Mozambican Roasted Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

This silky smooth Mozambican squash soup is easy to make and brimming with a depth of flavours. Spicy, creamy and packed with anti-oxidants, a bowl of pumpkin and sweet potato, gently simmered to perfection in a coconut milk base is my idea of the perfect dish for a cold and dark winters' evening. 

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Pineapple & Mango Sweet Chilli Dip

This simple recipe combines Pineapple and Mango to produce an evocative twist to dinner in the form of a side dish. It is so easy to make and is bursting with all the flavours of tropical Africa.

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Tunisian Roasted Eggplant (Aubergine) Shakshuka

Lately, there is a proliferation of Shakshuka dishes on the internet that I wondered what the point was about writing about yet another Shakshuka recipe.  But this Tunisian eggplant shakshuka is about to become your new weekend favourite.

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South African Chakalaka Recipe

I first tasted Chakalaka in 2013 during a trip to South Africa. I was on a day trip to Soweto and had already had a full morning of activities. Come lunch time, I was accompanied by my guide to a local restaurant which came highly recommended for my authentic South African culinary experience.

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Acha (Fonio) Breakfast Porridge Bowl

If you already know and love acha (fonio), then skip over this bit and head straight for the recipe, which I promise is easy to make, filling, and incredibly delicious and nutritious. If you have never heard of acha (fonio), then allow me the pleasure of introducing you to what some call "the most nutritious grain on earth!"

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The Incredible Health Benefits of Black-Eyed Peas

The Black-eyed Pea is one of the most popular legumes across West Africa and this little-known bean outside of Africa is possibly the most important leguminous crop in Africa due to its nutritional and economical importance.

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Black-eyed beans Veggie Burger Recipe

I made this Veggie Burger during one of my kitchen trials, and I am telling you, this recipe is a keeper! It turned out so delicious that Le Hub, who is a sworn carnivore had that "I didn't think Veggie Burgers could taste this good" look on his face..

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The Guide To Achieving Optimal Health With A Traditional African Diet

A few years ago, I sat in my doctor’s office listening to his interpretation of my blood tests. I was pre-diabetic, he explained, with a very high probability of of developing Type II diabetes

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Crunchy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

My gift to you today is this Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) recipe which are black-speckled golden and crispy balls with a buttery-soft interior. I call them my savoury balls of crunchy nuttiness, and I mean it, I literally go nuts for these roasted chickpeas, which is great, as they are my

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Is Couscous Good For You?

How healthy is couscous is one of the questions I asked myself shortly after being diagnosed with diabetes. I was trying to make better food choices and asking questions like this become the

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No Fail Vegan Couscous and Coconut Breakfast Recipe

This vegan couscous and coconut breakfast recipe is one way of making sure I have breakfast-to-go, for the mornings I am on-the-go, which is most mornings. It's so easy to make too

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West African vegetarian peanut (groundnut) and sweet potato curry recipe

This West African Peanut (Groundnut) and Coconut Curry Recipe is the stuff that marriages are made of - and I am not just talking about marriages in Africa.This is one of the recipes that is intricately woven into the fabric of my relationship

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I am on a Yummly Mission - How to use Yummly to curate recipes

Today's post is nothing to do with food...well sort of! But ehm..I have just discovered Yummly and I can't to tell you all about it. I received a message the other day

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Fish-stuffed Plantain Balls

Let's talk about plantain...again.. I am not ashamed to confess - I love plantain - in any shape or size. Let me count the ways in which I love plantain:

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How to make Kid-Friendly Jerk Chicken

One of the hallmarks of African or indeed Caribbean cooking is chilli. We love all things spicy, and we love chilli in any form...habanero, jalapeno, scotch bonnet, ghost peppers...whatever! 

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How to cook the perfect West African Jollof Rice

If you type in "Jollof Rice" in Google, chances are you will find several different versions of this recipe, each with its own claims to authenticity and provenance. It's no wonder really. In my Ghanaian Jollof Rice post, I talked about

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Beef Burger

We just love our meat in Africa, and despite what many would want to believe, Africa is one meat-eating continent. In Nigeria, no meal is complete without large pieces of meat, designed to gladden a carnivore's heart. And you only...

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Marinated Aubergine and Tomato Salad

I recall a conversation I had with Le Hub when we were dating many years ago. I'd asked what three foods ranked lowest on his list, and to my greatest surprise, he reeled off two of my favourite foods - okra and eggplant. I sat in silence as I started pondering strategies

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Plantain Mash With Sauteed Spinach & spicy prawns

So you know I am a self-confessed foodie,,,and presumably you also know that fitness is high on my priority list. And I must confess, I do love a good workout. You know that feeling of satisfaction when you leave the gym knowing you've just had an

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Angolan Moamba de Galinha Recipe (Chicken in Moamba sauce)

Hey hey...I hope you are feeling adventurous today because for today's recipe, we are taking a trip to Luanda, Angola to experience Chicken Muamba, which , according to Wiki, is the national dish of Angola.

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