Dinner/Lunch

Garlic and Herb Meatballs in Coconut Mushroom Sauce

Well, that title is a mouthful. I enjoy eating and making meatballs and ninety nine percent of the time I bake them. This time round I decided to shallow fry them and all I can say is this, if you have an oven just bake your meatballs. Baking cooks many […]

 

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 […]

 

Baked Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Wings! My second favourite chicken part after glorious, juicy and thicc thighs. I love this recipe since it easy to to do and no fuss. The most involving part is making the marinade and assembling the wings and the teriyaki sauce. Whenever I’m making wings I usually make a huge […]

 

Easy Homemade Pasta

Happy New Year! Hope your 2020 is off to a great start. How about this year we learn how to make fresh homemade pasta from scratch? It’s so easy, it’s unbelievable and on top of you that you just need two ingredients. Yep, two. And you already have them in […]

 

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 […]