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…

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…

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…

Horse Mackerel and red rice

While doing my regular shopping in Spar some time back, I spotted a fish that I hadn’t seen before. On the label of the long skinny fish was “Maasbanker”. With the aid of Google I later found out that it was actually Horse Mackerel. It is in the same family as tuna so one can…

Stir fried pork kidney

I am a huge fan of pork so naturally when I saw a couple of healthy looking pork kidneys in Checkers (airport junction branch) I couldn’t resist picking them up. It ended up being the first and last time that I would buy, cook and eat pork kidney. It just wasn’t pleasing to my taste…

Jollof Rice

It’s time to try another African dish! Jollof rice is a Nigerian dish I’m sure every African has heard of or tasted at some point, especially if you have west African friends. It is mainly made in  Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia. When one is told what the ingredients of the dish are, it sounds very simple and…

Quiche without cream

I have eaten some yummy quiche’s in my short life but I had never tried to make one…till now! It was one of my holiday projects. I would prefer to make one with cream however it wasn’t available when I needed it so I had to improvise. I used a recipe from Cyder  with Eloise…

Fish and mango curry

Mango is a much loved fruit in Malawi so it makes sense that my parents are huge mango lovers though that gene somehow skipped my sister and I. We can eat them but I’ll take sweet melon, watermelon or plums any day over a mango, blasphemous I know. They are in season now in southern Africa…

Jamie Oliver’s quick coconut dumplings

My sister is also an avid cooking fanatic (though she favors baking to general cooking) so when I was at home this holiday I let her do most of the hard work while I simply took pictures and ate when she was done, awesome. She also made me these cute purple velvet cupcakes to welcome…