Best 5: Places to Eat in Lusaka

In these unprecedented times when most countries are still in lockdown and going food shopping has become a less enjoyable experience we now consider ordering in, even though the President has said that all restaurants, gyms, cinemas and casinos should now be open. Understandably the hospitality industry has been hit hard but many eating places…

Toasted Bruschetta Brunch

Bruschetta is a term traditional from Italy, an antipasto which consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic, topped with olive oil and salt. There are many variations and may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese. Now, I realise that bread has a bit of a reputation because it rises in the…

My Day on a Plate

Our everyday lives and routines have been dramatically changed in what seems like an overnight switch. The anxiety of uncertainty, isolation and lockdowns has got me snacking more than usual and not the healthy type but I want to change that. Going to the flower farm inspired me to perhaps start growing more than just…

Dairy Free Food Swaps

These days people are choosing to go dairy-free because of intolerances or food allergies. My reason was both health and intolerance which I talked about in my being lactose intolerant post. Sharing some food swaps that I make for those everyday eats because the most common question I get regarding not having dairy is, how…

What’s Cooking: Spice Up Your Rice

With all the doom and gloom out there one needs a little joy as we take things day by day in isolation. This recipe is full of flavour and will brighten things up for you, a dish that will please both vegetarians and meat-eaters. As much as I enjoy steamed rice I have had enough…

Shoprite’s Italian Masterclass

It was just wonderful to get invited to one of Shoprite’s themed events held every couple of months just to take my mind off the crazy happenings in the country at the moment. They held an Italian cooking masterclass which was messy but so much fun. These events are held to highlight the products that…

Food: Making a Simple Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie (pronounced “shahr-ku-tuh-ree) term derived from the French is a display or arrangement of cold meats, cheese, fruit and nuts on a chopping board or a platter of some sort. This is my idea of a fabulous lazy lunch because some of the best things about this board is no cooking required, not much washing…

Dip this Way

As I am still dealing with the indulgence of the festive period got in the spirit of Veganuary so I’m dipping it. That said, there are many variations of hummus around but this is one that I keep making over and over because it is economical, easy to make, has no season and doesn’t get…

Come Dine With Me: Afrigonia

Afrigonia is without a doubt on the list of satisfying restaurants to eat at in Lusaka because the food is simply excellent. Originally located on the Copperbelt they made the move and are now in Woodlands which is fantastic. The restaurant layout is simple with not too much of a fuss either but the food…

Watching the Rugby Cup Finals at Grand Daddy’s

What a thrilling Rugby World Cup final it was, a huge congratulations to South Africa very well played sorry England. I have heard of Grand daddy’s passed by numerous times and from the outside, the place is always packed I didn’t get it until now. Known for its grilled meats hence the name “shoka nyama”…