20 Independence Day Recipes You Should Try

October 9I Have exciting news for you! 9th of October is around the corner! But first, how did September treat you? I hope well! Independence Day is approaching real soon! What are your plans? I don’t know yet but I am sure te day will be chaotic almost everywhere! I plan to spend my time cooking and hanging out. So while you are thinking of what to do, let me give you a head start with these 20 mouth-watering dishes you should be making! Click on the images to get recipes.

This Stir-Fried Posho

These Stir-Fried Bean Sprouts

This Creamy Dodo Pasta

These Bean Burger PattiesThis large Three-Flour Doughnut

These Simsim(Sesame) Coated Sweet Potato Balls

This Fresh Sauteed Corn

This Passion Juice

This colorful Ribbon Salad

These Cheesy Pea Samosas

Picked out something yet? Well, lets keep going!

This Lemon Iced Tea

This Breakfast Dodo Rolex

This Creamy Pumpkin Soup

These Icecream Biscuit Parfaits

These Brunch Pizza Sandwiches

These Sauteed Potato Wedges in Palm Oil

This Lemongrass Iced Tea

These Easy Rice Balls

This Papaya Slushie

And finally this Mango-Pear Pie

Now lets get cooking, shall we?



Creative Blogger Award

CBAA few weeks ago, I was nominated for the Creative Blogger Award by sweet blogger pal Erin of Erin Eats Everything. I am so honored to be nominated especially since last Thursday, the second, marked three solid years of writing here, sharing my love for cooking, being in the kitchen and a part of my life experiences. This blog would not be what it is without my Heavenly Father and you loyal readers and for that I am grateful.So, to keep the chain going, I will be following the instructions and hope you do the same if nominated.
1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you (mention your nominator in your own award post with a link back to their original award post, which would be this one).
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate other bloggers and comment on their blogs (usually on their about page or contact directly if necessary) to let them know.

Here are 7 things to know about me:
1. I prefer savory salty food over sweets and more than often, you will find me eating, and preparing the former more than the latter.
2. I am an introvert.
3. After high school, I was torn among taking music, literature and going to culinary school. Funny thing is I never took any of them.
4. I love reading books as equally as I love writing. These two keep me sane. Plus cooking.
5. Speaking of cooking, I love cooking and coming up with random combinations thus celebrating fusion cuisine here on the blog.
6. I love the energy and brightness that comes with sunrises
7. Now that I food blog, I love the fact that our food culture is so varied and rich with history, art and flavor.

I would like to nominate some other blogs that I enjoy reading in no particular order.
Onyait Odeke has a way with words that motivate and keep you reading till the end.
All Tim Ate is a wonderful visual of mouth-watering foods.
Its Maya Bee is so beautiful and has great fashion sense
Let It Come From Your Heart is an inspiration to all with dreamy images and quotes.
Chocolaty Prints is a delight to read and Karen always has something interesting to tell plus great images.

Sareta’s Kitchen that is full of wonderful recipes I would love to try.



Three Drinks To Make With Mangoes

As much as the rain is still upon us, the sun still shines almost every day. Some days can be mild and some days can be scorching. The good thing about weather like this is the blessings that come with it. The fresh produce (I’m sure I have mentioned it before), air and many more things that we take for granted. Fruits are in season. Especially the mangoes and it is a wonderful moment…almost bitter sweet. Being surrounded by all types and sizes of mangoes either from local markets, street vendors or mere mango trees. It brings out the beauty of fresh fruit.

The feeling of plucking(more of stoning really!) a fresh fruit from a tree and eating it as it is(after washing), juicing it or simply making something really good out of it is so satisfying. I hope you find this mango season a blessing…a satisfying blessing. There are a few drinks I have made on the blog here and I was thinking with all these abundant mangoes, why can’t we substitute them and get drinking or sipping. So here are three drinks to make with mangoes.

Papaya slushie


Lemongrass flavored passion fruit juice


DSC09347tAvocado shake


By simply substituting the fruit in the recipe for mangoes, you can have the goodness of mangoes. Hope you get juicing.

What other ways are you eating your mangoes? Also, what one thing do you love about this weather?





PS: Currently I am trying to make ice cream…or something like it. Will let you know soon.