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


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

One Pot Red Lentil Chili

One of my favourite recipes when I need a big batch meal (think: leftovers for lunch, dinner, snacks) is Minimalist Baker's 1 Pot Red Lentil Chili. I love it because it's very adaptable - you can basically throw in whatever you have and it still tastes amazing. This week I made it with a few substitutions: 2 … Continue reading One Pot Red Lentil Chili

Juba Pot Pies

One of my favourite ways to cook is in a ramekin. I used to have a colourful set of four last year when I lived in Freetown, but since I've lived in Juba I haven't been able to bake much of anything because I haven't had anything to do it in. Fortunately that's going to … Continue reading Juba Pot Pies