Laurence’s Birthday Meals


Posted By on Oct 3, 2013

It was Laurence’s birthday on Wednesday, we started the day with scrambled egg and beans on toast, then spent the day editing films we had created during the project. For dinner Lucy and Emily made ‘Laurence’s Birthday Curry’, this was really yummy, see the recipe below! Laurence’s Birthday Curry Ingredients  whole cabbage 3 red onions 2 cans chopped tomatoes 1 tsp tomato paste 250g split red lentils 2 tbsp paprika 2 tbsp mustard powder 4 tbsp curry powder 1 tbsp salt Method Cook the lentils with the tomatoes and enough water to cover the lentils. Fry the cabbage with spices and onions for 5 minutes. Add the lentil mixture and cabbage mixture together and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with rice and flatbread. By...

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We couldn’t bear to eat the egg mayonnaise we had prepared for lunch, which was then left in the car all day. None of us were up for cooking either, instead we ate dinner at the restaurant opposite our cottage. The food is really cheap and we even saved money by bringing our own beers. Surprisingly they had a few Kenyan dishes on the menu (it’s hard to find places that sell Kenyan food, its mostly pizza, pasta dishes, burgers and curry). I had tuna steak with masala chips and it was one of my favourites meals so far on this trip. This was only 600 Kenyan shilling (£4.29). I had never eaten tuna steaks before, it was very meaty so it was a struggle to finish it all. The masala chips were a lot spicier than the previous ones I had in Coast Dishes Restaurant, this was really good as it gave them more flavour. The margarita pizza also looked yummy, Laurence, Emily and Lucy had this.   By Sam...

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Leftover Chilli for Lunch


Posted By on Oct 1, 2013

      Having lots of vegetarian chilli leftover from the other night we decided to use it for lunch. Thinking of new ways to make it taste amazing but different we had the chilli on bread with tomatoes and cucumbers. This worked great as we didn’t waste any food and it tasted...

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This dinner was prepared in the morning then reheated when we got back from a long day at the Lima Self Help Group and the Kaya Kinondo Sacred Forest. This has been my favourite dinner so far, the flatbread is a great companion to this soup as you can mop up the sauce with it. I would definitely recommend spending a little extra time to make the flat bread, it doesn’t take much time at all! Ingredients (serves 10) Soup: 2 large onions 3 vegetable stock cubes in 2 litres water 350g red lentils 2 cans chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas 1 can butter beans 1/2 tsp paprika 1 tsp mixed herbs 1 tsp chilli powder Flatbread: 2 cups flour 1/3 cup water 1 tsp salt Method Soup: Fry the onions with the spices and herbs until the onions are soft. Add the rest of the ingredients and leave to boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 25 minutes or until the sauce has thickened Flatbread: Mix the ingredients to form a dough. Need the dough into balls and roll each ball into circles. Fry until golden brown and crispy around the edges.   By...

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The Handshake team, Neema and Eric from WWF and Eric’s daughter all went out for lunch when our plans for lunch were cancelled with a local community. We ate at Coast Dishes, the only place I’ve heard of that serves traditional Kenyan food. Other restaurants around Diani serve Italian and Indian food. The menu consisted of many curry dishes including chicken, beef, fish or mutton. Other light dishes and snacks were available like; chapatis, coconut beans, rice, samosas and many others. My first choice was the Mutton Biriani but mutton was off the menu, instead I had fish. Everyone was surprised by the large portions and most of us left a large amount of our meal as we were too full. The food was lovely and it was great to experience traditional food. I loved the way my fish biriani was displayed, check it out in the photo above.   By...

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The past seven days have been a complete whirlwind of exciting and inspiring projects and, for some, a roller coaster of emotions. Today we have begun editing the videos we have compiled over the past week, and having some time in the cool shaded cottage has given me some time for reflection and recollection of the time we've spent here so...

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