WE HAD THE BEST DAMN TIME AT THE JAMESON PARTY!

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So I finally made something other than chicken and boy was it good!

Hey fam!

So this time of year, it’s all about those hearty meals and I love myself a good comfort meal to get me in the festive mood. Am I the only one who spends up to an hour just walking around in a supermarket thinking of interesting ways to have dinner? Well this particular day I went into the mall and I knew I wanted some fish. If you are new around here then you know that fish really defeats me, like I just never know what to do with it. I was determined to make something that I would be proud of.

So once I got me some fish I now had to start thinking about what else I needed to go with it, did I want a curry? Did I want some deep fried fish? Some fish tacos? I had no idea but just the sight of all the Christmas lights and the festivities I knew I wanted something hearty and definitely spicy. Given that I spend hours in he supermarket, I get to see some new stuff that I haven’t tried before and just give it a go.

I found this absolutely delicious peeled tomatoes, because I wasn’t in the mood to start blending my tomatoes and also who knew they had such interesting mixes, I can’t wait to try something new. I am actually going to do my months shopping this week. So you guys best get excited about some delicious recipes for the festive season. Something for you and your family can enjoy, actually if you guys want me to try something out , just drop me a comment I would love to try it out.

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So the essence of every stew is a great tomato base, I loved the fact that this tomato sauce had loads of chilies it gave the stew such a nice heat. You guys just need to grab a can when you drop into the super market. So let me get on with this recipe , you guys just have to give it a go it was everything.

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What do you need?

1 Kg of Fish Fillet

1 can of Peeled tomatoes

1 white onion

1 tbsn of paprika , garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Coconut oil

1/2 a glass of white wine

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How will you do it?

Saute one onion until translucent

Add in the spices until they cook out.

Add in the tomatoes and let them simmer ten minutes.

Throw in a table spoon of parsley and mix it up.

Throw in your marinated fish( I used pepper flakes, rice wine vinegar, salt and pepper for 30 minutes)

Throw in 1/2 a glass of wine.

Given that fish takes such a short time your meal should be ready in 15 minutes on low heat.

There you go, serve it on some coconut rice and enjoy.

Hope you guys enjoyed this recipe, I loved making this dish. Looking forward to hearing all the recipes you guys would like to see me try for the festive season.

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Love you guys,

Live, love and be posh.

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OH THIS WEATHER IS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

Ola my good people.

I think I am getting to the point of the year where my brain is slowly getting overwhelmed but if you are anything like me, we just need to push it just a bit more. A little more effort to get as much out of the year , it’s been a shitty year but a great year for fashion. I got my first pair of ripped jeans this year and dungarees are back. I have never been more excited about a trend coming back. I am currently looking for the perfect pair. If anyone has any leads on where I can get a great pair @jaytakeapi on Instagram and on Twitter holla at your boy I am dying for one.

That being said , I have always been a big fan of a nice looking tee , one that fits well , a great print I have been falig in love with neutral colors but I never have a problem venturing out into new colors. Like mustard that have given my wardrobe some crazy excitement lol.

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So I started my own venture, I have always loved minimal prints so I got this amazing Posh tee that created quite the buzz. A couple of you guys reached out and said that you wanted one. At first I just pushed the thought aside so then I decided to work on my brand, all about that minimal goodness, Posh by Jay. I started this as a limited edition for my Jaytakeapic fam. My Posh people! We deserve to look posh together right?

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So I paired it with these beautiful turquoise pants, that I got from Mr Price and this gorgeous over sized sweater that I got from my friends store. Your London Belle is a thrift store that gets you these amazing pieces that are super unique and boy do they make you look good. I will link her at the bottom of the blog post she will hook you up for sure.  Another amazing addition to my closet are these gorgeous Adidas trainers. I keep saying how lucky I am , my good friend and sneaker head @Avatica gifted them to me and I love love love them!!!!

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So as I said my store is open and ready for your orders, reach out to me. I would love to hear your thoughts on my brand and what you guys think. Be positive guys, I am all about your good vibes. Reach out to me on @jaytakeapic for all your orders I will give you more information when you do reach out.

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MAKE YOUR ORDER NOW :)

Thank you for your overwhelming support, I love you guys so much!

As always,

I love you guys,

Live , love and stay #POSH

Jay.

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I stayed away from meat for 15 days then Burger King happened!

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I built Sangria’s with some friends on Saturday and they were absolutely delicious.

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Ok third wedding this year! Either i’m a tent or a wedding cake, I think I need a holiday bae at this point.

Ola fam bam! I feel like this was my wake up call year, it may be time to get me a lover, I can’t say I’m in any particular rush to be honest but it would be nice. I see a lot of relationships that make me crave love but most of them are online. I can’t say that makes me want love because that looks nothing like the real thing. From this year I have learnt that love is kind, love is forgiving, love is super painful, love can make you loose your mind but to find love is such a beautiful thing.

