Zimbabwean Food in Nairobi

Dejina Smart Village, located on George Padmore Rd, is an Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant that also serves Kenyan food and recently, Southern African Food. A Zimbabwean friend of mine has been singing it’s praises and we finally got around to visiting. The Menu The full menu isn’t available every day, we called in advance to…

The Forest, Kereita Forest in Kimende, Kenya

Getting away from the city is always a great idea, especially when it doesn’t require spending too much time travelling there. The other day a group of us opted for a day trip to The Forest, at Kereita Forest, Kimende.  Located about an hour from Nairobi, with a plethora of outdoor activities, we were ready for…

Cauliflower & Chicken Crust Pizza

A decadent and carb-free Pizza option..homemade and yummy!! What you will need- For the crust A whole Cauliflower Chicken Breast (I used 3 in total for both the crust and the topping) 1 Egg 1 Tbsp crushed Garlic Spices: Salt, Black pepper, Chilli powder and Oregano For the topping Chicken Breast Veggies of choice- Mushrooms,…

Beer Battered Fish

Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup corn flour 1 large beer 1 egg salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper Fish fillets (I used 4, sliced in half) Step 1: Mix all the dry ingredients together (flour and spices). Stir in the egg and beer and mix well. Step 2: Preheat the oil. Dry the fish…

Mince Cheese Cups

Mince Cheese cups are a great snack or meal idea. For this very simple version, I had leftover mince & beans and wanted something ‘different’…. You only need 3 ingredients and a cupcake baking tray: Your choice of leftover/precooked Meat Grated Cheese Spring roll/Samosa Pastry Sheets   Instructions: Place Spring roll pastry sheets in each tray ‘hole’,…

Serene & Cozy Chalet, Gilgil

This cozy Chalet is located in Gilgil, approximately 2 hours drive from Nairobi. I happened upon the listing on Air BnB, when planning a road trip over the Christmas holiday. We were looking for somewhere relatively close to Nairobi and this location was ideal as we planned to do some short day trips around Nakuru/Naivasha/Elementaita. What we…

Dinner for 2: Grilled Prawn Skewers and Garlic Cheese Puffs

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! How about a home cooked dinner for your sweetheart sugar bae lover 🙂 Cheaper than eating out and not too time consuming..Le go! So this dinner for two is grilled Prawns and a pastry I am calling Garlic Cheese Puffs served with a simple salad. What you will need:- Garlic Cheese Puffs Ingredients-…

Mishkaki at Home

Mishkaki is Swahili for an East African version of meat skewers, typically beef alternated with vegetables. Ingredients: Beef cubes Green pepper A large Onion Spices: Salt, Black Pepper, Beef Masala and Chili Powder 2 tbsp veg oil Wooden skewers The best thing about home-made mishkaki/beef and veg skewers is that the preparation is very simple…

Sticky Spicy Wings (3 Steps)

A favorite the world over and with so many options and ideas to choose from. Voila! My take on simple sticky chicken wings in 3 steps…le go! Ingredients Half a kg-1 kg of raw Chicken Wings Half a cup of Honey Half a cup of Ketchup 3 tbsp Corn flour (Optional) Chili Oil/Chili Powder Salt, Black Pepper…

Sausage Rolls -2 Ways-

1. Mini Sausage Rolls You will need- Chipolata sausages 1 Roll of Puff Pastry 1 egg (for brushing) Method- Bake at 200 °C for 30 minutes Result- 2. Regular Sausage Rolls What you will need- Hot dogs/Frankfurters 1 Roll of Puff Pastry 1 egg (to brush) Method-  Enjoy!

Quad Biking at Lake Elementaita, Kenya

For months I have wanted to try out a Quad bike….But where?? I have heard of places in Nairobi where you can bike in Ngong Forest but I haven’t tried it yet. As part of our road trip, I discovered a new-ish Lodge at Lake Elementaita that has Quad Bikes; Sirville Lodge (Click to check out their…

The Great Rift Valley View Point, Kenya

When you spend so much time in Nairobi constantly staring at the backside of cars in traffic, you can forget how beautiful and serene parts of our country are. Not even an hour outside Nairobi, is the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint. In addition to the lovely view, there are several shops selling gifts and souvenirs,…