Double Fried Cassava Chips

The cassava, like yam, is staple in the Liberian and Sierra Leonean diet, as is rice.   It’s never really been a part of my diet, having only ever had it in the form of cassava fufu, which I’m not too keen on.  Though during spring this year I rediscovered it and became a little […]

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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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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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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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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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Pesto

I was never a big fan of pesto until I went on holiday to Lucca 4 years ago.  My friends and I had rented a cottage for a week up in the mountains, so en route we had done a massive food shop and a couple of jars of pesto had been thrown into the […]

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