Seafood Okra Stew

Aww okra, my one true vegetable love!  I’ve mentioned many a time that okra is my favourite vegetable.  I know many people go on about it being slimey (which only happens when cooked slowly) but that is exactly why I love it! Advertisements

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Charred Jacato, Aubergine and Feta Salad

Jacato (known to others as garden egg or African eggplant) are part of the aubergine family, though much smaller, yellowly green in colour and a little more bitter than your purple aubergine.  You’ll be familiar with jacato if you’ve tried my recipe for jacato babaganoush or you’ve been to one of my supper clubs (returning early […]

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Photo taken by Kenzie Greene Photography and Design

Plantains wrapped in Smoked Bacon

Plantains are the banana’s favourite sibling.  Actually, scrap that.  They are the banana’s mother, and a mother that rocks!!!! Unlike the banana, plantains HAVE to be cooked before eaten (please don’t try to eat them raw) because of its high starch content but like a banana, you peel them before cooking them. You can get […]

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CHAM CHAM Burger

This is such a quick, easy and tasty burger with that added kick of spice from the CHAM CHAM Hot Pepper Sauce, that you can either fry in a pan or whack on the barbecue – you’ll be making them all summer, I hope! Using a cast iron plate on the cooker works just as […]

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Gari & Thyme Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I LOVE fried chicken – who doesn’t??? The salty, crispy skin coating that succulent, moist chicken.  HEAVEN! It may not be the right time of year to be making fried chicken but with the few and sporadic spring like days making an appearance here in the UK, we may as well just carry on hibernating and […]

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Corn & Okra Fritters

Yay!  The spring sunshine is finally here (being a typical Brit, you know we always have to start a conversation by talking about the weather) and I’m hoping it stays so dishes like this can be enjoyed al fresco! I’ve told you of my love of okra before but second to that is corn on […]

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Jollof Rice

I’m sure many of you have come across the hashtag #jollofwars since there is, still to this day, such a serious debate going on since way back when.  Many west African countries, tribes, mothers, aunties, nephews, grandfathers (you get the picture) claim to be the masters of this fine creation.   In the present day, March […]

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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 an entirely different dish. Each form tasting so different by solely just boiling, drying, grating, frying, mashing or pounding it and you […]

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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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