Corn is one of Kenya’s staple food alongside beans and potatoes. The crunchy but sweet kernels can be eaten in many ways ie: boiled, roasted or more indulging and tasty curries. My first childhood encounter with corn was a delightful one, one that made me want more time after time, it was charcoal roasted… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Kenyan style Spicy Corn on the Cob and Spinach Curry
Pili Pili in Swahili means pepper whether it is birds eye, or capsicum. Recently I have craved more picky foods rather than proper meals maybe it’s the weather or the fact that we all have had the horrid cold and eating something spicy wakes up my taste buds. Cassava is a popular and staple food… Continue reading Crispy Baked Pili Pili Cassava Chips
Do I hear you ask what is Makai Paka? Makai Paka is an African curry dish made with fresh corn on the cob cooked in delicious coconut milk and spices. It is extremely rich in flavour and creamy in texture but a curry that surely tantalises your taste buds. I count myself very lucky that I am a mixture… Continue reading Makai Paka Hors d’oeuvres
Being born and raised in Kenya, I was very lucky to experience fresh exotic varieties and flavours of fruit and vegetables. We used to get fresh vegetables delivered daily to our house by a ” Mama Boga” meaning vegetable lady, it always amazed me how they used to carry heavy platters of vegetables on their… Continue reading “Sukuma wiki”- Creamy Spinach and Kale Curry.