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Makai Paka (Corn cobs in coconut sauce)

This dish has connections to the happy years I spent in Mombasa and memories of any and every dish having some ‘tui’ coconut milk added to it. There is…

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Sizzling chicken wings

My friend who owns a restaurant showed me how to make wings in this unusual way.…

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Maru’s Bhajia (of Nairobi fame!)

I remember going to River Road with my grandmother especially for a plate of Maru’s (the owner’s name) Bhajia, they would be served freshly fried, with two chutneys, one…

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Meat Salad

My sister-in-law makes this delicious and healthy salad for us when we visit her in Benicia, California.…

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7 Layer Dip

This Mexican dip was taught to me by my American Sister-in-Law. It is pleasing to the eye and also delicious!…

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Cauliflower kebabs

Par-boiled cauliflower florets coated with mince. An innovative recipe shared by a friend’s lovely mum who was a very experienced cook.…

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Butter chicken

This is a recipe shared with my by one of the chefs at a very popular Indian restaurant in Southall…

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Corn Bhel Puri

A recipe with many different tastes, I overhead two ladies exchanging this recipe at a gathering. I replicated it at home and my family of ‘tasters’ loved it!…