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Blanching : Broccoli and Cauliflower

Growing up I enjoyed watching Cartoon Network and I particularly loved the Powerpuff Girls. There was this specific episode where the kids refused to eat broccoli and turns out the broccoli that their parents ate turned them into zombies. Then the City of Townsville was invaded by alien and evil […]

 
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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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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 making is time consuming however, the results are worth the time.The secret to amazing lasagna lies in the […]

 
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Parmesan and Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

How about some potatoes that have your back? 🙂 These parmesan and garlic hasselback potatoes take the cake. This week, I’ll be counting down to Christmas with some fun and easy recipes that you can whip up for your family and friends. I’ll try to focus on meals that can […]

 

Barbecue Pork Spare Ribs

Calling all pork lovers! How about some barbecue pork spare ribs? I had a hankering for some barbecued pork ribs and if you know me,whenever I long for a certain meal I usually end up making it. First, I had to get a reliable supplier and thanks to my fellow […]

 
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Ginger Snaps

Cookies have been on my mind lately from chocolate chip to ginger snaps. I enjoy baking, be it cakes, cupcakes and muffins but rarely do I make cookies. Up until a week ago I had never made ginger snaps, I searched through pinterest and found a recipe which I tried […]

 
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Coconut Chicken Curry

Happy Eid Mubarak to my muslim readers! When it comes to broiler chicken on bone I always gravitate towards baking. I hardly stew or curry the chicken pieces mainly because I find that the chicken can easily fall off the bone when manipulated too much. Fast forward to a few […]

 

Soko Saturday: Ruiru Market

I enjoy going to the market, I find it therapeutic. Granted, it’s been quite a while since my last visit. I’ve been a bit busy and I prefer going on market days because I’m guaranteed of fresh produce straight from the farm. I live in Kiambu county and the Ruiru […]

 

Eating my way through Lamu

Prior to arriving in Lamu I had envisioned streets filled with vendors cooking different Swahili delicacies from viazi karai, mahamri, vitumbua to bhajia while overlooking the ocean. Sadly that wasn’t the case. I recall our first night there we were shocked that there wasn’t much street food, other than a […]