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PEPPE' SOUP

PEPPE’ SOUP

If you are in a mood for something spicy, then peppe’ soup might suit what you are looking for. From Nigeria to …

CHECK RICE

CHECK RICE

Check rice is a Liberian specialty that is often served in special occasion to accompany other dishes. The rice is usually prepared …

GARI BISCUITS

GARI BISCUITS

Before I was familiar with the Western cooking, when someone mentioned “biscuits”, the image I had would be the hard crunchy biscuits. …

PALAVER SAUCE

PALAVER SAUCE

Palaver sauce has an interesting story behind how this dish is named as such. Learning from the South of Sahara cookbook, the …

GROUNDNUT CHOP

GROUNDNUT CHOP

  When I first saw this groundnut chop as one of the title of recipes in the South of Sahara cookbook, I …

SUNDAY STEW

SUNDAY STEW

Sunday is one of the days that many families and friends gather and eat together. This Sunday stew is also prepared often …

EGUSI WITH BEEF

EGUSI WITH BEEF

Egusi seeds are melon seeds that are popular in West African cooking. Egusi seeds are used to add a nut-like texture to …

RICE TUWO / TUWO SHINKAFA

RICE TUWO / TUWO SHINKAFA

This post on rice tuwo marks the beginning of our kitchen journey to West of Africa. There are so many cookbooks out …

BANANA FRITTERS

BANANA FRITTERS

When I see this banana fritters recipe in The Soul of A New Cuisine cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson, I didn’t think twice …

Fish and Rice / Chep Bu Jen

FISH AND RICE/ CHEP BU JEN

Chep Bu Jen which literally means fish and rice is commonly served in Senegal, a country south of the Senegal River in …

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