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HIYA!! How are you doing? I am doing so good. I am so happy to finally get back my writing mood.  So I went to Berlin in September. I got into an entrepreneurship mentorship program with ENPACT. A German based company that mentors entrepreneurs from East Africa, Middle east and North Africa.

I was quite excited to get into this program. For those who have been following me for a while know that it has been a long journey slowly growing my business. I started officially in 2013 when I quite my job but by then my blog had been running for 2 years and my kitchenware business for 1.5 years. It has been lots of tears and battles and also lots of joys and happiness. I will one day talk about my journey but it has been a fulfilling one and getting into this program was affirmation that I am heading in the right direction.

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed Germany, in terms of food and culture as well as my business learning. What I loved most? The CHEESE and cold meats. MY LAWD I ate cheese daily, and it was super cheap too I actually bought some to bring home.

One my first day in Germany I went on a food tour with Berlin Food tours. The guide was Bastian and it was amazing. Took about 4 hours, we went round the Mitte region to 10 different spots.

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The first place we went to makes these sweets. I promise you they were the best sweets I have every had. They also claimed to have the best brownies in Berlin, they were nice but not better than the ones I make 😉

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What I loved most about this other than tasting lots of food was that there were historical sites and other things to see.

The breakfast spreads at all the hotels was so amazing. Again what I enjoy most was the cheese varieties. and the butter out there is soo good I even carried some home.

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Then you know how Germans are so famous for beer and sausages, well I ate quite a bit of the sausages and I actually enjoyed beer! I had two glasses of the lemon beer

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They have this thing all over the town called Curry wurst, So at first I thought it was an Indian franchise but turns out it is just a famous street food. It is sausage, grilled, sliced served with ketchup and curry powder. It is so delish.

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I would love to visit another European country just to eat up!

 

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Growing up fish was something we had but I did not enjoy. I am not sure exactly when this started but for the longest time I did not have the skin of the fish, then I stopped having whole fish I think for almost 10 years. I just for some reason thought it was grossish.

Then 3 years ago I went to visit my girl Mona in Kampala. On the day I was living we passed Tuskys to get some gonja crisps (plantain). Mona bought some fish and they were all packed together. Well, you can guess what happened, I found my self with fish in Nairobi. I obviously could not throw it out after it traveled all the way now could I?

Hubby was super happy about it, that was the day we started calling it something close to the name above. The actual name we call it is PG LOL but the point is it it pleases men.

Happy Cooking

Man Pleasing Coconut Tilapia Fish

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 to 3

Ingredients

  1. 1 large fish, deep fried or baked
  2. 2 onions
  3. Oil for frying
  4. 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  5. 5 cm ginger, crushed
  6. 5 tomatoes, diced
  7. 2 teaspoons fish masala
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin
  9. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  10. 250 ml coconut milk
  11. Salt to taste
  12. small bunch of dhania, chopped

Instructions

Cook the onions till soft, add the ginger and garlic and cook till fragrant. Add the tomatoes and stir then add the salt, stir then reduce the heat mashing the tomatoes with your cooking spoon till its soft and it start removing its own natural oils.

Add the spices, let it cook for 5 mins then add the coconut milk. bring this to a simmer then add the dhania. I would typically then add in my fish till it warmed through then serve

However, Juliet Atieno on foodies club Nairobi on Facebook showed me a new way. Warm your fish then on a plate pour half the sauce place the fish and top with sauce. Serve with Ugali

Happy eating

Costing 1 fish Ksh 500 2 onions Ksh 20 Oil for frying ksh 10 3 cloves garlic, Ksh 5 5 cm ginger, ksh 3 5 tomatoes Ksh 50 2 teaspoons fish masala Ksh 3 1 teaspoon cumin Ksh 3 1/2 teaspoon turmeric ksh 3 250 ml coconut milk Ksh 125 Salt to taste Ksh 2 small bunch of dhania, chopped ksh 5 Total Ksh 729 Per serving Ksh 243

http://africankaya.com/man-pleasing-coconut-tilapia-fish/

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Hi Foodies, do you love avocados? I love avocados but I really feel like they are over rated. Ok, maybe over rated is not the word but I bet some of you know what I mean. Yaani 3 days do not pass without me seeing a meme somewhere about how amazing and life changing avocados are, LOL. But to be honest, avocadoes are quite awesome right?

Eat them with githeri or rice, or just plain with salt or sugar, I love mine with sugar they are awesome. One of my fav ways to have avocado is in guamole. Now guacamole is not kachumbari with avocado, it kinda is but not really. It defers in some basic ingredients and method if doing it. Plus it is much tastier.

 

Watch the video of how to make it below. The recipe is below that.

Happy making

Guacamole

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  1. 3 tomatoes (flesh removed and chopped)
  2. 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  3. Juice of 1 lime
  4. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  5. 2 avocados, flesh removed and slightly mashed
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

it is super easy. just mix it all up. You can add chilli if you like.

If you are premaking this do not add the tomatoes until you are ready to serve and wrap with cling wrap to ensure oxygen does not get it

Cost for the guacamole 3 tomatoes Ksh 20 1/2 onion, Ksh 5 Juice of 1 lime Ksh 5 2 garlic cloves Ksh 3 2 avocados, Ksh 40 Salt and pepper Ksh 2

Total Ksh 75 perserving Ksh 12.50

http://africankaya.com/guacamole/