A game night without chicken wings is certainly not a game party as far as I’m concerned. Chicken wings are to sports events what turkey is to Thanksgiving i.e essential. And once you taste these grilled chicken wings, it’s going to become your favorite spicy grilled wings recipe.
Since tonight it’s Super Bowl, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite recipes for game nights. It’s always comforting to watch big sports events such as the Olympics, the World Cup and of course Super bowl while savouring junk food. But why wasting money ordering junk food when you can make it yourself while controlling the amount of calories you put in there. That’s why this year, instead of ordering pizza or buying already made snacks, I chose to make my own Super bowl snacks for my family and friends.
As part of my special Christmas celebration blogging, I will share with you some of my favorite dishes for this special occasion. And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, some of the recipes I will be sharing can be made on different occasions, festive or not. I just hope that you will love them just as much as I enjoy them.
Christmas is probably the only time in the year where you shouldn’t feel guilty of gormandizing. After all it’s a time for celebration and joy with your family and friends. On Christmas, in my family, we have various family traditions, however over the last few years, since moving to North America, I have introduced some new culinary traditions to our Christmas gatherings.
We are already in August and I decided for this month to introduce you to some of my favorite dishes, especially the African ones. And today, I’m making MBika cakes with Shrimp and smoked fish. MBika (the word used in Lingala) is commonly called Egusi in West Africa and Pistache in Cameroon. In West and Central Africa, Egusi seeds, protein-rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous plants, like squash, melons or gourds, are ground into flour whose texture is similar to almond meal.
Plantains are among the staple ingredients in African cuisine. In fact, in most parts of Africa, Plantains are as unavoidable as potatoes are in the West. Grilled, boiled, pounded or deep fried, Plantains can be prepared in different ways and make good side dishes and snacks.
The recipe I will be sharing with you today is a simple but yet yummy dish which will satisfy your palate with delightfulness. Seriously, I’m not joking. In my opinion, sweet potatoes are without a doubt one of the best root vegetables on the planet. Not to mention that sweet potatoes are richer in nutrients than cereals for example. And they don’t require a lot of time to cook.
Salt cod fritters are Caribbean delicacies that I have been eating forever. My love affair with accras, so to speak, started when I was very young and my mother would make us accras during snack time. My mother, who was introduced to Caribbean food by Antillean friends when she was studying in France, had the full collection of a very popular cooking encyclopedia dedicated to Caribbean cuisine called Les Délices de la Cuisine Créole.
Whenever I go grocery shopping, I always return home with rotisserie chicken because I’m usually too exhausted to cook after an hour spent at the store wandering from alley to alley. In addition of acting as a troubleshooting option when you are too tired to cook a meal, rotisserie chicken can be added in almost every recipe. Whether it’s in salads, quiches, pizzas or pasta, rotisserie chicken can’t go wasted.
Last week, I made Pork and shrimps potstickers and as always I was left with a surplus of filling. Since I wasn’t planning to use the filling in the day that followed, I put it a freezer bag and store it in the freezer. And I forgot about it. Well, almost forgot about it. Since we were having friends coming over, I had to come up with ideas for appetizers to entertain my guests. I wanted to do something that looked fancy but wouldn’t require a lot of time to make or money to invest. So I thought to myself “Hmm why not just use the rest of the filling and deep fry some wontons with it?”