What plant is toxic eaten raw, but highly nutritious when cooked? Cassava. Cassava, a woody shrub originally from Brazil but contributing to a substantial amount of calorie intake in Africa, Asia and Latin America, is one of the most efficient producers of carbohydrates and energy among all food crops. This recipe looks at the friedContinue reading “Fried Cassava Root – Quick!”
A smooth and ashy-pink sauce that is made from raw groundnuts — a traditional Uganda special.
Hummus spread has always been a popular staple part of Lebanese diet — whether it’s on the side of our lahme meshweye (goat meat kebabs) on Eid, or at the dinner table, or even in our pita bread sandwiches. Similar to Foul Mudammas, the origins of Hummus can be traced back to Ancient Egypt. TraditionallyContinue reading “Traditional Lebanese Hummus”
This recipe is one my father taught me, and is a salad that would make a frequent appearance on our dinner table growing up. Chopped/sliced fresh avocado dressed in lemon juice and olive oil dressing with just a pinch of salt and sometimes, garlic. As a kid I honestly hated eating raw avocado so thisContinue reading “Avocado with Lemon-Olive Oil Dressing”
Name: Tamarai Restaurant, Tea Bar & Lounge Location: Kampala, Uganda Local location: 14 Lower Kololo Terrance Website: Currently unavailable but their Facebook page is active! There you can find their food menu, and their bar menu as well. Description/Brief History: Established in Kampala in 2012, Tamarai is a Pan-Asian restaurant that specialises in Thai Cuisine, with aContinue reading “Tamarai Restaurant, Tea Bar & Lounge – Kololo (4/5)”
Name: Java House Location: Kampala, Uganda Local location: Village Mall, Bugolobi Website: https://www.javahouseafrica.com/ Description: Java House Africa, initially a Kenyan-based café and restaurant that opened in 1999, is a chain of coffee houses that serve a wide variety of meals and rich East African coffee. Its services and experiences can be summed up to it being aContinue reading “Java House – Bugolobi (3/5)”
“Painful transformations lead to beautiful destinations” – Vex King I think this post is so significant to me on so many levels, and that is exactly why I thought to share it as the first one on my journey of reflection. I wanted to have the “Reflective Piece of Mind” be a part of IDAMARISContinue reading “Twenty-Eighteen”
I think this is the recipe I have made the most, mainly because it’s so easy to put together and yields so much flavor. I remember the first time I took a bite of this absolute creamy heaven was one summer evening on Ramadan, when my aunt blessed us with a touch of her cooking.Continue reading “Steak with Cream of Mushroom Sauce”