Zucchini Apple Muffins

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Ingredients:

1 large zucchini (courgette) (220g
3 apples
2 cups of ground almonds (240g)
1 cup of buckwheat or brown rice flour (200g)
¼ of a cup of almond milk (60ml)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
½ a cup of maple syrup (125ml)
a handful of dates
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla powder
1 tablespoons of maple syrup

For the oaty topping

½ cup of oats (60g)
½ cup of pecans (80g)
¼ cup of almonds (50g)
¼ cup of dates (50g)
½ tablespoon of coconut oil

Preparations

  • Start by pre-heating the oven to 200C. Next peel 2 of the apples, discard their cores and chop their flesh into small cubes. Then slice the ends of the zucchini and finely grate it using a cheese grater. Give the grated courgette a good squeeze to get rid of some of the excess water in it – do not skip this step as it will stop your muffins cooking properly.
  • Place the almonds into a food processor and blend for a minute or so until a nutty flour forms. Add the apple cubes and grated zucchini into this flour along with all of the remaining ingredients (except for those used for the topping) and blend for a few minutes.
  • Once a smooth muffin mixture has formed, peel and finely chop the third apple then stir the apple pieces through the muffin mixture. Spoon it evenly into muffin containers, then place them in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • While the muffins cook, make the oaty topping. Place all the necessary ingredients into a food processor and blend for 2-3 minutes until a sticky crumble-like mixture forms, this will taste delicious.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven after 10 minutes and evenly distribute the oat mixture on top of each one before placing them back into the oven for another 25 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes stick a knife into one to check it comes out clean, if it does then they are cooked. Allow them to cool for about 20 minutes before eating them as they will finish setting during this time. I think they taste best a few hours after cooking. Enjoy.

 

Vegan Thai Green Curry

Serves: 4
Cooking: 45M
Total: 45M
Difficulty: easy

Ingredients:
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of Thai green curry paste
400ml can of coconut milk
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1 lemongrass stalk, bashed
1 tablespoon of tamari
Handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 red chilli, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
3 courgettes, cut into bite sized pieces
175g baby corn, cut into bite sized pieces
Squeeze of lemon juice
Olive oil

Method:
Start by chopping your onion and garlic and placing them in a pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for 8-10 minutes until soft.

Once your onions are soft, spoon in your curry paste and stir well – cook for another few minutes before adding in your coconut milk. Bring the whole thing to the boil then add in your lemon grass, maple syrup, lemon juice, tamari, courgette and baby corn – reduce the temperature and let simmer for 25-30 minutes.

Once everything is cooked through, remove the lemon grass stalk and serve with a sprinkle of chopped basil leaves, chilli, salt and pepper.

Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

200g ground almonds
100ml maple syrup
100g dark chocolate, chopped into chips
4 tablespoons of brown rice flour (or a plain flour)
1 heaped teaspoon of bicarb
1 tablespoon of coconut oil, melted

For the raspberry sauce
300g fresh raspberries

Method:
– Pre-heat the oven to 175c, fan setting.
– Place all of your cookie ingredients (apart from the dark chocolate chips) in a food  processor and pulse until well combined. Once combined, add in the chocolate chips and give it another quick pulse to mix through.
– Scoop out spoonfuls of the mixture and roll them into balls using your hands, then squash them down into cookie shapes and place onto a lined baking sheet. Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden.
– While they cook make the raspberry sauce. First, place all of the ingredients in a pan over a medium heat and cook for 5-10 minutes until everything is melted. Then remove the pan from heat and whizz using an electric hand mixer until smooth.

Drizzle over cookies and enjoy.

 

What To Wear On A First Date: Top 10 Style Tips

Going on a date is always nerve-wracking, not to mention the very first one. Here’s what to wear on a first date in order to leave a lasting impression.

Don’t worry if you don’t have it all figured out from the get-go. These things take time.

