1 Year Later: Business
1 Year Later: Business
04th Oct 2018
Categories: Business, Everything Nice
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This month marks 1 year since I started doing business and it’s been one interesting rollercoaster ride!

I thought that when I started out doing business i’d get young entrepreneurs sharing their business journeys... you know, those stories from people who’re still making it and not from those who seem to have already made it! I remember having this conversation with Koki Oyuke, a fellow entrepreneur, and to be honest, we couldn ...

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Beef Broth Simplified
Beef Broth Simplified
21st Jun 2018
Category: Everything Nice
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Making broth for the purposes of cooking was quite a foreign concept in the house I grew up in. We called it 'soup' and it was made by either boiling Kienyeji (Free-range) chicken to tenderise it; or boiling large chunks of meat on-bone during events that called for nyama choma (barbecue)... which mostly took place during family parties, holidays and traditional weddings. Everyone looked forward to having their bodies warmed up in the evening with ...

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Stir-Fry Vegetable Recipes
Stir-Fry Vegetable Recipes
07th Jun 2018
Category: Everything Nice
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I have found that the best way to enjoy vegetables in most meals is after I've stir-fried them. I've developed a love for Asian cuisine and one of the things I enjoy making and eating is stir-fried vegetables with Soy Sauce.

You can have them with absolutely anything and a choice of bright coloured vegetables can turn a dull meal into a 'Ulala' experience. Coloured peppers and carrots bring a brightness to any ...

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All About Arrowroot (Nduma/Taro Root)
All About Arrowroot (Nduma/Taro Root)
25th Apr 2018
Categories: Everything Nice, Breakfast
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I had highlighted the benefits of having parents who are farmers on another post and among the things my parents grow is arrowroot, locally referred to as Nduma. Weird enough, someone saved my father’s name as ‘Mr. X wa Nduma’ on Truecaller! Kenyans *smh*!! Let me clear the air, my paps is an accountant by profession, a real estate agent by proxy and a farmer by choice :-D! Oh… and a really good father ...

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Baking without an oven
Baking without an oven
11th Apr 2018
Category: Everything Nice
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The art of cooking and baking using an oven was invented as early as the discovery of fire. Back then, our foremothers would dig pits, place hot pieces of charcoal in the pit, cover the charcoal with ash and place vegetables on top of the ash. They would then cover the vegetable with hot ash before re-covering the pit with soil. It is therefore not unusual that my father (currently in his 70’s) speaks ...

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Baked Green Bananas
Baked Green Bananas
02nd Apr 2018
Categories: Everything Nice, Snacks
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The most amazing thing about having parents who are farmers is that we get to benefit from their bumper harvest! What is even more amazing is that my husband's parents are also farmers, so, double the harvest :-D! I am currently working on my own small garden and I'm hopeful that it will grow into a farm of its own.

Having parents with farms also means that at any given time, my mum ...

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Croutons
Croutons
26th Mar 2018
Categories: Everything Nice, Soups, Salads, Snacks
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A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were shopping at a local supermarket when we met a lady trying to figure out which bread to buy. I think the most bizarre thing wasn’t that she was trying to figure which bread to buy but that my friend placed me in a rather uncomfortable situation of trying to give credible information on which bread she ought to buy! I am generally ...

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Tofu for beginners: Part 2
Tofu for beginners: Part 2
15th Mar 2018
Categories: Everything Nice, Spice
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If you're new to tofu and you'd like to read more about it, I'd recommend you go through this post over here.

In today's post, I'll show you how to prepare tofu and share a really nice recipe that I use occasionally.

For starters, tofu generally has a lot of moisture and the first thing you should do once you've purchased your tofu is to remove some of the ...

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Tofu for beginners: Part 1
Tofu for beginners: Part 1
14th Mar 2018
Category: Everything Nice
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As a child growing up, I’d never heard of people who chose not to eat meat or drink milk. It was unheard of to see a person who didn't want anything to do with animal products. So, it was even stranger when I saw people on TV eating what they referred to as meat substituted. Come 2018 and being vegan or vegetarian is a whole world of its own offering really amazing foods ...

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Easy to make Bread Rolls
Easy to make Bread Rolls
13th Mar 2018
Category: Everything Nice
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Yields 16 Rolls 

Prep Time: 1Hr 30 Min

Our household is one that often enjoys a bowl of soup for dinner and my husband loves these bread rolls but mostly because he gets to have butter. Looking at the frequency in which we took soups and salads, buying baguettes and bugger rolls wasn’t a sustainable approach. We looked into a number of different bread recipes and I think this is the easiest with the ...

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About Me
About me
Food has always fascinated me and one of the things I love doing is ensuring that I just don't create food for consumption but create art that I can indulge in using all my senses. Join me in this culinary experience!