Discipled by the Word 2 and Gingered Sweet Potato with ‘Dodo’

Hello again and happy Thursday from beautiful and sunny Kampala😀, So, what do you do when you have left over steamed sweet potatoes staring at you? Well, you go ahead and pimp them up into this easy to make, hearty and delicious one pot gingered sweet potato with black beans and dodo. Dodo by the… Continue reading Discipled by the Word 2 and Gingered Sweet Potato with ‘Dodo’

Discipled by the Word 1 and Sauteed Pineapple with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Seeds

Hello again and happy Monday to you😀. Today we are going to be sauteeing slices of pineapple, drizzling them with coconut caramel sauce and sprinkling toasted pumpkin seeds over them for a simple but really delicious, nutty dessert. Before you scroll down to the recipe, please allow me to share this scrumptious food for the… Continue reading Discipled by the Word 1 and Sauteed Pineapple with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Seeds

A Miracle in my Kitchen and Homemade Mayonnaise

Greetings from awesome Uganda💕🇺🇬😀, I am genuinely delighted to be sharing with you a kitchen basics recipe. Homemade mayonnaise is a versatile condiment that is sooooooo easy and quick to make. Once you get the hang of it, store bought brands could become a thing of the past in your kitchen😀. Before I share the… Continue reading A Miracle in my Kitchen and Homemade Mayonnaise

Fried Aubergine Bruschetta

Good afternoon and I hope you are well today 😀, I’m so happy to be sharing with you this wonderful twist on traditional bruschetta. Instead of using a base of toasted bread, I am using thick slices of aubergines dipped in a spicy flour mix, fried till tender and then topped with a mix of… Continue reading Fried Aubergine Bruschetta

Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Good evening😀, So last week I tried to make mozzarella cheese using fresh dairy milk. 🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️. What came out looked nothing like the sliceable curd cheese I usually get from the store. But that’s a story for another time. My homemade mozzarella did have that slightly acidic, mild, milky flavor and a fresh aroma. Today… Continue reading Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Hi there 🙋🏿‍♀️😀 So yesterday was my birthday🎂. And I am so thankful. So thankful to God for another year to tell of His goodness and by His grace, to show forth His character and nature😀💃🏿. He has filled my heart with joy unspeakable and teaches me daily to love myself and others. He has… Continue reading Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Quick Cassava and Egg Scramble

Greetings from sunny Uganda😄 I am so over joyed today because I get to post another quick and easy recipe and also because Thursday is my favouritestest day of the week😄. This is the day we attend an online church service where words of life are spoken and taught. Words which comfort, encourage and build… Continue reading Quick Cassava and Egg Scramble

Tangy Coconut Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce….mmmmm😋😋😋. The day I discovered how easy it is to make this decadent sauce is the day I said bye – buy to the store stuff. So today I am delighted to present you with this tangy coconut caramel sauce in which I used coconut milk instead of the heavy cream used in the… Continue reading Tangy Coconut Caramel Sauce

Crunchy Salad with Spicy Sausage

I’ve been looking forward to a delicious excuse to use the garlic croutons I made last week. Today I’m over the moon about sharing this hearty entree crunchy salad with spicy sausage with you😀. It features fresh iceberg lettuce, crisp onions, green beans and cucumber, juicy tomatoes, buttery garlic croutons and spicy beef sausage tossed… Continue reading Crunchy Salad with Spicy Sausage

Buttery Pan-Roasted Glazed Carrots with Cider

Hello again🙋🏿‍♀️ and happy Father’s day to all the awesome dad’s out there😀. Today I am happy to share this extremely simple to make buttery pan-roasted glazed carrots with cider garnished with finely chopped fresh parsley. It’s perfect as an accompaniment to grilled meat or fish or with a vegetarian dish. The carrots in this… Continue reading Buttery Pan-Roasted Glazed Carrots with Cider

Peppered Beef and Cashews

Hello 😀, Today I am happy to share with you this simple but stunning dish in which tender strips of beef are mixed with crunchy cashew nuts and coated in a sweet sauce with peppers and tomatoes. It’s light, healthy and really delicious served over steamed rice or noodles or potato mash or one of… Continue reading Peppered Beef and Cashews

Homemade Garlic Croutons

Croutons are crispy golden brown taste boosters that are made by cooking pieces of bread in oil or butter (or a combination of both), with some seasoning added in for flavour. Why should anyone make homemade croutons? They are really easy and quick to make; 30 minutes from start to finish. They have a lovely… Continue reading Homemade Garlic Croutons

