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Auntie Janine’s Cookbook

If you can’t visit us, why not at least try a taste of Masindi. We are blessed to have Janine LeGrand working with us as a Diocesan health worker. Her role in life is to show us the easy ways to a more hygienic lifestyle. Things like making water fit for drinking and growing more vegetables. For instance, did you know that soy beans are the only ‘complete’ protein found in one vegetable; otherwise you need to eat a variety or go for meat, fish or eggs. She’s also quite strict about us using mosquito nets if we have them!

And now she’s written a booklet – Auntie Janine’s Cookbook -  full of those ‘hygienic’ tips as well as some easy recipes, Ugandan-style. Here’s one below – we’ll swap it over occasionally, for variety!

Vegetable Hoe Cakes  (because people used to cook them on their hoes over a fire.)

1 cup of posho flour (maize meal)

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

¾ cup of water

1 egg

¼ cup of chopped onion

¼ cup of grated carrots.

Mix all the above together, form into cakes and cook on both sides on an oiled griddle pan.