The prices of refilling gas cylinders have shot at a very high rate in my country. It has resulted to seeking for ways to minimise my usage and make my gas last longer. My gas usually lasts 3 months. I have opted to start buying already boiled grains to save on my energy. The grains include, beans, green grams and peas. I used to boil them and this made my gas deplete at a fast rate. There is a meal we call githeri. It consists of a mixture of both beans and maize. It consumes a lot of heat before it is ready. However, since we have vendors near my home who cook it using other forms of heat and sell it in small quantities, I have resulted to buying it and frying it when I get home. Now my gas stays for around 4 months and I save a lot.