Chicken tikka masala curry

As promised here is a recipe using the tikka masala paste that I bought from Spar. I picked up the recipe from the bottle, I figure the manufacturers know their spice paste best. It was a very simple recipe, one that you could come up with on your own really, I find that curry recipes…

Simple chicken yogurt and cashew curry

So I have decided to take my curry making up a notch once again, trying my hand at a yogurt based curry also known as a korma. Technically korma curries can be made with yogurt, cream, nut and seed pastes or coconut milk. Having done a coconut milk based curry, I decided to try out a yogurt…

Grilled Smoked Haddock with curried potatoes

I have a new obsession: smoked Haddock, I call it the poor man’s salmon 🙂 I can’t get enough of the flavor and I also can’t get enough of the budget friendly price. Food Lovers Market in Gaborone sells Haddock fillets for between 30 and 50 pula a pack depending on the weight. I bought…

Grilled Kudu

I generally eat 3 types of protein: chicken, fish and pork. I’m not really a fan of red meat but I do eat it when I don’t have to cook it. But recently I was in the mood to switch it up so this past weekend I reached for something I never have before in…

Chilli pork stir fry with purple mizuna.

I went to the African Market this past weekend and I went with one mission: buy vegetables from a lady called Julia Farmer. I also went to buy a slice of red velvet cake from my friend and fellow blogger Fatma 🙂 Sure enough Julia was there and after indulging in one of her cake…

Spicy Snoek

Snoek is not a fish I’ve come across before and that completely makes sense to me given that I’m in a land locked country. However according to the internets this species of fish is found mainly in the southern hemisphere which is where I happen to reside. It is a long, thin, species of snake mackerel…

Mexican Rice

I rarely buy sour cream, so I spotted it in the grocery store and decided I’d pick it up. I do that sometimes, buy ingredients that are interesting and then go home and figure out what to do with them. Took me a while to decide what to do with the sour cream because I…

Curry hake and potato bake

Welcome to my second curry adventure! (The first was a simple coconut chicken curry here). Since Hake is a very mild flavored fish, I like overwhelming it with flavors from spices or sauces. I had never tried it with curry though so I thought I go the fish bake route with some curry flavor. Recipe…

Chicken coconut curry

I am currently obsessed with anything spicy including curries so a couple weeks ago I bought a box of curry powder. I am now on a mission to use curry in any dish that will allow it! I decided to start simple with a coconut chicken curry. I got the recipe from Simply Cooking, follow…

Stuffed Hake

Getting good fresh fish is a rarity in Botswana but being from a country where fish is somewhat plentiful, my family like to have it as a regular in our diet. The easiest fish to find in Botswana is Hake which is imported from South Africa. If not that then we usually go for Bream…

Sweet & Spicy Apricot potatoes

A couple of months back I got a lovely hamper from Royco and I’ve been slowly using sauces from the hamper. I had two packets of wet sauces (i.e. not powders) and the first, a black pepper sauce, I used to make chicken, blog post here. The second, a spicy apricot sauce, I used to…

Blue Cheese chicken with Royco black pepper sauce

Buying blue cheese, or any cheese really, has become a habit for me (I LOVE cheese). I currently have 3 cheeses in my fridge: blue cheese, mozarrella and Danish Fontina. So a couple weeks ago, I decided to stop staring at the blue cheese and put it to good use. I got out the chicken…