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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Pan-Fried Chilli and Honey Prawns

One of the benefits of growing up in a small riverside town is getting used to having an abundance of fresh seafood at every turn. One of my highlights as a child was our weekly trips with my mum to the docks. 

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Ghana-inspired Spicy Fried Plantain (Kelewele)

It doesn't get more street food than Kelewele. Just ask any Ghanaian, if you don't believe me. It's also so popular and so steeped in culture that Kelewele is probably the one recipe that all my Ghanaian friends know how to recreate.

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2 Easy ways of making Coconut Milk at Home in 10 minutes

If you regularly use coconut milk in your kitchen, then it makes a whole lot of sense for you to learn to make this simple milk at home. Not only will it save you a lot of money in the long run, but you also spare yourself the headache of wondering whether the packaging used..

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East African-Inspired Coconut Curry Rice (Wali Wa Nazi)

Coconut rice is one of those meals that I looked forward to with bated breath as a child growing up in Africa. Making this meal was a long and tedious process, but a rather enjoyable one. It usually started with de-husking the coconuts. 

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Marinated Beef Meatballs (Mshikaki)

During my last trip to Kenya, I had the pleasure of meeting Mshikaki for the first time - a pleasure I am still reliving. And I daresay that jf you've ever had the pleasure of hanging out in Nairobi or Mombasa, 

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Spiced Papaya Seed (Pawpaw Seed) & Ginger Muffins

One of the best things about blogging about food is that I get to eat all these incredible recipes that I make. Ok..there are some not-so-incredible ones which you don't get to hear about...

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Sweet Pepper Sauce

I love sweet chilli sauce. I mean, it goes with everything right? And once upon a time, I would have sweet chilli sauce with just about any and everything you can imagine. To be fair though..

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