Growing up we all loved eating mandazi/mahamri. Back then Sunday lunch was an after church family affair and I always looked forward to chapatis for lunch, mandazis at four and chapatis again for dinner!! LOL
Currently I don’t make so of mandazis but I decided to try making them. Off I went bought some mandazi flour.
BTW I love that the flour manufacturer EXE normally has some instructions at the back of the flour for guidance in case it’s your first try. Read more
I know majority of us ate lots of bread growing up. At the time margarine spread was a must and/or the jam. I loved this combination.
But as I grew up the monotony I guess became boring and I started exploring other breakfast options. Lately I love spreading some peanut butter on it and/or adding some other protein and fruit spreads.
In this instance I made it two ways: – banana and avocado & egg combinations. Read more
Recently we have been facing some challenges with our site. This resulted in unavailability of some of the posts but not to worry we have successfully restored them with the exception of the Tilapia & Cous Cous recipe below.
Nairobi’s food industry has seen a tremendous growth in the past few years. There are more and more restaurants and different cuisines to try. Some of the ingredients you come across at these establishments you are doubtful that they are sourced locally.
When I randomly came across a pack of Couscous at a local supermarket, I was beyond excited and couldn’t wait to try it at home. The package contained preparation directions which were simple & very easy to follow. The results were beyond my expectations for a first try!!!
I decided to add a MY own touch to the ingredients by serving it with some vegetables and Tilapia which are locally available ingredients.
For this dish I decided not to go crazy on the ingredients since I am yet to work with it so much to understand the different flavor combinations which work.
Oprah surprised the world with her “I love bread” remarks but don’t we all my sentiments exactly especially banana breads.
A few years back I used to enjoy some freshly baked banana bread at a restaurant which frequented however it unfortunately shut down. So after weeks of mouthwatering delicious looking Instagram banana bread photos and promising recipes online I gave in and made my first attempt which although good it was a bit too sweet for my liking but I reviewed the recipe by slightly reducing the amount of sugar in the recipe.
The best thing about this recipe is the fact that the ingredients are readily available and I think they can be found even in the baking beginners kitchens. The preparation and cook time of the banana bread takes longer than my other baking experiences which I have previously shared here but the results are equally delicious. Read more
When they say that the best things in life are free it is true but they are also simple. As I grew up I came to learn that despite Githeri being mums favourite meal it was both part of our inheritance and culture.
[Tweet “Githeri is and remains to be part of our inheritance and culture “].
When making the Githeri, she always ensured that it was loaded with lots of vegetables ranging from carrots, potatoes, pumpkins, tomatoes etc. I don’t think that I ever tired of the meal until I boarded in high school. WHEN THEY SAY REPETITION IS BORING THIS IS TRUE MY FRIENDS. THE DISH WHICH WAS SERVED DAILY DID NOT CONFORM TO THE STANDARDS I WAS USED TO!!! Read more
Breakfast is very important for me and I look forward to weekends when I have time to spare and prepare some simple but equally delicious breakfast. After weeks and weeks of tight schedules I was finally able to get a weekend free and I decided to make myself one of my favorites breakfast serves [Tweet “fluffy BLUE BERRY PANCAKES”] with some blue berry reduction, Yum!
In this side of the world, blue berries are available almost all year round. I love them due to their nutrition benefits and they are delicious when eaten on their own or incorporated in recipes. Read more
Growing up porridge was a common delicacy in our house. Porridge is nutritious but nobody likes the taste of just plain porridge without any other additives. Mum used to indulge my sweet tooth by adding some sugar and milk which made it sooo delicious. I used to look forward to going home after school as I knew mum’s delicious porridge would be waiting. Such memories!!! Read more
I know I have been posting a bit too much about pastries, but I know deep down you too are not complaining.
The Nairobi Cake festival was upon us and what better way to indulge my sweet tooth for a good cause, spend quality time with some good friends, enjoy the weather and to top it take the Nairobi Safari walk. Read more