Side Dish Recipes

Perfect side dishes to go with your main course.

Namibian stiff porridge (Oshifima)

Namibian stiff porridge (Oshifima): Namibian staple dish for more than two-thirds of the Namibian’s population of about 2,5 million made from mahangu flour (pearl millet flour), maize meal or a mixture of both and water. Tastes great served with Oshikandela (soured milk), grilled meat, vegetables- or meat stews such as […]

Tomato Mozzarella Basil Puff Pastry Squares

This tomato mozzarella basil puff pastry square recipe is ready in just 30 minutes from start to finish and uses only a handful of ingredients. Perfect party food or snack recipe to make over and over again. I’m a huge fan of store-bought puff pastry featured dishes. You can whip […]

Beetroot salad with feta and roasted walnuts

I never knew I loved beetroots until I tried this hearty, healthy and flavorful beetroot salad with feta and walnuts recipe. As a teenager I stayed at the boarding school for 5 years. During this time, we ate beetroots at least 2 times a week. After I had completed grade […]

Namibian spinach stew (Ombidi) recipe

Spinach stew known as Ombidi, Omboga and many more other names, depending on where you are in Namibia, is one of the popular dishes in the northern part of the country. Ombidi is made with wild spinach, which grows naturally in the fields, during rainy seasons, from November to March. […]

Easy Rosemary Focaccia

Last Friday I stayed up all night writing this focaccia recipe. The next morning after breakfast, I wanted to re-read it once again, before posting it. When I opened my open office document, everything was in the form of hashtags. Seriously, I stayed up till 04:00 am for this? I […]

Cheesy baked pasta with zucchini and mushrooms

Cheesy baked pasta with mushrooms and zucchini in a creamy tomato sauce, anyone? I love making pasta dishes, especially when I don’t have time and energy to cook. Well today, I would like to share with you one of my family’s favorite pasta recipes, cheesy baked penne with veggies. This […]

German fried potatoes with bacon (Bratkartoffeln)

My husband, Jo is an ”okay” cook. But when it comes to making Bratkartoffeln “German fried potatoes” he is the BEST. He even makes better Bratkartoffeln than his mum and oma. You know what this means right? Because I’ve learned so many recipes from them, such as German doughnuts or […]

Namibian Fat Cakes (fried dough) Recipe

Fat cakes also known as Vetkoek (in Afrikaans) or Oukuki ( in my mother tongue Oshiwambo) are sweet, fluffy and moist deep fried dough balls. Fat cakes are so loved in Namibia, especially in the northern part of the country. They also happen to be my favorite childhood snack. The […]

Easy One Pot Tomato Rice Recipe

Hello guys, today I would like to share with you one of my favorite side dishes after fresh herb bread, tomato rice. This recipe was inspired by tomato rice from one of our favorite Greek restaurants. Tomato rice is a classic side dish, which is mostly consumed in Greece and […]