Lemon Rice Recipe

Hey guys, so I am unfortunately sick. I thought of dismissing the blog for this week but I just couldn’t because I believe in doing and giving my best even when am under the weather. Since I can’t do so much as am supposed to be resting mostly, I decided to share this Lemon rice Recipe with you guys. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiled rice
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Curry leaves around 7
  • 1 red chilli halved
  • 1 green chilli coarsely sliced
  • Some oil
  • ¼ cup Lemon/Lime juice
  • Some spring onions roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts or almonds

 

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan, fry the almonds (or peanuts) for about 3 min or until the colour changes then remove them from the oil.
  • In the same pan, add the chillies, cumin seeds and the curry leaves.
  • After a min or so, add the spring onion and sauté them.
  • Add the turmeric, ginger garlic paste and salt. Stir then add the rice.
  • Add the Lemon (or lime) juice. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes
  • Add the almonds, stir gently and serve.

 

Enjoy

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………Peace and Love………

The Underwater World

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There are those things which I at times keep planning to do and then I just end up taking forever or sometimes never doing them as I totally forget. I have been living here for couple of years and in that time i have always wanted  visit the Big building here  called “Haus des metres” which if translated in English would be “House of the sea” It Finally came to pass a few days ago. It was a phenomenal experience, especially as I went with my daughter who doesn’t just give great company but also seems to love water and fish. On the roof top there is an amazing view of whole of Vienna, which is another breath taking thing.

As always here are a few Photos I took to share with you guys 🙂

………Peace and love………

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Here are a few pics from the Rooftop, and of the cute Star fish in the aquarium inside the Building…

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Fine Dining

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Steak house at Ritz carlton

If you are a great cook or someone who has a good taste in food, you seem to have higher expectations when it comes to dining out. This may result to having just a few favourite restaurants, which you know you can rely on. My love for good food led me to loving Gourmet restaurants and the so-called fine dining. I seem to dine out more often these days than I did before, I don’t just restrict to gourmet restaurants though, I also love the African restaurants especially the Ethiopian restaurant, it’s a pity that there isn’t a Kenyan restaurant here. The similarity between these places is that, the food is not only delicious and divine  but rather the service is normally also outstanding. You will find yourself wanting to go there again and again.

Here are a few pictures to share with you from some of the places… Enjoy 🙂

 

………Peace and Love………

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Fabios

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Cafe am Hof-Park Hyatt

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The bank Brasserie-Park Hyatt

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Café Français

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Dorother Gasse

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Fontana golf club

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Shiki

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cafe am hof-park Hyatt

 

 

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Ethiopian Restaurant

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Africanised/Leso-Top-Diy

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If you can’t go to Africa, bring Africa to you J every year in summer here in Austria they create a week of Africa festival. It is called the “Afrikatage”. I learned the secret from my friend that going the last day or a day before is better since the things are way cheaper then and or you can bargain more for better prices. Yesterday we decided to head to the festival and check it out. It ended up being hotter than I had imagined it would be. The top was a DIY by simply wrapping the Leso (African scarf) around. I then paired it with my high waist jeans and to compete the outfit, I went for my wedges. It was really fun though. I had a feeling of being home away from home. The food, the drumming and the atmosphere all added up to a real African community…

Here are a few photos from the Festival…Enjoy….

………Peace and Love………

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Couldn’t leave without getting some goodies… my “assistant” helped me with the selection 😉

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Search and you will find 🙂 settled for these two….

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Simple wash and go on my natural hair.. Shrinkage is real 🙂

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Less wrapped into a Top

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A frappe to quench the thirst

Top: Leso (Gift from mama)

Jeans: New yorker

Wedges: Humanic

Bandana Waist

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I am that kind of person who likes to try out new things always. Other than just following my own thoughts and ideas, I am constantly also on the look out from my surroundings for more inspiration on the things I like to do. Today is a bit chilly; it’s more of an autumn day than a summer day. Choosing my outfit today I couldn’t believe that I had to either go for layering or wear a warm pullover or Jacket. Well, so I decided to go for layering by wearing a basic white T-shirt underneath and then went for denim on denim. Most of the time when I wear this Jeans, I always do it with the Bandana as my belt. It’s something else I wanted to share with you guys.

I totally love the idea particularly as I have a tiny waist and it’s usually a major problem to find the right belt especially for high waist trousers. Another thing, which I like about this bandana belt, is that it brings in a pop of colour and in this case it also tones the blue down. To complete the outfit, I went for my Black leather biker jacket and matched it up with the black high heel leather ankle boots with stretch detail.

I wish you all a lovely weekend….

