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Malindi Halwa – Lozi (Kenyan Almond Halwa)

Malindi Halwa – Lozi (Kenyan Almond Halwa) will forever be my first love when it comes to mithai (sweets). A jelly-like almond halwa with the sweet aromas of rose, saffron and cardamom. All you need are a handful of ingredients and lots of stirring!Unwrapping a brown paper-clad log of Malindi Halwa has always been a …

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Ugandan Matoke (Spicy Green Banana Mash)

My eyes light up whenever I see a bunch of little green bananas in my local market. It means Ugandan Matoke (Spicy Green Banana Mash) is on the menu! They’re not the regular unripe green bananas we eat every day. They’re Matoke; A staple carbohydrate loved by millions across East Africa and Uganda in particular. …

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20-Minute Channa Bateta (Kenyan Chickpeas and Potatoes in Coconut Broth)

I had five new recipes lined up, ready to photograph and post but last week when I shared a photo of my dad’s signature Channa Bateta, I was inundated with requests on Facebook and Instagram for the recipe. This made me super nostalgic, thinking back to the days when I’d come home from school and …

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