Sauces, Salads and Dips

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 […]

Tomato Sauce

So last week I shared a simple pizza dough recipe and promised to share a tomato sauce recipe to be used as the base for the pizza. Whenever I make pizzas I usually make a basic marinara sauce to use as a base but when I don’t have fresh tomatoes […]

Mango Salsa

Tis the season to eat mangoes! It’s mango season here in Kenya, so I’m making the most of it by incorporating mangoes in my meals. This salsa is a delightful change from the regular kachumbari.

Yoghurt Dip

A quick dip for your fish fingers. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt Handful of dhania finely chopped Salt and black pepper to taste In a bowl pour in the yoghurt and add the dhania. Mix well then season with salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Enjoy. The […]

Hubby: My Nutty experience

I love fruit salad, I have made this a few times. My highlight was the cashews, they are yum yum. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas sliced A handful of red seedless grapes 2 slices of pineapples diced (I used canned) 1 red apple diced A handful of fried cashew nuts Juice […]

Tamarind Dip

Thanks to my foodie pen pal for the month of March, Swabra, I have a new recipe up my sleeve. The dips is perfect for bhajias. The main star being the tamarinds. Ingredients: 500ml hot water 1 rind (about 8-10 seeds) of tamarind 1 small onion finely chopped A handful […]

Guacamole

Guacamole is an avocado based sauce. It originated with the Aztecs in Mexico. So, I bought some avocados a while back and one thing I know about avocados is that they tend to all ripen at the same time, so if you have many on hand it’s best you share […]

Marinara Sauce

Marinara (mariner’s) sauce is a South Italian tomato sauce. The most of basic recipes has tomatoes, garlic, herbs and onions. It’s pretty good to serve with pasta, rice or even seafood. I prepared this sometime this week to serve with pasta (pasta alla marinara as Italians would call it) and some broccoli […]

Guest Post: Chicken salad

A guest post from my pal Rachael on what to do with leftover chicken. Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper 1/4 teaspoon of chicken masala Dressing In a bowl, shred your lettuce. I used  my hands Add the carrots,onions and cucumber Get your leftover chicken then shred it.  In a small […]