Sauces, Salads and Dips

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 […]

 

Easy Teriyaki Sauce

I enjoy making sauces at home and most often than not I use the sauces in chicken wing recipes. I love the sweet and sourness of teriyaki sauce and depending on how long you cook it, it can turn sticky which is good. Just like my barbecue sauce, you dump […]

 

Mango and Pepper Salad with Thyme Vinaigrette

Mango season calls for a bomb salad and this is it. I don’t think I’ve made the most of this mango season as I would love to but I still have time, I guess. For this salad, you need just two ingredients, yes just two well not taking into account […]

 
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Red Cabbage and Pepper Slaw

Salads! Refreshing! I enjoy salads not only because they are made with flavourful ingredients but because they can be pretty healthy when not doused with ‘unhealthy’ dressings. This red cabbage and pepper slaw is just right.  

 
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Simple Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Happy New Month. It’s unbelievable how fast this year has gone by. I had several plans for the blog which I’m yet to implement, however I am geared up to pick up where I left off. For the longest time I have wanted to share my simple homemade barbecue sauce […]

 
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Zucchini in Tomato Sauce

Zucchinis or courgettes whichever name you choose to use are a type of squash which are quite versatile. You can use in your stews and curries, as a snack in form of fritters or even baked/fried zucchini sticks, in frittatas or quiches or better yet make a loaf of zucchini […]

 
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Onja: Rainbow Watermelon Salsa

I enjoy a refreshing salsa just like any other person and what’s more refreshing than adding watermelon to one? Not only is this salsa full of colour it is packed with flavour. From the sweetness of the watermelon to the herb flavour of the dhania to the coolness of the […]

 
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Easy Tomato Sauce

If you enjoy making your own pizzas you’ll totally love this easy tomato sauce recipe. Granted I have shared a similar recipe here but this has to be the easiest and uses just a handful of ingredients. The key to making the perfect tomato sauce is blanching, peeling and blending the tomatoes. […]

 

Groundnut Sauce

I absolutely love trying out new recipes and one can only guess how excited I was to actually learn how to make groundnut sauce from the very people who have perfected making it, Ugandans. It’s like learning how to make pizza from an Italian from Naples. My help is from […]