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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Corn on the Cob

I think corn on cob could be my second favourite vegetable (in case you’ve forgotten, okra is number one for me). Crunchy, juicy and so much sweeter tasting when on the cob and well worth that extra floss to dislodge the kernels from your teeth afterwards. Ha ha ha!

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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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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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Crispy Okra and Scotch Bonnet Houmous

I love a good snack, and it made sense to come up with a recipe using one of my favourite vegetables, teamed with a spicy dip since you can never go wrong with houmous (the latter being a new and improved recipe that featured in one of my first posts on the blog!).

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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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Jacato Babaganoush

I know you are already wondering what jacato is, right? Well it is part of the aubergine family but much smaller. Some of you may know it as the African eggplant or garden egg.

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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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