Tastes of Kenya…..
is my way of sharing food and travel stories from my home country Kenya. This section is all about sharing and inspiring you to experience our wonderful food and our distinct culture.
You will find tips on how to make delicious Kenyan food from scratch. Ideas are linked as Kenyan Cuisine. Ingredients can be found at your local supermarkets, otherwise most Asian supermarkets will have what you need.
Some ideas for Kenyan Cooking!
- Kenyan Samosas
- Kenyan lentils and chapati
- Kenyan Tea and Mahamri
- Tropical Fruit-Papaya
- Kenyan Masala Chips
- Kenyan Sweets
- Kenyan Plantain Snacks
- Kenyan Pancakes
- Tropical Fruit-Mangoes
Do enjoy and please do not hesitate to email me with any questions. Happy cooking!
My land is Kenya:
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A little explanation about our food.
People always ask me “what do you eat in Kenya? ”
They are surprised when I say…”Great food, like chicken and rice, beef and mashed potatoes, fish and ugali (grits). Hey! we even have spaghetti and meatballs. Would you believe it!”. Most Americans do not believe that we have fast food restaurants that serve hamburgers and fries, pizza, hot dogs, fried chicken and more. They would be shocked to find that there is something for everybody.
We love stews, especially chicken or beef stews, grilled meat, sausages and fries, grits and fish, rice is an accompaniment to many dishes. We like to include vegetables in our meals. Steamed cabbage, grated or diced carrots, steamed kale or spinach, sauted diced squash, sliced egg plants, fried or baked potatoes are game.
Beans and lentils abound to make tasty savory dishes that keep you full all day.
We love to eat fruit. It grows in abundance in the tropics. Fruit salads are made from peeling, dicing and mixing in any combination of mangoes, bananas, oranges, lemons, papayas, passion fruit, apples, avocados. You can also enjoy each fruit as a stand alone dessert after a meal. Herbs like cilantro, rosemary, pepper, mint, parsley, grow easily and are available daily for fresh cooking and adding aromas and flavours to many dishes. Most of the food is wholesome, organic and grows close to the people. You can find yourself picking spinach, onions, tomatoes, potatoes from your very own garden on any day. Farm to Table is not a new concept at all. It is the norm. All the food is full of flavour and finger licking goodness. Food that is close to my soul. Food that leaves you satisfied for hours. Food that reminds me of family, parties and weddings.
So, here is to Kenya, a great place to find great food and enjoy life!
Thinking of taking a trip to Kenya?
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