Announcement: New Category! โ˜บ

Hey everyone! Hope the new year has brought lots of good things your way but if it hasn’t don’t worry, relax & cook something African!

Today, I like to introduce a new section/category on the blog called Kitchen Bloopers. Here, I will be posting my epic kitchen fails as well as humorous cooking fails from around the web. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do and I look forward to hearing about yours too.

Cheers,
African Foodie ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Custard Fail

Oh my goodness, this post has been a long time coming! I remember some months ago when I announced that I would be posting my epic kitchen fails but some how time seemed to elude me & suddenly everything else in life became super important. Anyways, I am glad I am finally getting around to doing this. I hope you enjoy this post and we can both laugh about what horrible custard I made.

So custard has been a very tricky meal to make & I am sure I am not alone in this boat (Oya, don’t deny it. You have messed it up before). I love custard so so much especially served with fried plantain or beans or even cake! (when I’m feeling high brow ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). This wonderful afternoon I wanted custard so bad & I set out to make me a ‘quick’ bowl and here is the disastrous result.

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problem no 1, as you can see, there are lumps in it, which is a big no no

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After trying so hard to remedy the situation I was finally able to get a lot of the lumps out

20130125-115336.jpgProblem no 2, after serving it & digging in, I noticed the custard was brick like ๐Ÿ˜ฆ it wasn’t a nice creamy consistency & it felt like eating partially melted ice cream.

So there… I look forward to the day I can cook custard perfectly with my eyes closed.

Apple Berry Festival

Today’s post is going to be on something more universal, something that should be part of everyone’s meal regardless of culture or origin and that is fruits!

It gets hard to always remember to have fruits after a meal so to make things easier a great option is to blend them and have as a drink. The other great thing about this method is that you can use it as a snack in between meals, ย preventing you from filling yourself with junk food or other unhealthy things.

Today, I will be using the NutriBullet blender to make a drink I call the Apple Berry Festival ;). This is different from a smoothie because it is all just fruits.

Ingredients
6 Apples
15-20 Strawberries
2 handful of Blueberries
2-3 handful of Raspberries
1 Mid size bunch Seedless Red Grapes
1 Mid size bunch Seedless Green Grapes

Steps
– Wash all fruits properly in clean cool water
– Chop apples into chunks. Dispose of the seeds
– Chop strawberries also
– Flip the NutriBullet Jar and add in portions all the different fruits.

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– Add half a cup of water to enable proper blending. Cover the jar with the blade bottom & flip over.
– Insert jar into blender base, push down and turn clockwise to switch on.

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– Blend fruits tills it is smooth. Remove from blending jar and turn into a pitcher.
– Continue process till all fruits have been used up. Allow to cool in the fridge and consume within 3-5 days.

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This drink is one of the best things you can do for your body because you have a mix of great fruits that help support your immune system & helps with weight management. Did I also mention, you get glowing skin?.

Feel free to mix up the fruits used!

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