Makayabu is the Lingala word for Bacalhau (Portuguese) or Bacalao (Spanish) also known as dried and salted cod. Salting food is probably the world’s oldest known food preservation method, which is probably the reason why dried and salted cod has been over centuries one of the most used ingredients in almost every part of the globe.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Hi guys! I know it has been awhile since my last post, but a lot of things was going on with my life, so I didn’t have a lot of time in hands to come up with new contents for my blog. In fact, I had to focus on work, on family and most importantly on my health. As a matter of fact, I underwent a jaw surgery just few months ago, so I wasn’t really in the best condition to write or do anything demanding energy or concentration.
Hi guys! I know it has been months since my last post, but for personal and medical reason I had to take a long break. As a matter of facts, I underwent recently a jaw surgery and I’m currently recovering. However, I decided to take a break from my recovery and post new recipe for Easter. First, Happy Easter to you and your family!
This year for Christmas, instead of posting a meat recipe, I decided to share with you one of my favorites side dishes for the holiday season. Honestly who doesn’t like mashed potatoes? It’s basically the staple side for big family celebration such as Thanksgiving and of course Christmas. As far I am concerned, mashed potatoes are the perfect binder between a delicious gravy and a well cooked and juicy piece of turkey. Continue reading
Many years ago, if someone had told me that I would be eating Brussels sprouts one day, I would have laughed at that person’s face. Growing up, I disliked almost every vegetables and Brussels sprouts were my least favorite among them. I probably hated their bitter aftertaste. And most people also don’t rave about their unappealing smell as well. However, just few years ago, after making a lot of changes in my eating habits, I found the perfect way to cook Brussels sprouts.
While Irish might have Pub food, Congolese have NGanda food. Nganda is the Lingala term for rustic restaurants or taverns that is common to see in popular neighborhoods in Brazzaville. The food that you will usually find there are mostly grilled meat cooked on charcoal. Continue reading
In the Christian faith, Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ and it’s also a time of sharing. That’s why, in my family, we love to gather for a copious Easter meal. Even though, I no longer live with my parents, I try as best as I can to continue my family tradition by cooking, almost every year, an Easter meal for my family and friends.
Easter is coming! Easter is just days away and for this special occasion, I have decided to share with you some of my favorite recipes for Easter. As you have guessed from my blog post from last year, in my family, Easter always rhymed with Lamb. In fact, since my sweet childhood, Lamb has always been a central piece on our Easter feast menu.