Dinner/Lunch

Falafels with Salsa

The first time I made falafels my eldest daughter called them meatballs.They absolutely love eating them and always munch away even before I’m done making them.I’ve always been curious about falafels and how they taste. Strangely though, I have never ordered them at Zucchini. I always get the chicken shawarma.After […]

 

Spicy Chicken Shawarma

Change up your hosting game completely. These spicy chicken shawarmas are utterly delicious and perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch. All you need to do is marinate the chicken strips the night before and the rest is easy.For these shawarmas I used some boneless chicken breast cut in strips. The […]

 

Braised Beef Short Ribs

The first time I made beef short ribs I failed miserably. I had failed to recognise that they are a tough cut of meat and require extra love to get the best of them. Since then, I have perfected the recipe and I can confidently say that this meal wows […]

 

Shakshouka

Simply a one pot tomato based egg dish. My love for eggs has led me to discover and make different things. When I learnt of this dish, I just had to give it a try, in some places it’s called eggs in purgatory guess cause the eggs are contained in […]

 

Cumin and Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Currently in Nairobi the price of potatoes is unbelievably high making it extra hard for potato lovers to enjoy their guilty pleasure, fries. That said, let me introduce you to sweet potatoes which in my opinion are better than potato fries, well on most days. Sweet potatoes are super nutritious […]

 
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Creamy Garlic and Mushroom Spaghetti

Are there some foods that you never ate growing up? For me, mushrooms are part of that list, I don’t remember when I first ate them but I think it must have been on a pizza then I graduated to mushroom soup and eventually sauteed mushrooms. I have come to […]

 
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Garlic French Beans with Peanuts

French beans, green beans , string beans or mishiri as we Kenyans fondly call them are pretty delicious. What better way to take them up a notch than adding some peanuts? Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn  

 
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Kienyeji Chicken Noodle Soup 

Soup in January? Trust me on this one,despite the heat this heartwarming bowl of soup is perfect as a one pot dinner. Nothing much is needed, other than cutting up the veggies.For this soup, I used kienyeji (road runner) chicken since it’s particularly very flavourful. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn  

 
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Garlic, Lemon and Thyme Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock? What’s that you ask? Well just fancy talk for butterflied whole chicken. Basically you remove the backbone from the whole chicken then flatten the breast bone to form a butterfly shape. It may sound difficult but trust me it’s pretty easy to do. All you need is a sharp […]

 
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Beef Lasagna 

Rich, thick and herb filled meat sauce, the nutty flavour from the bechamel and generous amounts of cheese. Beef lasagna. Lasagna,such a decadent and indulgent dish that I reserve for special occasions. Lasagna is somewhat lengthy however the results are worth the time. The secret to amazing lasagna lies in the […]