Black-eyed beans are meant to bring you luck if you eat them on New Year’s day. So here is serving you up some Hoppin’ John (black-eyed bean stew) and wishing you all a happy New Year. I look forward to hanging out with you in 2014 and beyond.
Looking for an easy Cassava Leaves recipe? Well, I have got a delicious one with a step-by-step tutorial right here. You will not believe how good this Cassava Leaf Sauce (Saka Saka, Palava Sauce) is!!!
This slow cooker African peanut soup (granat stew, groundnut stew, Senegalese Maafe) is so, so easy to make. Especially useful to know when you are about to have a craaaaaaaaazy day or two.
This one-pot beans and plantains recipe (bean and plantain pottage) is finger-licking West African street food at its best.
This is OH’s kind of language. Spaghetti heaped with oodles of warm bolognese sauce and all topped with some Parmesan. He likes meat. So this rich, tomatoey, full of flavour, MEAT sauce definitely rocks his boat.
Come Christmas, a feast is prepared across all homes in Sierra Leone. The centre piece dish of jollof rice is made even tastier by a sweet oniony stew. The roast chicken and roasted pork ribs are accompanied by warm fried plantains, sweet potato, meat patties, coleslaw and delicious peanut gravy. Next are the heaped piles of cassava and yams to help mop up the steaming bowls of pepper soup.
This chicken stew has a base of onions simmered with tomatoes and chilli till they practically melt in your mouth. This is the stew served with jollof rice, or on sundays and special occasions.