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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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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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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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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Cauliflower Cheese with a Crunchy Quinoa Topping

It occurred to me last weekend that I haven’t had cauliflower cheese in ages. I can’t remember the last time I even bought cauliflower let alone ate it. Cauliflower cheese was my ultimate comfort food, along with mash potato, growing up.  My Mama practically cooked it every Sunday when we had a roast and I […]

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Roasted Beet Salads

Beetroot is one of the many items you will always find in my fridge.  At work, when I haven’t brought in my lunch from home, I will almost definitely grab the cooked, vacuum packed beetroot from the supermarket and throw it into a salad.  At the weekends I will juice the whole raw beetroot with […]

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Herb Butter

I get so excited about fresh herbs.  Whenever I go to Columbia Road Flower Market I have to stop myself coming away with every potted herb in sight. But I can never resist and always come back with a few (if not way too many) that I never get round to using before they begin […]

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