Author: Gatuiri

How to: Making Cream Cheese at Home

Don’t you just love the taste of cream cheese glaze on some fresh raspberry cinnamon rolls? I know I do. Truth is , cream cheese is a bit pricey and in as much as I love it, spending lots of cash every time I wanted some wasn’t ideal for me. […]

 

Cashewnut and Basil Pesto Pasta

Pesto is one of the easiest things to make, especially if you have a food processor. I love how it comes together so quickly and it’s perfect for quick meals. Pesto is an Italian word meaning to grind which explains the origin of the pestle for mortar and pestle. Traditionally […]

 

Garlic Butter Naan (No Oven)

Naan of you are ready for this . Naan is a type of flatbread that is originally from Southern and Central Asia. It’s pretty popular in India. Naan is a yeast leavened bread that is traditionally cooked in a tandoor (traditional clay oven). The small pieces of dough are usually […]

 

Pineapple Peel Tea

Did you know you can make tea with pineapple peels? Now you know. A few months ago I learnt of this epic tea and since then we’ve bought more pineapples in the last three months than we’ve ever bought in a year.  

 

BLOGIVERSARY: Eight Years!

Eight years ago I published my first post and the journey began. What started as a journal of my joys and woes in the kitchen has led to so many great adventures. Back then it was just my husband and I. Now we’ve grown to a family of 6. My […]

 

Plantains Vs Green Bananas

Can you tell the difference between plantains and green bananas? Green banana and Green (unripe) plantain Green bananas and Ripe plantains Did you know that all plantains are bananas but not all bananas are plantains?  

 

Basics: Fluffiest Pancakes Ever

It’s no secret, I absolutely love pancakes and it’s evident by the numerous pancake recipes that are on here. I’ve been toying with the idea of developing a basic pancake recipe that will basically be the one to rule them all. Essentially a basic pancake recipe that one can build […]

 

Peppers and Sausage Egg Muffin Cups

I decided to keep my daughters (4 1/2 and 3) occupied with some fun kitchen activity. I got them to actively help me make some egg muffin cups. As the name suggests these are eggs made in muffin cups. You make your desired filling then top off with some beaten […]

 

Deep Fried Teriyaki Chicken Wings

This is the non baked version of my baked teriyaki chicken wings. Essentially the wings are marinated just like the baked version then coated in some seasoned flour then deep fried. For the marinade, I’m using both the lemon zest and juice, the zest flavours the wings and the juice […]