Apart from having to get your nerves under control and formulate a whole conversation in your head before even meeting, you also need to know the best fashion choices and tips in order to be as comfortable as possible and still look pretty darn beautiful.

It’s tough being a woman! There are so many factors that play into a first date that it’s near to impossible to get it right all of the time, wouldn’t you agree?

In fact, when choosing what to wear on a first date, you need to take into consideration the venue, the impression you want to leave, whether or not you think you might see him again, how excited you are about this particular first date, how to show a little bit of skin without going all out. It’s tough.

However, in order to help you out a little bit, we thought we’d add a checklist of first date tips in order to turn the first date into many more to come.
Below, find some obvious and plenty of helpful tips in order to get you through your first date experience; possibly turning it into the first of many.

Check the venue

It’s extremely important to scout the venue before showing up. Not only can this save you major embarrassment if you show up to a beach-themed restaurant in an evening dress, but you’ll prevent yourself from having to choose between numerous ‘what to wear on a first date’ styles; potentially wasting precious time and saving you plenty of frustration and money.
So before planning any part of your first date outfit, always have a look at the theme of the venue; restaurant or not.

Choose comfort, always

Despite how amazing you want to look, how you feel is much more important. Of course, you want to experience both, but that’s not always ideal.
The last thing you want is to be fidgeting with your clothing in areas that will make it seem obvious that you’re uncomfortable. Any man, when he’s interested in you, will notice your discomfort and you’ll feel even more self-conscious.
The best thing you can do when choosing what to wear on a first date is to choose an outfit that will allow you to do the one thing you’re definitely supposed to; have fun.

Leave most for the imagination

Depending on the type of man you decide to go on a first date with, he’s going to want you to be a little bit conservative. This doesn’t mean you can’t show off a little bit of leg or maybe a tiny bit of cleavage; as long it’s one or the other.
Don’t feel regret if you go out on a date with someone you end up really liking only to find out that he judges you based on what you wore. Sure, being judged is never nice but the fact of the matter is, that’s all someone has to go on if it’s the first date.
You have to ensure that you leave a positive lasting impression without coming across as cheap.

Thoroughly plan your outfit

There’s probably nothing worse than thinking you know what you want to wear for a first date only to realize last minute that what you wanted to wear really isn’t going to work.
It’s only about an hour before you have to leave for the date and you have nothing to wear. What to do? Well, it’s as easy as planning out your outfit thoroughly in order to avoid any surprises.
That way you have one less thing to stress about when it comes to the whole dating scene. It can be stressful so don’t add any more than you should.

Always take a light jacket

Always pack a light jacket or something to throw over your shoulder in case the weather decides to turn. If he’s a gentleman, he’ll offer his jacket, but you just never know.
Remember, always show up prepared in order to avoid feeling uncomfortable and cold as the night progresses. The weather can turn easily and you’d rather show up to the date with a little bit of extra coverage than not enough.
Wear comfortable shoes

Unless you can walk in them comfortably, don’t even attempt wearing uncomfortable shoes on your first date. The key to a successful date is being comfortable and leaving a confident impression.
Uncomfortable shoes will only cause you to walk funny and result in painful blisters that could’ve been avoided by wearing shoes you most definitely feel comfortable to walk in.
They say beauty is painful but you can look just as beautiful without the pain.

Choose an outfit you’d normally wear

Just because you’re going on a hot first date doesn’t mean you have to wear an outfit you wouldn’t normally be seen with.
You still want to feel like yourself, and you certainly want to show him the truest version of yourself. Stick to your own sense of style and flaunt what you were given. He’ll love it!

Can’t decide? Choose red

What happens if you’re stuck with numerous outfits, all different colors, and you simply can’t decide on one. If you happen to have a red choice amongst the lot, go with that.
Psychologically, red creates a moth to a flame type of effect. Men find red on women most attractive and seductive. So if the goal of the evening is to lure him in, always choose your red outfit.
Please note, in order to lure him in with red, your outfit also needs to have a fitting cut. No use wearing a sack.

