Teriyaki Chicken and Cocoyam (Taro Root)

I was still basking in the highs from the Nigerian PepperSoup I made last week, when I walked into Jelmoli FoodMarket on Thursday and encountered a super pleasant surprise. I squealed in delight

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Nigerian Beef and ramen Noodle Pepper Soup

Let me introduce you to one of the most prolific and versatile soups in Nigeria - Pepper Soup. If you haven't come across Nigerian Pepper Soup - let me break it down to you. 

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Making Bone Broth at Home for Beginners

I wasn't always crazy about bone broth but that changed 3 years ago when I paid a visit to my acupuncturist. It was my first meeting with her and at the end of that consultation, she delivered a startling observation - I was suffering from hormonal imbalances (basically my yin and yang were not quite with it) - which I was thankfully blissfully unaware of! 

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Cinnamon-glazed Sweet Potato Wedges

I must admit I've had a bit of a struggle the last few days in trying to decide what recipe to feature this week on the blog. I initially wanted to feature one of the many traditional African recipes that I love - something so distinctly African, and infused with Western and Eastern influences - which is what this blog is about really..

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Why You Should Pay More for Grass-Fed Beef

It’s a beautiful spring day today, and I went past my farmer neighbour’s cows grazing on the fields during my leisure walk. I stopped to take a picture and the cows came running over to me.

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Veggie Plantain Meatballs with honey & soy sauce

So I am still on this plantain mission - last week it was Plantain Pancakes - sweet enough to satisfy any sweet tooth or cravings, but healthy enough to not leave that "guilty" aftertaste in the mouth. A winner at every turn, if you ask me...

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Ripe Plantain Pancake

This recipe is another version of the Green Plantain Pancake recipe I featured earlier - the key difference is that here, we are using ripened (almost blackened) plantains.You will dig this if you have a preference for sweet over savoury. 

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African blue basil-infused Chicken Soup

If there ever was a dish worthy of being crowned the King or Queen of comfort foods, that would undisputedly have to be Chicken Soup. Many associate soups with winter and autumn, as a staple to be consumed during those long, dark evenings...and I

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Easy Tunisian Shakshouka Recipe (Eggs in Tomato Sauce)

If you like eggs, and tomatoes, then you are in for a treat with Shakshouka, which is in its most basic form eggs poached in a tomato sauce. The beauty of this dish is its simplicity and versatility. Simple enough to be whipped up in no time at all, versatile enough to be eaten, like most egg dishes, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Spinach & Avocado Pesto Sandwich

It's raw..it's vegetarian..it's spinach and avocado pesto and it's good for you!.This is the healthier, low-carb version of traditional pesto and if you like quick and convenient, this will tick that box as well, as it only takes 10 minutes to whip up this heart-friendly pesto.

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Mango Nice Cream

With Easter around the corner, the temperature over the last few days has been in the double digits territory -a clear sign (for me at least) that the winter is behind us and the spring is finally here. I can usually sense the arrival of spring, and it usually starts with the realisation that it is no longer dark..

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Fried Egg over Smoked Salmon and Avocado Breakfast Recipe

I must confess I am not usually a sucker for supermarket deals, but I made an exception this week.  Late on Thursday evening, I joined the throng of harried shoppers all desperately trying to complete that last-minute grocery shop before the supermarkets closed for the Easter celebrations.

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Black-eyed bean and Chickpea Curry

This black eyed bean and chickpea curry is my ultimate curry in a hurry, and features mainly on those week nights that I have 30 - 35 minutes to fix a meal. This really is another staple dish in my home that is packed with protein, nutrients and oodles of aromatic flavour.

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Baked Egg and Spinach Muffins

I grew up in a household where breakfast meant savoury. No cereal boxes, and no bowls of sugary frosty letters. Instead, we had piping hot plates of omelettes embellished with different vegetables. These days, 

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Baked Orange-Glazed Salmon

You must know by now, of my love affair with fish right? Like you needed a reminder, let me count the ways I love fish;

TROUT, TILAPIA, SALMON ....

So today I decided to add a fourth way of loving fish with this baked orange-glazed salmon recipe.

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Easy kenyan Githeri (corn and beans) recipe

A few years ago, I had the privilege of spending the best part of 24 hours in Loitoktok, which lies about 200km south of Nairobi. I was on a due diligence visit, investigating the social impact of western investments in some communities. Loitoktok lies close to the border between Kenya and Tanzania,

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Eating to lose weight - 3 steps to sustainable weight loss

You’re not going to want to hear this, but it is high time someone told you:  Your exercise is not enough.  Unfortunately, in spite of what all those infomercials, personal trainers, and magazines might try to force down your throat, the reality is that exercise alone cannot transform your body and create permanent weight loss.  

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3 simple steps to a traditional African Chicken Stew

I'll make a bold statement - If you ask any West African to mention 5 most popular foods in West Africa, I can bet my big toe that tomato stew will be mentioned by all the respondents. It's easy to see why. Stews are very much interwoven into the culinary fabric of West Africa, and It is consumed daily by many.

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The benefits of Baobab fruit powder

If you haven't heard of the African Baobab, then you probably have been living under a rock. In the last few years, the rest of the world have come to know what we have known in Africa for centuries - the amazing benefits of the Baobab fruit.

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How i ate to Lose Weight

Over the last few months, I have received lots of messages from my friends and family all asking the same question - how I achieved my weight loss. If you have just happened on this post, chances are you typed in "how to eat to lose weight" in Google and you landed on this page. 

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