Kids in The Swahili Mom Kitchen Book is now available!

Hi everyone! I was so excited to be doing this book. If you cook you can create your own recipes. Just because an ingredient is included in the recipe, you must use it. You can omit an ingredient all together or easily find a substitute or add other ingredients to make whatever you cook more healthy and appropriate for your kids.

My book KIDS IN THE SWAHILI MOM KITCHEN inspired by my daughter is now here at Amazon.com Kids in the Swahili Mom Kitchen. I had to chop down pictures so that many more people can afford it this book. That is not to say any recipe or information original included have been omitted...Noooo but some pictures that would have put this book way expensive have been removed. 

These recipes have been modified or twirk by me to make them a little more healthier. Some recipes have been passed down our family but still I had to change some of the ingredients to make them more healthier. These recipes are easy to follow and with a little supervision in the kitchen many kids can prepare many yummy goodies from as a snack or for any occasion. 

I'm not a professional chef or anything like that but I studied nutrition and cookery so I know a thing or two about healthy and nutrition eating. How to help your kids to eat things they like or most likely to eat and still maintaining the healthy daily diet advised by your pediatrician or have you found a good food that you would like to try but when you read the recipe you might recognize just two or three items in the whole ingredient list? I know what is like to be in that situation. In this book I have used the ingredients that are familiar and are easily available in many local supermarkets or your local farmers markets. Also I have included a list of substitutes that I have tried them for myself in all of my recipes and couldn't notice a difference. 

Make this book your kid's only learn how to cook book or just make fun in the kitchen with a very picky eater, either way the recipes are not boring and the foods are yummy.

Kids in the Swahili Mom Kitchen book is coming our soon!!!!

If you cook you can create your own recipes...Just because an ingredient is included in the recipe you must use it..You can omit an ingredient all together or easily find a substitute or add other ingredients to make whatever you cook more healthy and appropriate for your daughter.

My book KIDS IN THE SWAHILI MOM KITCHEN inspired by my daughter is soon coming out..This book will help you to see how I have changed so many recipes, created many other recipes and made it funny for my daughter who is a very picky eater to enjoy many foods...


Chai (Tanzanian style)

You can use chai masala if you have instead of all these spices and follow the same direction.

Ingredients 
2-inch piece fresh ginger, cut into thin rounds 
2 cinnamon sticks 
2 teaspoons black peppercorn 
10 whole cloves
6 cardamom pods 
8 cups cold water 
2 table spoons of black tea or 3 bags of black tea (preferably African tea) 
2 cups whole milk 
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 

Directions
Combine first 5 ingredients in medium saucepan.  
Using mallet or back of large spoon, lightly crush or bruise spices.  
Add 8 cups water; bring to boil over high heat for about 5 to 10 minutes. 
 Add tea bags and boil again for 5 minutes.  
Reduce heat to medium-low, add milk and partially cover pan, and simmer gently for 10 minutes.  
Remove from heat.  
Add sugar bring tea just to simmer over high heat, whisking until sugar dissolves. 
Discharge tea bags or strain chai into teapot and serve hot.

Sauteed Red Cabbage (Tanzanian Style)





Ingredients 
sliced 1/2 red cabbage
1 small onion
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
1/3 lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
salt and black to taste

Directions 
Heat a skillet over medium high heat. 
Add oil and onion and saute 2 minutes or until golden brown. 
Add cabbage and sauteing it until it wilts, 3 to 5 minutes. 
Add lemon juice and turn the cabbage in it. 
Sprinkle sugar over the cabbage and turn again. 
Season with salt and pepper continue to cook 10 minutes or until ready to serve, stirring occasionally.

Note: Do not over cooked the cabbage

Nyama Ya Kuku ya Kuchoma (Grilled chicken)



Ingredients
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
1 pound chicken thighs & legs  
1 teaspoon minced ginger 
Hot red peppers (options)

Directions 
In a large shallow dish, mix lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger, hot pepper and salt. 
Place the chicken in the dish, and turn to coat. 
Cover, and marinate 3 hours in the refrigerator. 

Prepare your outdoor grill for high heat. 
Put the chicken on the prepared grill and discard remaining mixture. 
Grill until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Tanzanian Style Beef Kabobs


Ingredients
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
1 pound boneless beef cut into 1 inch pieces 
1 large red onion, cut into wedges 
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 
1 teaspoon minced ginger 
1 pound cherries tomatoes
Hot red peppers (options)

Directions 
In a large shallow dish, mix lemon zest, lemon juice, ginger, hot pepper and salt. 
Place the beef in the dish, and turn to coat. 
Cover, and marinate 3 hours in the refrigerator. 

Prepare your outdoor grill for high heat. 
Thread the beef, cherries tomatoes, onion wedges, and green bell pepper pieces alternately onto skewers. 
Discard remaining mixture. 
Grill skewers on the prepared grill until the beef is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Easy Yummy Carrots Cookies

This is such a yummy recipe and super easy to make. You can’t go wrong. My 5 year old daughter and I make this together all the time. It is not a perfect recipe but healthy. 

Ingredients
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
3 cups carrots
1 ½ whole wheat flour 
1 ½ white flour 
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon vinegar (option)
½ white sugar  
1 cup oatmeal (option)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
In a mixing bowl, cream the canola oil and brown sugar, eggs one at a time and vanilla; mix well.
Combine  the dry ingredients excerpt the white sugar and add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Add grated carrots and mix again but do not over mix.
Carefully shaping balls of dough into a plate containing sugar. 
Put them onto an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with fork. Bake for 12 minutes or until done.