Things I cannot do without…..

As I am unable to fall asleep at 12.30am I decided to go into my kitchen and share with you my favorite food ingredients.

Ginger and garlic paste


This is a must have in my fridge :). I am unable to cook any meal without fresh ginger or garlic crushed or chopped or made into a paste. These two items give a kick to your meal. They are amazing in stir frys, adds a bit of spice. I make sure I always have my fridge stocked up and make the paste once a week.

Frozen mixed vegetables


This has to be one of the important things for lazy days or nights when I don’t really feel the need to cook as can be a perfect accompliment to noodles, spaghetti or day old boiled rice.



Either fresh lemon or bottled lemon juice is very important when I need to marinate anything to grill; seafood, meat or poultry. Lemon juice add some citrus flavor to foods. Lemon is also useful for the following;

1. Freshen the Fridge
Remove refrigerator odours with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours.

2. Fruit and Vegetable Wash
Slice your lemon and squeeze out one tablespoon of lemon juice into your spray bottle. The lemon juice is a natural disinfectant and will leave your fruits and vegetables smelling fresh

3. Make Soggy Lettuce Crisp
Don’t toss that soggy lettuce into the garbage. With the help of a little lemon juice you can toss it in a salad instead. Add the juice of half a lemon to a bowl of cold water. Then put the soggy lettuce in it and refrigerate for 1 hour. Make sure to dry the leaves completely before putting them into salads or sandwiches.

4. Deodorise Your Garbage 
If your garbage is beginning to smell yucky, here’s an easy way to deodorise it: Save leftover lemon and orange peels and toss them at the base under the bag. To keep it smelling fresh, repeat once every couple of weeks

Frozen brocolli  florets



Onions and peppers


These also compliment all my meals perfectly. I don’t have an exact reason why I have them I just know I never cook without them :).


Ok now I’m going to force sleep on myself. I have to be up in 4hours but this series ‘An African City’ is rather capitivative…….ok turning ipad and phone off…goodnight all 🙂 ×


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