Whether you call them samosa, samoosa, sambusa or the little stuffed triangles, one thing for sure is that these are a wonderful appetizer/snack. Unfortunately, the most common method of cooking these is to immerse them in a deep pan sizzling with oil. Not so great for the waistline! I wanted to make samosas but without […]
This is a dish that a friend from Kenya introduced me to. It is a wonderful alternative to Ugali/Pap/Sadza/Fufu/Rice/Potato Salad and is highly nutritious with loads of potassium, magnesium, protein, fiber and multiple vitamins. Some recipes include spinach which adds iron and other nutrients to the plate. Have a picky eater who hates veggies? Irio is a delicious way to “hide” […]
So the urban farmer in me has these wonderful greens growing in her garden …… my father would be so proud! He grew greens in the backyard and would literally get annoyed when we would try to serve him a meal without his beloved “veggie”. Known by various names, these leafy greens are a staple on […]
Okay, I admit it. I love, love, love chips! Not french fries but chips! Not the packaged type….those are crisps….I love chips. The “British” type of chips, douzed in malt vinegar and salt. Yummy!!! As much as I love them…the fat that they are fried in does not love me back and so whenever I […]
During a recent visit to my local “African Store” I overheard two ladies debating the use of palm oil when cooking. One lady stated that she had read that palm oil was bad for the heart while the other lady claimed that it contained “many vitamins” and should be used everyday. I was so tempted to give my opinion on […]
Do you like plantain? Try this very easy recipe for a plantain dish that is low in fat (and calories) and still delicious.
Packed with flavor and just delicious. This Senegelese dish is fairly simple to prepare and yet loaded with flavor. Many recipes call for the use of dijon mustard and lemons for the marinade. I like my dish tangy and so I use both lemon and lime juices, yellow mustard in addition to the dijon and vinegar […]
Not quite the “traditional African dish” but this is one of the simplest, tastiest recipes in my collection.” I guess the Mrs Balls Chutney allows me to claim this as an African dish. Ingredients 2 pounds (1 kg) beef for stewing (cut into bite size pieces) 3 cups water 2 tablespoons oil 1 […]