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Where to Shop for Bulk Bargains in Nairobi

Hunting for bargains? Did you know that Nairobi is listed as one of the most expensive cities in Africa – it’s more expensive to live in Nairobi than Jo’burg and Cairo! *gasp* To help you stock up while stretching your shillings, this list has been doing the rounds on social media. Some are tried and tested by our TN team, and others were sent to us. Thanks Ma Maya and Amakove and everyone else who co-authored the most affordable shops in Nairobi! Food Bargains 1. Cereals  ...

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Wellness

Easy One Pot Pilau Rice

Pilau Rice Whenever we have guests or when I want to make something quick for the weekend, pilau is the easy choice. I have never really used a recipe, since I learned from my Mum and Aunts (Coastal folks) so we mainly eyeball the spices to suit each family’s individual tastes. The only thing that is an absolute must is to choose the best quality rice you can afford. And measure your rice:liquid ratio accurately. PILAU INGREDIENTS 3 cups (mugs) well-washed rice (or grade 1 pishori  ...

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Hair Care

KD@5 : The Nairobi Natural Hair Event of the Year!

This event was Lit! The East African Natural Hair scene is officially abuzz  on fire! This Saturday Naturals in Nairobi had 5 good reasons to celebrate during the Facebook Group Kurly Diaries’ 5th anniversary event. The Kurly Diaries group was formed by a team of passionate Naturalistas in response to a need for the Natural Hair Community to have regular events. The first one, Kurls and Cocktails, brought together a crowd of over 100 women back in 2012. Held at a leading Nairobi  ...

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Hair Care

Guest Post: How to Grow Healthy Natural Hair.

By Delly Bie Natural Hair Blogger, and TN Member Hello my name is Delly Bie and I have had natural hair for 2 years now. I recently started blogging about my natural hair and I have been enjoying my journey so far. Here are my tips for how I have achieved my healthy, thick, natural hair so far. 1) Keep your hair moisturized: This is the most important tip to growing long, strong and  beautiful hair. Our African hair texture is very curly, thus making it difficult for oil from the roots to  ...

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Wellness

Lambasahani : DIY Pasta with Guinness Beef Sauce

I never knew how easy it is to make pasta from scratch. When I found out a couple of years ago I was ecstatic. Now I’m very much the D.I.Y kind of girl and the idea that I could make my own pasta? HELLO count me in! So first, do you need any special equipment? Apart from the complex machines attached to your shoulders-NO! (Unless you must absolutely be fancy you can use a pasta roller but it’s not a necessity.) Additionally, there is a rustic quality in hand rolled pasta that makes it  ...

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