EASY MANDAZI

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

Labour Day breakfast.

Happy Labour Day to all my Kenyan readers!!!

What are you having for breakfast?

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

EASY BANANA BREAD

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

BLUE BERRIES PANCAKES & BLUE BERRIES

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

YUMMY PORRIDGE


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

BAKED AVOCADO, EGGS & BACON


Due to the busy schedules everyone is keeping, it has become quite challenging for families and friends to share recipes like before. As a result there is a generation willing to learn how to cook but they do not know where to start, luckily this is the internet era where e-magazines, newsletters, food blogs, cooking networks and most of all you tube exist.

For sometime I kept on seeing this recipe on food blogs, you tube, Facebook and as a result I kept on wanting to try it out. I was skeptical at first since I have known for a long time that cooked avocados tend to get this this unpleasant bitter taste!!! Despite the lingering doubts I decided why not. Read more

FRENCH TOAST & CARAMELIZED BANANAS

If you work a 9-5 in Nairobi you are probably forced to leave your house at least an hour before earlier in order to make it to work on time, which at times is close to two which is ridiculous. On the other had in order to avoid the crazy jams I prefer leaving the house pretty early and as a result \i end up having breakfast at work. That’s why over the weekends I spoil myself with breakfast prepared by myself.

On this particular Saturday I was missing my mum and her cooking. Since I could not travel all the way home for mummy’s cooking I decided to prepare one of the dishes which she taught me how to prepare way back in primary school, the classic but sumptuous french toast. Read more

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

As I write it is my hope is that your Christmas and New Year celebrations have been nothing short of blessings.  Mine has been full of joy and blessings and we thank God.

Each year at this time most of us reflect on the year that has been and hope that the New Year brings love, blessings, joy…  For me this year has been full of blessings in most aspects of my life although some experiences changed both my perspective of life and family. Read more

Scotch eggs

I was watching one of the episodes on Master chef, which happens a lot, and one of the contestants made scotch eggs from canned crab which was impressive and this made me remember my pork sausage scotch eggs. During the week when I visited my mum and I really wanted to do something special for her, I just knew that scotch eggs would be a perfect. Read more