LEMONY GRILLED CHICKEN

Chicken is such a versatile source of protein that when combined with a variety of ingredients can be transformed into an entirely new dish. This is my final recipe from my village series and it’s been an absolute pleasure sharing with you how we eat back at home,using simple locally sourced ingredients that are not…

ROSEMARY PINEAPPLE BEEF CHOMA

Nyama choma,one of kenya’s most adored and devoured food is an age old tradition that has stood the test of time where meat is directly grilled over open flames,the result is a charred outside an a moist,juicy and cooked inside. Amongst ourselves there’s always that one person who is left in charge of the grill…

FIRE ROASTED POTATOES

The humble potato has been feeding generations over the years.There are a thousand and one ways of transforming the potato into your favorite meal.From fries,mashed potatoes or in hearty stews,the potato has been around over the ages and this is how our ancestors would have done it back in time. The potato is a staple…

SPICY BEEF MSHKAKI

What is it about food served on sticks that makes them taste better and fun to eat.This gets better when the food in question is beef presented on skewers when in comes to ‘Mshkaki’ beef is the leader and the rest follow. ‘Mshkaki’ has been around since the days of our ancestors when fancy grilling…

MBUZI CHOMA

Holidays come and go and what better time to spend with friends and family as we reflect on the year that was and plan for the year to be.Nothing speaks a celebratory mood than hosting a roast ‘choma’ be it chicken,beef,lamb or the king of nyama choma goat meat for family and friends who became…

SPAGHETTI & MINCE

The perfect quick and easy meal to prepare when you have little time on you and working on a budget.This is my version of an Italian classic,made simple by the use of locally available ingredients and you simply can not go wrong with my spaghetti and mince. I love how quick this can be whipped…

RED SOUP ‘BEEF BORSCHT’

Last September I was privileged and travelled to Russia for a 5 week stint that changed my views and perspective over her people food and culture. In his own words,Winston Churchill described Russia as a “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”.How correct was this!.First is the size of the country,It’s huge.Spanning 2 continents…

HONEY HOISIN AMAIZE POPCORN FISH

It’s cold outside,sub 10 degrees centigrade it is today yet the sun is at its brightest.Tucked warm in my duvet coffee in hand with the heater not very far away.I start going through my phone’s gallery,trying to force some nostalgia on me as it can get lonely sometimes when you are away from home. I…

AMAIZE FRIED CHICKEN

Fried chicken is comfort food at its finest.Crispy with all the juicy flavors we know and love from classic fried chicken.Mine however comes with a slight twist to the classic in the use of maize flour in the breading process. Tender cuts of chicken are marinated,seasoned,breaded then deep fried to crispy golden brown perfection. You…

EGGS IN HELL ‘SHAKSHUKA’

Don’t let the name scare you, this one of the easiest breakfast recipe you can think of. To simply put it, Shakshuka is basically poached eggs in a spicy, green pepper tomato stew, alongside onions and other vibrant aromatic spices. There are many variations to this Middle Eastern dish but I leaned towards a more…

SPICY EGG CURRY

Nothing speaks warmth like boiled eggs simmered in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, onions and spicy tomato broth. This is an easy flavorful curry recipe, that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is ideal for quick weeknight dinners or even had as a breakfast meal. I was craving something rich,creamy and spicy and since…

CHICKEN TERIYAKI

Hands down one of my favorite quick recipes has to be Chicken Teriyaki.What draws me to this as my go to ‘fast food’ recipe is the little time it will cost you to whip up these shiny,sticky,sweet and garlicky morsels of chicken. My Chicken Teriyaki is what you need whenever you are in the mood…