Happy first day of December.

Am I the only one super excited about this year’s Christmas? Only 24 days to go…Whoop!! I have never experienced a year like this move so quickly, or is it because I am busier this year?? So much has happened in my life this year, the good revolves around – I transforming to natural hair #IssaStruggle, my baking business’s birth, personal growth, home renovation as well as good health, losing F.A.B – Friends. FYI: – The FAB word” used here isn’t a good word #DetoxMode. The real definition can be found on the song by – Jojo ft RemyMa, while the bad revolves around- numerous heartbreaks and Mutual breakups, surgery that went well – “I think this point should be on the good part though, just to mention a few pointers.

On the same note, I’d like to CONGRATULATE THE WINNERS for participating in the November giveaway courtesy of my home baking business – #TastieBakes. The highlight of this giveaway was to target the #NewSubbies – also known as new subscribers. With only one man in the mix, we definitely need to balance this equation, guys!! Something special is coming your way on Monday -4th Dec 2017 for collection. Stay tuned.

Just to officially mention them again – they are:

  1. Vincent Kiprop
  2. Esther Kamau
  3. Liz Kuira
  4. Susan Muturi
  5. Geraldine Ochieng

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Personally, I am having such a hard time eating my vegetables especially the kales. I remember when I was growing up, that kales were kind of a staple food when we went to ocha” {Rural home}, but since I moved out – now 4 years and counting, it’s like a task. Now that I’ve found a better way of incorporating the greens in my food especially the pasta since they blend in well together and stopped whining about it. This dish definitely soothes my soul and palate. Allow me to bring you in on this journey with me if you are struggling in this veggies department.

Making “Easy Spinach pesto Noodles”

Prep time: 10 mins  Cook time: 8 mins  Total time: 18 mins

Serves: 2 pax

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

  • 140 g of cooked noodles {Indomie}
  • 1 bunch of roughly chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 bunches of roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 baby carrot -grated
  • 1 red onion – finely sliced – OPTIONAL

Spices, oils & Sauces used:

  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 -1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 3 Tablespoons of sunflower cooking oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of – ranch salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons of vinegar / OR/ lemon juice

Tools needed:

  • Food Processor
  • Tongs
  • A frying pan

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Brown the onions

Using your frying pan, with some cooking oil, over medium heat – add the onions and allow them to cook for 5 to 8 mins. Set them aside.

Step 2: Food process the greens

Using your food processor, add the spinach + cilantro + minced garlic + spices + salt + oils + salad dressing + vinegar  = pulse everything until you get a paste-like consistency. NB: This green paste – is called a pesto. Sometimes at this stage, parmesan cheese is added to the mix, but not for this recipe.

Step 3: Mix the pesto with the noodles

In a large bowl, add in half of the browned seasoned onions + noodles + grated carrots + the pesto mix and combine everything together with the help of your tongs.

Step 4: Serve Immediately.

Plate and garnish with half of the remaining browned onions.

 

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…and as always Bon appetite and Enjoy.

Acres & Acres of Love.

TD.

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