Pickled Red Onions

One of the tricks of preparing easy meals is having things prepared in advance.  How many times have you gone to the market and bought way too much produce with grandiose ideas of all the meals you’ll be making?  The week starts and reality sets in…there is no way you will be able to use all your…

Mandazi, Mahamri…fried dough

As much as I love my oatmeal or granola in the morning, there are times when all I want is a mandazi to go with my coffee.  Mandazi is basically fried dough and who can resist fried dough? Especially if that fried dough has sugar! Americans have their donuts and East Africans have their Mandazi….

Butternut Squash Soup

Today is one of those dreary days when all I want to do is curl up on my couch with a hot water bottle at my feet and a good book. And of course something hot to warm up my belly. My go-to meal when I really don’t want to cook is either soup or…