The Origin

Leo tunapika? (What are we cooking?)

My love for cooking drove me to read various food blogs. On a random day I happened to stumble upon pendo la mama a cooking journal that has pretty easy recipes and best part of it is that it is Kenyan (easily available ingredients).

After several months of following this blog, I also felt inspired to start my very own blog. After exchanging long emails with Aika , I felt confident to start.

The name search was pretty nerve wrecking but my husband was quick enough to suggest ‘Leo tunapika?’ a question we ask ourselves almost daily and voila we had a name.

I hope you will enjoy our cooking escapes.

About the Author


My name is Gatuiri Irauka, a Kenyan food blogger, cookbook author and I love good food.

Back in May 2012 as a newly wed, I started this food blog to journal my kitchen adventures. Since then, my family has grown to include three amazing children whom I cherish deeply.

What started as a hobby has evolved into a passion and career. I absolutely enjoy cooking and coming up with recipes, trying out new dishes and cuisines. Above all that, I love sharing them with others;, I believe in teaching techniques and showcasing how one can adapt recipes to what you have available.