“吃饭了吗?”/Have you eaten yet?

I once read somewhere that China’s biggest religion is food, and having lived here a year and a half I can safely say that is true. Food is a big part of life here. “吃饭了吗?”/”Have you eaten yet?” is actually a form of greeting in China. To outsiders it may sound weird it’s actually just…

Bacon wrapped chicken (Made in a pressure cooker!)

I love this recipe for 3 reasons: It has bacon! It has chicken! It uses an electric pressure cooker! Cooking doesn’t get easier than using a pressure cooker. That miraculous contraption literally does everything, saves you time and produces perfectly cooked food every time. I did of course use them back in Botswana however, my…

African Independent Interview

I recently got featured in African Independent newspaper which is distributed to SADC countries including Kenya. Whoop! They are a newly launched newspaper and will be doing a series of features on African food bloggers. View the full interview here: African Independent Interview. And read more about the new newspaper here: Newly Launched African Independent

Creamy pumpkin pasta

Now that I have finally settled into a cooking routine of sorts in school, I’ve started experimenting again in the kitchen the students share here. My University has 3 buildings designated to foreign students and each one has 2 kitchens available for use from 10am to 10pm everyday. The kitchens are very basic only containing…

Hong Kong Food Adventures!

During my winter holiday I went to Hong Kong to visit a friend for a week, such an enjoyable week it was! And of course, besides seeing touristy things and shopping, the most important aspect of traveling is eating! A week didn’t give me enough time to delve into the extensive Hong Kong cuisine, and…

Living in foodie heaven!!

My inner foodie is extremely happy right now! Last time I was this happy with Chinese food was in 2012 when I visited Shanghai, but during that time we mostly stuck to proper restaurants and campus food with the odd visit to a fastfood restaurant. However being in Baoding is quite a contrast. Seeing that…

Black girl in China….again.

I am leaving…on a jet plane…I don’t know when I’ll be back again… Ok, so that last part is a lie, I know when I’ll be back. I am going to the east yet again. I am going to China and will be there studying for 3 years. I’m not the only one, nor am…

Pork neck with plum sauce

And we’re back to pork yet again! After trying gammon (recipe here), I spotted some pork neck in the pork section at my beloved Checkers supermarket and decided to give it a go. According to my brief research online (thank you google!), pork neck is less fatty than gammon. Now it doesn’t sound like a…

Bacon wrapped sirloin steak

I am pretty bad at making steaks. I know that’s pretty ridiculous given that making a good steak only requires one to do 3 things: season the steak, sear it and grill/roast for 10 minutes or less. It is really straight forward but for some reason I always get it wrong. I would aim for…

Yogurt baked Slinger

I have gone fish crazy lately! It’s all I want to eat! Well, that and pork ribs, but that may not count because I want to eat ribs all the time anyway. But back to the matter at hand, I love fish and lately the universe has conspired to help me find a variety of…

Honey and mustard gammon steak

I LOVE pork!! With everything in my being! It is the only meat I will not sacrifice when my wallet is choking, come hell or high water I find a way to work pork into my student budget. Ordinarily I would buy pork chops from Spar but I recently discovered the pork section at Checkers…

Welcome to the Health Generation!

About 2-3 years ago I began to care about what I put in my mouth, an issue that I thought would not concern me for another decade or so. I wasn’t raised in a particularly “healthy eating” family, we ate what we wanted, when we wanted to eat it. However, now that I work out regularly,…