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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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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Butternut Squash and Chorizo Soup

I made this soup about a year ago during a little fridge forage. It was, again, a period of time where I had gone into overkill mode and become obsessed with roasting the same vegetable each week, just as I had done with beetroot last summer.

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Ham & Leek Pie

I’m not going to lie, I probably should’ve made this pie on a weekend and not on a school night.  Although I did plan ahead by making the pastry on a Monday, the filling on a Tuesday, and finally baking it on a Wednesday.  A very long process.   I don’t think I have ever spent […]

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Lamb & Okra Curry

I know very few people who like okra (otherwise known as lady fingers).  I completely and absolutely love them!!  I grew up eating the sweetest okra stew made by my Mama as it is a popular West African dish.  If I wasn’t eating my Mama’s okra stew I was eating one made by one of […]

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