Groundnut Vegetable Source

Make Your own groundnut/peanut vegetable source at home…

Lesson 5: Groundnut Vegetable Source

The word Groundnut is synonymous with peanut

In this lesson, I show how to prepare a healthy source from groundnuts and vegetables. Groundnuts are very rich in proteins, etc. I picked Spinach, but any vegetable rich in minerals would do. This source cab be eaten with any of the following: nshima, rice, potatoes, and pasta. Nshima is a thick porridge made out of maize meal or cassava flour.

STEP I:

Measure groundnuts. The amount must be equal to a ¼ of the chopped vegetables

STEP2:

Blend groundnuts into a smooth porridge adding some water occasionally

STEP 3:

Pour ½ Cup of water into groundnuts porridge and stir well

STEP 4:

Pour the groundnuts porridge into a pot to boil for 15mins, stir occasionally to prevent lumps

STEP 5:

Chop Spinach, boil for 30secs

STEP 6:

Blend boiled spinach into a smooth paste or any texture of your choice

STEP 7:

Blend spices into the spinach such as peri-peri, rosemary, ginger, but garlic is optional

STEP 8:

Pour spinach paste into cooked G/nut porridge

STEP 9:

Add some water stirring well, cook for 2mins, and simmer for 2mins.

*Put in tiny pieces of already cooked chicken or meat (Optional).

Pineapple Vegetable Chicken Mini Stew

Pineapple-Vegetable-Chicken Stew

This chicken is tasty, nutritious and affordable in today’s fast-expensive economies. From one chicken breast, you can serve 6 people with anything, rice, mashed potatoes or Nshima (a thick porridge from corn flour).

Ingredients:

– ½ Chicken breast

– ½ green pepper

– ½ onion

– 1 tomato

– 1 aubergine (eggplant)

– ½ pineapple

– 1 carrot

– Turmeric, ginger, peri-peri & garlic (Optional)

Method:

Wash, washable ingredients, slice and keep your ingredients separately

Remove skin and fats from chicken

De-bone chicken (remove all bones from chicken)

Slice chicken into cubes

Make sure you have all your ingredients

Sprinkle very little salt on aubergine and boil for about 2 minutes

Add little vegetable oil to chicken and fry for about 2 minutes

Add very little salt to the chicken

Add all spices to the chicken (peri-peri requires moderate heat to avoid getting choked)

Add onion to the chicken

To bring out the flavour, fry onion and chicken together about 20 seconds

Add carrots and green pepper, and fry for about 1 minute

Add boiled aubergine, fry for 30 seconds

Add tomatoes, and fry for 20 seconds

Add pineapples fry for 10 seconds

Add water and mix well (avoid mashing aubergines)

Put lid on, switch off stove, and let the food simmer for 40 seconds

Serve with rice, mashed potatoes or Nshima

NB: Total cooking time is 5 minutes…aubergine and chicken are prepared separately for 2 minutes each…and then other ingredients take 3 minutes (20sec, 1 minute, 30sec, 20sec, 10sec and 40 sec)

Is It Faith Or Giving Up?

Listen to this audio-visual discussion about the thin line between faith and giving up!

Is It Faith or Giving up?

 There is a very thin line between faith and giving up. Often, several challenges come with severe pain. Consequently, some people give up. It is often easier to say, “I have faith in God” when a person has simply given up. One would say, “I have surrendered everything to God.” Yet, surrendering to God does not mean giving up. It means, inter alia, acknowledging that God is ever-present helping us in our troubles (Psalms 46: 1). Besides, God still wants us to fight for what is rightfully ours. For instance, He wants us to do something about our troubles, but not to sit idle waiting upon His provision (Genesis 1 & 2; Proverbs 31: 27; etc). This means that we must work towards the solution of our problems whether food, clothing, shelter, etc. Yet, we must have faith that God would do His part in whatever godly action we undertaken to deal with our challenges.

Therefore, when a person withdraws from life, that is not faith, it is dissociation. The term dissociation, not to oversimplify it, has to do with someone withdrawing from life to keep oneself into that innermost pocket of one’s own soul, where nobody can reach that person, not even oneself. Such a person is disconnected from many things, especially challenging experiences, noisy friends, tough jobs, etc. Besides, that person pushes away anything that approaches one’s life in ways associated with one’s past bad experiences. That is a psychological condition, requiring expert attention, although someone can get out of it without any external help. Yet, it is important that Christians seek expert advice when experiencing severe challenges constantly because such experiences might lead to a state if dissociation or other related psychological issues.

Finally, I am encouraging people to hold on to faith, and to be aware of situations when masquerading in the name of faith is simply giving up on life. Do not give up on faith or life. Instead, hold onto both faith and life.

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