Mango and Lemon Iced Tea

Summer is finally here in Switzerland (after several weeks of non-stop rain), and its' finally time to make one of my favourite drinks..

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Classic Lemonade Recipe - Easy and Quick

There are so many different ways to make lemonade but this quick and easy recipe is my go-to recipe for lemonade. Making lemonade in my opinion should be a quick, spur-of-the-moment affair...

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Papaya and Fonio Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Sunday morning breakfasts are some of the things that dreams are made of... at least in my opinion. It’s the one morning in the week that I sometimes have the

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Cocoyam (Taro Root) Ice Cream Recipe

I have a confession to make. You see, the other night, I was having an online chat - you know one of those midnight chats - when I shared a confession with her. It wasn't something bothersome, it just happened to come up in conversation and we had a good old discussion on the topic.

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East African Rustic Tomato and Onion Salsa (Kachumbari)

If you haven't come across Kachumbari before, allow me to introduce you to this tangy East African salad. One of my favourite dishes when I am in Nairobi, I just really cannot get enough of this salad. Kenyans call it ...

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Sorrel Recipe - Guest Post - Chef Mireille Roc@The Schizo Chef

I am so excited to introduce today's post. It's a little out of the ordinary - hence the excitement. Today, I have a guest post from..

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4 Things you'll miss if you are not at the African Village Event in Basel

Last week, I was sent a flyer promoting the African Village Event by a friend who is aware of this blog which is my passion and labour of love. He thought the event would be of interest to me

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Roasted Eggplant (Aubergine) and Peanut Salsa

Aubergines are in season and they are all over my local supermarket - so it was no surprise when I returned from my grocery shopping with a bag full of Aubergines. It's not that I am particularly fond of aubergines, but

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Getting rid of Belly Fat with African Food

For a long time, losing some weight had been on my mind. I didn't agonise about it, rather it was a nagging thought that came to the fore of mind every now and then, but especially during the summer. The thought that my belly fat was going to be

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5 African Foods You Should Eat to Lose Weight

Given the growing obesity epidemic amongst the African and African-American communities in the recent years, I decided to do a bit of research to see what African foods could be consumed as part of a calorie-controlled diet to aid weight loss. Fortunately

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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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Black-eyed Beans & Sweet Corn Salsa

I can think only of a few things tastier (and healthier) than a salad on a nice summer's day, and although the summer is yet to arrive in rainy Zürich, it is June, and so to me, it is officially summer.

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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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