Recipes

Ras el Hanout

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 […]

Harissa

Harissa

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 […]

Tabouli

Tabouli

adapted from The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen The name for this bulgur wheat and parsley salad, tabouli, translates as “little seasoning,” and is derived from the Arabic word tabil. Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur wheat1 1/2 cups boiling water1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepperjuice of 1 lemon1/4 cup olive […]

Nigerian Suya + Suya Spice Recipe

Nigerian Suya + Suya Spice Recipe

Nigerian Beef Suya is a popular street delicacy enjoyed by everyone. To describe it in layman’s terms, it is simply barbecued skewered meat prepared with a special spice known as suya spice. Originally from the Northern part of Nigeria, “Suya” has now been adopted as […]

Ugba Sauce (Ukpaka sauce)

Ugba Sauce (Ukpaka sauce)

I’m a food blogger and a professional dreamer, sometimes an artist but mostly a scientist. When the mood is right i get inspired to prepare a not too regular but traditional meal and whenever this happens, it tends to lift the spirits of those around […]

Ofe akwu (Palm nut soup)

Ofe akwu (Palm nut soup)

I learnt how to prepare ofe akwu from one of my closest and dearest friends. As a typical Igbo family with core traditional values, it wasn’t unusual to hear the thumping sounds of mortar and pestle pounding away the flesh of the Akwu every Sunday […]

How to Make Palm oil sauce

How to Make Palm oil sauce

Palm oil is the product of the fruit of palm trees. It is plucked, ground, soaked, compressed to get to the final product. I give a little intro on the culture behind palm oil sauce. Very easy Directions on making Palm oil sauce. Ingredients needed […]

How to cook Egusi Okra soup video

How to cook Egusi Okra soup video

Here’s a video created by WeEatAfrican on you tube on how  to cook Egusi Okra soup. Here’s the video. Enjoy! Ingredients   Beef 1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed Oxtail 1 Pound Cow skin 1 Pound, cleaned Egusi 2 Cup (32 tbs) (ground melon seeds) Crayfish 1 […]

How to Fry Plantains

How to Fry Plantains

Here’s a video created by WeEatAfrican on you tube on how  to fry plantain. We will be creating a text version of this recipe soon. Here’s the video. Enjoy!

Whats for Dinner: Baked Sweet Potatoes and Plantains- Episode 1

Whats for Dinner: Baked Sweet Potatoes and Plantains- Episode 1

Okay so I spend a lot of my free time in the kitchen even on weekdays. 99% i make stuff up I don’t use any recipes, instead I cook based on whats available in my pantry. So I thought it would be pretty cool to […]