Over the December Holiday one of my really good friends traveled to Thailand with her family. For the purpose of anonymity we are going to call her “S”. That reminds me of the Gossip Girl Series…used to watch it all the time. OK, I’m loosing track here…so S is very sweet and kind. So kind that she decided to bring me some souvenirs from Thailand.
Breakfast! The most important meal of the day. But as a student can you afford to make this wonderful meal?
The answer is YES!! With the right ingredients, you will make this delicious breakfast for yourself.
- Flour- 5 TBS (depending on the consistency you want)
- Milk- 400 ML
- Eggs- 2
- Sugar- 2 TBS
- Salt- 1 Pinch
Who doesn’t love a good burger? But they can get expensive when eating them out at a fast food or restaurant.
Make your own burger at home. Save money and adjust it to your way of eating.
- Minced Meat (beef) -250g
- Half an onion
- Two cloves of garlic
- Mozarella cheese
- Salt and black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 Tomato
- 1/2 Cucumber
- Mini burger buns
The whole of December and begging of this New Year, I fell in love with the art of Juicing. I enjoy blending and juicing just anything that I am able to find in the fridge.
Today morning, I felt like I should try the classic Carrot and Apple Juice, but I could not resist and I added a Grapefruit as well.
On the second day of this year, I decided to spend my day in Malindi. Malindi is a small town situated on the coastal region of Kenya, about 115 KM drive from Mombasa Town. Around this time of year, it is full of tourists from Italy (mainly) as well as other countries.
We (Me and my family) left Mombasa at around 9 AM. The road was quiet clear considering that it was the second day of the new year and majority of people travel on this day. On the way we got hungry and started talking about where and what should we eat. I suggested we tried a new place. It was agreed. I started doing my research and came across Mayungu Beach Restaurant. I put it on google maps and we started driving there.
This is the IT SPOT when I come to Mombasa. It is more like tradition in my family that every Sunday we go for lunch at this Beautiful Restaurant that is located near the Likoni Ferry and has a beautiful view of the ocean. Sometimes you can see ships coming into the port, it is interesting.
This post is a bit over due since it was meant to be posted last year 😀 But i thought I will post it anyway.
So a few days ago, I decided to take my brother for lunch. He usually likes going to City Mall at Caffesserie (another cafe/restaurant), but I felt like trying something new, and that is when we found Cafe Arabika on the second floor. Continue reading “Cafe Arabika – City Mall Mombasa, Kenya”
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
A fresh new year, a fresh new start. Well, 2016 had some crazy ups and downs, especially in the fashion industry. Bellow I want to tell you about the 7 Fashion Trends that I think should not be brought into 2017.
#1 Over Distressed Jeans.
This holiday I decided to go home to Mombasa, Kenya to visit my family and spend Christmas with them. On Boxing Day (26th December), I had suggested to go to the Nature Park for a walk and also to feed the giraffes. I would usually go to the beach, except that the beach would have been over packed on Boxing Day.
As my first post i want to talk about Fitness Apps.
We all know as students, we can get very busy with school work as well as sometimes we get too lazy to go to the GYM. I fall in this category as well. Even though I love working out, sometimes I just don’t get the time to go to the GYM.
So I decided to workout in the comfort of my own home and try some few Fitness Application. I can admit that I have tried a few, some good and some not so good.
1.Workout Trainer (Free)
This is the best Fitness App (hands down HaHa)
Since the we are in the festive season, it means there is a lot of festive food as well. Every Christmas and Easter I like to make a traditional Romanian Salad that originates from Russia and has been adapted into the Romanian Culture.
Beof Salad or Salata Beof (in Romanian) is a salad that is served cold during Christmas in Romania. Honestly speaking, this salad is very cooling and refreshing to eat, especially if you live in a tropical country like me.
Every Romanian has their own recepie for this salad, and I respect that. But I have my own adapted version because of the ingredients I have available.
Merry Christmas Everyone, hope you have been good and Santa Claus brought you many gifts. So as much as I don’t believe in Santa, my family still keeps the tradition of gifts under the tree which you open on Christmas morning.
My family is small, so the idea of Secret Santa doesn’t work, instead we decided that everyone gets everyone a present. So every year, every member of my family has to receive at least 3 gifts. Then we also have a wrapping paper theme for each person. For example, my theme this year was gold, therefor all my gifts were wrapped in gold wrapping paper. That way we know which gift belongs to whom. Continue reading “What I Got For Christmas”
One of my favourite and quick dishes to make is Egg Fried Noodles. They are cheap and quick to make. And besides who would want to eat plain boring noodles.
- 1 or 2 Eggs
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Green/Red/Yellow Pepper
- Bacon/Macon Strips
- Light Soy Sauce
Method of Cooking:
In a pot of boiling water add a packet of noodles and the flavour and boil until noodles have separated. Strain the noodles and set them aside. Fry the bacon/macon strips and set aside. Slice the carrot and the green/red/yellow pepper and put them in a frying pan and stir fry them for 2 min.
Beat 2 eggs and add them to the frying pan slowly as you keep mixing in order to keep the egg cutting into small chunks. Add the bacon/macon, vegetables and the noodles to the frying pan. Add some soy sauce and keep mixing until satisfied. Serve on a plate, grab your chopsticks and eat away!
Ps. The bacon or macon is purely optional. Feel free to switch up the vegetables to make the noodles more intresting.
And we are back in session, where there is very limited time and very little money to spend.
Today I want to share a healthy but cheap breakfast. All you will need is:
- 1 Banana (10Ksh)
- 3 Local Oranges (10Ksh per Orange, therefor 30Ksh)
- 1 Lemon/Lime (10Ksh)
- 1 Avocado (20Ksh)
- 1 Tomato(10 Ksh)
- 3 or 4 Slices of Bread (25 Ksh for half a bread)
Total cost will be 105Ksh. (Cost may vary according to location, this is specific to Nairobi, Kenya)
You take the local oranges and lemon and blend them to make juice. (Feel free to add some sugar or honey to make it sweet).
From the avocado you make a paste and spread it on to the bread. You slice the banana and the tomato and place on the slices of bread. (If you are not a fan of tomatoes or bananas, you can always change the topping and make it fun)
And voila! A quick, cheap and most importantly healthy breakfast.
I’ve shared part one and two of my USA travel in February, now I shall take you to the wonderful city of Washington DC.
I arrived in Washington DC very late at night but the hostel that we stayed in at was still waiting for us and were wonderful. The hostel was located in Adams Morgan which was abit far from the visiting sites however, the street we were on was full of activities that included restaurants with a variety of cuisines, antique shops and even a psychic (which I went to see btw).
The hostel had a very home like feeling and I loved it. The next day I visited the Kenya Embassy and roamed around the area.
Then I took the subway to visit the most iconic places!! The White House, the Capitol and the Washington Monument.
After an exhausting day of ice skating and visiting and walking, it was time to head home.
The next day and final day I went for a conference as an observer. For the rest of the day I went shopping for souvenirs and visited the one location that made me feel like I made it!! The Abraham Lincoln Memorial
And that summarizes my trip to the USA. It was definitely an experience that has thought me a lot and made me realise that I am very lucky.
As mentioned in my previous post, I recently travelled to the United States of America. In this post I am going to talk about the different places I visited in New York.
I’ve been planning and organizing a trip to the United States of America since October 2016. Purpose of this trip was to attend the Harvard National Model United Nations conference that was held from 16th to 19th February 2017. The conference was held in Boston, and apart from attending the conference, I also had the honor of being invited alongside my delegation to Harvard University for a reception that was organized by the African Studies Center. During my free time, I would go different places around Boston and visit as much as I could.