………Peace and Love………

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Shoes: Stiefelkönig

Bag: Michael kors

Jacket: New Yorker

High waist: New Yorker

Denim Shirt: C&A

Earrings: Kenya (Nakuru Maasai market)

Uji/porridge Masala

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This summer is indeed one of it’s Kind, from a 30 plus degrees day to a 14 degrees rainy day. Apparently the change doesn’t just affect ones mood but ones health as well. I am literary starting to feel sick; I am having signs of a minor cold, so I thought of making my Kenyan super food also called as Uji. As a child in Kenya, this is one of the weaning foods that you get. It is that kind of thing which you hate as a child but then eventually once you grow up, it becomes your favourite. I love it on cold days, When am homesick and or when I start to experience the cold symptoms. Anyway so lets get to the recipe

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Millet flour (Hirsemehl) 3 heaped tablespoons
  • Mixed spices (Swahili) 1 heaped teaspoon (you can make your own by mixing: cardamom, cinnamon, ginger powder, pepper corns, cumin seeds, cloves and nutmeg)
  • Ginger 1 knot (grated)
  • Peppermint 1 handful (finely chopped)
  • Water 3 cups
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Honey/sugar according to taste
  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice

 

METHOD

  • Dry frying the millet flour (optional)

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  • Add the lemon juice to the water to the saucepan and bring to a boil.

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  • Add the ginger, peppermint, lemon zest and the mixed spices to the boiling water.

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  • Put the flour in a container, add some water then stir. Then add it to the boiling water, stir the water in the saucepan as you add the flour mixture. Keep stirring until it comes to a boil

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  • Once the contents boil, add the milk, stir and bring it again to a boil. Add your sweetener, stir let it rest for a minute then serve.

 

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Ps: This is very hot… wait for it to cool fully, stir to taste if its ready to drink as the top may be cool but then very hot underneath.

Pleated

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It’s so common to see maxi pleated skirts right now. It reminded me of this beautiful navy blue cosy mini pleated skirt I got as a gift from my dearest friend  (Eunice) The pleats gives the skirt such a stylish and elegant look. The skirt is also perfect as it suits all body types. I combined it with an off- the-shoulder top and my red pumps.

Have a new start into the week….

………peace and love………

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Skirt: Gift

Top: Forever 21

Shoes: Buffalo

Bag: Lorena Polo

Earrings: Kenya Maasai market Nakuru

The Trend

 

 

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Off-the-shoulder tops are an in thing now. The most common ones to see are white, black or with stripes. I have been wanting to get one but not unless it was something different than what you see on every corner. I stumbled upon this gorgeous floral one. It was love at first sight indeed. Best part was that it was on sale, there was no way I could have left without buying it.

Enjoy rocking your off-the shoulder tops…. Happy weekend everyone!

………peace and love………

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Top: New yorker

Bag: Handmade story by Barbara Alli

Jeans: New yorker

Shoes: Goldstyle

 

Slay it on a budget

 

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A lot of people think that for you to look good, you need to have a lot of money and buy only designer items. That is not true at all, it is one of the main reason I started this blog, to share with you my outfit ideas from local boutiques and chain stores which when I wear I always get a lot of compliments. You just need to choose something that suits your body type and then play with it by combining it with other different prints or colours for more unique attire. For me, normally shoes are what cost me a lot. Reason being my physician recommended me to always buy only genuine leather shoes. I still make some exceptions every now and then 🙂

I will be sharing with you today an outfit, which is elegant and which all together with the bag, it costs less then 100 Euro. Check it out and I hope this will inspire you to look good and keep your bank account smiling 🙂 Always remember it’s the way you rock the outfit that matters, your confidence is vital in completing the outfit.

Ps: the shorts are actually on sale now so if you would to own them, you better run 🙂

………Peace and love………

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Transform your necklace to a beautiful hair piece

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Blouse; primark ( Around 7euro I don’t remember exactly got it long ago)

Shorts: New yorker ( 6,95 euro) Sale price.

Bag: primary ( 25 euro roughly)

Belt; local store ( 5 euro)

Shoes: Zara ( 50 euro) I wouldn’t recommend them though, for a day or short time they are okay but for a long time, it will be a disappointment. They are comfortable but they are easily scratched i plan to redesign the heel with fabric .

 

 

 

 

Sports bra street edition

 

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I have been meaning to merge the Sports bra in my casual look for a while now. I finally managed to do it. We planned for an adventurous day with my family. Since we were going for a nature walk and it was a hot day, I wanted to wear something simple with breathable fabric. I went for the sports bra, boyfriend shorts and my running shoes. I then folded my blue scarf to make a Kimono out of it.

The combination was just perfect. I felt comfortable and I also didn’t sweat so much. I like it even more; as it’s also a unique look compared to the regular crop tops. I will be purchasing more sports bra, as this is definitely now my most favourite summer casual outfit. It is ideal especially on a very hot day since most sports bra are made from soft cotton blends thus they regulate your body temperature, you don’t end up getting too hot and sweaty.

It takes a lot of courage though to really rock this on the streets as unlike crop tops you have a lot of “flesh” showing but on the other hand if you are used to attention then this is not a big deal.

oooh this can’t go without saying: “Happy new month guys” may it start with zest to excel for you. May you be the star this time.

………with love………

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And then i decided to celebrate my boldness, and test how fit I am…. 🙂

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My coach and my cheerleader 🙂

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Young,bold and freeeeee…….

Sports Bra: Sports Direct

Boyfriend shorts: Ernstings family

Running shoes: Intersport

Backpack: Sports Direct