MABUYU

Mabuyu (Swahili for Baobab seeds) are one of the must-haves whenever you visit Mombasa. The seeds are normally white once scrapped off the gourd then cooked. Yeah they are actually cooked. I found out not so long ago. My favorite ones are the cardamon ones and I totally don’t mind having a colored mouth(red/green/purple) afterwards….

MOUSSE AU CHOCOLAT 

I just can’t have enough chocolate, can I? And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one 😅 So Valentine’s over! And I made me good stuff to show me love… I’m selfish like that. But I’m sharing the recipe with you. How about that? Amongst the many things I made is this chocolate mousse….

UGANDAN ROLEX 

For a long time I never really figured out what ‘chapati mayai’ was. I thought it was just something made up. Or chapati dipped in eggs or something; I really didn’t know. So when the opportunity for me to get to know it presented itself, I couldn’t wait to taste it.  We were at some…

JAMBALAYA NOODLES 

Still on that noodle vibe 😊 Let’s make something extremely delicious. Here’s another recipe… INGREDIENTS 2 packs indomie noodles 2 tbsp. Vegetable olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 4 sausages, cut crosswise 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tablespoon soy sauce  1 teaspoon tumeric  Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika  2…

GARLIC BUTTER NOODLES(with INDOMIE)

Let’s fix some noodles real fast.  ​Ingredients: I pack Noodles(previously soaked to soften) French Beans (choped & steamed) Butter 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil METHOD Heat vegetable oil in medium sized pan over medium heat. Add garlic & French Beans, cook 2-3 minutes. Add 1/4 stick of butter, melt completely. Add…

NOODLE SALAD(with INDOMIE)

Instant noodles are a popular go-to food for people who aren’t necessarily crazy about cooking. Just boil them for 2 minutes, season and the meal is done. But there are so many ways of preparing noodles other than just boiling them.  You can make salads out them. Stir fry them with vegetables or meat or…

I’m Back… (with Pilau)

​ When I walked into the kitchen after two long months I felt like a kid walking into a candy store. See, I have been on the road since last year November working on some project. With the traveling and everything that came with it I never had the time or chance to cook. So…

Jiko Baked: WHOLE WHEAT CINNAMON CAKE with DARK CHOCOLATE

Did you know you can still bake really good cake without using an oven? How? You ask….Using a jiko. A jiko is basically a charcoal stove. The best kind of jiko to use is one that has a thick clay lining that can hold some heat in it even after removing the hot charcoal. The…

SAUTEED PINEAPPLE with YOGHURT

Snack, breakfast or dessert. It’s upto you. Let’s make it here real quick. You’ll need… 1/4 Pineapple Plain Yoghurt Butter Rosé syrup Cinnamon Brown sugar Cut the pineapples into pieces(you can slice them) In a bowl, mix the Cinnamon and brown sugar then toss the pineapple pieces in there. In a sauté pan melt some…

BLACK PEPPER MANDAZI

Mandazi (plural for ndazi) are a common deep fried dough from East Africa. You will never miss them in local shops and homes; in all shapes and sizes. They are originally a Swahili food (from the coast) and are sometimes called Swahili buns. The Swahilis expertise in preparing mandazi is exemplary. They know how to…