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.
Even though, over the last few years, my mother tends to favor lamb and roe deer meat in her Christmas menu, poultry was always featured on my family’s feast table during the holidays. Capon and turkey being the most favored poultry for holiday celebration in my mother’s kitchen, and now in mine.
As you could have noticed, I haven’t posted as many blog posts as I intended to do over the past two months. Because I started a new job with busy schedules, I didn’t have the time on my agenda to focus on my blog. But hopefully, with the holiday season coming up, I will be able to share with you some of my favorite recipes for the holidays.
If I was asked what dessert was my favorite, ice cream would certainly be on top of that list. I mean, it’s sweet and cold; it melts in your mouth with delightfulness. It’s one of the best desserts perfect during summer time as far as I’m concerned.
Because of its soothing effect, stews are probably one of my favorite comfort food. That’s why the best way to feel nostalgic of the happiest moments of my childhood is for me to make a stew using some of my mother’s recipes by adding my own personal twist. Continue reading
Sorry for having been missing in action in August but I was extremely busy and I didn’t have enough time in my agenda to blog. However, in September, I will try to do my best to supply my blog with more recipes and reviews.
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.
This will be a very short post but I really wanted to share my own homemade mango juice. During summer time, I love to make fruit juices from scratch because it’s healthy to have fresh fruits as much as possible in my diet.
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.
For ages, Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers (also known as Roselle) have been used to make one of the most popular drinks in the entire African continent. In fact, from Dakar in Senegal to Cairo in Egypt, it’s not uncommon to find street vendors selling chilled Hibiscus juice or Hibiscus tea at bus stations, markets, or even stadiums during sport events.