Ginger garlic paste

People who know me, they know that I looooooove using garlic. I’am one of those who put 10 cloves when the recipe says 2 😌. I always make my own paste, so I decided to share it with you guys. I hope you will like it, enjoy🤗

I used what I had, you can dubble if you want.
Ingredients

* Garlic

* Ginger

* Oil

* Water

Preparations

* Peel the garlic & ginger. Wash them.

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Pour 200ml oil in a blender. I used handmix. Add ginger and water. Blend this well.

Pour the ginger paste in a bowl.

* Pour 300ml oil in the blender and add garlic. Blend this well, if the mix is too thick add a little oil in it.

Once the garlic is blended nice, mix it with the ginger paste and blend it together.

* Your ginger garlic paste is now ready.

* Pour them in food containers and add oil (keeps it fresh). Store them in your fridge. (Always use a clean spoon +  stir the mix before using)

Spinach + Mango Smoothie

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It’s my day off,  so I made a quick smoothie for breakfast(more likely  brunch) 😁.

Here are the ingredients

– 1 handful of spinach

– 1 small mango (cut in cubes)

– 200ml almond milk

– 1tbsp chia seeds (optional)

Prepation

– Wash the spinach and mango.

– Cut the mango in small cubes.

– Put mango, spinach & milk in a blender and blend this well.

– Pour your smoothie in a glass, add the chia seeds and enjoy your smoothie 😉

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3 Types of Hummus

 

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For the Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus

Two 400g tins of chickpeas
Two 170g jars of sun-dried tomatoes
15 tablespoons of olive oil
10 tablespoons of water
A big handful of fresh basil leaves
2 juicy lemons
3 heaped tablespoons of tahini
3 cloves of garlic
3 teaspoons of cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Roast Carrot and Chili Hummus

Two 400g tins of chickpeas
4 carrots
15 tablespoons of olive oil
10 tablespoons of water
4 sticks of rosemary
2 juicy lemons
2 heaped tablespoons of tahini
3 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons of cumin
1 red chilli pepper
salt and pepper to taste

For the Roasted Aubergine Hummus

Two 400g tins of chickpeas
15 tablespoons of olive oil
10 tablespoons of water
2 juicy lemons
2 heaped tablespoons of tahini
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
3 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons of cumin
2 teaspoons of paprika
1 teaspoon of tamari
salt and pepper to taste
1 aubergine

Preparations

  • All three recipes are basically the same – simply juice the lemons, drain the chickpeas and then place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth
  • The only difference is with the aubergine hummus where you pre-heat the oven to 180C, then pierce the aubergine with a knife and place it in the oven to bake for 25 minutes – I add the peeled garlic for the last 5-10 minutes as roasted garlic is delicious in hummus. At this point the aubergine should be really soft, so take it out the oven, cut the top off the aubergine and add it to the blender with the roasted garlic.
  • With the roasted carrot hummus, you also need to pre-heat the oven to 180C, then cut the carrots into sticks and roast them on a baking tray with olive oil, salt and pepper for about 45 minutes so that they’re really tender. Again, I add the peeled garlic for the last 5-10 minutes so that it can roast too. Then add both to the blender.
    Store the hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for a week.

Spiced Pumpkin Porridge, with Caramelised Apples & Pecans

 

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Serves: 1
Prep: 15M
Total time: 15M

For the Porridge
80g of oats
100ml of brown rice milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ground ginger
Sprinkle of ground nutmeg
5 tablespoons of pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons of coconut sugar

For the Toppings
1 apple
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
40g of pecans
Method:
– If you are making your own pumpkin puree, simply peel the pumpkin, roughly chop it into chunks and steam for 25 minutes until soft. Then blend it in a food processor until totally smooth.
– To make the topping, core and slice the apple. Cook the apples and pecans with the coconut oil, maple and cinnamon in a pan for about 10 minutes, until the apples are soft but still holding their shape.
– While the apple cooks, make the porridge by placing the oats in a saucepan with 200ml of water and brown rice milk, place the pan on a hob and cook for 4 minutes, stirring continuously. Add in the spices, pumpkin puree and coconut sugar and cook for another minute.
– When the porridge is cooked, spoon it into a bowl and top with the delicious apples and pecans before serving!

Spicy Veggie Noodle Bowl

Serves: 2
Cooking: 35M
Total time: 35M

Ingredients:

150g noodles (I use brown rice noodles)
300g tofu, drained
40g mange tout
1 courgette, chopped
1 fresh red chilli, chopped
Handful of beans sprouts, about 30g
Handful of roasted cashews, about 40g
Handful of chopped coriander, about 30g
For the dressing
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 teaspoon of tamari
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Pinch of salt
Method:

Start by draining your tofu. Once the water is drained, place a paper towel over the top and leave something heavy on it for 20 minutes to press out any excess liquid.

Once dry, place a pan with a drizzle of olive oil on a hob to warm up, cut your tofu and courgette into small pieces and place in the warm frying pan – sautée, untouched, over a medium heat for 10 minutes, before turning and finishing on the other side for 3-4 minutes.

Cook your noodles in boiling water for 8-10 minutes, adding your mange tout in the last minute or two. Once cooked, drain and mix together with the red chilli, bean sprouts, chopped coriander, tofu and courgette.
Then make your dressing by mixing together all of the ingredients – drizzle over the noodles and give it all a good mix together. Top with more fresh chilli and roast cashews and enjoy!

How To Make Sambusa

 

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After many requests, here is the english version of “how to make sambusa” for those who dont understand Swahili. Enjoy!!!

Ingredients
– Minced beef 1kg
– Spring roll sheets (spring roll pastry) – you can buy them at the African shops, Chinese supermarket).
– Spices (2tsp of tumeric powder, 2tbsp of paprika powder, 1tbsp of ginger powder, 2-3 tbsp of curry powder, 2-3 tbsp of beef flavour broth): I love spices (I never measure) + I do not use salt 😊
– 2tbsp Garlic paste
– 2 large onions: cut into small thin pieces
– 1 bell pepper: same
– Half bag of grated carrots
– 2-3 lemons: squeeze
– Frying oil
– Flour for folding
– Coriander / parsley

Lets do this 😉
– Remove the spring roll sheets from the freezer on time (I usually take them out the night before and put them in the fridge. Then they will be defrosted the next day).
– Put the minced meat, herbs, lemon juice + garlic in a large pan. Bring this to boil
– Meanwhile, cut the onions, bell pepper and coriander / parsley.
– Clean the pieces of onions, peppers, carrots and coriander / parsley.
– Don’t forget your minced meat, stir occasionally.
– When the minced meat is cooked, put the onions + bell pepper + carrots + coriander / parsley, stir well … and let it cook for 5-8 minutes.
– Taste whether there is enough seasoning / salt. If not, add a little. I usually add cubes of broth and curry powder.
– Let the meat boil, must be dry, otherwise they will leak.
– If the meat is cooked and well, turn off the fire. Let it cool off.
– Put 5-6 scoops of flour in a bowl and add water. Stir well, it should not be too thick or thin. This is your “glue”.
– Next step = folding  YouTube link. It is a bit difficult to explain Hahaha

– Fold, fill with minced meat & fold up.
– Fry your sambusa…… Ready to eat. Enjoy 😉

Ps: You dont have to fry them all, you can keep them in the freezer.

PhotoGrid_1553258217971These are the spices I used.

I make my own garlic paste. You can grate the carrots yourself, but I prefer buying the ones that are already done.

PhotoGrid_1553258174557Some people use eggs for folding. I use flour.