EMOJI POST…OH! THERE’S ALSO A RECIPE FOR ROASTED BUTTERNUT SOMEWHERE IN THERE.

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You know that moment when you talk to yourself and you start smiling like an idiot because you are just so hilarious? Well this post can be summarized as that moment…YES it was a realllllly long moment!

I am no stranger to  the lazy bug weekends, that’s why I firmly believe that Sunday mornings should (involve endorphin raising activities-these vary between people- it may be a work out for some,or a roll in the hay literal or figurative! for others. Hey get your endorphins where you can, no judgements here!)  be easy … like your friend Shoquanda from uni! and there’s nothing easier than shoving something into your oven…just make sure its not a bun…coz those you have to raise for at least 18 years before they leave your house. Continue reading

ABIDA’S STRAWBERRY & BLUE POPPY, PAPRIKA CHICKEN SALAD WITH A YOGURT AIOLI DRESSING

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu

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I am the kind of girl who finds something that works for her and sticks to it… be it a skin care routine…brand of diapers that work for my little Zizmaroo (Sidebar: Major sigh of relief now that Zizmaroo is fully potty trained! The amount of money spent on keeping her tush nice and dry! LAWDY! It could have gotten me a Eurotrip!) …the spicy Thai chicken salad on the Java menu …a great Segway into todays post about a strawberry,blue poppy seeds and a chicken – Bear with me, I’m not about to launch into a ‘why did the chicken cross the road variety of joke!” I’m just listing the ingredients that went into my salad!

Back to my opening quote on change, I have been going through some major life changes and as earlier mentioned when I commit, I commit… that is until I’m feeling non-committal… which may be 5 minutes or 5 years later! For as long as I can remember, my go-to salad on the Nairobi Java House menu has always been the spicy Thai chicken salad, I never even bothered to look at the other salads on the menu … coz that would have felt like cheating – and infidelity is not my thing! (PSSSST there may or may not be a double entendre in my salad infidelity issues!!) but due to the life changes that I have been undergoing, about two weeks ago when I was getting my morning coffee to go, I dared to steal a glance at the salad selections on the menu and their strawberry and chicken salad caught my eye… (allow me to talk in third person because I feel like I dissociated from myself – what happened with that salad was truly an outer body experience!) 5 minutes later Abida, a triple latte and a strawberry chicken salad exited the coffee shop, 4 hours later Abida wolfed down the salad and within minutes of devouring it she decided she just had to attempt to recreate it!

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