Mayo-free Fruity Coleslaw with Toasted Peanuts and Muesli

Hello again🙋🏿‍♀️😀, So, this head of cabbage had been sitting at the back of my refrigerator for a bit and I decided to do something fun with it for lunch today. The result was this fruity, crispy, crunchy and really delicious coleslaw. Most ready made coleslaw seems to be smothered in mayonnaise, which can’t be… Continue reading Mayo-free Fruity Coleslaw with Toasted Peanuts and Muesli

Easy Breakfast Potatoes

Hello😀, I’m so happy to be sharing this recipe for easy breakfast potatoes!…mmmmmm😋😋😋.That comforting aroma wafting through the house makes them such a joy to cook, especially on those late weekend mornings when life is meant to be easy and good😀. You will love these with a side of scrambled or fried eggs or an… Continue reading Easy Breakfast Potatoes

Best Ever Cottage Cheese and Green Pepper Masala

Hello and welcome back😀 The first time I tasted cooked cubes of cottage cheese was when a friend ordered, among other things, the popular palak paneer side- its a dish of cheese cooked in a thick paste of pureed spinach and seasoned with various spices. As I enjoyed mouthful after mouthful of the meal, I… Continue reading Best Ever Cottage Cheese and Green Pepper Masala

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Warm greetings to you 😃, I’d never heard of shepherd’s pie until a few clients ‘demanded’ that I include it on my lunch menu. 🙄. This was many years ago. I not only found out what the dish was and learned to cook it real quick. I also fell madly in love with this classic… Continue reading Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Ambrosial Spaghetti Bites

Hi from sunny, breezy Kampala 😃, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like pasta and these absolutely delicious, savoury, cheesy bites are the way to go when you have left over spaghetti. Not only are they great family snacks, they also make a wonderful addition to the buffet line at brunch parties, wedding or baby… Continue reading Ambrosial Spaghetti Bites

Slabs of Fried Plantain on a bed of Braised Green Amaranth

Greetings and thanks again for visiting here😀, Does anyone have an idea where the week went? I can hardly believe that it’s Thursday already🤔. So, the shut down on public transport here in uganda💕🇺🇬 has finally been lifted and I can’t wait to get into Kampala’s CBD💃🏿💃🏿. My friend and I are heading out tomorrow….just… Continue reading Slabs of Fried Plantain on a bed of Braised Green Amaranth

Fresh Maize and Pasta Salad Tossed with a Creamy Yoghurt Dressing

Greetings from sunny, active Uganda💕🇺🇬, I’m glad to share another easy recipe that combines some of my favorite things to eat; maize, avocado and pasta😀. Even though maize and pasta don’t seem like a good match especially because both are starches, the combination when added to avocado and market fresh vegetables and tossed with a… Continue reading Fresh Maize and Pasta Salad Tossed with a Creamy Yoghurt Dressing

Roasted Vegetable Salad

Hello, hello😀…..happy Monday to You!!!😄 There is an air of excitement in awesome Uganda💕🇺🇬 . Tomorrow, drivers of privately owned cars are coming out to play after being off the roads for the last two months or so. The streets have been nicely quiet during this time when public and private transports were banned from… Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Salad

Fizzy Passion fruit and Carrot Juice

Hello 🙋🏿‍♀️, it’s really nice to ‘see’ you here again😀. Today was such an awesome day in Kampala….. sunny, breezy and warm. I couldn’t think of a better recipe to share than this wonderful fizzy passion fruit and carrot juice. The recipe is almost too easy and simple to share but because the juice tastes… Continue reading Fizzy Passion fruit and Carrot Juice

Inviting Leafy Green Fried Rice

Hi and thanks for coming by here again😃. Banange is it just me? Or are there people out there that are struggling to stay motivated. The last two days were particularly hard for me……I couldn’t be bothered to work, cook, go out for my daily walks. My time was spent between the couch and fridge……eating… Continue reading Inviting Leafy Green Fried Rice

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Hello everyone😃. I trust your weekend is going as great as mine. Today, I am so delighted to share with you a very simple fresh vegetable salad recipe that is quick and easy to make. This salad is 100% customizable with whatever fresh ingredients you have in your fridge. Simply get creative and enjoy a… Continue reading Fresh Vegetable Salad

Easy Tropical Fruit Salad with Spicy Lemon Honey Dressing

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the most delish and the biggest hits, like this easy tropical fruit salad. It is refreshing, has a refreshing crunch and balances sweetness, tanginess and warmth to perfection. Everybody loves fruit and this makes this easy tropical fruit salad fail proof. You may use this recipe as a basic template… Continue reading Easy Tropical Fruit Salad with Spicy Lemon Honey Dressing

