Sunday, 12 July 2015

Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne is fast becoming one of those popular delicacy at gatherings with friends and while we were on vacation recently i had it at a restaurant and my hubby said how come we have never made it at home...and i said oh! that so true! we have never made it at home and i bet its super easy...So i said why not! and made it for dinner today...It was yummmmmmmmmmmmmy!!!


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 500g minced beef
  • chopped tomatoes (400g can)
  • red kidney beans  (400g can)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • half tsp dried marjoram
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • beef stock
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili power (depending on how hot you want it)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • salt 
  • pepper

Lets Cook
1. Chop the onions, garlic and red pepper (cut it open and wash out the seeds).
2. Put a pan on heat. Add the oil. When its hot, pour in the onions. Cook for about 3 minutes or until they are soft and translucent.
3. Pour in the chopped red pepper and garlic. Add the chili powder, if you love hot food, you can add a lot of Chili (Its called Chili Con Carne afterall). Add the paprika and cumin. Stir very well and leave to cook for another 5 minutes. Watch it so it doesn't burn.
4. Add the minced meat. Separate the minced meat, break it up with a spatular and spoon. Increase the heat so the meat fry up and not become stew. When it is brown and no longer pink. Pour in the beef stock (if you don't have beef stock, add beef cube in hot water, mix properly)
5. Pour it into the mixture. Add the can of tomatoes in, the marjoram, sugar, salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes paste. Stir it very well. Lower the heat a little bit and allow it to simmer for another 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to avoid it from sticking to the pan, add water if it gets dried up.
6. Drain the beans and stir it into the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning if need be. Cover the pot and allow to cook for another 20 minutes, stir from time to time so it doesn't burn. Turn off the heat and leave it for 10 minutes.
7. Serve with your rice, bread, couscous, potatoes or pasta. I ate mine with Rice
N.B: It is usually served with Soured Cream to help tone down the spice but i didn't need one as the chili i used wasn't over powering for me.
Enjoy your meal.

Chili Con Carne and Rice

Chili Con Carne

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Chick Peas and Potatoes Pottage

Hola! Am still trying out different things with Chick Peas. So i decided to make a pottage with Chick Peas and Potatoes with Prawns... It tasted more delicious than i thought...YUMMYLICIOUS...

  • chick peas
  • potatoes
  • prawns
  • palm oil
  • chilli
  • salt
  • seasoning 

Lets Cook
1. Soak the Chick Peas. It is better if you soak the Chick Peas hours before you start cooking it.
2. Put the Chick Peas in a pot, add onions and salt. Boil until soft. 
3. Peel the potatoes and cut into little bite sizes. Add it to the Chick Peas.
4. Pour in the Palm Oil. Add the seasoning, chilli and prawns. Allow to simmer.
5. Stir, taste and adjust the seasoning. 
6. Serve and Enjoy. 

Chick Peas and Potatoes Potage 

Chick Peas

Fried Rice and Shredded Beef Stir-Fry

I have come to realize that Stir-Fries are among the fastest and easies meals to prepare and so it is one of my main meals at home as i love fast, easy, delicious dishes... Don't you? hehehehe
So make sure you always have beef and chicken breast in the freezer.


  • Beef Sirloin
  • Carrots 
  • green pepper
  • red pepper
  • green peas
  • mixed vegetables 
  • rice
  • hoisin sauce
  • soy sauce 
  • ginger cornstarch 
  • beef stock
  • sesame oil

Lets Cook
1. Boil the rice. Add some chicken or beef stock in it. Not too much water.
2. Cut the beef, carrots, green pepper and red pepper horizontally.
3. Put a pan on heat, add sesame oil, add onions, pour in the shredded beef and stir.
4. Mix the beef stock, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and cornstarch. Mix well until smooth. Add the mixture to the chicken on heat and bring to a boil.
5. Put another pan on heat, add butter, when hot stir in onion, vegetable mix, add salt, seasoning, stir. Pour in the rice and stir.
6. Serve the rice and shredded beef stock. Enjoy.

Fried Rice and Shredded Beef Stir-Fry

Boiled Potatoes and Turkey Stew

I had left overs from the Turkey Stew i made for the Chick Peas and Decided to have boiled potatoes with it and i washed it down with fresh Orange Juice...It was cmmmmmmm...Delicious.


  • Potatoes
  • salt
  • garlic gloves

Lets make them
1. Put a put on heat with water.
2. Peel the potatoes, wash them and put them in the put n heat.
3. Add salt and throw in the garlic gloves.
4. When it is soft. Serve with the already warmed Turkey Stew.
5. Enjoy

Boiled Potatoes and Turkey Stew

Chick Peas and Oven Roasted Potatoes with Turkey Stew.

How are you doing? have you played with any recipes recently? Tell me about it... My hubby bought Chick Peas the other day because he read somewhere that it is one of the best source of protein, good for weight loss, it stabilizes the blood sugar, great for the heart and awesome for women, lowers the risk of breast cancer, e.t.c
I wanted to make a meal out of it and not salad or hummus and i made this yumyumyum dinner, Fried Chick Peas, Oven Roasted Potatoes and Turkey Stew.


  • Chick Peas
  • onions
  • chili
  • seasoning
  • parsley
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • potatoes
  • black pepper
  • melted butter
  • turkey
  • tomatoes
  • tomatoes paste
  • pepper
  • garlic
  • ginger

Lets Cook:
1. Soak the Chick Peas in cold water and allow to soak for a very long time, the longer the better (It will spend less time on heat and get soft fast).
2. Pre Heat your oven. Half your potatoes, put in a bowl, sprinkle salt, black pepper and the melted butter. After about 10 Minutes, turn the potatoes to the other side. When the potatoes is soft and eatable, turn off the heat.
3. Boil the Turkey with enough seasoning, salt and onions. Blend the tomatoes, pepper, ginger, garlic and some onions.
4. When the turkey is cook. Put a pan on fire. Add little olive oil, when it is hot, Pour in some diced onions, pour the blended tomatoes, add the tomatoes paste. Add a little stock from the turkey. Add salt and seasoning. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add the turkey. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer. Turn off the heat.
5. Put a pot with water on heat. Sifter the soaked chick peas and pour it in the pot when the water starts boiling. Pour in some chopped onions, salt, and seasoning.  When the water has is almost dried, turn off the heat.
6. Spread foil paper on an oven rack and line the potatoes. But it back in the oven.
7. Check the stew, Stir and adjust seasoning. Allow to get as soft as you would like it.
8. Put a pan on heat. Add olive oil. When hot pour in chopped onions. Stir and pour in the Chick Peas. Add chill and the chopped parsley. Taste and adjust seasoning.
9. Serve Chick Peas, with the Roasted Potatoes and Stew. Enjoy.

Chick Peas and Oven Baked Potatoes with Turkey Stew

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Here is wishing all the Mother's Out There a very Happy Mother's Day...Cheers

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentines Day

Been a while we shared recipes but heres assuring you that more cool recipes will be posted soon. Happy Valentines Day...Celebrate this day by putting a smile on somebody's face and showing them what it means to be loved...Have a Fun filled memorable Valentines Celebration...Cheers