Mama Saga’s Lemony Groundnut Soup

  If ever asked what my comfort food is I will tell you I have two – a bowl of mashed potato and groundnut soup.  Not together but that could work if you fancy it…Both are so creamy, warming and bring major comfort to me, especially during the winter months.

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Mama Saga’s Smoked Chicken Stew

Stew is usually served on a Sunday in Sierra Leonean households and commonly with jollof rice. There’s an ongoing joke amongst many West African countries, (and tribes within these countries) such as Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia, believing their own stew and jollof rice is better and sweeter than the other. Of course, I have be loyal […]

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Spicy Mango and Gari Salad

You ask, ‘What is gari?’.  It still to this day astounds me that this one root vegetable can be prepared in so many different ways and thus taking on a different form, creating a entirely different dish. Each form tasting so different by solely just boiling, drying, grating, mashing or pounding it and you have […]

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Oxtail and Cassava Croquettes with Mama Saga’s Gravy

In Salone (krio for Sierra Leone) and Liberia, when you refer to gravy, you are referring to a sweet, slightly smoky, slowly cooked stew of onions and tomatoes. It doesn’t sound like much but the amount of love that goes into making a stew is the same amount that goes into making a gravy for […]

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Ribs and Binch

I’m baaaack! I know I know, I’ve been (very) lax and neglected posting any recipes for months now – sorry!! Got a bit caught up with launching Cham Cham Hot Pepper Sauce, having stalls at Africa at Spitalfields and Well Street Market Christmas Festival, whilst still hosting a few supper clubs at mine and at […]

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BBQ Roast Beef Skewers

I’ve been travelling quite a bit for work over the last couple of weeks (as you will have seen from a few of my photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) that I’ve had little time at home to cook, work on recipes or post on the blog.   Ok, ok I did find a little time […]

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Pepper Chicken and Sweet Potato Rosti

With summer coming (when the sun will definitely shine more than it has done this spring) this is the perfect chicken dish to start the barbecuing season off with. Pepper chicken is another dish that reminds me of all those family parties we attended growing up, where there were tray upon trays of this nutty […]

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Spicy Baked Eggs with Nutmeg Crème Fraiche

Back from another work trip to Kuwait last Saturday, I came home to just butter in my fridge so there was no chance of a great fridge forage breakfast like last time. Though after a visit to the shops and greengrocers I was back in action and ready to cook a fabulous dish to curb […]

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Yam and Plantain Cakes

Don’t worry this isn’t the dessert kind of cake, and I’m on a break from baking. This is a savoury dish as I am not sure yams and plantains are quite the right ingredients combined to make a great dessert and have people drooling over it! This is one of many dishes I have been […]

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Mama Saga’s Pepper Soup with King Prawns and Tilapia

I thought it was about time I began to share some of the dishes from my Sierra Leonean and Liberian Supper Club, Cham Cham, that takes place once a month with a different menu each time. First up is Mama Saga’s Pepper Soup!! Each West African country, even family, has their own take on this […]

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