Most times when I make a dish, I already have a rough idea of what I am going to name it. On this day, I had absolutely no idea what I would name the rice dish I was making. I did not want to name it according to the ingredients, but something a little bit more creative and different, but my brain refused to cooperate. I then reached out to you on my Instagram stories (If you ain’t following me on Instagram, please do! I would love to have you! <3) for help. 200 responses later, I was very much entertained by your suggestions for my rice dish. From the sassy suggestions like ‘yaaaaaaaaaas rice’ and ‘bomb.com rice’, to funny ones like ‘somebody herb me’ and ‘walk wasabi KaluhiWali Kaluhi Wali’ and the rather strange ones like ‘Zemachi’ ‘Erromerro’ and Ruz rice’. Ya’ll are so so funny 😀 😀 :D, and so sweet as well for coming through to helping me. I appreciate each one of you! I decided to settle on 7 spice sunny rice, which is a combination of names from @tebz.co.ke and @martin_m.k. Asanteni!
So for this lovely day, let’s have some delicious rice!
One of the ways I love keeping myself warm is by a nice hot cup of tea. And I am pleased that these days there are so many teas that are in the market, many of which have so many health benefits. I have been really into green tea. I have noticed that some brands have tea that really does not have the essence of the ingredients they use. That is why I prefer brewing my own the tea at home. #LuhyasWillBeLuhyas
One of the things I learnt from my mom is that the longer and the slower tea brews, the deeper and more distinct the flavor will be. That is the same technique I applied to my honey, lemon and cinnamon tea. Pole pole ndio mwendo! This tea had all the ingredients layered up so well and is the perfect drink to warm you up.
We all have those days when we want to have something a little bit sweet and light. Where I live, it can be a bit of a hustle to leave home and get to the nearest bakery because this area is not actively supplied with public transportation which is the means I use. Therefore, whenever that craving kicks in I turn to my favourite comfort food,Mango stuffed crepes, which are fast, tasty and easy to make from home.
Like most of the things I know how to make, this one too was taught by my mother. As years went by, various modifications were made to the recipe. My elder sister, Sieva, perfected the crepe recipe and it is the same one we use to date. My twist on these fabulous crepes was adding various fillings to them. For this filling I used my favourite fruit, mangoes, with some fresh orange zest and a dash of ground cinnamon that elevates the sweetness of the mango and brings out the tartness of the orange zest.
These heavenly tangy mango stuffed crepes make for an ideal healthy breakfast, a rich brunch or a filling snack.