Author: leotunapika

Drop Scones for Dinner

My friend Kui asked me if I knew how to prepare drop scones, at first I told her no but after researching I realised one just uses the basic pancake batter. The difference is in the size. You use a spoon to drop the batter into the pan and voila […]

 

Seriously Leo Tunapika?

Naming this blog leo tunapika wasn’t by chance. This is a daily question and on Tuesday this week it was no different. We had to attend a meeting in the evening so that meant we’d reach home a bit late. On top of that I just didn’t feel like cooking…yep!! […]

 

Fish Stew

I have previously been very skeptical about making stewed or curried fish but that has changed. The need to try new fish recipes other than the usual pan frying changed my perception. Ingredients: 1 medium onion sliced 2 cloves of garlic sliced 1 teaspoon minced ginger 2 tomatoes diced 1 […]

 

Pasta ‘motukanio’

Motukanio – (Embu/Kikuyu) verb: to add everything together. This is courtesy of my friend Dee. As we were on our way to town from work, I happened to mention that I had intentions of making pasta for dinner. Dee went on and told me of this recipe. You simply make […]

 

Chocolate and Vanilla Muffins

I just felt like baking, plus I had some leftover yoghurt and I decided I’ll use it instead of milk. Ingredients: 3/4 cup margarine 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons vanilla essence 3/4 cup plain yoghurt 1/4 cup water 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 […]

 

Onion and Pepper Fried Chicken

Once one gets married you sort of get different kinds of gifts from your spouse. So last week hubby dearest surprised me by buying some chicken legs and fish fillet. Yeah!!! I’m now more excited about chicken legs than chocolate.O-o  PS. He still gets me chocolate. It had been a […]

 

Beans Stew

Since I got married I’ve been meaning to buy some beans but i have never gotten around to doing so. Lucky for me,mom in love must have sensed my need because she sent some over and boy were they a lot. Since they were raw, I needed to boil them […]

 

Cinnamon Chapatis :-)

To say my husband loves chapatis would be an understatement. I think he can even eat them daily. So sometime last week, actually Wednesday, as we were on our way to visit my mum, we passed by those vibandas (road side kiosks) that make and sell chapatis and this is the conversation […]

 

Anything goes

You basically put all the fruits you have on hand and make a smoothie. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas sliced A handful of strawberries, hauled and sliced 3-4 grapes (i had the ones with seeds) 2 tree tomatoes 1/2 mango diced 1 cup vanilla yoghurt Smoothies are best for quick lunches […]

 

Spicy Potatoes

I love me some potatoes. Some random Tuesday last week I decide to cook some potatoes I’d been given by my mother in love. As usual I baked them. It’s funny how they are called roast potatoes anyway as long I don’t deep fry, I’m good. This recipe closely resembles […]