Mawe Mingi Bush House, Nanyuki

  Nanyuki is rather easy to appreciate, from the breathtaking views of mount Kenya, to the abundance of wildlife and activities and proximity to Nairobi. I recently came across a SPECTACULAR self catering option called Mawe Mingi Bush House. There are two houses, the main Mawe Mingi Bush House that is big enough for 10…

Chaka Ranch, Nyeri

Chaka Ranch is an ideal leisure park, about 3 hours from Nairobi, with outdoor adventure activities for all ages. There are activity options for toddlers, children, teenagers, Kinda-sorta adults and even my almost 60 year old Dad had a blast! There are so many different activities including; Roller skating/blading Paint Ball Buggies Quad Bikes A…

Self- Catering Cottage at Sandai Farm, Nyeri

Just under 200 kms from Nairobi, located in Nyeri County is a large estate called Sandai Farm. The biggest influencing factor for me is that they have self-catering cottages, but you can also do a full board booking and eat, drink and make merry with other guests in and around the main farm house. Accommodation…

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-…