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
When it comes to certain types of fruits and vegetables my senses take me back to my childhood, those glorious years I spent in Mombasa. I’m nostalgic, allowing my imagination to go back to the days of warm sunny weather, hustle and bustle in the market areas, carts outside the houses with vendors selling… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Bhindi Masala (Okra cooked in a rich tomato and coconut gravy)
Bottle gourd also known as Dudhi , Lauki, Calabash, opo squash or long melon is a long green vegetable full of hidden benefits. Made of over 90% water makes it very easy to digest. In the Ayurvedic world, bottle gourd is known to be cooling, calming, rich in vitamins and minerals, popular for… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.
Whenever I make this easy yet classic curry dish, it brings back memories of my childhood watching my mum prepare this dish together with Roti’s. From a young age we were always taught to eat greens and lentils on a daily basis for its nutritional value, hence these staples were on our weekly menu.. I… Continue reading Classic Spinach and Moong Dal Curry
Quinoa has come a long way in culinary cuisine it is small in size but big in flavour and can be eaten as a light meal in salads, soups or with main meals with curries to replace rice. This gorgeous grain is full of calcium, iron and essential amino acids, when I came to know… Continue reading Quinoa with masala chickpeas and lime and pomegranate dressing.
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.