When you have to teach a class and you have nothing you want to teach what do you do? I ask myself, "what do you love?" Obviously I love food, so in preparation for my cultures class today I was looking up Kenyan recipes. The catch is it has to be easy, can be made the day before, interesting enough to showcase a differing cuisine, but also something for the kids to enjoy. This seemed to fit all of those things. Pronounced "ear-eee-eww" it just means food in Kikuyu, a Kenyan tribal language.

2 - 3 lb. potatoes, peeled
4 - 6 ears of corn
1 bunch collards, sliced really thin
1 - 2 c. frozen peas
1 1/2 sticks margarine or butter

Peel and quarter the potatoes. Add enough water to cover by about an inch. Salt the water and bring to a boil. When the potatoes are almost tender add the collards, peas, and corn. Continue to cook until the potatoes are tender and the veggies are cooked. 

Drain and mash with the margarine. Serve!

Original Picture - Post Updated 5/9/2018


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