Blogiversary: One Today and Giveaway – CLOSED


Hey foodies? Leo Tunapika? is one today!!! I can’t tell you how excited I am to come this far. When I started this blog, I didn’t think it would make it this far. It has been a wonderful year and and I’m sure there are many more to come. I am very grateful for YOU, yes you. Taking time to read, comment and even try some of the recipes. I feel so blessed.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you.Thank you, Krystin, Amanda, Millie, Nancie Mwai, Dexxe, Apopo, Hellen Wanjiku, Regymach,Montana, Jaylowvuli, Ruth, Ceptine Maore, Savvy Kenya, Foodie in the desert, Shazium, My dear bakes, Wambui wa Wamz, Tess, Lydz, Mowthaka, Ndanu, Linda Kimaru, Wangui Muindi, Maryanne Shiku, Morgan, Tugi, Kiwi, Ciku Kiarie,ย Sheciaccessories, Katt, Kevmotz, Loice, Dharma, Veronica, Miss babes, Cynthia Mumbi, Dee, Dee 2, Paps Kyambi, mademoiselle rogue, Charity, Chef Raphael, Eva Murigu, Ecks, Matching89, Mummy tales, Leah, Annie, Damah, Muthoni, Samora, Rosal, Liz, Aika-Grace, Liz Litali, Cathytahila, Odhiambo, Sharzville, Virginia, Shamilla, Leah Ndugi,Zanna Wambui, Greatrnk, Nzilani wa Kim, Stella Mbungu, Hannah, Grace Wachira, Pierra Ntongai, The good wife, Aisha and Mwangi wa Gatuiri aka Hubby.ย I am humbled by the responses I’ve received over the past year. The inquiries and sweet emails, thanks. I’m almost at a point of tears, happy tears of course.

I also want to appreciate my hubby for being my number one fan. Thanks hun and also for my official food taster ๐Ÿ™‚

Now onto the fun part, to celebrate the blog turning one, I’m doing a giveaway. A carrot cake giveaway. The rules are pretty simple, just leave a comment telling me which of my recipes you’ve tried out. The winner will be selected at random and announced on 24th May. The giveaway applies to Kenyan residents only.

The giveaway closes on 23rd May 2013 at 1100hrs.

Cheers!!! Here’s to many more.


Be blessed. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


Gatuiri – Leo Tunapika?



  1. Congratulations *fireworks* i see my name is 1st on the list ๐Ÿ˜€
    well i only started following yesterday and already i did the spaghetti in sausage sauce for dinner and as i write i am making the bacon, brawn and cheese sandwich for breakfast. This is what is referred to as excitement lol!
    Congratulations again!!

  2. Hahaha congratulations!! Yaani its been one year since u started making me drool. Well I have tried the fried rice and peas and sausage combo,parsley roast potatoes, egg sandwiches,pasta motukanio & not forgetting my best Guacamole!! Im yet to try baking so maybe after I win the cake **crossing all my fingers & Toes** ๐Ÿ™‚ il start with baking that one!!
    All in all congrats!!

  3. Congratulations my dear! you have surely earned me many marks in my marriage ๐Ÿ˜€ and aaaww my name is on your list.
    I have tried the Marinara sauce (yum!), Egg curry (double yum!), and Indian chicken curry (triple yum!!!!)
    Here’s to many more!!

  4. peas and sausage fried rice
    scrambled omelette.

    the scrambled omelette was my best trial…i even noticed I could turn the omelette better than you n hubby ๐Ÿ™‚

    I showed you the end photo,remember??

    wish me luck on getting the carrot cake!!

