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Easy Kelewele – Spicy Fried Plantains

Kelewele –  Easy, quick and super tasty Spicy Fried Plantain cubes. Made with ripe plantains that are peeled, cut into small cubes or bite-size chunks and seasoned with spices such as Onion, Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, and Ginger. The spiced plantain is then fried until the sugar in it caramelizes, and produces brown edges.

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African Irio (Mashed potatoes, corn and peas)

Irio (Mashed potatoes, corn, and peas) – This medley of Potatoes, corn, and peas is very delicious, it’s very filling and it’s perfect for a mid-week comfort food dinner. I call this the glorified mashed potatoes because the peas and corn added to this recipe adds a new dimension, and a little more color, to …

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Chicken Vegetable Couscous

Chicken Vegetable Couscous: Let’s go off to Northern Africa for the inspiration behind this fabulously simple dish which uses the worlds smallest pasta – couscous. A blend of Scotch bonnet, Garlic, Onion, bell peppers, and spices adds a touch Savory and spicy to this meal. It’s full of flavor and really quick to make, this …

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West African Peanut Soup (Maafe) – Nigerian Style

West African Peanut soup,  Groundnut stew or Maafe. All these names refer to the same soup. This soup is a staple in most African cuisine as well as some other cultures like Taiwan in East Asia and Virginia in the states.  It is warm, nourishing and full of flavors. It is also very versatile which …

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HOW TO MAKE PLANTAIN FUFU

Plantain Fufu is basically a solid meal or swallow (as we call it in West Africa) made from green plantains. The plantains we use for this recipe is the green unripe plantains. Plantains are grain free and gluten free and they are a good source of Magnesium, Calcium and many other nutrients. In fact, it is …

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NATIVE JOLLOF RICE – IWUK EDESI/PALM OIL RICE

The Nigerian native Jollof Rice is also known as Iwuk Edesi or Palm oil Rice is a soul food at it’s finest – It’s hearty, incredibly satisfying and deeply comforting. It is quite different from the popular Nigerian Jollof Rice because this recipe uses Palm Oil and other indigenous Nigerian spices.  

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Lemon Salmon Croquettes

Salmon Croquettes is always a winner at the table because it’s very delicious. It’s easy to put together and it requires basic ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.   Salmon croquettes is a great, quick fix for lunch or dinner. It pairs so well with the basic white Rice, Salad or Buns. It’s not just pocket-friendly …

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