I went to my girls wedding just last weekend and it was absolutely beautiful. With over 1500 people i’m pretty sure she got to experience the Sasha fierce syndrome because everyone came to love and support her. I wasn’t able to get the best picture of her dress but you can see most of it in my video. She looked absolutely stunning in a dress by Ogake who has been slaying the wedding dress game.

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This post was more to share on how the day looked. I hate it when you go for an event and someone takes a picture of you and never puts it up. So I made a video that is up on my YouTube channel and all my pictures are up on this blog post. If you see a picture that you like feel free to share it on you platforms with a small credit to my blog. I appreciate that shit. People who give credit are quite posh.lol

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Here is the full video of how amazing the day really was.

Thanks for stopping by, Have an amazing week fam! Love you guys so much.

 

Jay.

 

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Shout out to Wangari Mathenge for dressing me this whole year.You have given me too much life!

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Guys honestly , I don’t think I have seen an event that gives you value for money like the #JDBBQ

Hello sexy humans!

How are you doing, so last week I kept ranting about the Jack Daniels event. I even got to meet two of you who follow my page shout out to @Chepkorir and her meat mate lol , don’t judge from the name. The know just how much we ate at the event. Everything from prawns at the Carnivore stand,they did an exceptional job, to the Mutura and the honey glazed Jack Daniels ribs at coco Jambo , to the pork at Y Not BBQ. It was intense my friends. I loved how even the cocktails were super legit. My fave being the apple Jack just tangy enough and the right amount of sweetness.

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They really know their stuff. Check out the beautiful faces that were at the event.

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In case you haven’t watched my visual vibe on my YouTube channel of how it all went down. Check it out here. Hope you guys liked this post. Hope to see you at the next one my loves! Until then like my video, share my post with a friend and subscribe to my channel.

I love you guys,

Live , love and be inspired.

Jay.

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POSH PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET!

Ola amigos,

I haven’t taken stock in a while so I decided to take stock as I show you guys one of my latest additions to my closet. As always whenever Akisa of Wangari Mathenge gives me a call I know she is about to dress me up in something absolutely gorgeous. When I was going to Diani she called me up and told me she had a couple of pieces that I needed to see. I have been loving flowing fabrics that are airy and have gorgeous patterns. You dress up without having to make too of an effort.

Kimonos are slowly becoming a must have in closet. Just because they can be a great pick up on a long ass day. I have thing thing now where if I wake up feeling crappy I will dress to the nines , wear a piece that makes me feel both confident and fashionable. At some point in the day you end up feeling great and you can conquer the day. Do you guys do this as well?

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Making: Plans for the weekend. Who will be going for the Food and Art festival this weekend? Cooking: Some chicken as always. Ok guys I need a month without chicken lol I need to make something else. Drinking: Ginger tea, I can feel myself getting sick so this usually helps. Reading: Nothing at the moment. I have however been listening to a lot of Podcasts. Looking: forward to meeting my little niece Playing:With a lot of apps, i’d like to be sharing new aps with you guys. Are there any apps you guys are obsessed with right now? Wasting: A lot of time looking at holidays online. Maybe I need to get some work done before going on another one. Wishing: FOR A VACATION. Enjoying: Random music on Sound cloud. Waiting: For next weekend to attend the Jack Daniels event.Have you guys gotten your tickets? Buy them here Liking: The weather of late.

How to dress a kimono-mens fashion blogger-jaytakeapic-fashion blogger-Taking stock Wondering: How October is already done. Loving: How wedding season is in full swing! Hoping: For more faith Marveling: At Jacaranda season. Nairobi is gorgeous Needing: Some sushi in my life.

3 4 Smelling: Coconut oil. Love the smell. Wearing: Sweats , nothing beats comfort! Following: Timtothewild his instagram feed is supreme! Noticing: My bank account doesn’t like my lfestyle lol. Knowing: That I need a shave. Thinking: About my financial plan for 2017 Feeling: Tired

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Outfit details:

Kimono: Wangari Mathenge

Tshirt: Thrift

Short: Mr Price

As always,

Love you guys,

Live love and be inspired.

Jay.

 

 

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When I got my invite for a wedding in Diani, I had no idea what to do so I searched until I found the perfect outfit.

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So I have a couple of posts coming up that you guys will absolutely love!

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FAM! Did you guys know Pizza Fest is back? For a week you buy pizza and they give you a free pizza.

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DID SOMEONE SAY NO CARBS?

Team Take A Pic! lol is that a thing ? Can we make it a thing? Ok no lol. Ok we have eaten so much white meat this month but it’s so hard to say no to yummy meat, and obviously we are having some more today. I am always looking for ways to enjoy my dinner. That being said , my family isn’t about that life lol they enjoy their chips and chicken.

So to have that balance , I decided to make a delicious guacamole that we could all enjoy. I think the most important thing about making any salad or side dish is to build on flavors. This is a process that many people who do not do this. I think it’s important to give every bite as much flavor as you can.

