Watch my recipe for a festive brew with Hibiscus, Clementines and Champagne. T’is the season!
Add African warmth and spice to your Christmas Feast with my recipe for a Senegalese inspired roast.
NEW VIDEO on youtube for my sumptuous Moroccan spiced soup with plantain crisps.
A vibrant and daring salad that with an exceptional balance of flavours
Nutty & sumptuous, this recipe using wonderful quinoa instead of rice as commonly used in Jollof Rice is a true delight. This is one of my absolute favourites, eaten as a salad with mixed leaves, with a roast or as a vegetable stuffing. A great substitute is couscous or fonio, but couscous is much lighter and absorbs liquids in a different way. Whatever you can do or eat with rice, you certainly can with quinoa. You just might prefer it! This recipe was first published in the Guardian in Nigeria, and then shared on the BBC – Cook on the Books show after which Essence Magazine featured it. This recipe is a sort of it-girl! If I say so myself. Try it now! Haha Jollof Quinoa Cooking time: 20 – 30 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 180g/1 cup raw quinoa 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 small onion, chopped chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp dried thyme 5cm / 1 thumb size ginger, grated 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp paprika 1 tbsp curry powder ¼ …
àcàràjé! How to cook akara pancakes. A wonderful West African savoury pancake with black eyed beans.
What’s cooking this delicious month of love? Sumptuous seafood, seasonal foods & cooking at The BBC.
A delicious 10 minute recipe for truffles which can also be your daily energy balls with fair trade Ghanaian cocoa
A Citrus Christmas Treat
Christmas is a time for reflection, peace, joy, family and chocolate. What other time of the year do we have the excuse to celebrate every day? From advent, up until Christmas, and even after boxing day, there is still the new year to look forward to. This celebration comes with a lot of cooking responsibility for some, but while lots of eating require lots of cooking, this is the perfect opportunity to cook or bake together. This spiced orange glaze is a lovely addition to a sumptuos chocolate cake. The sweetness of the cake and the citrus flavours are perfectly balanced creating a rich burst of flavours. Although I guaranteed, it will be a crowd pleaser, I cannot guarantee, it will last, so make lots and lots. What are you eating, now and for the holidays? Preparation time: 5 – 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Makes 20 cupcakes or two 20cm cakes Ingredients 300g plain flour 200g caster sugar 100g dark brown sugar 100g cocoa powder 2tsp baking powder 3 tbsp. cinnamon 2tsp bicarbonate …