Simple Delicacies

[su_heading size=”25″]Simple Delicacies[/su_heading] It’s the simple things in life…… Yep and in this case its not that different. The weekend is already around the corner. And of course we’ve got brunch on our minds. The idea here is to replace the usual carb culprints – Pancakes for example with fruits. It was pretty easy to […]

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How to make really really great meat pie Crust!

meatpies!!! Yh we’ve all had that really hard crust meat pie, really unappetizing!!Well I’ve got a great recipe for softer dough that will make great tasting meat pies. So here we go. Recipe1/4 teaspoon of salt1/2 cup of salted butter (make sure it cold)1 1/4 cups of flour3-4 tablespoon of Ice water Now the key […]

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Good Ol Pap!

Pap Looking Fly!! I present PAP to you. Common in many african countries. Grew up eating this in my grandma’s village for breakfast. I made this with fermented corn. Can be sweetened. Can also be made from millet. Also known as #ogi #mieliepap. Can we share a secret with you?! Well, we used a shortcut. No we […]

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Beautiful Trout

Really Yum!! This will easily impress your guests. Get the trout cleaned out when you buy it to avoid the hassle of that. We used a mix of spices that included fresh thyme, salt and cameroonian pepper for a kick. If y’all would like a recipe on how I made this, let me know. […]

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Join us For a Lagos Styled Brunch Here in Chicago!

This is a 3 course meal inspired by the most populous city in Africa, Lagos. Lagos has such a diverse array of flavors. The cuisine incorporates such a wide array of spices, meats and vegetables. This Lagos-themed brunch aims to introduce you to the unique culture through utterly delicious food, drink and music. We hope […]

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Ras el Hanout

from Classic Vegetarian Cooking From the Middle East and North Africa by Habeeb Salloum Ras el Hanout means “top of the shop.” For North African souks, or spice merchants, it is a point of honor to have the most sought after version of this blend. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ground cumin1 tablespoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 tablespoon black […]

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Harissa

[su_heading size=”25″]Harissa[/su_heading] adapted from The North African Kitchen by Fiona Dunlop The word for the fiery Tunesian chili paste harissa is derived from the Arabic verb harasa, “to pound.” Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon caraway seeds 2 teaspoons cumin seeds 9 oz. fresh red chilis, roughly chopped cloves from 1 head of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 […]

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Tahini Sauce

The English word tahini comes from the Arabic ṭaḥīnīa, and is derived from the verb “to grind.” This extremely popular sauce is used in most North African sandwiches. Ingredients: 1/2 cup tahini1/2 cup low fat yogurt or waterjuice of 1 lemon2 garlic cloves, choppedsalt to tastepinch hot paprika or cayenne Preparation: Combine all the ingredients in […]

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