Ingredients: For the Tomato Paste 2 fresh tomatoes 1 small tatashe (red bell pepper), cored and deseeded 1 small red onion For the Jollof Rice 500g white long-grain rice 4 tablespoons sunfower or olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 30g tomato purée 500mL (2 cups) chicken stock or water 1 tablespoon AtaroREAD MORE
Egusi is a melon seed that has been dried and ground into a powdery form. When cooked it feels like a thick paste and it taste delicious. One of the most popular dishes in West Africa is Egusi soup. Each region and tribe has its own version of the dish. This recipe for Egusi soupREAD MORE
Akara refers to buns that are made of black-eyed beans or Nigerian brown beans. In West Africa, akara is usually eaten as a breakfast dish, along with akamu (corn meal). This tasty dish is perfect for vegetarians. Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 250 grams of black-eyed beansREAD MORE
This sauce is a version of chicken curry sauce. What sets this dish apart is it’s full of fresh vegetables, including tomatoes. In addition, no flour is added for thickening. The first time I ate this dish, it was cooked by a friend who is from Nigeria. Although I misplaced the recipe that she sharedREAD MORE
What Can You Do with Boerenkool (Other Than the Traditional Way the Dutch Use Them)? When I arrived in the Netherlands, I didn’t know what boerenkool was. The Netherlands is a country where everyone, including the Dutch, complains about a lack of variety in the cuisine. I don’t agree with that. I’ve used many localREAD MORE
African brown beans is a wholemeal filled with much protein and fiber. It is perfect for vegetarians. Ingredients • 500g of African brown beans • Tomato blend (2 fresh tomatoes, ½ paprika, 50g of habanero peppers) • 1.5 litre of water • 1 medium onion diced • 100ml/4 tablespoons of red palm oil (or vegetableREAD MORE
I’m a food entrepreneur, former restaurant owner and a food business trainer. I help food lovers and enthusiasts around the world to learn about the food and culture of West Africa, with a particular focus on Nigeria.