Look touchable

If you’re into your date and he’s into you, you most certainly want to be touched, right? So as much as you want to keep skin exposure limited and come across as a little bit conservative, you also want the best of both worlds where you look touchable.
Don’t be afraid to play around with outfits and accentuate your best features. If it’s your eyes, wear eye make-up. If you have curvy hips, don’t be afraid to wear a pencil skirt. Wear what fits you best.

Don’t purchase new shoes

Whatever you do, don’t wear new shoes when choosing what to wear on a first date. Sure, we all want to look brand new and shiny, which includes purchasing a brand new outfit.

However, you’ll end up with blisters before the night has even begun which will cause you to walk funny and feel extreme discomfort. As one of those things you want to avoid, rather choose one of your regular pairs of shoes. Choose pretty but don’t necessarily go with a brand new. You’ll thank us.
We understand how crazy and stressful the first date can be, for both parties. It’s really more of an understatement. So don’t let not knowing what to wear on a first date add to the pressures of life and the overall dating scene.

Let your hair down a little bit, go with the flow, add a whole lot of confidence, and know that you’re in good hands if you follow the above-mentioned first date fashion tips.
Remember, when it comes to deciding on what to wear on a first date, always leave enough room for preparations in order to give yourself enough time to change your mind if you wish to do so.

You simply can’t end up not having enough time to get ready; especially if you think this date can turn into something serious.
First impressions really do count, so make wise choices when choosing what to wear on a first date and you may end up going on continuous dates for a long time still to come.

 

source:youqueen

Crispy Fried Chicken (KFC style)

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Ingredients
– 500 grams chicken drumsticks or fillets
– oil for deep frying
– 1 egg(large)
– half tsp pepper powder
– 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
– half tsp garam masala powder
– 1 tsp paprika powder
– salt as needed
– 4 tbsp cornflour
– 1/2 to 3/4 cup bread crumbs
– 1 1/4 cup buttermilk (or 4 tbsp curd or yoghurt)

Preparation
– Pour buttermilk to a bowl or add 4 tbsp curd to a bowl and a pour 1 cup water. whisk it well with 1/4 tsp salt. Mix it well.Check if there is enough salt.
– Wash chicken and drain off all excess water. Add it to the buttermilk. Refrigerate overnight or atleast for 4 hours. This makes the chicken turn tender and soft.
– Drain the buttermilk
– Add pepper powder, ginger garlic, seasoning spice powder and red chili powder.
– Beat an egg and pour it to the bowl
– Add corn flour. Mix well. Set aside for atleast 45min
– Pick up each of these pieces and roll them in the bread crumbs.
– You can leave them in the crumbs for a while.
– Pour oil to a heavy bottom pan. Heat it.
– Drop a small portion of the wet mixture to the hot oil to check if it is hot enough. If it rises without browning then the temperature is right.
– Shake off the excess crumbs from the chicken. Drop one after the other to hot oil.
– Fry them on medium high heat till golden. If the flame is too hight, it gets browned without getting cooked inside.
– Keep stirring often until done.
– Serve fried chichen hot with ketchup or your favourite dip.
Enjoy!!!!

Jinsi ya kutengeneza Sambusa

 

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Mahitaji

  • Nyama ya kusaga 1kg
  • Viungo (2tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp ginger powder, 2tbsp paprika powder, 2tbsp curry powder, 2tbsp meat flavour stock)
  • Vitunguu 2-3 vikubwa
  • Hoho 1
  • Thomu iliyosagwa 2tbsp
  • Carrot zilizokwanguliwa 250mg (grated carrots)
  • Manda za sambusa (spring roll pastry)
  • Mafuta ya kukaangia
  • parsley/coriander (dania)
  • Limau 2-3
  • Ngano ya kufungia manda

