Karibu!

…to the home of easy and delicious home cooking. Take a look around and pick something to try this week. Do pass on a link to #ShareTheLove. I’m also on TwitterInstagram & Facebook — give me a shout sometime! — (^_^)

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My top 5 recipes from 2015

These were not easy to select, I was very picky about what I posted this year. I’ve been deliberate on making sure each post was worth your time and tastebuds! If you’ve been looking through the site and wondering what to make first, this post is for you, definitely start here.

this pan fried one is great for

Chicken marinated in yoghurt

I cooked it two different ways and they were both awesome!

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Caramelised onions

So this post was supposed to go up last week but I was just waaaaay to busy! In a good way though. The year is definitely winding up, I can feel the rush, you?

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Not fried & just as good as french fries!

The goodness of fried potatoes/french fries/chips without the frying!

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A Kenyan Burger

Yes, a Kenyan burger! This is my take on what that might look like. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, just finally put it down, I hope you’ll like it. Check it out…

and it's done

Sugar snaps and baby corn stir fry

Beautiful colour, tasty, a little sweet even — what more can you ask for in a veggie stir-fry!

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Lime and rosemary potatoes

Just letting you know now, if you taste one before serving  you might eat your portion of potatoes before they reach the table. They are delicious!

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Roasted pumpkin soup

I know we are getting into our summer season now so you can save it for later when the cold season starts again. But if you are like me and you just like soup, you will enjoy this.

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Mango and avocado salad

This is a do over of an old recipe that I took down earlier this year. I’ve made it way way better!

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Lime and chilli plantain wedges

The sweet+sour+chilli combo is well loved, so why not with plantain? They are already sweet, so just add a bit of sour and chill and you’ve got dynamite bites!

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Garlic and sage hasselback potatoes

As far as baked potatoes go, these delicious specimens rank very high. They look great and are so easy to customise to your palette! Have a look and give them a go!

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Oriental inspired stir fried lamb

Pretty colours aren’t they? It’s nice simple little recipe too, as far as quick dinners go, I’d add this to your list. Minimal prep and cooking time.

these are the oversize sticky lamb meatballs. They did not make my list. What's better you ask? Well, read on to find out...

Sticky lamb meatballs

If you are looking at that photo and thinking “if I could just stick my hand into the screen and pull out a couple of those meatballs…” — I don’t blame you. I thought the same thing as I was preparing this post. And yes, they are awesome, do try them out.

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Tamarind Paste (ukwaju)

Made this recently and used it in a couple of recipes. Thought I’d share how I did it before the recipes. Tamarind is an awesome natural sweet, right up there with dates. It also has a rich flavour of its own. See how I made the paste…

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Wholemeal banana & oat cookies

I’ve started to experiment with wholemeal flour, I’d like to switch everything I make to wholemeal. Here is one thing that turned out right on the first go…

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Plantain discs (2 ways)

Here are two more ideas for the plantain lover! These require a little more work because of the size but still worth it I think…

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Spicy plantain wedges (2 ways)

Hello!  :)
Yes, I’m still around. August has been a quiet month for me. Oh I’m still cooking, experimenting and so on, just haven’t been online very much. It has been quite nice actually. Sometimes there’s just too much to see, and the more you consume, the more you want and before you know it your head is so full of clutter and you just can’t think. So I guess you could say I’ve been clearing my head. How has your August been?

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Roasted cherry tomatoes and cauliflower

Every time I roast veggies I like the idea more and more. I’m also discovering new things I can roast…

today June will show us how to make this amazing salad...

June wa Ranja: Thanks-to-Siba grilled corn salad with basil pesto dressing

Just a word of warming, if you make this, you will likely not have any leftovers…

perfect balance or colour, flavour and nutrition

June wa Ranja: Interview, part 2

And here is part 2 of the interview as we continue to chat with June, …