A mud wash?

When we were growing up, our mothers probably charged us to stay away from anything perceived as muddy or mud. Well turns out that while mud could make our clothes dirty, it can be very very beneficial as well. Think about it with me for a second, where did our ancestors get shampoo to wash their hair? See that? We can’t exactly say they didn’t have long amazing locks either. I imagine that they probably used this particular mud.

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Henna glossing for hair growth

So henna is amazing yea? You have read a lot about it and you really want to try it out. But you don’t want to colour your hair. This may just be your solution… a henna gloss. I had wanted to try henna for a while after reading about its amazing benefits from the natural hair community. In fact my first deep conditioner promised me henna benefits so I was really excited about it.(I also want it back. Anyone knows where I can find this?)

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Birthday Vegetarian Meat Balls

Is it even accurate to call them meat balls? Seeing that there is no meat in them? I’m not too sure about that.

Anyway hello everyone, I’m super excited about this post because it is about food duh and because I finally got round to making B’s favourite (or almost ) dish for his birthday! Of course that doesn’t beat our vegan burger and fries here (or down below). So today’s post is about making this babies here…. I share the full process and hope you get to really enjoy these as your meat substitute. Being vegetarian is honestly an interesting challenge… especially being a fun vegetarian and I really enjoy it especially because I can’t stand the smell of meat!!

Let’s get started with today’s recipe.

YOU NEED

  • 2 packs Textured soya protein (I used sossi mince from Nakumatt)

  • Oil

  • Bread crumbs (these you will just have to eyeball sorry)

  • 4 eggs

  • Onion

  • Capsicum (its optional)

  • Garlic (to taste)

  • Ginger (fresh works amazing)

  • Any other spice you deem necessary

METHOD

  • Fry onion and garlic and ginger in a pan until almost browning
  • Put your two packs of sossi and stir ( don’t salt if you use sossi because it is pre-salted)
  • You will need bits of water to help it soften a bit (or better yet use a non stick pan) and also to avoid having it stick in your pot (of course some of it will)… don’t make it soupy or very wet.
  • Once it has softened… put it aside to cool. Preferably in a tray
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and you may add a spice as well
  • Once the sossi has cooled a bit, you may pour your egg into the mixture and begin to mix.
  • Carefully add breadcrumbs… bit by bit until the mixture can be molded into balls. (think about how you mold ugali in your hand… yes, a bit like that) the mixture shouldn’t be too wet and it should hold on its own
  • Heat oil in a pan, and deep fry the balls until they are crusty….

after frying

SERVING IDEAS

  • These can be served as a snack… everybody was already eating even before I stewed them!!

  • You can also stew them the traditional way… like egg curry.

Do let me know if you tried this recipe… or a similar one by tagging me on instagram @nyake_bondo (be sure to folllow as well!!! or leaving a comment below!!!

Love and love

Nyake.

On self love

Hey beautiful people…

Happy end of the week. Hope you are holding up well. I am so so excited because September started quite well actually…last Sunday was the best friend’s birthday and we got down to some cooking which I shall share with you soon. Apart from that let us talk about self-love today. When someone says self-love it usually sounds like a bad excuse to indulge in vanity (or so I think in my head) but my mind has gotten round to wrapping itself around that concept.

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Achieve Twist-out definition in 4 steps

Hey loves,

So I have some exciting news!!! I finally got a defined twist out after months and months of trying to deliberately get a good twist out. I was so excited during the take down that believe it or not I faux shot a you tube video in the bathroom. The movement was craayzee oh and I also got to enjoy a bit of length.

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