Jinsi ya kutengeneza

  • Weka mchanyiko wa nyama, viungo, thomu, juice ya limau  kwenye sufuria kubwa. Kisha bandika jikoni.
  • Kataka vitunguu, dania na hoho vipande vidogovidogo na vyembamba. Kisha visafishe, bila kusahau carrot zako. Zichuje vizuri.
  • Usisahau kuigeuza nyama yako. Onja km imeiva
  • Mimina mchanganyiko wa vitunguu kwenye nyama. Acha ichemke kwa dakika 5-10, kisha onja kama chumvi na viungo vipo sawa. Kama ndogo ongeza. kisha acha ichemke mpaka ukavu maji. Hakikisha imekauka. Kisha zima jiko. Acha ipoe
  • Weka ngano kwenye kibakuli, weka maji, koroga ilikupata mchanganyiko *gundi*
  • Funga manda zako, jaza sambusa. Bonyeza link hapo chini kama hujui jinsi ya kufunga sambusa.
  • Linka ya YouTube —   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR9F993TiM4
  • Choma sambusa zako. Tayari Kula.
  • Unaweza kuchoma zote au ukahifadhi baadhi kwenye freezer.

 

PhotoGrid_1553258217971Baadhi ya spices nlizotumia mie. Unaweza tumia unazopenda weye mwenyewe.

PhotoGrid_1553260242844Carrot unaweza nunua zima, kisha ukazikwangua mwenyewe nyumbani. Mie nanunuaga zilizo kwanguliwa tayari.

PhotoGrid_1553258292669Pia unaweza tumia nyama ya kusanga ya kuku, binafsi napenda sambusa za nyama ya kusaga ya ng’ombe.

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Unaweza kutengeneza manda zako mwenyewe.

PhotoGrid_1553258174557Kuna wanaotumia mayai badala ya ngano kufungia sambusa zao.

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5 Healthy Smoothies You Need To Try

It’s never been easier to be vegan now that everybody seems to be doing their bit. Here are five vegan smoothies that are both tasty and cruelty free!

There’s no denying that many people are beginning to face facts about where their food actually comes from; people are waking up to the shocking truths behind the meat and dairy industry and are now making the switch to a vegan lifestyle.
There’s also no denying that many people are starting to eat more healthily and be kinder to their bodies. The good news is you can do both with these delicious, dairy-free smoothies.
Not only are smoothies a great way to get some extra goodness into your diet, but they are also refreshingly cool on a hot day and make a great on-the-go snack for busy people.
Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie

– 1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk (coconut or almond.)
– 1 TS Peanut Butter (heaped, smooth or crunchy)
– 1 Banana (chunked)
– Handful of Kale/Spinach (Optional)
– Ice (Optional)
Health Benefits: Peanut butter is high in protein and fiber, and contains healthy fats. The kale and spinach add extra goodness without altering the taste of the smoothie. In particular, kale is a superfood that is full of antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber and contains no fat.
Drink when… you need an extra energy boost, substituting a meal for a smoothie as it fills you up or as a post-workout snack.

The Great Green Smoothie

– 1 Cup Almond Milk (unsweetened) / Coconut Water
– 1 Big Handful of Kale (washed)
– ½ Medium Avocado
– 1 Banana (chunked)
– Handful of Grapes (peeled if possible)
– ¼ Cucumber (sliced)
– Ice
Health Benefits: This is just about the healthiest smoothie you can drink! Kale is full of fiber and antioxidants. Avocados contain healthy fats; they lower cholesterol and are also full of fiber (and have many other health benefits).
Bananas are full of potassium, which helps to keep your heart healthy, and chia seeds are great little seeds of goodness providing energy, protein and omega-3.
Drink when… you wake up to start your day off right.
Red Berry Smoothie

