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.
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.
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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
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 have been hoping to start exercising for a long time but I keep on making excuses for it. When I heard there was going to be a hike in Elephant hill, looks like an elephant from a distance, in the Aberdare Ridge I deliberated over it until the very last minute, when I decided to give it a try.
The facilitators informed us that this was going to be a serious hike and if you are a first time hiker you had to be very fit!!! I was a bit worried due to my inactivity over the past few years. Read more
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
Pears are back in season, and I have to say that I have been munching on these delights almost everyday.
After weeks of eating them i thought to myself why not try making a fruity dish out of them. I remembered that sometime back i came across across a recipe in which they had poached the pears in coffee, dipped them in chocolate and they looked delicious and at the time i thought to myself that’s something I would try!!! Read more
For many of us making dessert at home is perceived as such a task that is either impossible to accomplish or too much work and we would rather just buy the pastries and serve them at home for dessert. In the past few weeks as I have been going through food blogs I have come across some incredible dessert recipes that are easy to make whether you are an experienced home cook or just a beginner. Read more
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