Minty-Limy-Zingy Pineapple Juice

I enjoy visiting some of the fresh food markets here in Uganda💕🇺🇬. I find the buzz, energy and activity in these spaces so charming.😀. Visiting at dawn means that you’ll find produce that has been delivered fresh from the farms and at lower prices. Plus there is room for bargaining. Me, I suck at haggling… Continue reading Minty-Limy-Zingy Pineapple Juice

50+ Followers💃🏿. Thank You🙏🏿😀.

When I started this blog a while back, I had only one hope; that by sharing recipes for great meals, the cook who lies in everyone would be stirred up to style up in the cooking space. Then came the likes, views, follows, comments, visits and shares which were such an awesome surprise that I… Continue reading 50+ Followers💃🏿. Thank You🙏🏿😀.

Mozzarella Parcels with ‘Kachumbari’

Mozzarella parcels or mozzarella en carrozza are a very popular Italian snack, a version of which is made by nestling the cheese between bread slices, dipping it in seasoned egg and frying it till it’s golden crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. Kachumbari is a fresh tomato and onion salad that is… Continue reading Mozzarella Parcels with ‘Kachumbari’

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

If you like chocolate chip and also oatmeal cookies, then you’ll absolutely love these heavenly crunchy, buttery chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that just crumble and melt in your mouth with every bite. They are not gooey in the center but have small chunks of dark chocolate and crisp rolled oats. The gorgeous golden brown color… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Spicy Chicken Soup

Today’s recipe is a quick, wonderful and warming soup which takes only 35 minutes to prepare and cook. The soup is packed with spicy flavours and bright colors for a really attractive and hearty dish. The interesting and spicy flavors come from the combination of chilies, ginger, sugar and tamarind paste. Please do feel free… Continue reading Spicy Chicken Soup

Risotto using Ugandan🇺🇬 Super Rice

I really enjoy Italian food every single time. I could eat pasta on a daily. Everytime I bite into a cheesy pizza, I thank God again that my taste buds work perfectly. Their herbs, sauces, cheeses and oils are aromatic, full of flavor and are of really high quality. My absolute ‘favouritest’ Italian dish is… Continue reading Risotto using Ugandan🇺🇬 Super Rice

Tangy ‘Daddies’ with a hint of Coconut and Chili

A few days ago I started reading Jeffrey Archer’s Heads You Win and didn’t put it down till I finished it. Awesome book!! Then I re-read Eckhart Tolle’s fantastic A New Earth ~ a must read, if you ask me. I then picked up David Baldacci’ s No Man’s Land and couldn’t go past the… Continue reading Tangy ‘Daddies’ with a hint of Coconut and Chili

Pasta Salad with Aubergines and French Beans

I love pasta and I love, love, love aubergines. This truth alone makes this pasta salad with aubergines and french beans one of my favourite meals. With just 6 main ingredients, the salad makes for a wonderfully attractive, fresh and easy lunch or dinner meal, ready in under an hour. I also just love the… Continue reading Pasta Salad with Aubergines and French Beans

Luscious Pumpkin Vegetable Curry

About two weeks ago, my next door neighbour gave me this really massive pumpkin (thank you Bridget🙏🏿 God bless you). I’ve been too lazy to prep it until today. Later this evening I’m going to be making lots of pumpkin soup to store in the freezer. Chunks of pumpkin are ready for flash freezing. I’ll… Continue reading Luscious Pumpkin Vegetable Curry

Flavorful Sesame Chicken Balls

I was going through my photo archives and found pictures of a hit from my corporate catering days. Everybody loved these sesame chicken balls which are easy to make, gluten free and pack an interesting flavor with a strong prominence of sesame. The best way to enjoy these balls is with your choice of sauce,… Continue reading Flavorful Sesame Chicken Balls

Insanely Delicious Fresh Tomato Soup

Five reasons I am soooooo crazy about homemade soups is that they are light, nourishing, tasty, satisfying and so easy to prepare. Plus, most soups are generally lean and economical to make especially using what’s in season. However, when it comes to the cuisine in my neck of the woods, soups do not feature anywhere.… Continue reading Insanely Delicious Fresh Tomato Soup

