Garlic Spaghetti

Today’s recipe reminds me of a particularly tough period in my life. Among many other crazy things happening, I was barely able to put a meal on my dinner table. During that time, dinner consisted of fried cassava day in, day out…….. “Banange, nga nalya muwogo!!!”…see me wide eyed with hands on my head….😆. I… Continue reading Garlic Spaghetti

Vegetable and Egg Fried Rice

Fried rice was first developed in China during the Sui Dynasty to repurpose left over rice. It’s a popular component of East, South East and certain South Asian countries. Fried rice is as common a street food in Asia as ‘rolex’ (click here for recipe) is in Uganda. What I love about this dish is… Continue reading Vegetable and Egg Fried Rice

Banana Chia Seed Pancakes

I’ve been wondering whether families have thought about the blessedness of the next two weeks that Uganda is locked down. Think about it, you don’t have to leave your homes at 0600hrs in order to beat the morning traffic on your way to work and school. You get to sleep in a little longer because… Continue reading Banana Chia Seed Pancakes

Glazed Meatballs

Everybody loves meatballs. They can be cooked in a rich sauce and paired with spaghetti, rice, potato mash, ugali, even “matooke” (mashed banana) and “balugu”(some type of yam). Tiny versions can be dropped in soups for a marvelous meaty surprise. They can also be glazed different sauces for a delicious appetizer or snack. The options… Continue reading Glazed Meatballs

A time to Give and A Hot Pineapple Peel Drink

I live in the part of the world where many earn their living on a day to day basis. There is massive unemployment and numerous people are either too old or too young to work. For the small scale agriculturalists, the shutting down of the public transportation means they can’t get their produce to the… Continue reading A time to Give and A Hot Pineapple Peel Drink

An Edible ‘Rolex’ and an Anti-Anxiety ‘Drug’

In the history of the world, different places have been impacted at different times by droughts, storms, floods, famines, hurricanes, tsunamis. But, never have we had an international crisis where the whole world is impacted at one time by one affliction, until now. The collective human conscious is presently fearful, anxious and uncertain about tomorrow.… Continue reading An Edible ‘Rolex’ and an Anti-Anxiety ‘Drug’

Beetroot and Pineapple Juice

Pineapples and beets are in season right now and I am loving every moment of it. I get to buy them really cheap (a 3kg pineapple is 4,000/= ($1.2)and 500g of beetroot 3,000/=($0.8)) and enjoy the one thing that nobody regrets – fresh juice! I’ve always considered a plain pineapple or plain beet juice quite… Continue reading Beetroot and Pineapple Juice

Mixed Greens ~ a marvelous side dish

Before moving closer to the city of Kampala, I lived in a beautiful place but far, far, far out. What I miss about this place is the more natural sounds like chirping and twitting birds, mooing cows, clucking chickens, crowing roosters, oinking sheep, drumming rabbits bleating goats and even chattering monkeys and roaring lions. Hahaha….… Continue reading Mixed Greens ~ a marvelous side dish

Carrot Orange Lemon & Ginger Juice

Fresh homemade juices beat those store bought ones every single time. This one is one of the most refreshing juices ever, especially enjoyed ice cold. Fresh oranges (green, really), carrots, root ginger and lemon are blended and strained to make this vibrant immune boosting drink. Oranges have always complemented carrots while the ginger and lemon… Continue reading Carrot Orange Lemon & Ginger Juice