So for my onions , I bathe them in rice wine vinegar. It removes the bitterness while adding such good flavor to the dish, I then salt the mix my tomatoes with some delicious chili flakes for that necessary heat that every guacamole bowl should always have. I tend to pick avocados that are almost ripe, this gives you control because you can decide just how mushy you want the side dish to be, my mother loves it when its almost a puree but I love it when there is a bit of bite to it. That rough texture makes you feel like you aren’t swallowing baby food lol.

To tie this whole dish together I threw a lemon in the microwave after poking it with several holes so it can remove the juice. After 15 seconds the juices in your lemon will be flowing and you won’t have a hard time. I would urge you to add in salt as you go along, keep tasting so you don’t have a bland dish.

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Super ingredients , how delicious.

Another interesting thing to note is, balance the flavors with the main dish, if you are having it with nachos add in more Mexican spices like smoked paprika and chili. I had my guacamole with Mediterranean marinated chicken from Yo Foods. So I mixed in herbs like basil, oregano, parsley all dried. These matched and enhanced the flavors so well. I loved how quick it was for me to prepare that fresh and healthy dinner.  Finding a brand that marinates chicken for you ahead of time for you know those days! They have spicy, pili pili and barbecue marinades as well as the one I have here. I literally put on the grill pan and we were good to go. An interesting point, I sprinkled such a small amount of salt.

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Don’t forget to build on the flavors.

What do you need? 

2 Avocados

1 red onion

1 tomato

2 lemons

1 tablespoon of chili flakes

Pinch of basil, oregano, parsley

Salt & Pepper to taste.

1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar

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How do you do it.

Soak the onions ( cut into small cubes of course)

Mix the cubed tomatoes with the red pepper flakes.

Cube up the avocado

Mix in the dry herbs

Mix it all up while adding in the lemon juice.

Voila!

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I hope you guys try out this really easy dinner hack. Healthy, and super flavorful! If you are wondering where you can get a pack of the marinated Yo dishes, you can get it from Nakumatt or Chandarana food plus or you can give them a call and they deliver straight to your home. Follow them on social media is you need to keep up with their amazing offers. Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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How yummy right?

Hope you guys give it a try.

I love you guys,

Thanks for stopping by,

Jayson.

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Taking Stock FIVE!

Hey guys,

Are we all tired of this bi polar weather? I can do with some sun and heat! I took stock on today’s post.

Making: A grilled cheese for dinner tonight. I lack energy to cook. Drinking: Coffee , my day started so early and I need life. Reading: On food plating and props when you are shooting. Wanting: A green smoothie from Art Cafe , that weekend debauchery was a bit too heavy. Looking: Forward to watching Me before you. I heard it’s amazing. Playing: I have been listening to Acoustic Soul by India Arie. Still one of my favorite albums to date. Wasting: Lot’s of time looking online for vacations when I should just get my ticket. Wishing: I would be stronger, I really need a break from my emotions lol. Enjoying: Modern family, Cam and Mitch give me so much life!

Waiting: For my girls wedding this October, maybe I will do a summer wedding look book? Who is up for a holiday vlog?

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Liking: Ben Brown’s Arctic vlogs on his channel. That cinematography comes unmatched. Incase you haven’t checkend it out please do.

Wondering: When I’ll shed off this baby weight lol , I am tired of eating lettuce my goodness.

Loving: The fact that I can actually wear ripped jeans for the first time without my flesh pouring out of them like hot lava.

Hoping: I can keep up one video a week on my YouTube channel, it feels good to be back. Marveling: The good work most YouTubers in Kenya are doing. I think Kenyans are hitting the mark when it comes to content creation. Needing: A pair of Chelsea boots and gladiator sandals. Wearing: Ripped jeans DUH! Following: Siyabonga Beyile, he is an amazing fashion entrepreneur from South Africa. He is 21 and he is top 30 under 30 I am following his work and I am simply amazed. Any You Tubers or Instagramers you guys can be able to share with me?

siya-beyile-Jaytakeapic-taking stock Noticing: Tinder is just a space for PERVS! Knowing: That as always , it’s all going to be ok. Thinking: About how this December I can’t have a mediocre New Years. I spent my last one in Hidden Agenda , at the stroke of midnight the bartender asked me to pay for my Guarana lol. It was quite unremarkable. Feeling: Optimistic. Bookmarking: A lot of Ted Talks. I will be sharing my favorite ones in a post real soon. Opening: A new savings account for the holidays, do you guys have one? Feeling: Ready for love and some god affection.

As always ,

I love you guys.

Live, love and be Inspired.

Jay.

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I have two weddings coming up which means one thing SALADS!

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Get it, Cardashian because I’m in a cardigan? Oh never mind!

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I had a posh picnic with my girls and boy did they love it!

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Someone asked me if I was going to do a full outfit post for my birthday and yes! I was looking posh I had to share!

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I turned 27! It was absolutely POSH!

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