MBika cake with smoked shrimp or liboké ya Mbika na nkosi

Three years ago, I shared with you this recipe of mbika cakes made with egusi seed flour, a widely popular dish in central African countries. Usually in my family, we have them as appetizers, but you can have them as main dish as well. Back then, I told you how melon seeds were grounded into flour and used in various recipes either as thickener in soups or stews or simply as flour like in the recipe I’m sharing today.

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Game Night Edition: Tequila and Mitmita chicken wings

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.

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Game Night Edition: Slow cooker Tequila Chicken Quesadillas

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.

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Liboké Ya MBika or MBika cakes with shrimp and smoked fish (cakes with squash flour)

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.

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Accras de Morue or Salt Cod Fritters

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.

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Leftover Edition: Chicken pizza

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.

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