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…

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’,…

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!

Apple Cinnamon Roses

Ingredients An Apple 1 Roll of Puff Pastry 2 Table Spoons Brown Sugar 2 Table Spoons White Sugar 2 Table Spoons Honey 1 Table Spoon Cinnamon A cup of water Icing sugar (decoration)   Method Cut the Apple in half and then cut into thin slices. Put the thinly sliced apple pieces in a bowl…

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

What’s better than bite sized snacks? Probably a lot of things..but not today. My favorite thing about bite sized snacks is experiencing all the flavors at once in one mouthful, and knowing that every additional bite will taste and feel exactly the same…you can tell I don’t like surprises ey 😉 The beauty of this snack is…

Breakfast Pizza

This past weekend I made my brother and I breakfast Pizza for Sunday Brunch! I had some store bought pizza bases that would expire soon, so it was about that time 😉 What you will need (serves 2):- Pizza bases (I bought these, but you can always make your own base) Toppings:- 5 Chipolatas, a…

Tuna and Noodle Mix/Fry

Lazy day cooking! Life as a student taught me to be a bit creative with minimal ingredients. This is one of my ‘broke week meals’ and it is also very simple to make. Here’s what you’ll need:- 2 packets of ramen noodles a  tin of tuna 3 eggs 2 tomatoes (diced/sliced) 1 onion (diced or…