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…

AMAIZE CINNAMON PANCAKES

Happiness is the smell of pancakes in the morning and whereas there is hardship in anything except eating pancakes i say there is hardship in everything except in the making of pancakes. Not only are they easy to whip up, pancakes are versatile and you can turn almost anything into a pancake.Sweet potatoes,pumpkins,oatmeal etc all…

PEANUT SWEET POTATO CHICKEN STEW

There is nothing a spoonful of Peanut butter can’t fix and honestly if anyone tells you that you’re putting too much peanut butter on your bread, stop talking to them! We don’t need that kind of negativity in our lives. My love for chicken inspired me to come up with this hearty sweet potato chicken…

BEEF ‘WET FRY’

If you are a frequent of most local restaurants and bars,then you should be familiar with the terms ‘wet fry’ and ‘dry fry’ when discussing matters food and meats in particular. Apart from Nyama choma,dry fry and wet fry beef have to be the other two most iconic meat meals dished up in different Kenyan…

MATOKE IN COCONUT STEW

Claimed by our Ugandan brothers and sisters across the boarder as their staple food, Matoke is a simple yet delicious meal with different variations across Africa. Some referring to it as “plantain bananas”, Matoke is usually green in color and may differ in appearance, depending on the various regions they grow in and also the…

UGALI MAYAI

One of the few foods out here that can genuinely be classified as a super food has to be the humble egg.Forget all the fads and the new super food trends that are popping up left right and center,an egg is loaded with all the good stuff needed in our diet making it a readily…