– 1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk / Coconut Water
– 1 Big Handful of Raspberries (frozen)
– 1 Big Handful of Pitted Cherries (frozen or fresh)
– 2 Handfuls of Strawberries
– 1 Banana (chunked)
– Ice
– Chia Seeds (Optional)
Health Benefits: This smoothie has four different. Raspberries are quite low in sugar, and they are full of vitamin C. Cherries contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and have been shown to aid sleep as they contain the natural sleep aid melatonin.
Drink when… you’re craving a mid-afternoon snack, or you’re struggling to fit in all of your recommended daily fruit.
Refreshing Mango and Pineapple Smoothie

– 1 Cup Almond Milk (unsweetened) / Pineapple/Mango Fruit Juice
– 1 Banana Broken (chunked)
– 2 Large Handfuls of Mango (frozen)
– 1 Large Handful of Pineapple (frozen)
– 1 Handful of Papaya (frozen)
– Ice (if using fresh fruit)
Health Benefits: Mangoes are known to have an abundance of health benefits, so why wouldn’t you want to put them in a smoothie?
They help to keep cholesterol low, contain lots of vitamins C and A, help to unclog pores—which means clearer skin—and they can even help with poor concentration.
Mangoes and bananas both contain potassium, which helps to control blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart.
Drink when… you want a refreshingly cool snack on a hot summer’s day.
The Classic Strawberry and Banana

– 1 Cup Non-Dairy Milk / Coconut Water
– 1½ Bananas (chunked)
– 5-10 Large Strawberries (to taste)
– Ice
– Grapes (peeled if possible, optional)
– Chia Seeds (optional)
Health Benefits: Bananas are full of potassium, which is good for a healthy heart. They are also a wonderful source of energy, while strawberries are a great source of vitamin C. This smoothie is also low in fat and relatively low in calories.
Drink when… you want a snack, or when you’re craving a strawberry milkshake but would rather have a healthier, dairy free alternative.

Wali wa carrot na kuku wakukaanga

Vipimo Vya Wali
– Mchele wa Basmati/Pishori – 1 kilo moja
– Vitunguu maji – 3
– Karoti – 2
– Siagi – 3 vijiko vya supu
– Kidonge cha supu (stock) – 1 kimoja
– -Chumvi – kiasi

Namna Ya Kutayarisha Na Kupika
– Osha mchele uroweke kama saa moja au mbili
– Katakata vitunguu vipande vidogodogo (chopped) weka kando.
– Kwaruza karoti (grate) weka kando.
– Tia siagi katika sufuria ya kupikia wali, weka katika moto iyayuke
– Kaanga vitunguu hadi vigeuke rangi kiasi tu.
– Tia maji kiasi ya kupikia wali, changanya na kidonge cha supu.
– Yakichemka tia mchele, koroga, funika uweke moto mdogo mdogo.
– Kabla ya maji kukauka tia karoti changanya wali kisha funika uive kama unavyopika pilau.

Vipimo Vya Kuku Wa Kukaanga
– Kuku alokatwakatwa – 1
– Kitunguu saumu(thomu/galic) na tangawizi ilosagwa – 2 vijiko vya supu
– Bizari ya mchanganyiko/garam masala – kijiko cha supu
– Mtindi/Yoghurt – 1 kijiko cha supu
– Ndimu – 1
– Chumvi – kiasi
– Mafuta ya kukaangia – kiasi

Namna Ya Kutayarisha Na Kupika
– Ukishamuosha kuku, mchuje atoke maji yote.
– Changanya viungo vyote katika kibakuli kidogo.
– Changanya pamoja na kuku kisha acha akolee viungo (marinate) kwa muda wa masaa  mawili takriban.
– Weka mafuta katika karai na kaanga kuku, akiwiva yu tayari kuliwa na wali.

Easy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
24 ounces broccoli florets*
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 green onion, thinly sliced
For the sauce
3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, cornstarch and Sriracha, if using; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add broccoli, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in soy sauce mixture until well combined and slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

Notes:
*24 ounces broccoli florets is equal to about 5 cups.