  5. Congratulations on turning one!!
    I have been following your blog for a while now and really enjoyed every recipe I have tried out…my experience in the kitchen has been amazing n I rarely have to ask the question “Leo Napika??”, I just come here and look out for a recipe to try out. Thank you sooo much for that. I have tried:
    Bhajia n Rosemary Chicken
    Fish Fingers(and the pan fried one with breadcrumbs)
    Pork recipe(the one on friendship, pork….)
    Chicken in mango sauce……….gosh I culd go on but let me stop there

    I haven’t tried any baking recipes yet, seeing as I don’t own an oven yet…and I have the biggest sweet tooth ever(would really love it if I won ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so I can wait until I can bake me something!! tho I tried out ‘baking’ in my sandwich maker ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. One year already?! Congratulations. Always a pleasure reading your blog. I have tried out a couple of recipes, CARROT CAKE, butter beans curry, kienyeji pot roast, pasta motukanio(;-)), spicy potatoes, chocolate ganache….but I must say the baked meatballs in tomato and pepper sauce is my favourite recipe so far. I rarely cooked meatballs before your recipe. I only knew of the deep frying recipe which included eggs (not a fan) in the meat mixture. The idea of baking and ‘no eggs’ was very exciting. They were very delicious. Dad (your hubby’s name sake ;-)) even proposed we should be cooking the meatballs at least once per month. I have tried my best to fulfill his request (I hope he doesn’t read this!). Let me echo what I said before, “Best meatballs recipe ever”.

    • yeah, imagine, I thank God. For sure you have tried out a lot. I’m glad even your dad loves the meatballs, I do hope you try your best to make them at least monthly.

  7. Happy anniversary! You are such an inspiration.
    So far I’ve tried out the Kienyeji pot roast, the drop scones and just yesterday the carrot cake( though I ended up making cupcakes>> very yummy)

  8. i have tried guacomole,chicken in mango sauce,fish….n i must say i have appreciated food much more…thank you for giving us an.avenue to try new stuff!!wen i get an oven am trying the cakes….CONGRATS JESS!!!

  9. Happy Blogvassery! One year is a big deal! ๐Ÿ™‚ we have to meet up soon you show me how to cook some of these things on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I made the rosemary breaded fish…it’s all I eat..since Tuesday! No kidding!

  10. I made it to your list!!:-)Okay first…because of you I am not as hopeless as I thought I was:-)What have I tried?home made chocolate,plus the smoothies and I learnt what guacamole was and made it:-)
    Happy one year annivesary!!!Keep cooking and I keep learning:-):-)

  11. aww, its always a pleasure to read your posts and try and be chef girl and sometimes fail still waiting to hear on the adoption bags are packed and
    i have tried the bananas and cereal thing.and peanuts in that whole mixure.peanut butter too but that dint turn out soo well.
    i promise to try more ๐Ÿ™‚ especially that brownies recipe.hehe

  12. Congratulations!!
    I came across your blog when surfing for new breakfast ideas.
    I tried and loved both egg in a basket and egg sandwich(with dhania).
    My favourite is the one on herbalicious potatoes. I can’t get enough of it.
    Can’t wait to try more..keep up this good work.

  13. congratulations!i love your blog! discovered it early this year. i totally relate to the name…same phrase i use each evening i get home. i have copied various recipes to try out, so far i have tried the chinese rice and the coconut rice which i love so much!

  14. Congratulations dear …it really has come along way.
    well….I have tried most of the recipes here…cooking made easy.
    โˆš cinnamon pancakes
    โˆšhomemade chocolate
    โˆšbeef stir fry with matoke(The 1st entry on the blog)
    โˆšGuacamole(we have an avocado tree at home…so I had to get creative with the avocados)
    โˆšindian chicken curry…yum
    >>post some more for desserts

    Your blog has saved me a couple of times, i did not know what to prepare for dinner. Plus I have learned new recipes. I tried fruit pancakes, I have NEVER gone back to plain pancakes! Thank you and keep blogging.

  16. Wow! 1 year! Congratulations!! You are gifted for sure… Sasa next ni cooking show or something!! And just so you know, you have made me a Smoothie junkie… and I loved the fruit salad “My Nutty Experience” you did jana!!

    For sure am watching this space…


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