Author: Gatuiri

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

What do you do when you just have one chicken leg in the freezer but you have two mouths to feed? Simple: Make chicken soup for hubby then shred the chicken to make sandwiches 🙂 Ingredients: Pre cooked chicken leg – I had boiled it in water with onions, garlic […]

 

60th: Onion and Pepper Fried Chicken with Yoghurt

Yippee!!! This is my 60th post!! Wa!! Imagine. Thank you all for reading my cooking journal, commenting, liking and even trying out these recipes. I’m humbled. This meal I prepared a while back when we had a friend over for dinner. This dish closely resembles this one , however I […]

 

Carrot Cake

Recently I have become the designated baker of cakes for a few functions. I thank God. So far I’ve baked cakes for a bridal shower and around 3 birthdays and thanks to some whipping cream and strawberries I’ve been able to pull the whole look together. Now the thing with my […]

 

Fish Fingers – Take 2

Goodness!!! This post has been on my drafts for so long, it’s about time I finalise it. I cooked this a while back so I can’t quite remember the story behind it, sorry. All in all I know I was in the mood for some fish hence the reason I […]

 

Coconut Chicken with Mashed Potatoes

I had missed eating potatoes and since I didn’t have the patience to bake the potatoes I decided to mash them. Making mashed potatoes is pretty simple, since you just boil the potatoes till they are completely cooked then you mash them like crazy. Of course there are a few […]

 

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 […]