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 waterNow...

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...

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,...

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,...

Ras el Hanout

from Classic Vegetarian Cooking From the Middle East and North Africa by Habeeb SalloumRas 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...

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,...

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 cayennePreparation:Combine all the ingredients...

Falafel

These chickpea fritters are traditionally deep fried. For a lighter, more delicate version, pan fry in almond oil. The word falafel comes from the Arabic falāfil, the plural of filfil which means "pepper," from the Sanskrit word pippalī, or "long pepper."Ingredients:2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked in water overnight1 teaspoon baking powder1 small onion, coarsely chopped6 garlic...