REPOST: DELICIOUS TILAPIA & COUS COUS

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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.

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CHICKEN CURRY

We all enjoy incredibly delicious dishes full of flavors. [Tweet “Majority of people I know shy away from spices but I believe that they actually elevate dishes if used properly and with restraint.”]

Locally we are exposed to Indian food which is full of some of my favorite spices turmeric and garam masala. I can never go without these spices and I always have them stocked!!!

With time I have mastered my own version of chicken curry however in this instance I incorporated peas which were a first for me but it turned out great. Read more

SPICED GITHERI

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

BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN STUFFED WITH SPINACH AND CHEESE


It is clear from all the cuisines in the world that food is one of the most complex things which can be enjoyed in different ways as one wishes. The possibilities are just beyond!!!. Stuffing  especially chicken is not a new concept in fact there are so many ways to stuff different chicken parts. What intrigued me about this dish is the fact its a combination of some of the most delicious ingredients, chicken, bacon and cheese, and the easy preparation. Read more

Tilapia + rice & kale

Who says quality & delicious meals have to be complex prepared with some expensive and not very readily available ingredients?

I have learnt that in order to appreciate the diversity of meals you have to be comfortable enough to work with the ingredients that are readily available to you. You can whop something amazing in the kitchen from the simple ingredients  in all our kitchens from the onions, potatoes, tomatoes etc. This concept is tested by the chefs at master chef who from time to time ask the contenders to take the everyday ingredients and elevate them! Read more

THE NRW2016 EXPERIENCE

eatoutkenyaOne year ago, my friends asked me to join them for the Nairobi Restaurant Week and at the time I could not make but I promised myself that in 2016 God willing I would make it happen. So when the posters, posts, tweets and promotions started I was so excited. I could not stop browsing through the eatoutkenya website trying to select a restaurant.

It took about 2 weeks of checking and rechecking and we finally made our reservations at Adega restaurant at Lavington Curve mall. What attracted us was the cuisine they promised, Portuguese and the ambience of the premises from the photos looked promising. Read more

PAN FRIED STEAK SERVED WITH MASHED POTATOES AND RED WINE REDUCTION

January is quickly catching up, It is already the second weekend of the year! How fast time moves! I hope you are also picking speed up speed with your new year resolutions.

Over the holidays grilled meat was a staple especially beef which was in almost all the meals I enjoyed. It was served with potatoes, fried, roasted or grilled and of course vegetables.

I prepare beef all the time but it is always cut into small pieces which is easier to flavor and quicker to cook. This time though with the inspiration from the holidays I decided to prepare a pan fried steak!!! And I have to say it was a challenge that was worth it as it turned out as I had hoped, very juicy and delicious. 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

FISH STRIPS served with soy sauce vinaigrette

I love fish and honestly I eat it a lot of it both at home and in restaurants.  A few weeks back I was referred to a restaurant in town where I was informed their fish stripes are to die for.  I ordered the fish that they served with tartar sauce. I realized that the fish had been dipped in corn flour but I thought that the serving with tartar sauce made the dish quite heavy. Read more