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Tilapia & Matoke

Yes, I know. The title does not sound appetising at all, but I assure you, it is very very tasty and smells great. No fishy smell at all.


Simple sweetcorn salad (warm/cold)

Easy and quick to make, this simple salad that can de served warm or cold not only tastes good but also adds wonderful colour to your spread.


Kuku wa kienyeji stew (free range chicken)

How to make a delicious stew with free range chicken. Also a few notes on how to select one for the softest meat possible.


Sukuma wiki (collard greens) in caramelised onions

Wanna add some savoury sweet to this robust and flavourful green? Caramelised onions will do just that for you and the results are awesomeness in your mouth. Your tastebuds will sing!


Chicken with butternut and spinach

I have to say, this ranks as one of my favourites of the baby food recipes. Definitely in the top 5. I also share a little bit about my weaning journey in this post (^_^) Enjoy!


My go at dutch oven whole wheat bread

Y’all know, I like to bake bread at home. In fact, I don’t buy white bread anymore, only wholemeal/wholegrain. But I’ve been wanting to start making that at home as well. It can’t be that much harder, right?


Baked red snapper — creamy and savoury

Fish, one of the categories that needs more posts, so here is a new one. A lovely creamy baked red snapper. Not complicated to prepare at all.


Butternut and cauliflower mash

Several of my friends have had babies lately and more are still on the way to having babies. One request I’m hearing more and more is for weaning recipes. Well, here is one…


Potatoes roasted with peppers and onions

Finally, my first recipe post of the year! Thank you for patiently waiting (^_^) As you can see I’ve been busy getting the ball rolling on other things. How do Y’all like the new look of the website? I would love your feedback. For now, let’s get on with how to make these yummy looking potatoes…


5 Tips for preparing your Valentine’s Day meal

As the pressure rises out there every year, people are wrecking their brains to top last year’s Valentine’s day events. An easy way to #ShareTheLove on that day is to make a lovely meal and spend a quiet day in — just my thought. If you are interested, here are some tips for how to make that go smoothly…


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!


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?


Not fried & just as good as french fries!

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


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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!


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.


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…


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…


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…


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?


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, …

sneak peek of her upcoming recipe post

June wa Ranja: Meatloaf according to the Sandwich King

If you are looking for something that will wow your guests, this is definitely it! June shows us how to get it done with such ease so you can look like you know how to throw down!


June wa Ranja: Interview, part 1

It’s guest post day! Yaaaaay! Have you ever met someone that just has you beaming in joy from the moment you meet them to the moment you part? Well, June is exactly that sort of person. Get to know her a little in this post, part 1 of the interview…


Creamy sage chicken

How does it look? Would you say delicious? It is — and awesomely creamy! It took me several attempts to get it just right so I hope you enjoy it.


Fruit & nut rice

fruits & nuts, we all like them in chocolate, but have you tried them in rice? It may just be better…


Broccoli & Cheese Omelette

There is absolutely nothing wrong with adding a little veggie to your eggs!


Vegetable Confetti

If you are looking for something colourful to add to the table other than a big vase of flowers (which just gets in the way of good meal time conversation) — this is the perfect side, it’s easy and versatile!


Ina’s go to recipe for maridadi veggies

Hello! I hope you enjoyed getting to know Ina yesterday. Today you get a recipe.

her favourite tools

Ina wa Maridadi blog

Meet the writer of all things maridadi! + I tried out one of her recipes.


Chilli mushroom side

The combination of butter and garlic — lethal! Makes almost anything good, to me. Try it out on mushrooms and add a little heat…


Oven roasted asparagus

Asparagus has been a challenging one for me to figure out. I don’t even think I’ve cooked it more than 5 times. It’s nice when I eat it at restaurants but at home I just couldn’t get it to taste right. I think I’m getting close though, this is the best I’ve made at home so far…