Garlic Spring Onion Rolls

The first and last time I tried baking bread was maybe 7 years ago and I am not kidding when I tell you that the rolls I made back then looked absolutely fantastic👇🏿👇🏿👇🏿. But…..and this is a big BUT… I just could not bite into them. If you are a self taught baker (or cook),… Continue reading Garlic Spring Onion Rolls

Appealing Veggie Mat Kat

At age 12, I went off to a girl’s boarding school and spent the next six years of my life there, studying for my O’ and A’ levels. On my first day at school, someone mentioned that we were having ‘mat kat’ for supper. Nze, I assumed that since the principle and a couple of… Continue reading Appealing Veggie Mat Kat

Garlicky Green Beans and Carrots Smeared with Peanut Butter Sauce

Today am happy to share a super simple, super delicious side dish created by cooking green beans, carrots and garlic in olive oil then tossing it in a tangy, spicy peanut butter sauce. Peanut butter is totally my thing. I’ve been known to get a spoon and have s delicious moment with it, often. It’s… Continue reading Garlicky Green Beans and Carrots Smeared with Peanut Butter Sauce

Moist Banana Carrot Bread

If you love comforting banana bread and spiced carrot cake then you will absolutely love, love, love this delicious hybrid between the two; so much that it could even become a firm favourite in your household.😀. I actually set out to bake a banana loaf and ended up filling it with a bunch of vegetables,… Continue reading Moist Banana Carrot Bread

Delightful Egg Salad

This salad is so creamy, delicious and VERY easy to make. I don’t know why it’s taken me for ever – all of seven years- to create this at home. Hm..🤔. Anyways, egg salad makes a wonderful appetizer with crackers or over salad greens. It’s an appealing filling for sandwiches and wraps. You can also… Continue reading Delightful Egg Salad

Meatballs in a Rich and Aromatic Tomato Sauce

Every one has their go to recipe and for me it’s these meatballs in a rich and aromatic tomato sauce. Just writing out the name here is making me hungry already😋😋. Juicy, tasty, flavorful and enchanting, this stew can be served over pasta or rice or next to potato mash, corn bread, matooke, herbed roast… Continue reading Meatballs in a Rich and Aromatic Tomato Sauce

Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad

It’s so amazing that fruits and vegetables are almost always in season here on the equator; it’s something I never take for granted – thank you Jesus🙏😄. During the rainy season, the sun still comes out at a certain point and with that comes the really high temperatures. The heat makes this cucumber, tomato and… Continue reading Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad

Spicy Plantain Fritters

Plantains, called gonja in Uganda, can be easily mistaken for bananas but one taste and you’ll know that this is not a banana. Besides, they cannot be eaten raw. Plantains can be eaten as an appetizer, snack or side dish. Ladies roasting plantain on charcoal stoves is not an uncommon site in the busy suburbs… Continue reading Spicy Plantain Fritters

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

Cassava Salad

Cassava, also known as manioc, mandioca, kappa, and yucca root is a woody plant which was first cultivated in Brazil and is now largely grown and enjoyed in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The edible root has white flesh covered with a thick dark brown skin that looks like the bark of a… Continue reading Cassava Salad

Veggie Patties

I’d like to believe that most people have heard the truth of how Jesus fed the 5000 with just the two fish and five loaves (JOHN 6:1-13). Apparently there were 20,000 people seated on the grassy slopes in Galilee that day – men, women and children. The 5000 simply represented men alone. What really stood… Continue reading Veggie Patties

Lovely African Tea

Hello my dear friends🙋🏿‍♀️ and welcome back to this space😃, We love, love, love tea here in Uganda💕🇺🇬 and often start and end our days with this lovely beverage. I must admit that I am a coffee girl but when it comes to a cup of this refreshing, creamy, aromatic and flavorful tea, I’m all… Continue reading Lovely African Tea

Easy Black Bean Salad with Pineapple

Happy sunday to you😃 Today am so happy to share this black bean salad with pineapple chunks. It’s extremely easy to prepare and very delicious salad. It’s a lovely and colourful mix of black beans, diced fresh vegetables and chopped pineapple tossed in a piquant honey mustard dressing. The salad makes a beautiful light lunch… Continue reading Easy Black Bean Salad with Pineapple

Homemade Cottage Cheese (Paneer)

Cottage cheese is one of those easy to make fresh cheeses that’s wonderful for vegetarians😀. Even though I’m not a herbivore, I think 95% of my meals consist of veggies and some dairy. A few years ago I added cottage cheese to my diet because it’s high in protein and mild in taste. It also… Continue reading Homemade Cottage Cheese (Paneer)