Side Dishes, Soups & Dips

Namibian – style tomato sauce

Last year after I’ve posted fat cakes and chicken wings recipes, lots of people have been asking on how I made the tomato sauce that I used as a dip. I send the recipe to couple people and shared it in few groups on Facebook. This week I shared the […]

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. […]

3 – Ingredient Wild Garlic Feta Dip

Last week I foraged more than 2 kg (about 4 ½ pounds) wild garlic from our local park. So everything I made the last 7 days had wild garlic in it. I made chicken curry, cordon bleu (stuffed pork), wild garlic butter, tart flambee, stuffed chicken breasts, pesto and this […]

Best wild garlic pesto recipe

Wild garlic season just started. A good reason to make wild garlic featured dishes like wild garlic stuffed chicken breasts and this wild garlic pesto. This is in my opinion the best wild garlic pesto ever! My husband and parents in-law rave about it, every time I make it. It’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Easy Pizza Soup Recipe

It was so snowy and rainy yesterday. Hence I ended up making pizza soup, to comfort us. This is one of my favorite soup recipes ever, after potato and bell pepper soup. I’ve made it several times and it’s always a hit. The soup is loaded with vegetables, ground meat, […]

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 […]

Best potato soup with bell peppers and sausage

Hello guys, I’ve realized that I haven’t shared with you any soup recipe so far. Well it’s about time I share with you one of my family’s favorite soup recipes, potato soup with bell peppers and sausage. This potato soup… is so easy and absolutely delicious. It tastes even better […]

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 […]