choice to sleep on. So, if you’ve been noticing your skin is drier than usual, swap your cotton pillowcase for a silk version.



Do find a formula that gives you your desired finish.

Always tell black women to think about the formula first and the color second. Whether it’s a stick, cream, or a powder, find one that suits your needs, since you might need a dewier or more matte finish based on how oily or dry your combination skin is.

Don’t skip SPF.

Luckily, we’re no longer in the dark ages of makeup and most brands have an SPF built into them that won’t leave your face looking an ashy mess.

Go lightweight when it comes to your formula.

With combination skin, you don’t need to turn to your foundation for hydration since you likely already have a good balance of oil on your face. And unless you have hyperpigmentation or blemishes to conceal, opt for a more sheer, lightweight foundation to even out your complexion. Use a tinted moisturizer or a CC cream, especially during the hot summer months, to give your skin a chance to breathe.

Don’t wear foundation all over your face if you don’t have to.

If you’re a dark-skinned woman with combination skin, chances are you’re dealing with oilier sections on your face (like the T-zone area) and dry patches in places like your cheeks. Confusing! Instead of applying foundation everywhere, a professional advises concentrating the foundation where you need it most and blending it out from there. You can also rely on double-duty foundations that act as both moisturizer and spot concealer.


Do use foundations that contain acne-fighting ingredients.

Sometimes your breakouts are temporary, sometimes they’re hormonal. Whatever the cause of those zits may be, you can battle breakouts with a foundation that contains ingredients like salicylic acid.

Don’t pile tons of foundation on your face.

There’s really no need for you to wear layers of makeup on your face unless you’re a Real Housewife on TV or a celebrity on tour. So, even if you can throw shade as well as NeNe Leakes or body roll like Beyoncé, that doesn’t mean you need to wear as much makeup as they do on a daily basis.

If you’re trying to hide breakouts or hyperpigmentation, however, apply a sheer application of your foundation and then let your concealer do the rest of the work. Simply dab a stick concealer (they’re usually thicker) onto your problem spot and blend the formula into your skin using a slightly damp makeup sponge to help move the cover-up around.

Do avoid using foundations that contain bad-for-your-skin ingredients like mineral oil.

Those ingredients can clog pores and lead to even more breakouts. If you have problematic skin, you’re going to have to pay more attention to ingredients than other women when shopping for foundation. Opt for a sheer, buildable formula.

Don’t use dirty makeup brushes or sponges.

Bacteria = breakouts. Wash your makeup brushes and sponges after every use to avoid transferring bacteria from your makeup to your face and then back into makeup, especially if you’re using a cream foundation compact. Also, if you are using a cream compact, spritz it with an antibacterial spray that contains alcohol to kill any bacteria that may be on the surface.


Biriyani ya Nyama Ngómbe

Vipimo Vya Masala
Nyama vipande                                     3 LB
Mtindi                                                   ½ kopo
Kitunguu saumu(thomu/galic)               1½ kijiko cha supu
Tangawizi                                             1½ kijiko cha supu 
Nyanya                                                2  
Pilipili mbichi                                         kiasi  
Nyanya kopo                                      4 vijiko vya supu
Vidonge supu                                      2
Pilipili nyekundu paprika                       kiasi  
Bizari zote saga                                 2 vijiko vya supu  
Viazi                                                  4
Mafuta                                             2 mug
Samli                                                ½ kikombe
Vitungu                                             6
Namna Ya Kutayarisha Na Kupika
  1. Kwenye sufuria tia nyama, saga nyanya na thomu, pilipili mbichi, tangawizi. Mimina kwenye nyama na mtindi, tia na nyanya kopo, bizari paprika, vidonge vya supu, chumvi kisha changanya  vyote pamoja weka motoni.
2.     Katika sufuria nyengine tia mafuta na samli kaanga vitungu mpaka viwe rangi ya hudhurungi toa weka pembeni.
3.     Kanga viazi  weka pembeni.
4.     Chukua mafuta kidogo uliyokangia tia kwenye nyama  acha katika moto wa kiasi mpaka nyama iwive na maji ya punguke.
5.     Tia  viazi na vitunguu vivunje vunje tia ndani ya nyama  acha moto mdogo.
Vipimo Vya Wali 
Mchele                                                      5 mug
Maji                                                         kiasi
Chumvi                                                   kiasi
Mafuta uliyokaanga vitungu                        kiasi
Rangi ya biriani                                        ¼  kijiko cha chai
*Zafarani                                                 ½ kijiko cha chai
*roweka rangi  na zafarani kwenye kikombe na maji ¼ weka pembeni.
Namna Ya Kutarisha Na Kupika Wali
  1. Osha mchele roweka muda wa saa.
  1. Chemsha maji kama magi 10 hivi  na chumvi tia mchele.
  1.  Uache uchemke ukishaiva kiini nusu, mwaga maji chuja.
  1. Mimina juu ya nyama tia rangi na mafuta kwa juu funika.
  1. Aacha kidogo katika oveni kwa muda wa dakika 20 hivi kisha epua ikiwa tayari