Cheesy Broccoli Gratin

Over Christmas and New Years I was in Canada and the US which gave me the opportunity to stock up on some basics that aren't available in Juba. I also started using these Evert Fresh Green Bags which make vegetables last much longer than usual in the fridge. That's why I'm still making things with … Continue reading Cheesy Broccoli Gratin

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl

This is a pretty flexible roasted  vegetable bowl - you can roast whatever you have and throw it on top of some quinoa. I bet sweet potato would have also been great. The key for this meal was the dressing. First, I roasted carrots and cauliflower in a little olive oil, lemon juice and smoked … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl

Leek & Asparagus Quiche with Camembert

Eggs are a pretty scary thing for me in South Sudan. Too often I've had ones that have the consistency of water and a bad smell - to be expected, I guess, after travelling a few days  on a truck in 35c+ weather all the way from Uganda. But a colleague recently came back from … Continue reading Leek & Asparagus Quiche with Camembert

Pumpkin Pie

Last weekend the Canadians in our compound celebrated Thanksgiving. My task: bring the pumpkin pie. I started on Saturday night by roasting a pumpkin. Cut it up into little squares leaving the skin on and brushed the pieces with olive oil. Put them into the oven until they became soft. Let them cool overnight. The … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie

The best lentil coconut curry

There are few words needed to describe this recipe. Awesome and amazing will do. I could hardly take any photos of it because I was busy eating This is my version of Minimalist Baker's Easy Coconut Curry: 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 small onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger 1 large carrot, … Continue reading The best lentil coconut curry

My Mom’s Banana Bread

Banana bread...the perfect breakfast and the perfect way to reduce food waste. No one should ever throw out a brown banana! This morning's recipe comes from my mom, all the way in Chilliwack, B.C., Canada. I changed it a bit to make it a more fortified breakfast. Here's the original recipe: 3 large bananas, mashed 3/4 … Continue reading My Mom’s Banana Bread